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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/09/21


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Orthodontics a huge challenge for Northern residents
  2. 8 new FDI Policy Statements adopted/revised in 2016
  3. Sugar papers reveal industry role in shifting national heart disease focus to saturated fat

Canadian dentistry news

Orthodontics a huge challenge for Northern residents. macleans.ca: An acute lack of dental care in the North means 465 flights a year to get braces fitted and tightened. Read more

Meet Dr. Nathalie Morin, New Clinic Director at McGill University’s faculty of dentistry. publications.mcgill.ca: Read more

Drug recall – Marcaine 0.50% (2016-09-09). healthycanaqdians.gc.ca: Affected Product Marcaine 0.50% Defect possible that could compromise the sealing plugs. Read more

Tooth decay up in Calgary kids after fluoride removed from drinking water: study. cbc.ca: Dean Allison was interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC’s The Current as part of a conversation regarding access to oral healthcare and fluoridation. Read more and listen to the interview

Fewer teens smoke tobacco, but pot use popular. timescolonist.com: The Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey found declines in both the numbers of students who had ever tried smoking and current smokers. Alcohol and marijuana were more popular than tobacco. Read more

10th Annual Run for Outreach. McGill University. The Dental Outreach program works with the Montréal community to provide free basic dental care to those who cannot access private dental care due to psychological disability or financial hardship. Read more

International dentistry news

FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Poznan a success. fdiworldental.org: Characterized as ‘rewarding’, ‘inspiring’, ‘well-prepared’, ‘the best’, ‘high quality’, FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016 Poznan (FDI AWDC) welcomed nearly 14,000 participants from 90 countries. Read more

8 new FDI Policy Statements adopted/revised in 2016. fdiworldental.org: Read more

Sugar papers reveal industry role in shifting national heart disease focus to saturated fat. ucsf.edu: A newly discovered cache of industry documents revealed that the sugar industry began working closely with nutrition scientists in the mid-1960s to single out fat and cholesterol as the dietary causes of coronary heart disease and to downplay evidence that sucrose consumption was also a risk factor. Read more

ADA pledges support for Partnership for Drug-Free Kids campaign. ada.org: ADA has joined the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Search and Rescue project, an education campaign designed to connect prescribers with training, information and resources to help patients who may be at risk for opioid addiction. Read more

Texas dentist opens Victorian-era themed dental museum. ada.org: Free tours focus on dental manufacturing history. Read more

FDA launches competition to spur innovative technologies to help reduce opioid overdose deaths. fda.gov: Contest seeks to stimulate development of a mobile app to connect those experiencing an overdose with the potentially life-saving antidote. Read more

One in five give teeth cleaning the brush-off at the weekend. dailymail.co.uk: A fifth of Britons admit shunning the hygiene practice on Saturdays and Sundays. Read more

The organic Gatorade illusion. theatlantic.com: A new “sports drink” stands to further confuse health-conscious consumers into buying sugar water. Read more

DIY dentistry spreads thanks to Youtube culture. ASDAnews: The videos are not pretty. Read more

Dental implants market size to reach $6.81 billion by 2024. prnewswire.com: Rising demand for tooth (or teeth) replacement has provided good growth potential to the market. Read more

Dentist reveals best way to combat bad breath – and most people are reaching for the wrong thing. mirror.co.uk: Read more

Clinical & scientific news

E-cigarette research: Flavorings and higher voltage increase toxicity. medicalxpress.com: Scientists report that several flavorings added to electronic cigarettes impact the toxicity of the devices. The researchers also confirmed an earlier finding that increasing the battery output voltage of these devices significantly increases toxicity. Read more

The Children’s Oral Health Initiative: An intervention to address the challenges of dental caries in early childhood in Canada’s First Nation and Inuit communities. cpha.ca: The study lauds federal program to prevent dental caries in remote Inuit and First Nations communities and calls for its expansion. Read the study

Why can’t scientists agree on e-cigarettes? theguardian.com: As a Cochrane review of e-cigarettes is published, its author asks why vaping devices have divided the academic community. Read more

Losing teeth raises older adults’ risks for physical and mental disability. sciencedaily.com: New research suggests that it is essential for older adults to receive adequate dental care, as well as the support they need to maintain good oral health self-care. Read more

A bad bite is associated with worse postural, balance control. sciencedaily.com: A new study carried out by Spanish researchers has concluded that dental occlusion is also related to the control of posture and balance. Read more

Rust remover could help sensitive teeth. dailymail.co.uk: A sticky patch which contains a gel layer of the chemical potassium oxalate is being tested as a treatment for people with sensitive teeth. Read more

Intranasal midazolam sedation in a pediatric emergency dental clinic. anesthesiaprogress.org: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness and recovery times of 0.3 and 0.5 mg/kg intranasal midazolam (INM) administered with a mucosal atomizer device (MAD) in a pediatric emergency dental hospital clinic. Read more

Patient information

Receding gums: Treatment options and causes. medicalnewstoday.com: Problems caused by receding gums. Read more

Teething. mouthhealthy.org: Here’s what to expect and how to keep your baby comfortable when teething. Read more

Tips to get your kids excited about taking care of their teeth. sheknows.com: Read more

What are the benefits of chewing gum? medicaldaily.com: Chewing gum health benefits, from reducing tooth decay to boosting brain power. Read more

Your health & medical news

Stronger, clearer labels for over-the-counter acetaminophen products to further address the risk of liver damage. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Health Canada has released an updated Labelling Standard for over-the-counter acetaminophen products to help consumers use these products more safely. Read more

Experts ‘disappointed’ Health Canada not doing more to address acetaminophen dangers. thestar.com: Read more

Report on drug resistance in Canada shows some declines. cadrap.umn.edu: The latest report from the Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (CARSS) shows rates of antimicrobial resistance remaining stable in the country, with some declines in select drug-resistant pathogens but some worrisome findings. Read more

The best sleep position for 11 health problems. rd.com: Including TMJ and obstructive sleep apnea. Read more

Playing with the fire of inflammation. health.harvard.edu: Inflammation plays a central role in healing, but left to run wild, this process can lead to arthritis, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. 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


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. 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 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

June2-3, 2017 – Implant Complications & Innovations Symposium, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

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

Power ToothpasteTM announces product launch of world’s first caffeinated toothpaste. powertoothpaste.com: Power Toothpaste starts selling the world’s first caffeinated toothpaste at www.powertoothpaste.com. Read more

Biolase (BIOL), The McGuire Institute enter agreement for landmark laser perio research project. streetinsider.com: Research will evaluate benefits of BIOLASE laser therapy vs. traditional techniques in management of periodontal disease. Read more

Taking a bite out of the future: how 3d printing is revolutionizing dentistry today. 3dprint.com: Read more

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