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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/05/10

Top 5 Must Read

  1. 2016 census: Canada’s seniors outnumber its children for first time in history
  2. NSDA: Your Dentists Your Communities
  3. ODA celebrates 150 years!
  4. Vast majority of oral surgery patients would choose non-opioid medication, if given the option
  5. Oral and oropharyngeal cancer – Key points

Canadian dentistry news

2016 census: Canada’s seniors outnumber its children for first time in history. theglobeandmail.com: The accelerating pace of aging in the population carries profound implications for everything from government budgets to pensions, health care, the labour market, consumer trends and social services. Read more

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry strategic focus on research rewarded in latest round of grant results. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Nine Dentistry faculty members have been awarded more than $3.6 million in major research grants. Read more

Unveiling the future of dental care: Dal previews renewed clinic. dal.ca: The first half of the renovated dental clinic was unveiled to a group of donors and members of the Dalhousie community recently. Read more

NSDA: Your Dentists. Your Communities. yourdentist.ca: How NSDA members are making a difference in communities throughout Nova Scotia. Read more

ODA Celebrates 150 years! youtube.com: Here to 150 years of the Ontario Dental Association and 150 years of healthier, happier smiles! Watch video

Pour ou contre le cellulaire et l’ordinateur en classe? nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Deux visions opposées de la place que devrait occuper la technologie en classe ont été présentées au 3e Colloque sur le soutien à la réussite de l’Université de Montréal. Lire plus

International dentistry news

2017–2018 ADA Research Agenda – research of importance to the practicing dentist. ada.org: The ADA Research Agenda is shared with external organizations, dental schools and funding agencies to promote further study and financial support for these priorities. Read more

In Chile, dogs help kids with autism on their dentist visits. abcnews.go.com: A visit to the dentist can be daunting for any child, but it’s especially so for many with autism. Read more

Back to the future (supply of dentists). jada.ada.org: In JADA’s May Issue, Marko Vujicic, chief economist and the vice president, Health Policy Institute, ADA, examines how well economists have predicted the supply of dentists since 1970, finding there has been a “consistent underestimation.” Read more

Tackling tooth decay in American Indian and Alaska Native children. ada.org: Silver ion products highlighted as approach to manage dental caries at 2016 symposium. Read more

New research shows vast majority of oral surgery patients would choose non-opioid medication to treat postsurgical pain if given the option. investor.pacira.com: Patients and their parents willing to pay more for an opioid alternative following wisdom tooth extraction to avoid side effects and risk of addiction. Read more

FDI attends WHO meeting on health workforce education and control of antimicrobial resistance. fdiworlddental.org: FDI was represented by Dr Susie Sanderson from the BDA. Dr. Sanderson was the sole dental representative among some 30 experts from diverse backgrounds, all active in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) leadership and research across the world. Read more

ADA, renowned cancer center team up for cancer prevention. ada.org: Effort aims to increase human papillomavirus vaccination and tobacco cessation. Their goal is to help improve patient outcomes through programs aimed at dental and medical professionals and the public. Read more

May 7-13 is Root Canal Awareness Week. aae.org: A new video helps patients understand how the advanced training, specialized techniques and superior technologies used by endodontists help save teeth. Watch short video and read more

Homelessness compounds poor oral health. dentistrytoday.com: Homeless people face significant challenges when it comes to their oral health, according to Groundswell, a registered charity that serves this vulnerable population in England. Read more

Clinical and scientific news

Young adult smokers: the hidden demographic. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: College students and other 18-to-25’s aren’t getting the attention they need to avoid taking up smoking. Read more

Oral and oropharyngeal cancer – Key points. ada.org: Prepared by the Center for Scientific Information, ADA Science Institute. Read more

Global trends in the affordability of sugar-sweetened beverages, 1990–2016. cdc.gov: Without deliberate policy action to raise prices, sugar-sweetened beverages are likely to become more affordable and more widely consumed around the world. Read more

Income inequality in the United States and its potential effect on oral health. jada.ada.org: Income inequality has the potential to affect both functional and social dimensions of oral health, possibly through a psychosocial pathway. Read more

DentaQuest Institute White Paper focuses on interprofessional collaboration to address rural oral health disparities. prnewswire.com: Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care) resource outlines opportunities to improve patient and community health. Read more

Mind your business

Engaging millennial patients: How dental practices can market to the new generation. dentistryiq.com: Think digitally. Read more

Patient information

Natural whitening methods: Facts and fiction. mouthhealthy.org: DIY whitening can do more harm than good to your teeth. Here’s how. Read more

Dental anxiety has consequences beyond tooth decay. medlineplus.com: Avoiding the dentist can lead to a poorer quality of life. Read more

10 things you didn’t know about your toothbrush. mouthhealthy.org: Toothbrush facts. Read more

Baby on board? mouthhealthy.org: From pregnancy-related symptoms to old wives’ tales, the 9 things you need to know about what to expect when you’re expecting. Read more

Never a bad time to sport a mouth guard. nwitimes.com: Opinion piece by John Doherty, licensed athletic trainer and physical therapist. Read more

The word of mouth on oral cancer. realhealthmag.com: Despite the growing rate of oral cancer in the U.S., awareness of the disease and its risk factors remains low. Read more

Latest technology helping patients get screened for oral cancer. wmbfnews.com: The device, called a VELscope, is looking for a florescence in the mouth and it uses a special light to detect anything that could be disrupting the blood flow. Read more

Your health and medical news

New Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. cadth.ca: New guideline key to helping address the opioid crisis. Read more

New Canadian guidance on opioid use for chronic pain: necessary but not sufficient. cmaj.ca: Commentary on recently released Guidelines. Read more

Certain jobs, screen time may increase risk of head and neck issues. petoskeynews.com: Chiropractor notices alarming trend among young and old patients who are suffering from forward head posture or anterior head carriage. Read more

Bystander CPR, defibrillation cuts long-term odds of brain damage, death. reuters.com: A Danish study has concluded that when a bystander gives CPR or applies an automatic defibrillator to someone who has collapsed from cardiac arrest, the benefits persist for at least a year. Read more

Discovery of a Zika antibody offers hope for a vaccine. eurekalert.org: A research study has identified a potent new weapon against the Zika virus in the blood of people who have been infected by it. This discovery could lead to new ways of fighting the disease, including a vaccine. Read more

A slingshot to shoot drugs onto the site of an infection. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Chemists from Italy and Canada specializing in nanotechnology create a molecular slingshot that could shoot drugs at precise locations in the human body once triggered by specific disease markers. Read more

Handheld screen time linked with speech delays in young children. aappublications.org: Results support a recent policy recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics to discourage any type of screen media in children younger than 18 months. 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 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

Henry Schein And Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity brief Capitol Hill lawmakers on oral health needs of Holocaust survivors living in poverty. phx.corporate-ir.net: Panel discussion educates Washington, DC, legislative staff on the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program. Read more

More than 1 million restorations produced via Sirona Connect Portal in 2016 – a record year for digital impressions. dentsplysirona.com: For the first time ever, last year more than 1 million dental restorations were ordered via the Sirona Connect Portal. This means that the number of restoration orders submitted via this channel has more than doubled compared to 2015. Read more

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