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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/03/15

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  1. Tooth Fairy Program overwhelmed by Moncton need for dental care
  2. Structural neuroimaging reveals the peripheral and central contributions to trigeminal neuralgia pain
  3. Pictures show how sugary drinks can damage teeth

Canadian dentistry news

Tooth Fairy Program overwhelmed by Moncton need for dental care. cbc.ca: The program helps between 25 to 30 people a year, up from 12 patients the first year. Dental bills can reach into the thousands. Read more

Companies seek to turn captured carbon into concrete, fish food and even toothpaste. cbc.ca: To help push the trend forward, the Alberta agency has put forward $35 million to find the best new uses for captured carbon. Read more

Grant to help answer why some patients don’t adapt to changes in occlusion. dentistry.utoronto.ca: The two-year grant will allow Dr. Cioffi to study whether and how psychological factors, brain abnormalities or a combination of the two affect patients’ adaptation to changes in the dental occlusion and pain caused by experimental orthodontic tooth movement. Read more

Artodontia. dentistry.ubc.ca: Dentistry’s annual cardiac art competition continues the long tradition of showcasing dental students’ artistic conceptualization of the human heart and circulatory system. Read more

International dentistry news

Only 5 days left until World Oral Health Day! wohd.org: Celebrate on 20 March and join a global movement. Read more

Sugar consumption tackled in health literacy essay contest. ada.org: UCLA dental student named winner of the ADA Health Literacy in Dentistry Essay Contest for her writing, “The Truth About Sugary Drinks and Your Smile.” Read more

ADA Board of Trustees votes to create national dental licensure exam. ada.org: Competency test averts potential ethical issues involved in the use of patients. Read more

Why dentistry is separate from medicine. theatlantic.com: Mary Otto, author of a new book called Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, speaks with Julie Beck about how the dentistry/medicine divide came to be, why it’s stuck around, and what its consequences have been. Read more

Five ways to be a savvy medical tourist and enjoy a vacation. nytimes.com: Top destinations for dental tourism. Read more

From Mexico to Switzerland, more countries are contemplating sugar tax. fdiworlddental.org: To date, 19 countries have introduced a sugar tax on food and drinks and more seem to be eager to join the them, as recommended by the World Health Organization in 2016. Read more

Workplace stress for dentists in Scotland: an undocumented problem? bdaconnect.bda.org: Dentists are often the forgotten profession. Lack of available data and lack of support for dentists who are experiencing stress and burnout. Read more

Symposium addresses dental disease in children. ada.org: Dental professionals interested in an interdisciplinary approach to dental disease management are invited to the University of California, San Francisco’s 2nd Annual Oral Health Alliance Symposium on April 8. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Structural neuroimaging reveals the peripheral and central contributions to trigeminal neuralgia pain. utoronto.ca: In a recent review article, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain members discuss their body of work on how structural magnetic resonance imaging, including diffusion tensor imaging, can reveal peripheral and CNS abnormalities of TN. Read more

Rates and predictors of exposure to Legionella pneumophila in the United States among dental practitioners. jada.ada.org: Dentists should be aware of the prevalence of Legionella species in their practice areas to understand their personal risk of developing an infection. Read more

Pictures show how sugary drinks can damage teeth. dailymail.co.uk: A dentist set up the experiment which involved placing one tooth in “a bottle of a popular energy drink, another into cola, a third in diet cola and the fourth into water as the control.” Read more

Your health & medical news

“Dirty dozen” list of produce with most pesticides. webmd.com: The USDA found a total of 178 different pesticides and pesticide residues on the more than 35,000 produce samples tested. 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 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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