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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/01/26

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  1. Collaboration to Tackle New Treatments for Periodontal Disease.
  2. FDA Now Offers Consumer Page on Opioids.
  3. New toolkit lets dentists build on antibiotic prescribing success.

Canadian dentistry news

New Brunswick Dental Society. nbdental.com: As authorized healthcare professionals, active licensed dentists in New Brunswick may now request access to the EHR. Read more

New Brunswick Dental Society. nbdental.com: Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. In Moncton, we can do something about it. Read more

The School of Dentistry has deep roots. ualberta.ca: Ualberta dental school The School kicked-off its centennial celebrations, Jan. 18. Read more

UBC authors among the top ten in the JDE for 2016. dentistry.ubc.ca: Each year the JDE calls to attention a group of articles—the 10 Editor’s Picks—that represent exceptional scholarship. Read more

Collaboration to Tackle New Treatments for Periodontal Disease. dentistrytoday.com: The researchers aim to characterize biofilms formed during the establishment of a normal microflora compared to co-cultures of periodontal pathogenic organisms. Read more

International dentistry news

FDA Now Offers Consumer Page on Opioids. fda.org: Every patient should ask questions when getting a new prescription especially when the doctor, dentist or other health care professional prescribes an opioid. Read more

E-Cigarettes Expand Tobacco Product Use Among Young People. dentistrytoday.com: The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) reports that e-cigarettes actually are attracting a new population of adolescents who otherwise might not have begun smoking tobacco products. Read more

New Coalition Aims To Reduce Early Childhood Tooth Decay In Northwest Indiana. nwindianalife.com: 60% of our children will experience dental decay before the age of five. Read more

Largest-ever gift to UCSF honors philanthropist Helen Diller. universityofcalifornia.edu: The Helen Diller Foundation pledged the gift of $500 million, which will support UCSF and its schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy. Read more

CDC Develops Mobile App for Dental Professionals. cdc.org: Dental health care personnel can use this app to periodically assess practices in their facility and ensure they are meeting the minimum expectations for safe care. Read more

Join Endodontists from Around the World at AAE17. aae.org: the annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists, taking place April 26-29 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Read more

Google update pulls reviews from across web. cda.org: Dentists should take note of a Google update launched in mid-September that pulls business reviews from other websites and displays those reviews in the “knowledge panel”. Read more

Chicago Midwinter Meeting Theme is Here: Welcome to the Jungle. oralhealthgroup.com: Dentsply Sirona is set to host another epic, untamed party at the House of Blues on Friday evening, Feb. 24, 2017, during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting.

Clinical & scientific news

New toolkit lets dentists build on antibiotic prescribing success. bda.org: As new statistics reveal a fall in prescribing of antibiotics by clinicians, dentists’ leaders have called on colleagues to build on this success by using a new toolkit to support effective antimicrobial stewardship. Read more and download the toolkit

First Stop for Scuba Divers: The Dentist’s Office? Philly The Inquirer: 100 certified recreational divers were asked about dental symptoms. Forty-one said they’d had dental symptoms. Read more a pilot study was done on the subject: Prevalence of dental problems in recreational SCUBA divers: a pilot survey. Read the study

Lasers may help to reduce pain in orthodontic treatment: but more high quality research is needed. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: The review examined the methods of reducing pain during orthodontic treatment, without the need for painkillers. Read more

Scaling titanium implants may aggravate peri-implantitis. dentistry.co.uk: A study has revealed that ultrasonic scaling of titanium implants releases particles that not only vary by surface type but also aggravate peri-implantitis. Read more

Can oral health education be delivered to high-caries-risk children and their parents using a computer game? – A randomised controlled trial. onlinelibrary.wiley.com: Read more

Heavy smoking slows down healing in the lower jaw after implants. dentistry.co.uk: A recent study found heavy smoking causes bone to heal around the implant more slowly, although after three months the healing process catches up with that of non-smokers. Read more

Des vertus prometteuses pour un lichen nordique. fmd.ulaval.ca: Deux molécules jamais répertoriées ont été découvertes par des chercheurs de l’Université Laval et .plusieurs composés aux propriétés antibactériennes intéressantes ont aussi été isolés dans ce même lichen. Lire plus

ADA Intensive Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop. Ada.org: ADA is hosting a hands-on, interactive workshop to better understand, appraise, and implement new evidence-based dentistry (EBD) treatment and diagnostic options into practice, curriculum, or research. Read more

