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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/06/01

Top 5 Must Read

  1. Asile El-Darahali works with @feednovascotia during Ramadan to help feed Nova Scotians in need
  2. Dental students gaining international attention for oral cancer screening video
  3. Heart in mouth – Evidence summary: the relationship between oral and cardiovascular disease
  4. What to tell dental patients who refuse to brush
  5. Can there really be work/life balance in the dental world?

Canadian dentistry news

Dr. Marie Dagenais is the new Executive Director and Registrar of the NDEB. publications.mcgill.ca: Read more

Sarnia city council to receive a report on fluoride in water. theobserver.ca: Council chambers at Sarnia city hall was bustling with talk about water fluoridation, where a packed house listened as two doctors presented the pros and cons. Read more

Stay well. cdspi.com: Read the newest edition of CDSPI’s newsletter, the EDGE, to learn about many of the physical and mental health concerns that dentists face and ways to deal with them. Read more

Dr. Asile El-Darahali works with @feednovascotia during Ramadan every year to help feed Nova Scotians in need. yourdentists.ca: Making a difference in communities throughout Nova Scotia. Read more

Smiles made in Jamaica. publications.mcgill.ca: Third-year undergraduate dental students return from an incredible dental experience in Jamaica hosted by Great Shape! Inc. Read more

International dentistry news

Idioms we need to stop using in dentistry [giveaway!]. asdablog.com: Dentistry probably lends itself to more puns than any other profession. By scaling back on the puns, you will make it easier for your patients to open up to you, literally. Read more

Dental students gaining international attention for oral cancer screening video. wrdw.com: What started as a randomly assigned group project is now helping save lives across the world. Read more

To floss or not to floss. scnow.com: Why do most people hate to floss, and is it all that necessary? News article contributed by Dr. David Moss. Read more

Survey Finds Fewer Americans missing work due to oral health issues. prnewswire.com: Delta Dental Survey sees 7% decline in out-of-office days. Read more

Manual toothbrushes and the crooked British smile are dying out. telegraph.co.uk: British consumers’ continuing pursuit for an American-style perfect white smile means toothpaste and toothbrush makers are now the UK’s fastest growing health and beauty companies. Read more

The devastating effects of dental inequality in America. newrepublic.com: The state of our teeth reveals—and reinforces—economic disadvantage in society. Read more

Income inequality in the United States and its potential effect on oral health. jada.ada.org Researchers used an online survey to gather data about U.S. adults’ perceptions of their overall health and how their health affected their quality of life. Read more

ADA and dental organizations to consolidate annual meetings. ada.org: To maximize the impact of the meeting experience, six dental professional organizations, including the ADA, are collaborating to combine three dental conferences in 2019 and two in 2020. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Cochrane’s New Knowledge Translation Strategy. community.cochrane.org: Strategy to 2020 aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Read more

Frequent marijuana use doubles periodontal disease risk; cannabis linked to gum problems, tooth loss. medicaldaily.com: A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that recreational pot use increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. Read more

Tooth truth: Human teeth tell the story of humanity through our fragile relationship with the sun. sciencedaily.com: The story of humanity’s vital — and fragile — relationship with the sun has been locked inside our teeth for hundreds of thousands of years. A new method is starting to tease out answers to major questions of evolution and migration, using clues hidden just under the enamel. Read more

AAP says juice a no-no for babies. ada.org: Citing its relationship with dental decay, among other health-related concerns, the American Academy of Pediatrics in May released a policy statement recommending no fruit juice for children under 1 year. Read more

Pufferfish and humans share the same genes for teeth. sciencedaily.com: This research could be used to help address tooth loss in humans. Read more

Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body. sciencedadily.com: The study provides a new way of looking at complicated microbial data to tease out the evolution of bacteria associated with our bodies. Read more

Oral health a challenge for drug users—and for dentists. uq.edu.au: Chemically eroded teeth from cocaine application to gums is one of the conditions seen among problematic drug users, according to a recent University of Queensland School of Dentistry report. Read more

Heart in mouth. nature.com/bdj: Evidence summary: the relationship between oral and cardiovascular disease. Read more

