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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/08/31


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  1. 60% jump in low-income earners getting municipal dental care
  2. Do kids need dental x-rays?
  3. Penn study finds nasal spray effective and safe anesthesia for dental work
  4. Talk with patients more effectively using ADA health literacy webpage
  5. Regenerative endodontic therapy

Canadian dentistry news

Federal programs can do more for dental health in North, says researcher. cbc.ca: New study says federal program to prevent dental disease in Indigenous communities needs to be expanded. Read more

Second wave of refugees to be a ‘smoother process,’ groups say. theglobeandmail.com: Improvements include more children’s programming to accommodate the larger-than-expected families and better dental services for some groups. Read more

60% jump in low-income earners getting municipal dental care. cbc.ca: Increase follows city initiative to open all its publicly-funded clinics to Ontario Works recipients. Read more

Niagara Dental Health Coalition asks MPPs to expand public dental programs to low income adults. niagarathisweek.com: OHIP does not provide health coverage to prevent and treat diseases of our teeth and gums. As a result, between two and three million people in Ontario do not visit a dentist, primarily due to financial barriers. Read more

Careers Nova Scotia profile: Dentist. thechronicleherald.ca: What do they do? Read more

La professeure Fatiha Chandad nommée au CA du Champlain Regional College. fmd.ulaval.ca: Fatiha Chandad a consacré sa carrière à la recherche, elle dirige notamment le GREB de l’Université Laval. Spécialiste en immunologie buccale, la professeure titulaire enseigne aux étudiants de médecine dentaire et dirige plusieurs étudiants-chercheurs dans leurs travaux à la maîtrise en sciences dentaires. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Do kids need dental x-rays? well.blogs.nytimes.com: Dr. Paul S. Casamassimo, a professor of pediatric dentistry at Ohio State University in Columbus, responds. Read more

ADA joins surgeon general campaign to raise opioid abuse awareness. ada.org: In support of U.S. Surgeon Gen. Vivek H. Murthy’s national Turn the Tide campaign, the Association is asking its members to take an online pledge to help curb the widespread abuse of opioid pain medication. Read more

CDC announces $3 million in awards to strengthen chronic disease, oral health program collaborations. ada.org: The CDC announced that it has awarded $3 million in funding to six state health departments in an effort to strengthen collaborations between chronic disease and oral health programs. Read more

Why are payment rates to dentists declining in most states? ada.org: Health policy perspectives. Read more

The “de-aging” of the dentist workforce. jada.ada.org: Read more

Oral Health Observatory: New mobile app and project roll-out to be launched in Poznań. fdiworldental.org: The roll-out of the project will be accompanied by the launch of a new OHO mobile app, which will be used to analyse and compare oral health status and dental care in 10 countries. Read more

Troops told: Go to dentist or go to jail. pressreader.com/uk: Soldiers who fail to turn up for dental appointments now face up to seven days in a military prison – as the Army tries to prevent illness and absence due to tooth decay. Read more

Adapting for the phase-down of dental amalgam. dental-tribune.com: Titled “Are you ready for amalgam phase-down? How the Minamata Convention impacts your dental practice”, the forum will seek to flesh out the challenges and opportunities of the phase-down and focus on appropriate responses. Read more

App helps autistic teens stay healthy. foxnews.com: The app is designed to help autistic teens stay healthy and achieve more independence by offering a checklist of activities, including reminding them to practice good oral hygiene. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Penn study finds nasal spray effective and safe anesthesia for dental work. medicalxpress.com: The spray, a drug called Kovanaze, was deemed safe and effective in a recent Phase 3 clinical trial led by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine researchers. Read more

Talk with patients more effectively using ADA health literacy webpage. ada.org: The ADA webpage offers links to online courses related to provider-patient communications; best practices for using, learning and teaching non-scientific language; and other related articles and links, including some targeted for the patient. Read more

Regenerative endodontic therapy. aae.org: A treatment with substantial benefits. Read more

