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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/03/08

NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. Celebrate World Oral Health Day – March 20
  2. Orthodontists report uptick in number of patients attempting DIY teeth straightening
  3. New method of detecting bacteria during root canal treatments
  4. ‘No need,’ says inter-professional working group on antibiotics prescription
  5. WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

Canadian dentistry news

From cancer to opioid abuse, Research Day 2017 tackles vital health challenges. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Read more

47th Annual Table Clinics and dental hygiene professional presentations. dal.ca: An opportunity to shine as experts. Read more

Manitoba dentists could be allowed to administer Botox. winnipeg.ctvnews.com: Dr. Marcel Van Woensel, Registrar with the Manitoba Dental Association, is uncertain when a review of the botox-related bylaw will begin. An ad-hoc committee, which hasn’t formed yet, will study the issue and make recommendations to the Manitoba Dental Association’s board. Read more

Alberta, B.C. to usher in new prescription rules amid opioid crisis. theglobeandmail.com: The two Western provinces hardest hit by Canada’s overdose crisis are introducing new rules for prescribing opioids and other psychoactive drugs in efforts to curtail the use of legal medications behind an epidemic of painkiller abuse. Read more

March 5-11 is Dental Assistants Recognition Week! cdaa.ca: Read more

What parents should know about the use of general anesthesia in toddlers. theglobeandmail.com: Children’s hospitals across Canada are advising parents not to delay necessary surgeries out of fears raised by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning that repeated or lengthy exposure to general anesthesia may harm brain development in children under 3. Read more

International dentistry news

Celebrate World Oral Health Day – March 20. worldoralhealthday.org: World Oral Health Day is celebrated globally every year on 20 March to highlight the importance of oral health for a healthy body. Download campaign resources including posters, social media material and more, to promote good oral health through life. Read more

Synthetic tooth enamel may lead to more resilient structures. sciencedaily.com: Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause rigid structures to age and crack, but researchers may have an answer for that — design them more like tooth enamel, which could lead to more resilient flight computers, for instance. Read more

NIDCR Funds Consortium for Developing Dental and Orofacial Tissue Regeneration Therapies. nidcr.nih.gov: These awards support the development of two Resource Centers as part of the NIDCR’s Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium (DOCTRC). Read more

Orthodontists report uptick in number of patients attempting do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth straightening. prweb.com: The American Association of Orthodontists reports that nearly 13% of its members are seeing patients who have tried DIY teeth straightening; some of those attempts have caused irreparable damage. Read more

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists seek to improve health, environment with microbiome research. journaltimes.com: UW-Madison researchers are studying how tiny bugs in our guts, our mouths and a variety of ecosystems help or harm. Read more

Sell high calorie foods in plain packaging to beat obesity, says Brain Prize winner. theguardian.com: The colourful wrapping and attractive advertising of calorie-rich foods encourage people to buy items that put them at risk of overeating and becoming obese in the future. Read more

App Finder: Top apps to take care of your teeth. newsok.com: The Oklahoman explores the top dental Apps. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

New method of detecting bacteria during root canal treatments. kcl.ac.uk: The SafeRoot device, created by a team of researchers at King’s College London, enables rapid bacterial detection inside the root canal, ensuring the procedure is successful and reducing the need for tooth extraction or surgical intervention. Read more

Better dental care needed for people living with MS. uq.edu.au: Participants in the study found dental care to be inflexible and not tailored to their individual needs. Read more

‘No need,’ says inter-professional working group on antibiotics prescription. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Antibiotics do not routinely need to be prescribed for dental patients with weight bearing joint replacements. Read more

Are tooth decay prevention visits in primary care before age 2 years effective? jamanetwork.com: Editorial by Drs. Peter M. Milgrom and Joana Cunha-Cruz. Read more

Forsyth study links changes in oral microbiome with metabolic disease and risk for dental disease. forsyth.org: Metabolic diseases, which are characterized by high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and obesity, leads to changes in oral bacteria and puts people with the disease at a greater risk for poor oral health. Read more

ADA Webinar to cover safe uses, handling of medicines. ada.org: How to discuss safe use, storage and disposal of medicines, including opioids with your dental patients. Read more

Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly. eurekalert.org: A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. Read more

Your health & medical news

Large, intermittent vitamin D doses may increase fracture, fall risk in elderly. mdedge.com: The vitamin that keeps bones strong and protects against colon cancer also can, in large doses, increase the risk of falls and fractures. Read more

Can Canada aggressively lower tobacco use by 2035? thegloveandmail.com: Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has committed to reducing tobacco use among Canadians to less than 5 per cent by 2035. Read more

Tap water: Good for your health, wealth. leaderherald.com: Tap water is safer than bottled water and better for dental health. Read more

World Health Organization publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed. who.int: The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines. 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 15-18 – Academy of Osseointegration 2017 Annual Meeting, in Orlando, Florida. Read more

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


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

Neocis Inc. announces FDA clearance for first robotic system for dental implant procedures. businesswire.com: Neocis Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market Yomi®, a robotic guidance system for dental implant procedures. Yomi is a computerized navigational system intended to provide assistance in both the planning (pre-operative) and the surgical (intra-operative) phases of dental implantation surgery. Read more

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