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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/01/19

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  1. Northern biobank will fill health knowledge gaps in rural, First Nations communities
  2. Is dentistry ready for the future?
  3. Fear of fluoride
  4. New dental implant with built-in reservoir reduces risk of infections
  5. FDA warns on repeated, lengthy use of general anesthesia drugs

Canadian dentistry news

Is sugar killing us? Author Gary Taubes makes his case. cbc.ca: Science writer Gary Taubes argues sugar is responsible for more premature deaths than cigarettes. Read more

Added sugar in the packaged foods and beverages available at a major Canadian retailer in 2015: a descriptive analysis. cmajopen.ca: The results provide an estimation of the baseline characterization of added sugar in the Canadian food supply, which can be used to assess outcomes of future changes to sugar labelling policies in Canada. Read more

In your face. ualberta.ca: Innovative University of Alberta-organized art exhibit on the most devastating form of cancer informs, moves and heals. Read more

Northern biobank will fill health knowledge gaps in rural, First Nations communities. theprovince.com: The creation of a northern biobank will kick-start research and ultimately enable health-care professionals to tailor programs and treatments to improve the lives of rural and First Nations communities. Read more

Is dentistry ready for the future? dentistry.utoronto.ca: Zarb lecturer Dean Christian Stohler peers into the future of practice. Read more

Dalhousie’s dental clinic undergoing renovations. thechronicleherald.ca: Dalhousie University’s faculty of dentistry is currently overhauling their entire dental clinic, upgrading everything from patient areas to student labs. Read more

University of Manitoba dental grad named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. stonybrook.edu: Dr. Lorne Golub has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Read more

New Ottawa Public Health initiative brings fruit and veggies to corner stores. ottawacitizen.com: The pilot project aims to get more fresh produce, low-fat dairy products and meat alternatives onto the shelves of corner stores, especially in neighbourhoods that lack a full-scale grocery store. Read more

International dentistry news

Fear of fluoride. nature.com: Discusses how dental and medical scares have resulted in a “culture of fear” which has damaged patients and dentists. Read more

Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives. who.int: Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work. Read more

Innovations at FDI Madrid 2017. fdiworldental.org: Dr Patrick Hescot, FDI President, describes what makes the FDI World Dental Congress different: pertinent debate, a unique atmosphere and innovative forums. Read more

U.S. News lists the 100 best jobs of 2017. Money.usnews.com: Being a dentist ranked #1. Read more

Clinicians discuss dentistry’s showing on recent “Best Jobs” reports. dentistrytoday.com: US News & World Report called dentistry the number one job overall and the ninth best job in terms of pay. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

New dental implant with built-in reservoir reduces risk of infections. kuleuven.be: A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections. Read more

Dental care of cancer patients before, during and after treatment. nature.com: how can we, as dental health professionals, best look after and advise these patients before, during and after treatment? Read more

Research reveals surprising health benefits of chewing your food. medicalxpress.com: The study revealed that cell Th17 cell can be stimulated when you chew. The immune cell is important in protecting against bacterial and fungal infections that are commonly found in the mouth. Read more

Clinical Humanities for Dental Undergraduates – Learning to look from different perspectives. www.kcl.ac.uk: A pilot programme was delivered at King’s College Dental Institute that used the Arts and Humanities-based approach as part of a more humanistic and rounded education. Read more

FDA warns on repeated, lengthy use of general anesthesia drugs. ada.org: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect the development of children’s brains. Read more

An analysis of why parents should or should not accompany children to their dental appointments. dentistryiq.com: A simple research by Dr. Conway Jensen. Read more

My eye’s on you: Are dental professionals using safety glasses while rendering care? rdhmag.com: Eye protection is part of multiple guidelines on infection control and safety in dental practices. Read more

EBD (Evidence-Based Dentistry). nature.com: Access the current issue’s table of contents. Read more

Patient information

Does bottled water have fluoride? mouthhealthy.org: ADA dentist Dr. Matthew Messina explains what to look for when buying or drinking bottled water. Watch short video

Your health & medical news

Antibiotic overprescribing a growing problem. cmajnews.com: New US research show a third of antibiotic prescriptions may have been inappropriate. Read more

Territories agree to health funding deal with federal government. cbc.ca: Nunavut, Yukon and N.W.T. join 3 of 4 Atlantic provinces in signing bilateral deals with Ottawa. Read more

Are e-cigarettes a miracle or a menace? A doctor investigates. thedaily.com.au: Dr. Michael Mosley and his team found e-cigarettes could help smokers quit. Read more

Too much sitting ages you faster. drugs.com: Researchers who assessed nearly 1,500 older women found those who sat most of the day and got little exercise had cells that were biologically older by eight years than the women’s actual age. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Fall 2016/Winter 2017 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


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

March 15-18 – Academy of Osseointegration 2017 Annual Meeting, in Orlando, Florida. Read more

March 31, 2017 – Update in Dentistry – What you’ve always wanted to know about the relationship between dentistry and medicine but were afraid to ask, in Toronto, Ontario. 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 8-9, 2017 – ADEE/ADEA Meeting: Shaping the future of Dental Education, in London, UK. 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

August 29- September 1, 2017 – FDI World Dental Congress in Madrid, Spain. Read more

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


Learn more about conducting clinical research with no-cost online course. ada.org: Health professionals interested in learning how to effectively conduct clinical research can take a course offered online at no cost from National Institutes of Health. 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

Alex Dental Health Bus sees growing demand for dental care in Calgary, hosting clinic for disadvantaged families. calgaryherald.com: Toronto-based company dentalcorp promised a $150,000 sponsorship to the program, plus another $80,000 through a partnership with Henry Schein. Read more

Hu-Friedy announces acquisition of J. Palmero Sales Company. hu-friedy.com: Hu-Friedy announces the acquisition of J. Palmero Sales Company, a family-run dental products company founded in 1931, that offered wide range of infection prevention and safety products for the dental office. Read more

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