How bacteria invade: New study sheds light on age-old mystery. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Scientists at the University of Toronto have used a new live-imaging system to shed new light on this ancient mystery. To their surprise, the researchers found that bacteria utilize the same strategies for invasion as the body’s immune cells use for defense. Read more

Researchers find genetic links for facial size and shape. Eurekalert.org: An international team of researchers have identified two significant genes associated with measures of human facial size and have identified 10 additional candidates for location of genes affecting human facial shape. Read more

Genetics may amplify negative impact of obesity on periodontal disease progression. dental-tribune.com: A recently published study has suggested that overweight or obese patients, particularly men, carrying a certain genetic variant were at an even greater overall risk of developing periodontitis. Read more

Periodontitis is an independent risk indicator for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases among 60,174 participants in a large dental school in the Netherlands. jech.bmj.com: This cross-sectional analysis of a large cohort in the Netherlands of 60,174 participants shows the independent association of periodontitis with ACVD. Read more

Mind your business

Parking pitfalls for dental tenants. aacd.com: Do you have enough parking spaces for your visiting patients, you and your staff? Read more

Patient information

Diabetes and oral health. jada.ada.org: For the patient. Read more

How to ace having a great smile. aacd.com: Oral hygiene tips for going back to school. Read more

Your health & medical news

An apple a day may keep the oncologist away. cancer.ca: The Canadian Cancer Society is challenging Canadians to savour their September and go sugar-free for the month. Read more

Parkinson’s could potentially be detected by an eye test. bbc.com: Researchers say their early animal tests could lead to a cheap and non-invasive way to spot the disease, before its symptoms develop. Read more

Researchers identify multidrug-resistant e. coli bacteria from New Jersey patient. asm.org: Researchers have identified what is believed to be the first strain of Escherichia coli bacteria that harbored two mobile genes making it resistant to both broad spectrum carbapenem antibiotics as well as colistin. Read more

FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US. fda.gov: As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories. Read more

Study finds many American adults who suffer from depression not getting treatment. medlineplus.gov: Reasons range from dismissal of symptoms to shame or stigma. Read more

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen. ctvnews.ca: The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots as the furor over repeated U.S. price hikes continues — and looming competition threatens its near-monopoly. Read more

How safe is your tattoo ink? webmd.com: A new report has raised questions about the safety of tattoo inks used in Europe, most of which are imported from the United States. Read more

American Heart Association new guidelines on added sugar for kids. cbsnews.com: In its first-ever guidelines on added sugar, the American Heart Association calls for a daily limit of less than six teaspoons for children between ages 2 and 18, and none at all for kids younger than 2 years old. 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 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

April 26-29, 2017 – AAE 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists. Save the date

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

May 25-27, 2017 – British Dental Conference & Exhibition 2017, in Manchester. Read more

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

May 25-28, 2017 – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s 70th Annual Session, in Washington, DC. Save the date

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

July 13-15, 2017 – AGD 2017, the premier meeting for general dentistry, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Save the date

September 9-12, 2017 – American Academy of Periodontology 103rd annual meeting, in Boston, Mass. Save the date

September 15-17, 2017 – American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) 2017 Scientific Session, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Integrative dental medicine: Reuniting the mouth with the body. 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

Wrigley signs on to the FDI Vision 2020 partnership. fdiworldental.org: Wrigley has become the latest partner to join Vision 2020, an FDI initiative to raise the political profile of oral health among public health officials and other decision-makers at national and international level. Read more

AVINENT™ Canada continues to expand it’s hands-on implantology course offerings! Avinent: Simplify your practice implant workflow with AVINENT™ Canada’s growing range of hands-on courses. Read more

Cleanliness is key: How hygiene improves our quality of life. DentsplySirona: Because this issue is so prominent in the dental industry, the latest edition of VISION, the customer magazine from Dentsply Sirona, focuses on and emphasizes the significance of dental hygiene. Read more

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