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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/07/05


Top 5 Must Read

  1. Authorized Canadian naloxone Nasal Spray (NARCAN) coming to market
  2. Women in dentistry an expanding focus of ADA 2017
  3. Opinion: As a dentist, I hate sugar. But I don’t want kids scared off it with horror packaging
  4. Safety and efficacy of 3 pediatric midazolam moderate sedation regimens
  5. Prolonged breastfeeding linked to dental cavities in children

Canadian dentistry news

Authorized Canadian naloxone Nasal Spray (NARCAN) coming to market. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Health Canada is advising health care professionals and Canadians that the Canadian authorized version of NARCAN will transition onto the market by July 5, 2017. Read more

Montreal dentist worries partial U.S. travel ban will stop cross-border work. cbc.ca: McGill University researcher, Dr. Ashwaq Al-Hashedi, a Yemeni citizen, says going to the U.S. is critical for spreading awareness of her new dental implant-cleaning technology among the industry’s big players, and now she’s not sure she can go. Read more

Private dental care fails millions in Ontario, opinion piece by Jacquie Maund and Dr. Hazel Stewart. healthydebate.ca: Every three minutes, someone visits an Ontario doctor for oral health issues. Read more

Applications are solicited for the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Awards Competition. cadr-acrd.ca: Up to 7 awards will be available for the CADR-NCOHR Student Research Awards Competition. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2017. Read more

Chips are healthier for kids than raisins, dentists say. globalnews.ca: Dried fruit, like raisins, is very sticky and has a better chance of finding its way into the little spaces between the teeth and gums, and is less likely to be naturally washed away by saliva. But it’s not just the dried variety that could spell trouble. Read more

Patients possibly exposed to improperly cleaned tools at Burlington dental clinic. globalnews.ca: The Halton Regional Health Department says 9,000 past and current patients of a Burlington dental clinic should get tested for infectious diseases. Read more

Patients at Guelph, Ont. dental practice urged to get tested for HIV, hep B, hep C. ctvnews.ca: Patients at a Guelph dental practice are being urged to get tested for HIV and other serious infections over concerns some dental instruments at the clinic were not being sterilized properly. Read more

Statement on Infection Prevention and Control. rcdso.org: Recent cases of dental offices being closed by Public Health are alarming partly because they are very rare. In every case, the RCDSO is committed to working with local public health units, Public Health Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care to help protect the public. Read more

Hand fatigue: An investment in gloves, instruments protects the most valuable instrument, the hands. dentistryiq.com: How do hygienists combat the inevitable hand fatigue that comes with working them to the bone? Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief June 28, 2017. cdaa.ca: Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief Jul7 5, 2017. cdaa.ca: Read more

International dentistry news

Many dental offices lack plans for controlling bloodborne exposures, survey finds. safetyandhealthmagazine.com: Twenty-eight percent of private dental practices have not fulfilled OSHA’s requirement for a written, site-specific bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan. Read more

FDI makes global periodontal health a priority over the next three years. fdiworlddental.org: The implementation of the Global Periodontal Health Project was set in motion this year to prioritize periodontal health at a national level through health promotion and disease prevention, and to integrate oral and periodontal health into policies addressing noncommunicable diseases. Read more

Dental Quality Alliance project to address oral health needs of children, pregnant women. ada.org: The Dental Quality Alliance’s latest project is to improve access to and quality of care for pregnant women, children and their families. Read more

Women in dentistry an expanding focus of ADA 2017. ada.org: A number of leading female speakers are scheduled for ADA 2017. In 1978, 15.9% of first-year dental students were women, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute. In 2015, it was 48.8%. Read more

Dentists can help fight against tickborne diseases. ada.org: Tickborne diseases are on the rise and prevention should be on everyone’s minds during the summer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Opinion piece by Ollie Jupes: As a dentist, I hate sugar. But I don’t want kids scared off it with horror packaging. theguardian.com: UK doctors are about to call for graphic health warnings on high-sugar children’s foods – but fear isn’t the best way to educate them about a healthy diet. Read more

UK dentists urged to see children by age one. nature.com: Delegates at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition in May were urged to support the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s campaign to make ‘Dental Check by One’ the norm for all children in the UK. Read more

AAPD continues advocacy for children’s oral health provisions as Senate releases health care reform proposal. aapd.org: The U.S. Senate released its health care reform proposal on June 22, 2017. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has been advocating to Congress since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act to improve provisions in that law to enhance children’s oral health coverage. Read more

American dentist still practicing at 93. dental-tribune.com: Dr. Wilbur K. Manchette is probably one of the most passionate, dedicated and experienced dentists in his field. Even though the 93-year-old could be enjoying retirement, he is not considering ending his career any time soon. Read more

