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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/04/12


Top 3 Must Read

  1. Message from the Minister of Health: National Oral Health Month
  2. How big is your sweet tooth?
  3. Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition eyes low-income dental program

Canadian dentistry news

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition eyes low-income dental program. yukon-news-com: The Coalition has been granted $11,750 by the Yukon Community Development Fund to develop a framework for a low-income dentistry program in Whitehorse. Read more

How big is your sweet tooth? nbdental.com: The New Brunswick Dental Society conducted a contest in New Brunswick high schools this winter to create awareness in the over consumption of sugar among our young people. View the top four videos.

Message from the Minister of Health: National Oral Health Month – April 2017. canada-prod.adobecqms.net: Read more

Childhood Oral Health Nova Scotia 2017 Oral Health Report. nsdental.org: A new report says 36% of Nova Scotia children have cavities by the age of six due in part to a lack of proper dental care and early checkups. Read more

Nova Scotia Dental Association’s President, Dr. Jeffrey Bonang discusses the 2017 Oral Health Report for Nova Scotian parents. atlantic.ctvnews.ca: Listen to interview

Mois de la santé buccodentaire. uniquefm.ca: Michel Picard s’entretient avec Dr Benoit Soucy, directeur des affaires cliniques et scientifiques à l’Association dentaire canadienne. Écouter l’entrevue

Why doesn’t our health-care system cover dental? huffingtonpost.ca: Approximately one in six Canadians has difficulty getting oral health care because they can’t afford the cost, they don’t have dental insurance or it’s too expensive to travel to the nearest provider. Read more

University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry offers free clinic for those in need. thestarpheonix.com: The dental college at the University of Saskatchewan faintly resembled a M*A*S*H unit, as volunteers scrambled to provide free treatment to the patients filling up the lobby. Read more

University of Alberta graduate student wins IADR Unilever Hatton Award. ualberta.ca: Canadian representative Mohamed Omar wins first place out of 27 countries. Read more

McGill well represented at IADR Annual Meeting. publications.mcgill.ca: See who attended and the papers presented. Read more

McGill – Winners of the BMS Best Research Paper competition announced. publications.mcgill.ca: The Division of Biomedical Sciences of Faculty of Dentistry organizes Best Research Papers competition for current graduate students in the Faculty who have published an original paper in the field of biomedical sciences in a peer-reviewed journal. See who won this year’s best papers

International dentistry news

Australia investigates oral health of population in national study. fdiworlddental.org: The 2017-2018 study will randomly select 15,000 Australians to interview and will offer free dental examinations to assess their oral health. The study will evaluate the level of oral disease among adults, and the effectiveness, sustainability and equity of dental services across Australia. Read more

What will Brexit mean for UK dentistry? dentistry.co.uk: As the UK discusses leaving the EU, Michael Watson explains some of the issues that will affect dentists. Read more

Five policies which would change the state of children’s oral health. dentalrepublic.co.uk: Following the release of statistics showing that tooth extractions in children aged 4 and under have increased by 24% in the last decade, the Oral Health Foundation have outlined 5 policies which need to be implemented in the UK to change the state of children’s oral health for good. Read more

Is chewing gum good for toddlers? Or anyone? nytimes.com: New York Times examines health benefits of chewing gum. Read more

New dentists’ voices valuable in local fluoridation discussions. newdentistblog.ada.org: Dentists, including new dentists, can be an asset to sharing with the public the scientific basis for community water fluoridation. Read more

Managing dental anxiety. huffingtonpost.com: Mirissa Price, a 2019 DMD candidate at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, offers tips to help patients with dental anxiety. Read more

What you should know about tooth-straightening aligners. nydailynews.com: Direct-to-consumer tooth alignment treatments sound simple and affordable, but it’s not as easy as it sounds, orthodontist says. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

SciCan to offer free educational seminars at ODA Annual Spring Meeting. SciCan: 1) “How well does your hard surface cleaner-disinfectant clean?” 2)”Skip the wrap”. Find out more

Early-life BPA exposure reprograms gene expression linked to fatty liver disease. endocrinenews.endocrine.org: Exposure during infancy to the common plasticizer bisphenol A (BPA) “hijacks” and reprograms genes in the liver of newborn rats, leading to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adulthood. Read more

Stone Age hunter-gatherers tackled their cavities with a sharp tool and tar. sciencenews.org: Tooth find adds to evidence that some form of dentistry has existed for at least 14,000 years. Read more

Your health & medical news

Nearly a third of tests and treatments are unnecessary. cmajnews.com: A new study sheds light on Canada’s problem of “more is better” medicine. Read more

High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study. healthday.com: Monthly supplementation fell short, but experts aren’t ruling out other approaches. Read more

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows. bbc.com: The new study, published in The Lancet, shows half of them in just four countries – China, India, the US and Russia. Read more

Big Tobacco warns plain-packaging will increase contraband problem as Senate studies anti-smoking bill. news.nationalpost.com: The industry says the Liberals’ Bill S-5 is a gift to organized crime; anti-smoking groups say concerns over the legislation are being overstated, and that plain packaging will make cigarettes less attractive to kids. 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 11-13 – Irish Dental Association Annual Conference in Kilkenny, Ireland. Read more

May 25-26 – Craniofacial Biology Research Symposium, in Edmonton, Alberta. 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 3-6 – 11th IADR World Congress on Preventive Dentistry, in new Delhi, India. Read more

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

Henry Schein donates more than $80,000 in health supplies and equipment to Children’s Aid Society Community Health Centers In New York City. prnewswire.com: Medical and oral health supplies and equipment will support five health centers in high-need neighborhoods. Read more


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