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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/05/17


Top 3 Must Read

  1. CADTH Special Event –Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Recommendations and Real-World Application
  2. ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting registration now open
  3. Patterns of analgesic use to relieve tooth pain among residents in British Columbia

Canadian dentistry news

CADTH Special EventMay 26 from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT: Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Recommendations and Real-World Application. cadth.ca: Join CADTH, in person or online, as they review what the evidence and recommendations say about Interventions for obstructive sleep apnea. Read more and register

Doctors on front line of opioid crisis. cbc.ca: After more than a decade of opioid addiction, Brian Paolino, is now clean and speaking out about how he was able to easily trick doctors into giving him prescriptions for narcotics. Read more

Coalition wants funds for dental care for low-income adults, seniors. insidebelleville.com: Members of the Northumberland Oral Health Coalition are hopeful a local petition on its way to Queen’s Park will help adults and seniors from falling through the cracks when it comes to dental care. Read more

Syrian newcomers all smiles at free dental clinic. montreal.ctvnews.ca: A group of dentists and dental hygienists from Montreal help address the needs of more than 150 Syrian refugees at free dental clinic, in partnership with the Red Cross. Read more

Opinion: It’s time for Montreal to fluoridate its drinking water. montrealgazette.com: Fluoridated drinking water is safe and beneficial in several ways, Jason Chung and Kelvin Ian Afrashtehfar write. Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief May 17, 2017. cdaa.ca: Read more

Les étudiants du D.M.D. à l’Université Laval en mode international et communautaire cet été! fmd.ulaval.ca: Ces expériences humaines et professionnelles laissent de profondes traces dans le cheminement des futurs dentistes. Lire plus

International dentistry news

ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting registration now open. ada.org: ADA 2017 will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Oct. 19-23. Register before Sept. 22 to take advantage of advanced registration pricing. Read more

Federal Trade Commission unveils website to help small businesses fend off cyberattacks. ada.org: The website provides articles, videos and other information on cyberattacks, which have the potential to be devastating to small businesses. Read more

How The Dark Overlord is costing US clinics big time with ransom demands. thespec.com: A hacker group is stealing massive numbers of patient records from U.S. medical and dental clinics and hawking them on the black market or spilling them onto the internet. Read more

NHS ransomware attack spreads worldwide. cmajnews.com: Cyber attack on UK hospitals causes delayed surgeries and cancelled appointments. Read more

From dental school to practicing dentist, ADA creates new graduate resource. ada.org: ADA has created a webpage, ADA.org/newgrad, designed to help new dental school graduates transition from being students to practicing dentists. Read more

The shifting paradigm of dentistry: The predominance of women. dentaleconomics.com: The influence women have had on the dental profession and looking ahead to the future. Read more

Resources for antibiotic prescribing in dentistry. contagionlive.com: Lauri A. Hicks, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses new resources dentists can use for prescribing antibiotics prophylactically. Read more

Praise for new regulations but health experts urge caution over long-term use of e-cigarettes. dentalhealth.org: Health campaigners have praised new laws on e-cigarettes, claiming it could signal a significant breakthrough in helping people quit smoking, but share concerns over potentially unknown side effects. Read more

The disturbing trend of DIY braces is sweeping the nation. kens5.com: Using rubber bands, aluminum foil, and paper clips are just some of the ways that people, especially kids, are trying to fix their teeth on their own without a doctor. Read more

The impact of marijuana use on oral health. exclusive.multibriefs.com: Increasingly, dentists and other medical professionals find themselves in the potentially uncomfortable position of asking about a patient’s personal marijuana habits, due to the potential impact it can have on oral health. Read more

Coca-Cola FEMSA CEO: Tax sugar, not soft drinks. bizjournals.com: Coca-Cola FEMSA CEO John Santa Maria spoke in Mexico City against a planned tax in the Philippines on sugary drinks, saying it is likely to increase inflation and hurt manufacturers, sugar farmers and small retailers. Read more

House panel approves health funding from sugar tax. bworlonline.com: Eighty-five percent of the projected P47 billion additional revenue generated by the sugary-drinks tax to be allocated to a health promotion fund. The remaining 15% will be allocated to programs benefiting sugar farmers. Read more