Sweet & Lowdown: Artificial Sweeteners & Weight. Endocrinenews.org: Controlled trials show non-nutritive sweeteners can sometimes help in weight loss, but observational and animal studies raise concerns about their risks. Read more

Report: Tobacco Taxes Can Save Lives. who.org: current research and evidence base surrounding the economics of tobacco control to reduce tobacco use and its consequences. Read more

Latest Infection and Immunity Research at the University of Maryland. femsjournals.com: Twenty two research articles, minireviews and commentaries provide a time capsule of research on ‘current’ infectious agents. Read more

Big Sugar’s Secret Ally? Nutritionists. NYTimes.com: When it comes to weight gain, the sugar industry and purveyors of sugary beverages still insist, a calorie is a calorie, regardless of its source, so guidelines that single out sugar as a dietary evil are not evidence-based. Read more

7 Reasons Dentists Don’t Perform Oral Cancer Screenings. aaosh.org: Here are just some of the reasons why dentists are not doing advanced oral cancer screenings. Read more

CIHR-INMD Operating Grant: Sugar and Health. ncohr-rcrsb.ca: The CIHR Institute of Nutrition Metabolism and Diabetes has funding to support research to examine sugars and health outcomes as well as population level approaches that contribute to reduced consumption of free sugars. Read more

Your health & medical news

Dangerous superbug appears to be spreading stealthily in US hospitals. statnews.com: carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae — has more ways to evade antibiotics than have been currently identified. Read more. The study quoted could be found here.

Patient information

Toothbrush Care: Cleaning, Storing and Replacement. ada.org: Appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance are also important considerations for sound oral hygiene. Read more

Health Tip: Feeling Under the Weather? usnews.com: Even if you’re sick with a cold or the flu, don’t neglect your teeth. Read more

Do Bad Teeth Run In the Family? ada.org: Bad teeth don’t necessarily run in the family, but bad dental habits do. Watch the video

Chewing your food could protect against infection. medicalnewstoday.com: The study found that chewing food – otherwise known as mastication – can stimulate the release of T helper 17 (Th17) cells in the mouth. Read more

How Diet Affects Your Patients’ Teeth. dentistrytoday.com: The foods we choose to eat can have a significant effect on our teeth. Read more

Top 11 home whitening tips to share with your patients dentistry.co.uk: Read more

Mind your business

Investment in online marketing provides potential boost for dental practices. ada.org: In today’s world, it’s critical to create a brand and manage a reputation on the Internet. Read more

5 tips to measure online effectiveness. newdentistblog.ada.org: What are some ways to know if your website is effective? Read more

Setting staff up for success in three steps. cda.org: For staff to succeed, they must know what is expected of them. Read more

How to recruit the best team member for your practice. dentistry.co.uk: Interviewing candidates to join your practice team is an important process essential to find the ideal person to fit you and your business. Read more

The art of communication. dentistry.co.uk: Being skilful at the art of communication will allow for an increase in patient satisfaction and successful dental outcomes. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – 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

February 23-25 – Chicago Dental Society 152nd Midwinter Meeting, in Chicago, IL. Read more

March 18-21 – 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Beyond Boundaries, in Long Beach, California. Read more

March 9-11 – Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

March 10-12 –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 – 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 – AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) 2017 Las Vegas: A winning approach to comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education, Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

April 26-29 – AAE 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists. Read more

May 4-6 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, ASM150, in Toronto, Ontario. Register today!

May 4-6 – ITI World Symposium, in Basel, Switzerland. Read more

May 4-6 – CDA (California Dental Association) Presents – The Art and Science of Dentistry, in Anaheim. Read more

May 8-9 – ADEE/ADEA Meeting: Shaping the future of Dental Education, in London, UK. Read more

May 25-27 – British Dental Conference & Exhibition 2017, in Manchester. Read more

May 25-28 – Jasper Dental Congress 2017, in Jasper, Alberta. Read more

May 25-28 – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s 70th Annual Session, in Washington, DC. Save the date

May 26-30 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec. Read more

June 22-24 –FDA (Florida Dental Association) Convention, in Orlando, FL. Read more

July 13-15 – AGD 2017, the premier meeting for general dentistry, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

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

September 8-10 – CDA (California Dental Association) Presents – The Art and Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco. Read more

September 9-12 – American Academy of Periodontology 103rd annual meeting, in Boston, Mass. Save the date

September 15-17 – 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

October 19-23 – ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting, in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

November 24-29 – Greater New York Dental Meeting 2017, in New York, NY. Read more

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


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