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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/05/03

Top 5 Must Read

  1. Ontario Legislative Assembly proclaimed April 26, 2017 “Ontario Dentist Day”
  2. Prevention the key to improving Nunavut oral health says chief dentist
  3. FDA restricts use of codeine and tramadol medicines in children
  4. March for Science draws big crowds
  5. ADA puts genetic testing and oral health in context for dentists

Canadian dentistry news

Ontario Legislative Assembly proclaimed April 26, 2017 “Ontario Dentist Day”. youroralhealth.ca: All-party collaboration recognizes the great work dentists do in Ontario. Read more

Accepting government-sponsored dental plans. rcdso.org: The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario reminds dentists that if they elect to participate in provincial government-sponsored programs that they are agreeing to accept the terms and conditions under the plan. Read more

DIY braces trend makes B.C. orthodontists grit their teeth. cbc.ca: B.C. Society of Orthodontists alarmed by trend blamed on online tutorial videos. Read more

Edmonton dentist practises medical hypnosis to help ease patients’ fears. globalnews.com: How hypnosis is providing relief for some who have anxiety about going to the dentist. Read more

Prevention the key to improving Nunavut oral health says chief dentist. nunatsiaqonline.ca: Nunavut spends up to 13 times more per person on dental care every year than any other jurisdiction in Canada—that is, roughly $5,000 for every man, woman and child compared $378 per capita nationally—but Inuit in the territory still suffer from poor oral health. Read more

Are you looking or a hygienist for your office? cdha.ca: Visit the Canadian Dental Hygienists Associations’ job board. Read more

Ask Premier Wynne to expand public dental programs to all Ontarians living with low income. rnao.ca: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario and the Ontario Oral Health Alliance letter-writing campaign. Read more

The Chatham-Kent Health board supports dental care expansion. chathamdailynews.ca: The board of health threw its support behind a resolution to lobby for the expansion of publicly funded dental care to include low-income adults and seniors. Read more

The Gap in Healthcare in Ontario. youtube.com: A short video clip from Ontario Oral Health Alliance. Watch now

Winnipeg dentist joined NASA-affiliated program for potential scientist astronauts. winnipeg.ctvnews.ca: Dr. Nirvani Umadat is participating in a NASA-affiliated program called Project Possum, a research and education course devoted to teaching scientist astronaut candidates about the field of Bio-Astronautics. Read more

L’Enquête québécoise sur la santé de la population, 2014-2015 : pour en savoir plus sur la santé des Québécois. stat.gouv.qc.ca: Au chapitre 3 : un portrait de l’état de la santé buccodentaire de la population du Québec de 15 ans et plus à partir de quatre indicateurs. Lire plus

Putting healthy smiles on the faces of refugee children, by Dr. Robert Schroth. winnipegfreepress.com: Connecting refugee children in Canada with a dental office is a great way to ensure they receive needed treatment and preventive care that will set them on a path toward a lifetime of good oral health. Read more

UofT 2017 Cressy Leadership Award winners. dentistry.utoronto.ca: The University of Toronto Cressy Awards recognize graduating students for their community spirit and accomplishments throughout their time at the University. Read more

Jeunes Explorateurs d’un jour at McGill Dentistry. publications.mcgill.ca: Jeunes Explorateurs d’un jour provides an opportunity for Quebec secondary school students to experience a one-day internship in an area of particular interest to them. This year the Faculty welcomed five high school students. Read more

International dentistry news

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry announces new president. aacd.com: American Dwight G. Rickert, CDT, FAACD of Indianapolis, Indiana, was inaugurated as President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) during the AACD’s annual scientific session. Read more

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2017 – ‘Fight antibiotic resistance – it’s in your hands’. who.int: WHO urges you to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes. Read more

Professionals and patients share oral cancer detection responsibilities. dentistrytoday.com: As of the late 1990s, the annual incidence rate for oral and oropharyngeal cancer had held steady for many decades at about 30,000 Americans. Today, the number is almost 50,000. Read more

Medical journal promotes ER referral programs. ada.org: An article in the April Journal of Emergency Medicine looks at how to lower the number of hospital emergency room visits for dental pain and offers providers tips on how to start ER referral programs, which move patients from a hospital ER to a dental office. Read more

Public health groups recognize water fluoridation champions. ada.org: Recognizing the important health benefits of community water fluoridation, the ADA, the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention honored leaders, states and community water suppliers at the National Oral Health Conference. Read more

ADA, others ask Congress to oppose proposed NIH cuts. ada.org: The Friends of National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Association is asking Congress to oppose the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which recommends a 20% cut to the National Institutes of Health overall budget. Read more

Changes in prices, sales, consumer spending, and beverage consumption one year after a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Berkeley, California, US: A before-and-after study. journals.plos.org: This study examines the association of the first penny per ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages excise tax with beverage prices, sales, store revenue/consumer spending, and usual beverage intake. Read more