Too old for braces? newsok.com: Childhood is the optimum time to make changes to teeth, but more and more, older adults are opting for orthodontic work to correct crooked teeth and poorly aligned bites. Read more

Australia’s dentists issue warning about dental tourism. ada.org.au: The Australian Dental Association reiterates the dangers of undertaking major dental treatments far from home. Read more

Oral health in care homes. nice.org.uk: This quality standard covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes (with and without nursing provision). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. Read more

Australia’s dentists say targets and bonuses leading to unnecessary procedures on patients. abc.net.au: Dentists working for corporate clinics and health insurers are being incentivised to churn through patients and administer so-called “drill and fill” dentistry, according to industry insiders. Read more

‘Oral health crisis’ as up to 10,000 children await dental treatment. irishexaminer.com: The Irish Dental Association has written to the Taoiseach urging a cross-departmental response “to the oral health crisis” at a time when upwards of 10,000 children are waiting more than a year for orthodontic treatment. Read more

Call for ban of sugary drinks at school. nzherald.co.nz: The New Zealand Dental Association has asked the Education Minister to “make a stand” against the availability of the drinks in schools. Read more

12-year-old oral health conscious lollipop founder profiled. theoaklandpress.com Alina Morse invented Zollipops, a natural, gluten-free and GMO-free lollipop, after a trip to the bank with her dad as an alternative to the sugary sweets currently on the market. Read more

A Mexican town is giving Americans something Donald Trump can’t: affordable dental care. buzzfeed.com: Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric doesn’t worry the 600 dentists in Los Algodones or the US “dental refugees” they treat, many of whom voted for Trump. “We’re helping the United States take care of the people they are not able to.” Read more

Clinical & scientific news

New study links antibiotic resistance to triclosan. infectioncontrtoltoday.com: Scientists have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to triclosan. Researchers made the unexpected finding that bacteria that mutated to become resistant to quinolone antibiotics also became more resistant to triclosan. Read more

Safety and efficacy of 3 pediatric midazolam moderate sedation regimens. anesthesiaprogress.org: The aim of this study was to characterize effectiveness and complications in children receiving oral midazolam alone, nasal midazolam alone, or oral midazolam with other sedatives. Read more

Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth. news.northwestern.edu: Method offers pathway for improving patient outcomes after spinal fusion surgery. Many other procedures could benefit from the nanomaterial, including bone growth for dental implants. Read more

TMD treatment may alleviate Meniere’s Disease. dentistrytoday.com: With the growing research in the overlap of these conditions, it gives people hope in managing their Meniere’s symptoms, if their TMD is addressed. Read more

The erosive potential of sour novelty sweets. nature.com: The authors describe the link between acidic drinks and dental erosion, and discuss the potential risk of developing dental erosion as a result of frequently consuming novelty sweets. Read more

Issue 4 of CDA Essentials magazine now available. cda-adc.ca: Read the full issue. Read more

July JADA addresses dental exams for children with autism. ada.org: Desensitization protocols, such as repeated visits, could help many children with autism spectrum disorder receive needed dental care. Read more

Why people with autism avoid eye contact. medlineplus.gov: Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies. Read more

July issue of Journal of the California Dental Association now available. cda.org: The July issue spotlights a variety of topics, including hemifacial spasms, trigeminal neuropathic pain and malpractice claims and attendant laws. Read more

July edition of Oral Health magazine now available. oralhealthgroup.com: Read more

Accuracy of four intraoral scanners in oral implantology: a comparative in vitro study. bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com: The aim of this study was to compare the trueness and precision of four intraoral scanners in a partially edentulous model with three implants and in a fully edentulous model with six implants. Read more

Dental workers not taking all steps to control exposure to nitrous oxide: study. safetyandhealthmagazine.com: Although most dental professionals use a scavenging system to prevent nitrous oxide gas from escaping during a dental procedure, adherence to other recommended practices is lacking. Read more

Anti-inflammatory diets prevent tooth loss. dentistrytoday.com: Dr. Georgios A. Kotsakis shares his insights about the study with Dentistry Today. Read more

Metabolic syndrome: Its connection to oral health and how to treat your patients effectively. dentistryiq.com: Should your patient’s medical issues affect your approach to the treatment of their oral health? Some changes you can make in your dental practice to strengthen your patients’ systemic health. Read more

Prolonged breastfeeding linked to dental cavities in children. news-medical.net: According to a latest study published in the Journal Pediatrics, children who are breastfed for over two years are more likely to develop caries or cavities. Read more

Archaeologists in Italy claim to have found earliest evidence of dental fillings. ada.org: A team from the University of Bologna published an analysis of two human maxillary central incisors, radiocarbon-dated to between 13,040 and 12,600 years ago. Read more

