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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/04/20

Top 5 Must Read

  1. Appointment of new Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia
  2. Berkeley residents buying fewer sugary drinks and more water thanks to soda tax
  3. Does social media influence millennials’ healthcare decisions
  4. What do we know about antibiotic prescribing habits among dentists?
  5. ADA Professional Product Review offers a guide to CAD/CAM ceramics

Canadian dentistry news

Fun and games help dental students connect with special-needs community. umanitoba.ca: The event aims to help dentistry and dental hygiene students build their comfort and confidence to work effectively with all kinds of clients. At the same time, it increases awareness of oral health in the special-needs community. Read more

High-tech lab fosters good posture. umanitoba.ca: Alumni donations made to a memorial fund will ensure University of Manitoba College of Dentistry students graduate with the knowledge and skills to use leading-edge technology. Read more

Appointment of new Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia. dentistry.ubc.ca: Dr. Mary MacDougall appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry for a five-year term commencing August 1, 2017. Read more

La Faculté de médecine dentaire s’associe à la Coop Roue-Libre de l’Université Laval afin de donner une seconde vie à des gants de latex. fmd.ulaval.ca: Les membres de la Coop qui voudront éviter de se souiller les mains en rafistolant leur vélo pourront bénéficier des gants dont la date de validité est échue. Lire plus

International dentistry news

With the benefit of hindsight, would you still want to become a dentist? adea.org: Guest perspective by Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, American Dental Association. Read more

Interview with AAP president, Dr. Terrence J. Griffin: dental-tribune.com: Dr. Griffin, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, discusses new developments in periodontology, the upcoming events and goals of the AAP, as well as his plans for the upcoming AAP Annual Meeting. Read more

Berkeley residents buying fewer sugary drinks and more water thanks to soda tax. phi.org: Largest-to-date evaluation shows 9.6% drop in sugar sweetened beverage purchases and increase in healthier beverage purchases. Overall beverage sales rose; grocery bills did not. Read more

The woman who fought to become Egypt’s only deaf dentist. bbc.com: Born deaf and grew up in Egypt where she was classed as “unfit” due to her disability. Watch short interview

ADA exhibit: World War I and dentistry. ada.org: ADA members interested in seeing the exhibit can contact ADA’s archivist to schedule a visit and a 15-20-minute curator’s talk. Read more

Apple cider vinegar: What the experts say. cnn.com: Some people like to use it to remove stains and whiten their teeth. Read more

Man loses half his teeth to energy drink addiction. thefix.com: A 28-year-old man in New Zealand, must undergo dental procedures to restore his teeth after rotting most of them away with years of energy drink consumption. Read more

Does social media influence millennials’ healthcare decisions? forbes.com: Millennials rely strongly on social media as a source of education on healthcare issues. Read more

What do we know about antibiotic prescribing habits among dentists? contagiolive.com: Lauri A. Hicks, DO, Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses what we know about antibiotic prescribing habits among dentists. Read more and watch short video

Case Western University – New $1.5 million NIH grant targets oral complications of HIV. thedaily.case.edu: More than a third of HIV patients develop oral conditions from immune systems compromised by the virus and its treatment, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more

Oral health education among initiatives encouraged to reduce dental decay. theguardian.com: It is too simplistic to put all the blame on parents. England needs urgent investment in oral health prevention. Read more

U.S. parents report highest spike in well-being. prnewswire.com: Group sees 10% increase, according to Delta Dental Well-being Survey, good oral health a surprising factor in nation’s outlook. Read more

Sugar and sodium cuts lead global reformulation. foodmanufacture.co.uk: More than 180,000 consumer goods were reformulated in 2016, with sugar and sodium the most targeted for removal by the food and drink industry, a global report has found. Read more

Teens take dental care into their own hands, with questionable results. sacbee.com: Inspired by social media, some people are turning to rubber bands, fishing line and paper clips to perfect their own pearly whites. Read more

High-tech toothbrushes discussed. wired.com: Smart and not-so-smart toothbrushes. Read more

Great Scot: How a former Madison dentist produced an acclaimed golf movie. madison.com: How did a former dentist from Madison find himself driving around Scotland, trying to get a movie made? The road from dentist to movie producer has not been a straight one. But it has been a satisfying one. Read more

Early registration for FDI 2017 Madrid ends May 31. World-dental-congress.org: Register now and save. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

ADA Professional Product Review offers a guide to CAD/CAM ceramics. ada.org: An overview of clinical uses and considerations. Read more

Crooked bite may indicate early life stress. sciencedaily.com: New research suggests that an asymmetric lower face is a novel marker that captures early life stresses that occur after birth. Read more

Link between oral disease and metabolic syndrome and obesity. fdiworlddental.org: Prof Ira Lamster, will be lecturing on ‘Oral health/General health: The relationship of oral disease to the metabolic syndrome and obesity’ during the World Dental Congress in Madrid. Read more

Orofacial Pain Biomarkers. fmd.ulaval.ca: Nouvelle publication du Dr Goulet sur la douleur orofaciale. Lire plus

Your health & medical news

Five life skills can boost your odds of well-being. webmd.com: People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds. 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 25-26 – 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 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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Dental industry news

Carestream agrees to sell dental digital business to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Hillhouse/CareCapital. carestream.com: Carestream Dental to be established as independent company. Read more

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