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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/03/01


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  1. Healthy Smiles Ontario provides dental coverage to 85,000 Toronto kids
  2. Prescription from ER doctor: expand public dental programs
  3. UBC Dentistry at PDC 2017

Canadian dentistry news

Healthy Smiles Ontario provides dental coverage to 85,000 Toronto kids. insidetoronto.com: Ontario Dental Association estimates half-million Ontario kids eligible. Read more

Making the leap from lab to market. publications.mcgill.ca: Two McGill Dentistry teams are working on getting their products to market. Dr. Faleh Tamimi and his team and Dr. Ashwaq Al-Hashedi presented their projects at this year McGill Dobson Cup, an annual startup competition for the McGill community. Dr. Al-Hashedi will continue on to the final round of the competition. Read more

McGill Faculty of Dentistry – Call for nominations for the “Outstanding Alumnus” Award. publications.mcgill.ca: The award recognizes and celebrates a McGill Dentistry graduate for his or her exceptional contributions to the Faculty and the dental profession in general. Deadline for nomination is March 31, 2017. Read more

Prescription from ER doctor: expand public dental programs. Thestar.com: An opinion piece by ER doctor Hasan Sheikh who frequently sees patients with dental complaints that need to be addressed by a dentist, not a physician. Read more

Mississauga dentist reunites with first responders who saved his life. caledonenterprise.com: A year after his heart stopped beating, Dr. Kirshenbaum recently had paramedics and firefighters back to the dental clinic where they saved his life. Read more

UBC Dentistry at PDC 2017. dentistry.ubc.ca: See list of all the events and places to join UBC Dentistry during the conference period, including annual alumni reception and class photo times. Read more

Dr. Nicolau selected for ADEA Leadership Institute. publications.mcgill.ca: Dr. Belinda Nicolau was recently accepted to participate in the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute. She is the third McGill Dentistry Professor to be chosen to partake in the prestigious Institute. Read more

Brossage des dents chez les enfants de 6 ans et moins — Position du directeur national de santé publique (Québec). publications.msss.gouv.qc.ca: Document destiné aux professionnels de la santé qui précise la quantité de dentifrice fluoré à utiliser lors du brossage des dents chez les enfants âgés de 6 ans et moins ainsi que la fréquence du brossage des dents à privilégier pour prévenir efficacement la carie et réduire les risques de fluorose dentaire. Lire plus

International dentistry news

March 20 is World Oral Health Day (WOHD). worldoralhealthday.com: Show your support – Be the star of your own WOHD campaign by customizing a poster or social media header with your photo. Learn more and download resources.

Give Kids A Smile’s celebrates 15th anniversary. ada.org: Leaders of the ADA, ADA Foundation, officials and sponsors commemorated the occasion by ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq stock market in Times Square. Read more

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denies petition to ban adding ‘fluoridation chemicals’ to water supplies. ada.org: ADA president applauds decision ‘on the side of sound science’. Read more

Famed dental researcher Dr. Paul Keyes dies. ada.org: The innovative researcher and educator who garnered national fame and sparked dental community debate after developing a first-of-its-kind nonsurgical therapy for gum disease. Read more

An impact on implants. eurekalert.org: Pitt bioengineer receives NIH grant to determine how early immune system response can predict the long-term performance of biomedical implants. Read more

Mexico’s sugar tax leads to fall in consumption for second year running. theguardian.com: Health experts are watching the progress of the tax to see if it will lower the rates of obesity-related diseases and type 2 diabetes. Read more

Dentists work to ease patients’ pain with fewer opioids. npr.org: Many are now reassessing their prescribing habits. Most patients get along just fine without opioids. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

March JADA looks at phentolamine mesylate use after dental care. ada.org: Phentolamine mesylate is “well suited to reverse local anesthesia after routine dental procedures,” according to research published in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more

Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women. sciencedaily.com: Study links benefits of osteoporosis treatment with better periodontal health. Read more

Prospect for more effective treatment of nerve pain. sciencedaily.com: Trigeminal neuralgia: A glimmer of hope for patients — thanks to a newly tested substance. Read more

Mapping a path to better oral health. medicalxpress.com: Dentists aren’t the only people who influence how we take care of our teeth; friends and family play a big role too says Brenda Heaton, assistant professor of health policy and health services research at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Read more

Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030. telegraph.co.uk: The researchers said the findings pose big challenges for pensions and care for elderly people. Read more

Patient information

Rising use of charcoal in personal care products leads to warnings from health officials. kfvs12.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

B.C. signs health care deal with federal government, also gets money for opioid crisis. cbc.ca: Agreement provides funding for home care and mental health, $10M for opioid crisis. Read more

Dental industry news

Waterpik Water Flosser first in its class to earn ADA Seal. ada.org: The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs awarded the ADA Seal of Acceptance to five Waterpik Water Flosser product lines based on its finding that they are safe and have shown efficacy for removing plaque along the gum line and between teeth and for helping to prevent and reduce gingivitis. 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


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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