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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/05/25

Top 5 Must Read

  1. New CADTH recommendations help make sense of sleep apnea treatment options
  2. Biting research – Teeth provide clues into vitamin D’s roots
  3. U of T inventor-entrepreneur honoured with Governor General’s Innovation Award

Canadian dentistry news

U of T inventor-entrepreneur honoured with Governor General’s Innovation Award. ibbme.utoronto.ca: Professor Paul Santerre honoured with the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award. Read more

New CADTH recommendations help make sense of sleep apnea treatment options. cadth.ca: On May 26, 2017 CADTH will host a special event to share evidence and discuss the OSA recommendations. The session will also be livestreamed online. Read more

Dr. Benjamin Davis appointed acting dean. dal.ca: Dr. Davis will serve as acting Dean of dentistry at Dalhousie University effective July 1, 2017. Read more

Boys deserve access to HPV vaccine. pressreader.com/canada/the-hamilton-spectator: Unfortunately for the children in the North, the governments of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon have not yet made this disease preventing and lifesaving decision. Read more

‘Count Your Cubes’: Canadians challenged to limit sugary drinks. ctvnews.ca: The Heart and Stroke Foundation is challenging Canadians to consume fewer sugary drinks in its latest bid to raise awareness about sugar’s impact on our health. Read more

Participate in Alumni UBC 100, a year-long celebration of UBC’s global alumni community. Building a community with an ambitious goal: making 100,000 connections by May 2018. Read more

Pierre Fauchard Academy Canada Report May 2017. fauchard.org: Details on PFA Canadian awards and induction ceremony. Read more

AboutFace welcomes new executive director. oralhealthgroup.com: AboutFace welcomes Danielle Griffin to the role of Executive Director of AboutFace, effective June 12th, 2017. Read more

Dr. Greenwald selected for the W.W. Wood Award for Excellence in Dental Education. publications.mcgill.ca: The award is given annually to a deserving teacher selected by fourth-year dental students. Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief for May 24, 2017. cdaa.ca: Read more

Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. esdc-consultations.canada.ca: The Government of Canada is reaching out to find ways to work together to reduce poverty in Canada and develop a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. Join the conversation! Read more

Food insecurity in Nunavut ‘should be considered a national crisis,’ expert says. cbc.ca: The Conference Board of Canada released its 2016 food report card on provincial performance. Read more

International dentistry news

New President of Irish Dental Association says it’s time to end decades of neglect. dentist.ie: Dr Robin Foyle has called on the Minister for Health to end decades of neglect of oral health which he says has been overseen by successive Governments. Read more

Update on the British Dental Conference and Exhibition. bda.org: The British Dental Association has informed delegates that the British Dental Conference and Exhibition will be going ahead as planned following the tragic events which took place in Manchester this week. Read more

Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide. theguardian.com: Bloomberg’s offer is $5m in assistance from Bloomberg Philanthropies, plus technical support for cities that choose to focus on one of 10 healthy lifestyle issues, including curbing sugary drink consumption and bans on smoking. Read more

Coca-Cola has been quietly cutting the sugar in Sprite, Fanta and Dr Pepper by up to 30 percent and replacing it with sweeteners. dailymail.co.uk: Company executives say this has not affected sales. Read more

Higher awareness of dental injuries addressed in FDI 2017 Madrid. fdiworlddental.org: Prof. Marie Therese Flores Barrett will be giving two lectures at FDI, one on ‘Special care for children with dental injuries’, the other on ‘Root fractures in the permanent dentition: diagnosis, treatment and long term follow-up’. Read more

FDI Dental Congress – Register by May 31 and save. world-dental-congress.org: Read more

How Technology is Changing the Future of Dentistry – TEDx Talks by Dr. Miguel Stanley. youtube.com: What are the ways in which technology is reshaping the way we see dentistry and education, and how might this change the world? Watch video

Taxing sugary drinks could aid fight against childhood obesity. irishexaminer.com: Taxing such drinks, in combination with other public health measures, could help contribute to the fight against the child obesity epidemic. Read more

Tehran declares oral health a right at 1st FDI Middle Eastern Regional Congress. fdiworlddental.org: The overarching theme leading the congress called for a ‘Declaration of oral health rights’ which describes efforts in education, prevention and treatment by the Iranian dental community. Read more

Praise for new regulations but health experts urge caution over long-term use of e-cigarettes. dentalhealth.org: Health campaigners in the United Kingdom 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 effect. Read more

New hepatitis C Infections nearly tripled over five years. cdc.gov: Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Fruit juice in infants, children, and adolescents: current recommendations. pediatrics.aappublications.org: American Academy of Pediatrics – Policy Statement. Read more

New liquid treatment stops tooth decay painlessly. theglobeandmail.com: Silver diamine fluoride was recently approved in Canada to be used by dental professionals “to prevent, fight and protect against cavities or caries.” Read more

