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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/09/28


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  1. UofT Dentistry partners with Sinai Health Systems to launch Centre for Advanced Dental Research and Care
  2. ‘Bionic’ opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl may already be on Canadian streets
  3. The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Announces Canadian as New President-Elect

Canadian dentistry news

UofT Dentistry partners with Sinai Health Systems to launch Centre for Advanced Dental Research and Care. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Drawing together clinical specialists and researchers towards the development of new diagnostics, therapeutics and standards of care, the aim of the Centre is to advance Canada as a world leader in oral health care. Read more

Alberta Dental Association and College Anniversary Gala. Dentalhealthalberta.ca: ADA+C Anniversary Gala in recognition of Dr. Gordon Thompson’s 22 years of service and in recognition of the 110th anniversary of the ADA+C. Read more

Navigating change – Expert strategies and insight for a successful transition. Coming soon to Moncton, Victoria and Winnipeg. cdspi.com: CDSPI invites you to attend this complimentary event and hear from a panel of experts in accounting, employment law, business and tax law, estate law as well as financial planning, insurance and health and wellness. Read more

UAlberta staffers lauded for lending students a hand. ualberta.ca: ‘Dent Mom’ to the rescue. Read more

‘Bionic’ opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl may already be on Canadian streets. cbc.ca: Carfentanil is so strong that as little as 20 micrograms can kill, say addiction experts. Read more

International dentistry news

Prescription painkillers are more widely used than tobacco, new federal study finds. washingtonpost.com: More than 1 in 3 American adults – 35 percent – were given painkiller prescriptions by medical providers last year. Read more

100 million prescription opioids go unused each year following wisdom teeth removal, study estimates. sciencedaily.com: A new study reveals that more than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction were left unused by patients. Read more

The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Announces Canadian as New President-Elect. oralhealthgroup.com: At the AACP’s 31st Annual International Clinical Symposium, Dr. Dennis Marangos, DDS was elected President-Elect of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the first Canadian to have this honor. Read more

ADA supports NIDCR research agenda, requests agency’s input. ada.org: The ADA comments on the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s proposed research initiatives for 2018. Read more

Know before you go to ADA 2016. ada.org: Here is a list of necessary information that can help you make the most of your annual meeting experience once you arrive in Denver. Read more

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 welcomed nearly 14,000 participants from 90 countries. Read more

A watershed moment. fdiworldental.org: Message from the FDI President, Dr. Patrick Hescot. Read more

Half of adults shun the dentist. bda.org: According to new data from NHS Digital almost half of all adults (48.3%) in England have not seen a dentist in the last 2 years. Nearly 5 million children have not had a check-up in 12 months. Read more

Court bans international company, executives following FTC lawsuit. ada.org: ADA: Look out for scams. Read more

Potential quitters turn to e-cigarettes. nature.com: A report from NHS Stop Smoking Services in England suggests that a reduction in the use of NHS Stop Smoking Services may be partly due to the increased use of e-cigarettes which have become widely available. Read more

Subscription toothbrush company reviewed. Business Insider: This genius subscription takes all of the annoyance and guesswork out of brushing my teeth. Read more

Rutgers dentist recommends flossing despite relaxed federal guidelines. dailytargum.com: Andrew Sullivan acknowledges the lack of scientific evidence, but stresses that flossing is beneficial for gum health as well as overall oral health. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Plant-made antimicrobial peptide targets dental plaque and gum tissues. news.upenn.edu: A report by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine scientists in the journal Biomaterials suggests a new approach for delivering a protein drug to treat and prevent oral diseases, including dental caries. Read more

CDC corrects fluoridation statistics. ada.org: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September revised its national fluoridation statistics. Read more

Study shows little evidence for extraction of symptom-free wisdom teeth. theglobeandmail.com: Although removal of wisdom teeth is very common, there are no studies that show a benefit to taking them out when they are not causing pain or other problems, according to a new review of existing research. Read more

Surgical removal versus retention for the management of asymptomatic disease-free impacted wisdom teeth. onlinelibrary.wiley.com: Objectives: To evaluate the effects of removal compared with retention (conservative management) of asymptomatic disease-free impacted wisdom teeth in adolescents and adults. Read more

Oral care essential to physical and mental functionality in old age. dentistrytoday.com: Older adults with significant tooth loss are less functional, both physically and cognitively, than peers who have lost fewer teeth, based on research from more than 60,000 community-dwelling people age 65 and older who did not meet criteria for long-term care in Japan. Read more

Is laser more effective at removing tooth decay than a traditional drill? cochraneohg.wordpress.com: The main objective of the review was to compare the effects of laser-based methods to conventional mechanical methods for removing dental caries in deciduous and permanent teeth. Read more

Does isolating the site of a dental restoration during treatment improve the performance of the restoration? cochraneohg.wordpress.com: Objectives: To assess the effects of rubber dam isolation compared with other types of isolation used for direct and indirect restorative treatments in dental patients. Read more

Hidden tooth infections increase heart disease risk by almost three times. dentalhealth.org: With cardiovascular diseases being a contributor in an estimated 30 per cent of all deaths globally, the Oral Health Foundation, wants to encourage more regular dental visits, especially if we are experiencing toothache, sensitivity or bleeding gums. Read more

Webinar on peer review available Oct. 14. Ada.org: The Webinar will recap the ADA’s guidelines for peer-review and go on to analyze case studies allowing participants to learn how interesting and challenging cases were mediated. Read more

Mind your business

Do’s and don’ts of social media. newdentistblog.ada.org: Today, many patients use the Internet and social media to seek out a dentist. Having a website for your practice or using Facebook or Twitter to promote your dental office can be effective ways of drumming up new patients. Read more

Patient information

9 tips that will save your teeth from coffee stains. rd.com: Protect your teeth from permanent discoloration without giving up your caffeine addiction. Read more

A dentist reveals what happens inside your mouth every time you skip a check-up. independent.co.uk: People who choose to skip regular check-ups could suffer rapid deterioration of their oral health – and may not even realise anything is wrong. Read more

Tooth Tip: How can I get my child to brush her teeth? Mouthhealthy.org: Watch the video and read the Q&A

How to menopause proof your smile: From collagen powders to crunching celery, follow these tips to protect your teeth. Dailymail.co.uk: Women need fillings or are more prone to gum disease during menopause. Read more

Your health & medical news

New report decries “patchwork” approach to seniors care in Canada. cma.ca: A new report by the Canadian Medical Association shows that many seniors are falling through cracks in terms of accessing care and services due to a lack of a national approach and strategy. 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. 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. Read more

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. Read more

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

3M to provide 3,000 introductory dental sealant kits for 2017 Give Kids A Smile. ada.org: The donation will help GKAS volunteers place more than 400,000 sealants on underserved kids’ teeth in 2017. Read more

Laila Ali joins Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® in fight to improve children’s oral health. PR newswire: Colgate celebrates 25 years of creating ‘Bright Smiles’ by honoring program’s commitment to helping children build a lifetime of healthy habits during ‘25 Days of Smiles’. Read more

3D Systems introduces Jaw in a Day® Single Surgery Dental Rehabilitation. stockhouse.com: Read more


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