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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/09/07


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. FDI unveils new universally applicable definition of ‘oral health’
  2. New White Paper introduces comprehensive approach to managing tooth decay
  3. Poor oral health associated with OPSCC regardless of HPV status

Canadian dentistry news

Cuts will cause real pain and suffering. thetelegram.com: Coverage for clients of the N.L. Provincial Drug Program (NLPDP) under the Access and 65+ plans is terminated. Read more

Ontario Academy of General Dentistry Masquerade Ball. AGD: Ontario AGD Members are invited to attend the Masquerade Ball, September 10, 2016. To register, email ontarioagd@gmail.com. Read more

Launch of the Pathways – Population Health Intervention Research (PHIR) 2016 funding opportunity. ncohr-rcrsb.ca: Application deadline:  November 15, 2016. Read more

How young Islanders could score hockey tickets with a perfect checkup. cbc.ca: Charlottetown Islanders offer free tickets to cavity-free kids. Read more

Ottawa city council votes to ban smoking from hookah waterpipes in public. cbc.ca: The ban means smoking shisha from hookah pipes will fall in line with smoking tobacco, which has been prohibited from Ottawa restaurants and patios for 15 years. Read more

Health Canada moving quickly to control chemicals used to make fentanyl. news.gc.ca: Regulatory change is part of the federal government’s commitment to address the opioid crisis in Canada. Read more

Drugs tested at Insite, 86% contain fentanyl.cbc.ca: Pilot study reveals vast majority of checks over a four-week period contained the dangerous drug. Read more

E-cigarettes now banned in B.C. workplaces, parks and beaches. globalnews.ca: New regulations mean that e-cigarettes are now treated the same as tobacco, with the same restrictions on their sale and use. Read more

International dentistry news

FDI unveils new universally applicable definition of ‘oral health’. fdiworldental.org: FDI World Dental Federation launched the new definition of ‘oral health’ – positioning it as an integral part of general health and well-being – at its Annual World Dental Congress in Poznan, Poland. Read more

New White Paper introduces comprehensive approach to managing tooth decay. fdiworldental.org: The paper, ‘Dental Caries Prevention and Management’, outlines strategies to prevent and manage dental caries (tooth decay) through concerted action by oral health professionals, policymakers and the general public. Read more

ADA Foundation Caries Symposium explores prevention of childhood epidemic. ada.org: The program brought together people who are involved in childhood caries studies, outreach programs and public health and policy in order to address the issue of childhood caries. Read more

Written “report card” decreases dentists’ antibiotic prescriptions. sciencedaily.com: Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a randomised controlled trial of UK dentists published in PLOS Medicine. Read more

Louisiana dentists rebuild after storm. ada.org: At least 40 dentists reported flooding in their offices, homes or both, after days of torrential rainfall slammed southern Louisiana in August. Read more

12 non-candy Halloween treats trick-or-treaters will still love. rd.com: When every house on the block is handing out bucket loads of sugary sweets, hand out these treats as a healthier alternative. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

AAID announces the launch of the JOI Glossary of Terms, 2016 Edition. joionline.org: The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and Allen Press announce the publication of the JOI Glossary of Terms, 2016 Edition. Read more

How late nights give teenagers rotten teeth: ‘Night owls’ four times more likely to require fillings because they don’t brush before going to sleep. dailymail.co.uk: A study found that youngsters who stay up late are up to four times as likely to require fillings as those who prefer an early night. Read more

Common bacteria show promise for treating celiac disease. sciencedaily.com: Researchers have isolated an enzyme from bacteria present in human saliva that has potential as a therapy for celiac disease. Read more

Poor oral health associated with OPSCC regardless of HPV status. oncologynurseadvisor.com: Despite a higher risk for human papillomavirus (HPV)-negative orophayngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), poor oral health appears to be associated with OPSCC regardless of HPV status. Read more

Mind your business

What’s the key factor to success in dentistry? bdaconnect.bda.org: Effective communication. Read more

How to attract new patients (according to new patients). dentaleconomics.com: This study, a joint effort of Dental Economics magazine and Officite, went outside the pages of this publication to ask over 100 dental patients about how they find and choose a dentist, and the methods they use to conduct their searches. Read more

Patient information

Caregivers need to understand the importance of dental care. austindailyherald.com: Taking care of someone with a developmental disability requires patience and skill. Dental care isn’t always easy, but you can make it work for you and the person you help. Read more

What causes bad breath. mouthhealthy.org: Read more

My child’s baby teeth seem discolored. Should I be worried? mayoclinic.org: Read more

Choosing Wisely: 5 things every family should know about dental health. mouthhealthy.org: Read more

7 things your mouth can tell you about your overall health. simplemost.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

FDA requires strong warnings for opioid analgesics, prescription opioid cough products, and benzodiazepine labeling related to serious risks and death from combined use. fda.gov: Action to better inform prescribers and protect patients as part of Agency’s Opioids Action Plan. Read more

FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. fda.gov: Rule removes triclosan and triclocarban from over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes. Read more

Zika reference strain sequenced–will aid in diagnosis, screening. asm.org: While the reference material will undergo formal World Health Organization review in October, the agency has given the go-ahead for the strain’s use given the urgent need of medical products to diagnose and treat Zika. Read more

Canadian surgeons urge people to throw out bristle BBQ brushes. cbc.ca: The thin, sharp wires can come off the brushes, attach to barbecue grills and cling to food without being noticed. If it’s swallowed it can cause damage to the throat and epiglottis. Read more

Want a better memory? Try eating a Mediterranean diet. sciencedaily.com: The Mediterranean diet can improve your mind, as well your heart, shows a new study. Read more

Vitamin D could reduce asthma attacks. qmul.ac.uk: Taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 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 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 4-6, 2017 – ITI World Symposium, in Basel, Switzerland. Read more

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


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Dental industry news

Henry Schein to acquire full-service dental distributor Marrodent. phx.corporate-ir.net: Expanded presence in Poland to include dental practitioners. Read more


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