Biting research-Teeth provide clues into vitamin D’s roots. pressreader.com/canada/the-hamilton-spectator: A group of McMaster University researching, working with colleagues in Quebec and France, have developed a new way to determine vitamin D deficiencies from the dentine of ancient chompers. Read more

HPV vaccination may reduce oral HPV infections – but still under-utilized. asco.org: The study of young adults in the United States showed that the prevalence of high-risk HPV infection was 88% lower among those who reported getting at least one vaccine dose than among those who were not vaccinated. Read more

Diagnostic biomarkers in saliva show promise in recognizing early Alzheimer’s disease. beaumont.org: Non-invasive test uses small molecules in saliva to help identify those at risk. Read more

Engineering, dentistry collaboration leads to new biomaterials. news.uic.edu: A collaboration between researchers in the College of Engineering and College of Dentistry has led to a breakthrough technique to improve the properties of one of the oldest structural biomaterials, collagen. Read more

Vaccine-preventable diseases in the dental arena. contagionlive.com: Because several vaccine-preventable diseases are frequently transmitted in the dental care setting, a significant need exists to improve immunization by and among oral healthcare practitioners, to prevent spread of disease within communities. Read more

Mind your business

Branding basics Q&A. ada.org: Before marketing your practice, it is important to create a brand personality that will resonate with patients. Read more

Healthcare urged to prepare for ransomware attacks doubling in 2017. healthcareitnews.com: Deploy detection tool, use threat intelligence services and train your employees now to stay ahead, Beazley report says. Read more

Well-stocked emergency medical kits can help mitigate risk. cda.org: From the California Dental Association: well-trained staff and clear emergency protocols are essential, as are regularly performed drills to ensure expediency should an emergency occur. Read more

Patient information

How the traditional nylon toothbrush may be causing your gums to disappear. huffingtonpost.com: Because of the scare tactics, including graphic images of bad teeth, many have been pushed into over-brushing. Read more

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

How oral health affects the rest of you. mensjournal.com: Read more

Periodontal disease a risk for total body health. tallahassee.com: Mark Mahoney, PhD, a registered dietitian nutritionist, discusses the association between oral health and overall health. Read more

Dental anxiety: 3 ways to stop fearing the dentist. mouthhealthy.org: Read more

Effective solutions to combat dental anxiety. dentistry.co.uk: Here are five effective ways in which any concerns can be eliminated. Read more

Your health & medical news

Canadians believe ‘connected care technology’ is Important to the future of healthcare, Philips Future Health Index reveals. newswire.com: The Future Health Index results highlight the gap between Canadians’ interest in using connected care and perceptions of how it is implemented in Canada. Read more

Sugar and cancer – what you need to know. medicalxpress.com: How does the sugar we consume through food and drink affect our health, and what can be done about this? Taking a long hard look at sugar. Read more

45 things heart doctors do to protect their own hearts – including taking care of their oral health. rd.com: Help prevent heart problems for life. Read more

Almost 40 per cent of Canadians eat lunch at their desks, new research shows. cbc.ca: Ready-made and restaurant meals becoming more popular. Read more

Consumer Reports (U.S.) ranks top sunscreens for 2017. webmd.com: About a third of sunscreens tested by experts at Consumer Reports provide less than half the SPF protection claimed on the label, according to the magazine’s annual sunscreen report. Read more

Can Fidget Spinners help you focus? blogs.webmd.com: While fidget spinners specifically haven’t been studied, there have been some small-scale studies that show people with ADHD do better on tasks if given some sort of outlet to get out their energy, to distract their hands. Read more

Could chocolate guard against an irregular heartbeat? webmd.com: 13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat. 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


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 10-12 – Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit, in Orlando, Florida. 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

Colgate announces publication of new oral health care textbook. Oralhealthgroup.com: With a focus on prevention in oral health education and professional practices, the book offers practical information regarding prevention of the most common oral health indications, with a special emphasis on age-related considerations. Read more

Vigilant Biosciences announces commencement of FDA studies for OncAlert® cancer test. prnewswire.com: Company begins drive toward FDA clearance of first and only test to detect a tumor-initiating stem cell-associated biomarker for oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Read more

Made to move in half the time. dentistry.co.uk: Advances in the Invisalign system (UK) now enable dental practitioners to offer their patients one-week aligner wear instead of previously recommended two-week changes, allowing shorter treatment time. Read more

Newly accepted ADA Seal product helps eliminate bad breath. ada.org: Two ClōSYS Alcohol-Free Oral Health Rinses are the first mouth rinses to be awarded the ADA Seal of Acceptance for the management of oral malodor. Read more

Henry Schein partners with professional baseball athletic trainers’ society and major league baseball players to help local kids live healthy lives. phx.corporate-ir.net: Company provides children with packs filled with hygiene products at each PLAY Campaign Event. Read more

New screening for oral cancer could make for quicker detection. asdablog.com: OncAlert, Vigilant Bioscience’s new cancer-detecting saliva test, is going through FDA approval in the United States and is currently in use in Europe, the Caribbean, New Zealand and South Africa. Read more

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