The Food and Drug Administration is restricting the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in children; recommends against use in breastfeeding women. fda.gov: Single-ingredient codeine and all tramadol-containing products are FDA-approved only for use in adults. FDA also recommends against the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in breastfeeding. Read more

Detecting oral cancer. Mouthhealthy.org: How a routine visit to the dentist saved Joana Breckner’s life. Read more

Teens take dental care into their own hands, with questionable results. medicalxpress.com: Inspired by social media, some people are turning to rubber bands, fishing line and paper clips to perfect their own pearly whites – a practice that orthodontists warn could lead to gum irritation, misalignment and tooth loss. Read more

LSU Health New Orleans’ School of Dentistry awarded $2.5 M grant to develop better dental filling materials. lsuhsc.edu: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health has awarded LSUHealthNO a grant to develop stronger, longer-lasting dental filling materials with antibacterial properties to inhibit recurrent cavities and extend the life of the restoration. Read more

March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S. reuters.com: Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a “celebration of science” to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Read more

ADA puts genetic testing and oral health in context for dentists. ada.org: What role does genetics play when it comes oral health? The ADA released an evidence-based summary of information related to this question for dental professionals. Read more

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research seeks input for future workshops and research initiatives. ada.org: NIDCR is inviting public comment on how to best integrate the study of oral health with overall health. The agency is seeking input on the five goals it has set for 2030. Read more

ADA 2017: Women in Dentistry Leadership Series. newdentistblog.ada.org: Three motivational speakers will pilot a new leadership series designed for female dental professionals at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting. Read more

Local dentists back fluoridation around the U.S. ada.org: Community water fluoridation was on the minds of city councils and voters this spring, with some choosing to back the public health measure and others disregarding it. View summaries of some of the votes. Read more

Opioid use soars among middle aged and elderly. wsj.com: Studies find that uninformed doctors prescribe too many painkillers for their patients. Read more

Oregon Children’s Museum adds dental exhibit. mailtribune.com: KidTime Discovery Experience added its own dentist’s office. Read more

A dry side effect. nytimes.com: What is it about so many medications that causes dryness, especially in the mouth? Read more

Never get another filling? Drug helps regrow teeth. wsbtv.com: A team of researchers at King’s College in London think they’ve found a way to fill cavities, by stimulating a process that already takes place naturally when a tooth is damaged. Watch short video and read more

Clinical & scientific news

Mouse teeth providing new insights into tissue regeneration. ucsf.edu: Researchers hope to one day use stem cells to heal burns, patch damaged heart tissue, even grow kidneys and other transplantable organs from scratch. Read more

Ceramic CAD/CAM materials: An overview of clinical uses and considerations. ada.org: All-ceramic CAD/CAM materials differ in composition, material properties, processing methods and clinical indications, all of which work together when determining a material’s best use. For this reason, it is imperative that dentists understand the different classes of ceramic CAD/CAM materials available to them. Read more

Fissure seal or fluoride varnish? A randomized trial of relative effectiveness. journals.sagepub.com: The objective of the study was to compare the clinical effectiveness of FS and FV in preventing dental caries in first permanent molars (FPMs) in 6- to 7-y-olds. Read more

May JADA looks at oral malignant melanoma prognostic factors. ada.org: Early and detailed examinations for oral malignant melanoma are critical for improving the survival rate, according to research published in the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more

Diet drinks and possible association with stroke and dementia; current science suggests need for more research. newsroom.heart.org: Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily was associated with almost three times the risk of developing stroke or dementia compared to those who drank artificially-sweetened beverages less than once a week, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Read more

Phobia of dentists leads to more decay and tooth loss, new study finds. kcl.ac.uk: The results showed that people with dental phobia are more likely to have one or more decayed teeth, as well as missing teeth. Read more

Lithium disilicate single crowns demonstrate favorable clinical outcomes in 1 through 5 years compared with lithium disilicate fixed prostheses. jada.ada.org: A medium-quality systematic review with limited evidence indicated LD single crowns have excellent 1 through 5-year survival rates compared with LD fixed dental prostheses (FDP). Read more

A recent study attempted to identify prevalence of and factors associated with chronic opioid use following surgery to treat oral cavity carcinoma. ada.org: The study attempted to assess the prevalence of chronic opioid use in this population; to evaluate possible associated clinical factors with development of chronic opioid use; and to characterize any association between opioid use and survival. Read more

Gum disease, mortality linked in cirrhosis – Severity of periodontitis increases risk. medpagetoday.com: The analysis showed more severe gum disease was associated with an increased risk of death from any case, according to Lea Ladegaard Grønkjaer, of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. Read more

The Latex Allergy Threat: Can We Keep Clinicians and Patients Safer? And is there any such thing as ‘latex-free’? medscape.com: The American Latex Allergy Association estimates that although a mere 1% of the general population is allergic to latex, some 8%-17% of healthcare workers have this allergy. Read more