Sugar tax must apply to sweets as well as drinks, say campaigners. theguardian.com: Action on Sugar urges ministers to extend sugar levy to confectionary makers to tackle childhood obesity and diabetes. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Patterns of analgesic use to relieve tooth pain among residents in British Columbia, Canada. journals.plos.org: In this study, the authors identified particular social and economic factors that are associated with using opioid analgesics to potentially alleviate tooth pain among those living in BC. Read more

Dental anxiety, tooth wear among May JADA+ Clinical Scans. ada.org: JADA+ Clinical Scans, launched in April, provides an overview of published articles about oral health and an evidence-based assessment of the research done. Read more

Grape seed extract could extend life of resin fillings. news.uic.edu: In research published in the Journal of Dental Research authors describe how grape seed extract can make composite-resin fillings stronger, allowing them to last longer. Read more

Essential oils: The multiple role of the oils in dental treatment. dentistryiq.com: Read more

EpiPens should work at least a while past expiration dates. reuters.com: A new study suggests it’s worth a shot to use an expired EpiPen, if that’s all you have. Read more (see also study)

Here’s why you should save your kid’s baby teeth. omgfacts.com: Preserving baby teeth may prove useful in the long run, but the process comes with a hefty price tag. Read more

Mind your business

Questions all new associates should ask. asdablog.com: The most relevant questions that you should ask when you start the interview process. Read more

5 steps for managing your reputation online. newdentistblog.ada.org: The first step in online reputation management is finding out what’s been said about your dental practice. Read more

Cell phones during the dental workday: what’s your policy? dentistryiq.com: Do you prohibit cell phone use during the dental workday? It’s time to reconsider that policy. Read more

Patient information

The basics of teeth whitening. youroralhealth.ca: Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask. Read more

5 ways runners are messing up their teeth. runnersworld.com: Dentists know that endurance training can cause some problems inside your mouth. Read more

Is it safe to go to the dentist during pregnancy? mouthhealthy.org: How pregnancy affects dental health. Read more

Pregnant? 9 questions you may have about your dental health. mouthhealthy.org: Read more

During pregnancy, the mouth matters. bangordailynews.com: If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, here are four things the Children’s Dental Health Projects recommends you can do to give your newborn a healthy start. Read more

Caring for and replacing your toothbrush. mouthhealthy.org: 10 things you didn’t know about your toothbrush. Read more

How often you should change your toothbrush. foxnews.com: The American Dental Association says the magic number is every three to four months. Read more

Six tips on how to keep your teeth clean. indeonline.com: Read more

Animation video shows what happens when a dentist takes out your wisdom teeth. businessinsider.com: Watch short video

Wisdom teeth. mouthhealthy.org: Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position. Read more

Nutrition: What you eat affects your teeth. mouthhealthy.org: Helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health. Read more

Your health & medical news

Coming this summer: More ticks and a deadly new tick-borne disease. medlineplus.gov: There’s a new, and potentially fatal, tick-borne illness called Powassan, and this summer looks like it might be one of the worst on record for an increase in the tick population. Read more

Sushi lovers warned about parasites. webmd.com: Infections from anisakidosis, a parasite found in sushi, are on the rise, says a new study in the journal BMJ Case Reports. Read more

Rise of the veggie snack pack: How marketers are selling fresh produce to kids. cbc.ca: Major produce players focus on marketing their crops to young consumers (and their parents). Read more

‘Poor man’s methadone’: Imodium is a potentially fatal high. cbc.ca: A lecturer at the school of pharmacy at the University of Toronto, says Imodium should be placed behind the counters of drugstores to prevent abuse. 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

May26, 2017 – CADTH Special Event: Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Recommendations and Real-World Application, in Ottawa, Ontario. In person and livestreamed online. Registration required. Find out more

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


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 dental implants market size, shares, segmentation, analysis, competition, applications & challenges forecast 2022. marketersmedia.com: Global Dental Implants Market was around US$ 4.3 billion in 2015 and it is expected to reach USD 5.9 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period. Read more

Henry Schein, Inc. CEO Stanley Bergman named Chief Executive magazine’s 2017 CEO of the Year. prnewswire.com: Nominated and selected by peer CEOs, Bergman named 2017 CEO of the Year. Read more

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