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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/02/15


Top 5 Must Read

  1. Celebrating the University of Alberta School of Dentistry’s centennial
  2. Dr. Paul Allison on the increased number of children needing dental surgery in Montreal
  3. University of Manitoba delivers first master class in dental management of snoring and OSA
  4. 2017 Oral Health in Peel: Key findings about risk factors and oral health outcomes
  5. Resin infiltration – New cavity treatment offers no drilling, no filling


University of Alberta School of Dentistry 100 Years 1917-2017. youtube.com: Watch video now

Dr. Walter Siqueira to lead the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR). Schulich.uwo.ca: Dr. Siqueira will begin his term as Vice-President at the conclusion of CADR’s Annual General Meeting, March 23. Read more

International Dentist Advanced Placement Program (IDAPP) Class of 2017. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Hailing from India to Iran, the IDAPP class of 2017 represents a unique, internationally-trained group of global citizens. Read a few of their stories here.

Increase in the number children in Montreal needing dental surgery, dental caries –a major problem. montreal.ctvnews.ca: Dr. Paul Allison, Dean of the faculty of dentistry at McGill University, speaks about prevention, access to care and creating a pediatric team. Watch short video

University of Manitoba delivers first master class in dental management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). news.umanitoba: An educational leader in the field. Dr. Todescan believes the College of Dentistry clinic is the only one for sleep breathing disorders at a Canadian dental college. Read more

2017 Oral Health in Peel: Key findings about risk factors and oral health outcomes. peelregion.ca: a taste of risk factors and oral health outcomes overview. Read more

Nunavut program offers free dental checkups for kids. cbc.ca: Territory bought 43,000 toothbrushes to hand out to residents. Read more

Dr. Rapheal de Souza and team awarded ITI Grant –“Single implant overdentures retained by the Novaloc attachment system: a mixed methods randomized trial”. mcgill.ca: Dr. de Souza and his team will do a clinical study to compare a new type of connector to another often used worldwide, made of stronger materials and with better fit, used on a single implant in the lower jaw. Read more

Dawsonites sign petition calling for dental services. yukon.news.com: More than 130 people have signed a petition asking the Yukon government to set up a dental examination room in the Dawson City hospital. Read more

Canadians projected to pay a steep price for sugary beverages. cancer.ca: The research from the University of Waterloo reveals that sugary drink consumption is projected to result in over 63,000 deaths and cost the healthcare system more than $50 billion over the next 25 years. Read more

Lucy Hobbs Project to honor six women in dentistry. ada.org: The Lucy Hobbs Project announced on Feb. 2 the six women — including three ADA leaders — it will honor at its annual celebration to recognize dentists who set new benchmarks in their profession. Read more

Dental therapy bill fails in North Dakota House. bismarktribune.com: The bill was amended by the House Human Services Committee to require dental therapists work under the supervision of a dentist within the same facility, as well as limit five dental therapists to one facility. Read more

Bacterial testing as a risk assessment tool for periodontal disease. dentistryiq.com: Dr. Richard H. Nagelberg explores the protocol of using salivary testing as a risk assessment and prevention strategy to control specific bacteria before clinical evidence of periodontal disease occurs. Read more

Can banking baby teeth treat diabetes? foxnews.com: Dental stem cells: a future of possibilities. Read more

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) 2017 Annual Conference to focus on critical infection control issues. osap.org: Nationally and internationally known experts will discuss current and emerging issues relating to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings, and provide attendees with essential resources, valuable tools, and new approaches for better protecting patients and staff. Read more

A new clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities in between teeth a new, less painful treatment option. uab.edu: The new treatment, called resin infiltration, is a way to treat small cavities in between teeth. Resin infiltration allows the dentist to slide a plastic perforated sheet between the teeth with the cavities. Read more

Genetic defects in tooth enamel conducive to development of cavities. sciencedaily.com: Bacteria are not the sole cause of cavities; tooth resistance also plays an instrumental role. Researchers demonstrate that mutated genes lead to defects in the tooth enamel and can therefore encourage the development of cavities. Read more

Bacterium lassoes its way from the mouth to the heart to cause disease. Sciencedaily.com: Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed a potentially key molecular process that occurs in the case of infective endocarditis. Read more

The surprising link between periodontal disease and heart health: What dental professionals need to know. dentistryiq.com: Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease, and that risk may be even greater than for those with high cholesterol. Read more

Role of 3D printing technology in dentistry discussed. huffingtonpost.com: Dental laboratories, orthodontists and dentists are rapidly adopting 3D technologies in pursuit of the “digital dentistry” of the future. Read more

8 insights for practice leaders on the way up. newdentistblog.ada.org: Written by Dr. Roger P. Levin, founder and CEO of Levin Group. Great dental leaders are made, not born, and the eight principles discussed here will be instrumental in helping make you the best leader you can be. Use them as a foundation for upgrading the skills you need to build your ultimate practice. Read more

Mobile app helps dentists measure sound levels in the office. ada.org: The Sound Level Meter App measures sound levels in the workplace and provides a readout of the sound level using a phone’s built-in microphone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Read more 

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Winter 2017 continuing education – upcoming courses

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 – Continuing professional dental education

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 26-27 – Canadian Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, in Ottawa, Ontario. Read more

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

June 22-25 – OSAP 2017 Annual Conference, in Atlanta, GA. 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 7-9 –Saskatchewan Oral Health Profession Annual Conference, in Regina, SK. Save the date

September 14-16 – Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Scientific Meeting, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

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

October 26-28 – International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) Conference, in Las Vegas, NV. Read more

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


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