Are baby, wisdom teeth the next wave in stem cell treatment? cnn.com: The practice of cryopreserving children’s baby or wisdom teeth is one that’s been around for a decade. Tooth banking is not currently popular, but the trend is gaining acceptance mainly in the developed countries, researchers have found. Read more

Madison microbiome research aims to help health, environment. tribtoday.com: University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are studying how microbiomes impact a variety of interests, ranging from dental decay and diabetes, to climate and agriculture. Read more

Probiotics a boost to oral health? pressreader.com: More research needed in order to establish a definitive connection. Read more

JoVE’s first-ever “Film Your Research” video contest – Deadline to submit is June 15, 2017. jove.submittable.com: This contest is an effort to get scientists connected with the concept of “visual science. Read more

Patient information

Why flavored waters are bad for your teeth. washingtonpost.com: Read more

After wisdom tooth removal, watch out for ‘dry socket’. medlineplus.gov: Allowing the wound to heal undisturbed can help prevent dry socket. Read more

Keeping your teeth and mouth safe. jada.ada.org: When you think about mouthguards, do not just think about football or hockey. A mouthguard can protect your teeth and mouth from injury in just about any sport or exercise. Read more

It’s important to remember mouth guards when buying sporting goods. kentucky.com: One piece of safety equipment that is often ignored when purchasing sporting goods is the mouth guard. Each year, more than five million teeth come out of the socket due to trauma. Read more

3 things all athletes should do for their teeth. mouthhealthy.org: No matter what sport or skill level, athletes need to take care of their teeth both on and off the field. Read more

Hormones and dental health: what every woman needs to know. mouthhealthy.org: Hormone surges may make women more vulnerable to gum disease. Find out why. Read more

Nutrition: What you eat affects your teeth. mouthhealthy.org: Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health. Read more

Dry mouth. mouthhealthy.org: Dry mouth—also called xerostomia—results from an inadequate flow of saliva. It is not a disease, but a symptom of a medical disorder or a side effect of certain medications. Read more

Top 7 risk factors for oral cancer. mouthhealthy.org: It’s estimated that approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2017. Read more

Oral cancer examination. news.usc.edu. Dr. Philip Sacks shares the purpose and techniques of an oral cancer exam which could be the most important 5 minutes that could save a patient’s life. Read more and watch short video

What sexually transmitted diseases look like in your mouth. mouthhealthy.org: Nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases affect people in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Your health & medical news

New weapon in fight against antibiotic resistance discovered. umanitoba.ca: Scientists at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and the University of Manitoba have developed a drug that combats 2 of the top 10 “priority pathogens” recently defined by the World Health Organization as antibiotic-resistant bacteria requiring new interventions. Read more

National Mental Health Week shines a spotlight on mental health issues faced by Canadians. ccpa-accp.ca: National Mental Health Week provides an opportunity to talk more openly about some of the mental health issues, including addiction, impacting and influencing our communities and the people within them who need help. Read more

Three CEOs share their visions for the future of telemedicine. mobihealthnews.com: While the word “telemedicine” was once considered a catch-all term for any type of healthcare service administered remotely, it’s become evident over the last decade that the word can be applied to the myriad virtual care services, tools and companies out there today. Read more

Walk your way to better brain health. webmd.com: A small study found the impact of a foot while walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that increases blood supply to the brain. Read more

Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds. bbc.com: Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis, a review of 39 studies found. Read more

How Europe’s heroin capital solved its overdose crisis. cbc.ca: What Canada can learn from Portugal about opioid addiction, rehab and recovery. Read more

‘An epidemic within an epidemic’-Why opioid use in Canada keeps rising. thestar.com: Canadians remain the second highest per-capita consumers of opioids in the world, after Americans. Read more

Expanding role of community pharmacists could save Canada’s health care system up to $25.7 billion. pharmacists.ca: New report helps bridge evidence gap to demonstrate the value pharmacists can bring to our health care system. Read more

Drugs involved in more fatal crashes than alcohol. webmd.com: Study suggests deaths due to drugged driving are rising as states legalize pot and drug abuse grows. 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


May 4-6 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, ASM150, in Toronto, Ontario. Register today!

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

September 22-23 – Canadian Academy of Public Health Dentistry Annual Conference, in Toronto, Ontario. 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

Global cone beam computerized tomography dental Imaging market is expected to grow. prnewswire.com: Market Research Future published a cooked research report on Global CBCT Dental Imaging Market. The Global CBCT Dental Imaging Market is expected to grow with CAGR of 9.8% during the period 2016 to 2023. Read more

Kulzer names Jeremy Thomas president in North American offices. oralhealthgroup.com: Mr. Thomas has been named President, USA & Canada and Head of the Americas Region. Read more

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