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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/09/14


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. Dr. James Taylor appointed Chief Dental Officer
  2. Docs making move to fight opioid crisis
  3. FDI unveils its ‘Live Mouth Smart’ 2017 World Oral Health Day campaign
  4. FDI presents first Smile Awards, launches White Paper on caries management
  5. Tooth decay – drilling down to the nanoscale

Canadian dentistry news

Dr. James Taylor appointed Chief Dental Officer. cdha: Dr. Taylor has been appointed Chief Dental Officer (CDO), Public Health Agency of ‎Canada, effective September 19, 2016. Read more

Henry Schein and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity welcome Winnipeg Chapter into free oral health program for Holocaust survivors. dental-tribune.com: Henry Schein Inc. joined the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity’s Winnipeg chapter to announce that its members have begun providing free dental care to Holocaust survivors in need. Read more

Family trio aiming for dental dynasty. news.umanitoba.ca: In an extraordinary display of high-achieving togetherness, Manisha Bansal, her brother Ketan Bansal, and their cousin Monty Bansal, have all earned coveted places in the Dentistry Class of 2020. Read more

Docs making move to fight opioid crisis. Calgary Sun: Alberta’s medical regulator wants more stringent rules on how physicians prescribe opioid painkillers and other drugs to improve the safety of patients. Read more

James Bay communities struggle to eat healthily. cbc.ca: High food prices due to increasing dependence on imported goods and rise of food harvesting costs: study. Read more

Armé jusqu’aux dents. ici.exploratv.ca: Près des 3/4 des canadiens se brossent les dents 2x par jour, mais combien comprennent l’importance de cette habitude souvent devenue bien machinale? Infographique

International dentistry news

FDI unveils its ‘Live Mouth Smart’ 2017 World Oral Health Day campaign. fdiworldental.org:Live Mouth Smart’ builds on the ‘Healthy Mouth. Healthy Body’ message of WOHD 2016. The campaign focuses on smart ways to maintain and protect oral health throughout life. Read more

FDI presents first Smile Awards, launches White Paper on caries management. fdiworldental.org: FDI has presented its first Smile Awards to winners from the Dental Associations of Cambodia and Palestine. Read more

Why a chemical banned from soap is still in your toothpaste. nytimes.com: Last week, the Food and Drug Administration effectively banned the antibacterial chemical triclosan from soaps. But you can still find it in your toothpaste. Read more

The ADA provides official commentary on the FDA’s final rule and the Times reporting. ada.org: Read more

How the sugar industry sweetened research in its favor. CNN.com: Now, the general consensus among experts is that sugar intake is associated with heart disease risk. But why did it take so long for researchers to inspect this link? Read more

ADA urges HHS to elevate dental pain management in opioid training activities. ada.org: ADA President Carol Gomez Summerhays and Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin urged HHS to expand its efforts to include the “nuances of managing acute, short-term pain following a one-time outpatient surgical procedure, particularly in dental settings.” Read more

Virtual dental homes offer way to get care to the underserved. ada.org: The center reported positive results after a six-year study that involved evaluation of more than 3,000 patients since 2010. Read more

Minnesota dentist finds out man with teeth pain had been to 23 others for pain pill addiction. inforum.com: Read more

Dr. Peter E. Dawson to receive ADA Distinguished Service Award at ADA 2016. ada.org: Dr. Dawson is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the United States, if not the world. Read more

A good dentist is hard to find in rural America. npr.org: Where dental health services fall short. Read more

Submission by the Irish Dental Association to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare. dentist.ie: The IDA submission to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare outlines 8 priorities for the future of the Health Service. Read more

Underfunding NHS dentistry, a false economy, Lords hear. bda.org: In his speech, Lord Colwyn set out the importance to the long-term sustainability of the NHS of improving the nation’s oral health and ensuring good dental care. Read more

In addressing shortage, new dental school to open in Western Texas. ada.org: In an effort to address a shortage of dentists in the region, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, will open the state’s fourth dental school, estimated to open in 2020. Read more

Book appointments to see state-of-art tech at ADA 2016. ada.org: Dental professionals will not only see cutting-edge technology at the Technology Expo at ADA 2016, but they will be able to get their hands on the latest innovations in free private appointments. Read more

Dental community urges Congress to fund oral health programs in 2017. ada.org: Read more

Public Health England (PHE) is challenging the food and drinks industry to remove at least 20% of the sugar in its products by 2020. dentistry.co.uk: The move follows the publication of PHE’s latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which has revealed that four- to 10-year-olds are consuming double the recommended daily amount of sugar. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Tooth decay – drilling down to the nanoscale. Sydney.edu.au: The new knowledge on atom composition at the nanolevel has the potential to aid oral health hygiene and caries prevention, and has been published in the journal Science Advances. Read more

Direct composite veneering: a case retrospective. dentistrytoday.com: Dr. Martin B. Goldstein discusses the changes in direct composite veneering over the years. Read more

Transmission of blood-borne pathogens in US dental health care settings. jada.ada.org: 2016 update. Read more

Alternatives to floss: A review of Sunstar Gum’s Soft-Picks Advanced. dentistryiq.com: In this article, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, reviews Sunstar Gum’s Soft-Picks Advanced. Read more

Mind your business

Typography in the dental office. asdablog.com: Have you ever stopped to consider how font choice, size and style can impact your choices, especially in the context of a dental office? Read more

Patient information

Cancer and dental health. mouthhealthy.org: How cancer affects your mouth. Read more

Back to school smiles. mouthhealthykids.org: Back to school activity sheets from ADA. Download

Your health & medical news

Ontario scientist thinks old drugs could become our new antibiotics. cbc.ca: Hamilton researcher explores way to shorten path of potential new antibiotics to the clinic. Read more

Medical tourism growing in popularity with Canadians. ctv.ca: More Canadians are choosing medical tourism over the country’s wait times to have surgery but researchers say the long-term risks could outweigh the short-term benefits. Read more

Health Canada to change standards for natural health products. theglobeandmail.com: Health Canada is planning to dramatically overhaul the regulation of natural health products to address mounting concerns over the proliferation of misleading and unproven claims on product labels. Read more

Know the warning signs of suicidal thoughts. drugs.com: Family, friends and acquaintances can play a key role in suicide prevention by being alert for signs and taking action to help someone who may be struggling, a mental health expert says. Read more

Dosing errors common with kids’ liquid meds. medlineplus: Parents make fewer mistakes using oral syringes compared to cups, study finds. 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!

October 28-29 – Sinus bone augmentation course, with speaker Dr. Louis Al-Faraje, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

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 17-21 – 37th Australian Dental Congress Melbourne 2017, Educating for Dental Excellence, in Melbourne, Australia. 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


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

INTEGO Ambidextrous: Elegant sweep for more flexibility. Dentsply Sirona: With INTEGO Ambidextrous, the company presents a unit that enables both right-handed and left-handed practitioners an ergonomic workflow. Read more

ClaroNav announces that Navident, its Dental Navigation System, received FDA 510(K) clearance. claronav.com: Navident is the result of close collaboration between ClaroNav Inc. and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. Read more

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