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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/03/29

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  1. Federal 2017 budget changes to impact dental professionals
  2. OSAP launches first dental infection control journal
  3. Addressing antibiotic resistance in dentistry: “What can WE do?”

Canadian dentistry news

Federal 2017 budget changes to impact dental professionals. cdspi.com: CDSPI highlight some of the notable changes below that will affect Canadian Dentists. Read more

New and improved training tool aims to reduce radiation from dental x-rays. ualberta.ca: University of Alberta researcher writes iBook to help improve picture-taking technique and cut risk of repeat exposures for patients. Read more

Indo-Canadian Dental Association recognizes Dr. Charles Shuler. dentistry.ubc.ca: The Indo-Canadian Dental Association recognized Dr. Charles Shuler, Dean of UBC Dentistry, for his contribution to the dental community. Read more

Save a Smile garners just over $100K at BCDA’s Toothfairy Gala. theprovince.com: Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Save a Smile has addressed the needs of 2,000 kids in B.C. thanks to the support of hundreds of volunteer dental professionals. Read more

Ottawa Public Health mulls ways to shield kids from junk food. cbc.ca: The city’s public health agency wants to see if there is an appetite in Ottawa for keeping unhealthy food and drink out of the city’s schools, daycares and recreation centres. Read more

Keep sugary drinks out of city facilities, public health experts say. cbc.ca: The Heart and Stroke Foundation wants Hamilton to be a leader in banning sugary drinks in its vending machines, and ads encouraging them. Read more

Quebecers do not need a referral to consult a dental specialist. newswire.ca: The Federation of Dental Specialists of Quebec and its members are launching an information campaign to raise awareness about dental specialties and inform Quebec citizens of their options. Read more

L’Ordre des dentistes du Québec lance une nouvelle campagne de publicité. bulletin.odq.qc.ca: L’Ordre est de retour à la télé du 13 mars au 16 avril avec un message portant la signature « Votre sourire passe-t-il le test? ». Lire plus

University of Manitoba receives the 2017 Canada’s Best Diversity Employers award. news.umanitoba.ca: Recognition for leadership in creating an inclusive workplace. Read more

International dentistry news

OSAP launches first dental infection control journal. osap.org: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announces the launch of the Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety, an online peer-reviewed, professional journal. Read more

ADA webinar to focus on responsible prescribing of opioids. ada.org: The webinar, called Opioid Prescribing in Dental Medicine: Balancing Our Compassion for Patients with Social Responsibility, will be held April 13 from 2-3 p.m. CDT. Read more

Tooth extractions on toddlers rise by a quarter in 10 years. theguardian.com: Surge in dental surgery on young children triggers call for action on oral health education and sugar intake. Read more

Opioid epidemic: Senate committee opens probe of five big painkiller makers. cnbc.com: A Senate committee is investigating whether practices at five of the top makers of opioids in the United States fueled an epidemic of painkiller abuse that has led to the fatal overdoses of tens of thousands of Americans. Read more

Free dental visits for the first time for self-employed. irishtimes.com: The move means that the self-employed, farmers and their dependent spouses, who were previously excluded from receiving a free annual check-up with their dentist, will now be entitled to it. Read more

The University of Iowa College of Dentistry promotes geriatric dental care in the classroom and community. now.uiowa.edu: Mobile dental unit serves nursing homes while dental clinic nurse practitioner connects health care services. Read more

ADA Seal of Acceptance has a new look. ada.org: The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs revised Seal requirements to be consistent with current ADA and American National Standards Institute-approved standards. Read more

Dentists are Bullish on 2017 Practice Revenue Outlook, TD Bank Survey Reveals. prnewswire.com: TD Bank’s survey of 290 dentists and dental practice owners at the Greater New York Dental Meeting and Yankee Dental Congress, examined dentists’ expectations, outlook and priorities for 2017. Read more

The consequences of avoiding the dentist. stuff.co.nz: The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) says there’s a widespread problem of poor dental health nationwide and a stark lack of importance placed on oral health is disturbing. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Addressing antibiotic resistance in dentistry: “What can WE do?”. blogs.cdc.gov: A CDC Safe Healthcare Blog post by Dr. Marie T. Fluent, Educational Consultant for Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). Read more

JDR systematic analysis examines global burden of oral conditions. medicalxpress.com: “Global Burden of Oral Conditions in 1990-2015: A Systemic Analysis” assesses progress toward the FDI, WHO and IADR Oral Health Goals of reducing the level of oral diseases and minimizing their impact by 2020. Read more

New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure. medicalxpress.com: The research team created a new approach using a combination of silver, titanium oxide and hydroxyapatite nanocoatings. The application of the combination to the surface of titanium alloy implants successfully inhibited bacterial growth and reduced the formation of bacterial biofilm on the surface of the implants by 97.5 per cent. Read more

Informed consent in dental care and research for older adults reviewed in April JADA. ada.org: Highlights from the April issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more

Free Journal of Prosthodontics’ research and related videos until May 31. ada.org: The American College of Prosthodontists is offering access to select research from its Journal of Prosthodontics and associated videos at no cost until May 31. Access is available now. Read more

New braces clinical trial sheds metal brackets. uab.edu: A new clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is recruiting participants for a new braces treatment that uses pulsating air to correct crowding in teeth. Read more

Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutrition in older adults. eurekalert.org: The study suggests that food scarcity and poor oral health are major risk factors for malnutrition that leads an older adult to land in the emergency department. Read more

Scientists discover root extract can strengthen teeth and make fillings last for longer. dailymail.co.uk: The breakthrough was made possible by an extract from the bark of pine tree roots, which scientists discovered alters the chemical structure of teeth to make them stronger and allow fillings to bind to them better. Read more

Your health & medical news

Vaccinations during pregnancy benefit newborns. ualberta.ca: Women who receive vaccinations during pregnancy are not just protecting themselves. University of Alberta researchers have discovered they are also educating their newborns immune systems. Read more

The Antidote to Physician Burnout: A Nine Step Program. thehealthcareblog.com: 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


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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