BDJ study – Inequalities compounded in children who require GA tooth extractions. bda.org: Children who need a general anesthetic to have decayed teeth removed miss at least five days off school, and they can take a week to recover from the surgery, warns a study published in the British Dental Journal. Read more

Hormones and periodontal disease in menopausal women. multibriefs.com: According to the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, estrogen deficiency may be to blame for the development of periodontal disease in menopausal or post-menopausal women. Read more

Mandatory trial registration in oral health research. Long overdue? jada.ada.org: This commentary, discusses updates in the regulatory requirements for trial registration and the importance of minimizing publication bias. Read more

What to tell dental patients who refuse to brush. dentistryiq.com: Dentistry IQ’s experts on Team Troubleshooter tackle the issue and provide answers. Read more

This will hurt: A history of dentistry – in pictures. theguardian.com: From gnashers made of hippo ivory to cutting pliers and herbal anaesthetics, Richard Barnett’s The Smile Stealers offers a fascinating – and frequently shocking – history of dentistry. Read more

June Journal of the California Dental Association spotlights sports dentistry. cda.org: Ready to download. Read more

Patient information

Should I go to the dentist when I’m sick? 123dentist.com: A guide on whether you should go to the dentist when you’re sick. Read more

What is leukoplakia? medicalnewstoday.com: Symptoms, causes, and prevention. Read more

Metallic taste in your mouth? This might be why. health.com: There are a few common explanations for a metallic taste in your mouth, infection, allergies, pregnancy, but in rare cases it may be more serious. Read more

Mouth guard use increasing to prevent mouth related sports injuries. fox43.com: Ones made by a dentist give you the best protection, give you the best comfort and best ability to be able to communicate. Read more

Pediatricians say no fruit juice in child’s first year. nytimes.com: The nation’s top pediatricians are advising parents to stop giving fruit juice to children in the first year of life, saying the drink is not as healthful as many parents think. Read more

Avoiding the dentist can lead to a poorer quality of life. huffingtonpost.ca: Not going can hurt more than just your teeth and gums. Read more

Your health & medical news

Can there really be work/life balance in the dental world? dentistryiq.com: According to Lisa Newburger, no, but there are steps dental professionals can take to achieve some balance. Read more

Scientists tweak vancomycin to boost power against ‘superbugs’. drugs.com: Health experts have long warned about the looming health threat posed by “superbug” bacteria that can mutate to resist antibiotics. Read more

10 health stories that mattered this week. cmajnews.com: Read more

Travel health notices update as of May 29, 2017. travel.gc.ca: Read more

Sleep apnea may increase atrial fibrillation risk. eurekalert.org: Obstructive sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, according to new Canadian research. Read more

Anti-delirium strategy reduces after-surgery confusion in elderly. reuters.com: A daily 30-minute regimen designed to help elderly surgery patients stay oriented can cut the rate of post-operative delirium in half and help them return home sooner. Read more

Top beach hazards: How to stay safe on the sand. webmd.com: Planning beach retreats this summer? While sharks may scare you, they’re probably not the most likely danger you’ll encounter. 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


June 22-24 –FDA (Florida Dental Association) Convention, in Orlando, FL. Read more

June 22-24 –Academy for Sports Dentistry 35th Annual Symposium, in San Francisco, CA. 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 24-26 – CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco, CA. 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 14-16 – Dentsply Sirona World, in Las Vegas, NV. 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 21-22 – ODA New Dentist Symposium, in Toronto, Ontario. 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, FL. 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

Gatineau trio get big break on Quebec’s Dragons’ Den with bamboo toothbrush pitch. ottawacitizen.com: OLA Bamboo’s goal is to really reduce to amount of plastic being used. Read more

Sun Life Financial (U.S.) to acquire the Premier Dental Group, Inc. Dental Network. prnewswire.com: Acquisition supports continued growth of dental business at Sun Life. Read more

Global dental lasers market to grow. businesswire.com: Technavio analysts forecast the global dental lasers market to reach USD 352.2 million by 2021. Read more

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