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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/08/17


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis
  2. Manitoba researchers investigate possible allergies to dental floss
  3. Anti-inflammatory diet could improve periodontal disease

Canadian dentistry news

UBC Vancouver Summer Program 2016 at the Faculty of Dentistry. dentistry.ubc.ca: 32dental students from 6 Chinese universities participated in a 4-week educational program in the UBC Faculty of Dentistry. Read more

Manitoba researchers investigate possible allergies to dental floss. winnipeg.ctvnews.ca: A new made in Manitoba study put the practice under the microscope and the results are surprising. Read more

International dentistry news

Water fluoridation highlighted in CDC report for reducing tooth decay. ada.org: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a report issued in August highlights water fluoridation as one of more than a dozen community-wide approaches that achieve lasting impact on health outcomes. Read more

What does the future hold for orthodontics? nature.com: There are mounting challenges for the UK’s largest dental specialty. Read more

Colorado board to vote on ending diet-soda ban in high schools. denverpost.com: A proposal to lift the seven-year ban on diet sodas in Colorado’s high schools would feed a variety of health problems among the state’s school kids, including obesity and tooth decay, health advocates say. Read more

Oldest dental treatment discovered in Mexico. canindia.com: Specialists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico have discovered from bone remains the oldest dental treatment in the Americas dated around 647-768 AD. Read more

Bioarchaeologist studies dental remains to explore the ancient people and culture of Oaxaca’s Lower Río Verde Valley. phys.org: Dental remains document ancient lives for those who know how to interpret them. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis. asm.org: An international team of researchers and clinicians has charted the microbial ecology of the mouth at all stages of this progression, in nearly 1,000 women in Malawi. Read more

Scientists are working on a new kind of painkiller that could help end the opioid crisis. MIT Technology review. Researchers may soon vanquish our pain without causing addiction and other devastating side effects. Read more

Jaw-dropping research explains mouth formation during embryonic development. wi.mit.edu: Whitehead Institute researchers have identified the pre-mouth array—an area of the developing face in embryonic frogs—that “unzips” to surround the mouth opening. Read more

Anti-inflammatory diet could improve periodontal disease. dentistry.co.uk: Knowing that diet helps reduce inflammation, German researchers wanted to find out if an anti-inflammatory diet could affect periodontal health. Read more

Do root canal outcomes differ for endodontists and GPs? dentistrytoday.com: The root canal procedures studied were performed between 2000 and 2013. So, while there was a difference in success rates between endodontists and other providers, one may wonder if the difference nowadays would be less. Read more

Colorectal tumors exacerbated by mouth microbes. medicalnewstoday.com: Mouth microbes called fusobacteria may use the bloodstream to reach and worsen colorectal tumors through a special sugar-binding protein, study finds. Read more

Mind your business

6 things to keep in mind while treating patients with intellectual disabilities. asdablog.com: Treating these patients may be a challenge, but it also might become one of the most rewarding patient visits you will ever encounter. Read more

Patient information

Dentist warns against charcoal teeth whitening trend. foxnews.com: Read more

Back-to-school smiles. mouthhealthy.org: 5 questions to ask at your child’s back-to-school dental visit. Read more

Your health & medical news

After-hours work email no friend of the family. medlineplus.gov: Study finds expectation to respond threatens lifestyle balance. Read more

Pharmacists disappointed new medical marijuana regulations miss the mark on patient safety. pharmacists.ca: The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) expressed its disappointment that new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) miss an important opportunity to improve patient access and safety through pharmacist management and dispensing of medical marijuana. Read more

Dentistry prof engineers antibody therapy with stem cells. dentistry.utoronto.ca: A team of Canadian researchers has demonstrated for the first time that stem cells can be used to deliver antibodies more effectively than administration of the antibodies themselves—and over longer periods of time. Read more

Acetaminophen in pregnancy may up kids’ ADHD risk. webmd.com: But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed. Read more

L’insuffisance rénale chronique pourrait causer le diabète. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Lorsque les reins tombent en panne, l’urée qui s’accumule dans le sang intoxique le pancréas et peut causer le diabète, conclut une étude parue aujourd’hui dans The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Lire plus

Première au Canada : une prothèse complète de la hanche réalisée en un jour. journalmetro.com: La chirurgie qui a duré près d’une quarantaine de minutes, a permis au patient de rentrer chez lui à peine quelques heures après l’opération. Un temps record pour ce type d’intervention. Lire plus

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Spring/Summer 2016 continuing education schedules

Université Laval – Formation continue

University of Manitoba – Continuing professional development

Université de Montréal – Formation dentaire continue

University of Alberta – Program and courses

University of British Columbia – Calendar of courses

University of Saskatchewan – Upcoming courses

University of Toronto – Continuing dental education

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry University – Continuing professional development


September 7-10 – FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016, in Poznan, Poland. Read more

September 10-13 –102nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology in Collaboration with the Japanese Society of Periodontology and Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology in San Diego, California. Read more

September 15-17 – 2016 Saskatchewan Oral Health Professions Annual Conference, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Read  more

September 15-17 – Canadian Association of Orthodontists 68th Scientific Meeting, in Charlottetown, PEI. Read more

September 16-17 – 6th Annual American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida. Read more

October 19-20 – Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference 2016, in Denver, Colorado. Read more

October 19-22 – ITI Education Week Toronto, Incorporating Best Practices in Implant Dentistry to Minimize Complications. In association with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital/University of Toronto. Read more

October 20-24 – ADA 2016, America’s Dental Meeting, in Denver, Colorado. Registration now open!

January 9-11, 2017 – OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp, in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

March 18-21, 2017 – 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Beyond Boundaries, in Long Beach, California. Read more

March 9-11, 2017 – Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

March 10-12, 2017 –29th Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more

April 18-21, 2017 – AACD 2017 Las Vegas: A winning approach to comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education, Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

May 4-6, 2017 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, ASM150, in Toronto, Ontario. Save the date

May 25-28, 2017 – Jasper Dental Congress 2017, in Jasper, Alberta. Save the date

May 26-30, 2017 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec. Save the date


Dentistry in long-term care course. ada.org: This online CE course is designed to help dental professionals understand how long-term care (LTC) facilities work and how you can work successfully in LTC facilities. You will learn how to deliver care in an environment outside your traditional practice location and care for your patients through their entire life span. Read more


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