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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/08/24


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  1. Academy of General Dentistry appoints new Vice President
  2. A novel immunomodulatory biologic agent, pembrolizumab (Keytruda®), gains additional approval for use in patients with advanced head and neck cancer
  3. Open wide: 3D scans expand views

Canadian dentistry news

Federal government lists 29 historic Canadian women who deserve buildings named for them. huffingtonpost.ca: The list includes C.L. Josephine Wells, the first woman to graduate from and be certified by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, in 1893. Read more Dalhousie welcomes two new faculty members. dal.ca: Dr. Brendan Leung joined the Department of Applied Oral Sciences as assistant professor with a specialization in biomaterials science and tissue engineering. Dr. Nader Hamdan joined the division of periodontics in the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences. Read more Open wide: 3D scans expand views. news.umanitoba.ca: The University of Manitoba’s faculty of dentistry celebrates the opening of the newly renovated radiology teaching and consulting space. Read more

International dentistry news

Academy of General Dentistry appoints new Vice President. oralhealthgroup.com: Dr. Neil J. Gajjar, of Mississauga, Ontario, was installed as the organization’s vice president in July. Dr. Gajjar is the organization’s second vice president from Canada. Read more Saving patients from sepsis is a race against time. cdc.gov: CDC calls sepsis a medical emergency; encourages prompt action for prevention, early recognition. Read more A novel immunomodulatory biologic agent, pembrolizumab (Keytruda®), gains additional approval for use in patients with advanced head and neck cancer. ada.org: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval for a new indication for the humanized monoclonal antibody biologic agent, pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) for use in recurrent/metastatic squamous-cell head and neck cancer that has advanced during or is unresponsive to platinum-containing chemotherapy. Read more FDI welcomes the proposed WHO oral health strategy for Africa. fdiworldental.org: FDI has welcomed the World Health Organization’s regional oral health strategy for Africa 2016–2025, which, in line with the FDI approach, addresses oral disease within an overall strategy for non-communicable diseases. Read more Colgate fields largest multicultural oral care survey in the U.S. revealing that diverse communities have strong sense of responsibility around improving and maintaining optimal oral health. prnewswire.com: Oral care leader provides tools and resources to empower multicultural Americans to close the oral care information gap. Read more LI scientists land $1.3M grant to treat gum disease. libn.com: Stony Brook University’s School of Dental Medicine and Traverse Bioscience, received a $1.3 million grant to assist in its effort to treat gum disease. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

To floss or not to floss? University of Toronto experts explain. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Writer Erin Vollick of the Faculty of Dentistry put that question and more to a panel of experts at U of T. Read more New study links gum disease to heart disease and strokes. theglobeandmail.com: A report from The Netherlands adds to the evidence tying chronic gum disease to heart disease and stroke. Read more Injected mix of bone-augmenting agents causes new bone growth in mouse jaws. sciencedaily.com: A research team combined a protein that stimulates bone formation with a peptide that promotes osteoblast differentiation, and delivered them into mouse jawbones. The technique induced formation of new bone, suggesting its potential as a non-invasive means of replacing lost jawbone. Read more Scientists discover possible new weapon in the fight against gum disease. sciencedaily.com: New research suggests that melanocortin agonism could represent an innovative way to tame inflammation, and at the same time, preserve periodontal bone after infection. Read more Time of day influences body’s susceptibility to infection. beckershospitalreview.com: The time of day and disruption to one’s circadian rhythms may have significant influence on susceptibility to infection, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more Duck-bill dinosaur dental discovery: UTM researchers hypothesize how hadrosaur teeth worked. mississauga.com: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) researchers have gained new insight into hadrosaurs, or duck-billed dinosaurs. Read more

Mind your business

The basics of dental photography (video). asdablog.com: Do you want to take dental clinic pictures with your DSLR camera, but don’t know where to start? Read more

Patient information

Back to basics: re-educate yourself on how to keep a healthy mouth. oda.on.ca: Here are the ABCs and Ds to follow for a healthy smile…and a healthy mouth. Read more 8 questions your patients may ask about sealants. mouthhealthy.org: How to seal out tooth decay. Read more 6 ways to ease your child’s anxiety at the dentist. huffingtonpost.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study. news.ubc.ca: New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness. Read more Unhealthy habits cost Canadians 6 years of life. ctvnews.ca: We’ve long been told that smoking, eating junk food and being physically inactive are bad for our health, but just how bad are they? Read more Behind the Headlines: Perfect painkiller? Safe alternative to opiates may have been found. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: New research suggests that a newly-identified compound, PZM21, could be more effective at longer-lasting pain relief than morphine, without any of the attendant drawbacks. Read more Peanut allergy treatment: the earlier in childhood, the better. medlineplus.gov: Exposure therapy for infants and toddlers leaves 4 out of 5 ‘desensitized,’ study finds. Read more Potential new test to detect serious bacterial infections including meningitis and sepsis. medicalxpress.com: An international team of scientists have identified two genes that are switched on only when a child is suffering from a bacterial infection. Read more Five myths about sun protection. bccancer.bc.ca: Here are five popular myths about sun protection, along with some simple things you can do to keep your skin out of trouble. Read more Travel health notices. travel.gc.ca: Read more

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 17-19. Educational and Clinical Leadership in Global Dentistry, a Harvard Leaderdership series CE course in Boston, Massachusetts. Find out 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   Please let us know about upcoming continuing education meetings that could be of interest to Canadian dentists by emailing us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Dental industry news

Henry Schein announces takeover of Dental Supplies Ltd in Newfoundland and Labrador. oralhealthgroup.com: Read more BrushyBall – The Toothbrush Training Coach. brushyball.com: With lighted teeth and an adorable voice BrushyBall guides brushers to focus on the inside, outside, and chewing surfaces of all teeth for two minutes in the form of a follow-the-leader game. Read more Global mouthwash market will boom following the increasing awareness of dental health and effective solution to fight germs, reports Technavio. businesswire.com: Read more

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