Analysis of Neanderthal teeth grooves uncovers evidence of prehistoric dentistry. sciencedaily.com: A discovery of multiple toothpick grooves on teeth and signs of other manipulations by a Neanderthal of 130,000 years ago are evidence of a kind of prehistoric dentistry. Read more

JCD Book Review – Soft Tissue Management: The Restorative Perspective. aacd.com: Read more

Cochrane Canada Symposium 2017. canada.cochrane.org: Pressing issues in the world of evidence-based research, including best practices on how to improve the production and application of evidence, was the focus at this year’s Cochrane Canada Symposium. Read more

The Cochrane Library – iPad edition. cochrane.org: Monthly issues feature a hand-picked selection of Cochrane Systematic Reviews, specifically abridged to provide the best possible iPad reading experience. Read more

Mind your business

5 ways to make your dental practice more memorable. dentistrytoday.com: With the right mix of brand assets, marketing tools, and outstanding customer service, you can make your dental practice more pleasantly memorable and create a positive association with your work. Read more

Interview with Rachel Mele, author of ‘365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry’. dentistryiq.com: In her new book, 365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry, Mele teaches how to make social media fun, engaging, and profitable. Read more

Patient information

Treating sensitive teeth. bc.ctvnews.ca: Don’t let sensitive teeth ruin your summer! Dr. Alison Fransen of 123 Dentist has tips for those with sensitive teeth and gums. Read more

Teething. mouthhealthy.org: Here’s what to expect and how to keep your baby comfortable. Read more on teething and baby teeth

Dry socket: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment. medicalnewstoday.com: With proper care, dry socket can be avoided. If it does develop, it is only a temporary condition that will resolve quickly with appropriate treatment. Read more

Are flavored waters messing with your tooth enamel? Foodnetwork.com: ADA spokesperson Dr. Edmond R. Hewlett sheds some light. Read more

The surprising reason your flavored water might not be good for you. townandcountrymag.com: Drinking flavored sparkling water might make your teeth more susceptible to cavities, dentists say. Read more

A brief guide on dental tools. 132dentist.com: By knowing what each tool does, patients might be less anxious every time the dentist goes near their mouth. Read more

Maintaining oral health advised for people with diabetes. lifescript.com: Here are some tips from Colgate and the American Diabetes Association to keeping those pearly whites healthy. Read more

It’s in smoothies, toothpaste and pizza – is charcoal the new black? theguardian.com: The latest food and beauty fad doesn’t just look good on Instagram, it comes with dubious health claims too. Read more

Abcès dentaire ou rage de dents : la différence. medisite.fr: Une carie mal soignée peut entraîner une douleur dentaire soudaine et insupportable. Rage de dents ou abcès dentaire ? Découvrez comment différencier ces différents stades de l’infection dentaire. Lire plus

Your health & medical news

Microneedle flu vaccine patch passes phase 1 trial. cidrap.um.edu: The future of the flu vaccine may be in an adhesive strip no bigger than a Band-Aid, according to the results of a phase 1 clinical trial on a dissolvable microneedle patch conducted at Emory University. Read more

3D printing set to revolutionize medicine. cmajnews.com: Full-size three-dimensional models of complex tumours, replacement joints that grow real bone, and replacement “skin” to help burns heal are among the Canadian innovations that are here or coming soon through 3D-printing technology. Read more

18 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life. businessinsider.com: Brushing teeth, flossing among “easy daily habits” to improve life. Read more

Aging populations should be considered in health transfers: Senate. thechronicleherald.ca: The report, titled “Getting Ready: For a New Generation of Active Seniors”, was tabled by the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance and includes four key recommendations on ways to deal with the challenges posed by an aging population. Read more

It’s time to legalize medical tourism. pressreader.com/canada/the-sun-times-owen-sound: How can we better fund our medical system? Read more

Four ways to avoid repetitive strain injuries. asdablog.com: Read more

10 health stories that mattered this week (week of June 23). cmajnews.com: Read more

10 health stories that mattered this week (week of June 30). cmajnews.com: 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


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. Save more than 10% on some ticketed courses, if you register online by July 25. 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

March 21-24, 2018 – 47th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association of Dental Research, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Save the date

April 18-21, 2018 – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Read more

August 22-25, 2018 – CDA Convention, hosted by the Dental Association of PEI. Save the date

August 31-September 2, 2018. 24th International Association for Disability and Oral Health Congress, in Dubai, UAE. 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

Dentsply Sirona announces expanded distribution in Canada. dentisplysirona: This new agreement with Henry Schein Canada Inc. will expand the market opportunity for Dentsply Sirona’s leading brands and integrated solutions. In addition, Patterson Companies will continue to be a critical partner in Canada. Read more

Top 3 emerging trends impacting the global secondary oral hygiene market from 2017-2021: Technavio. businesswire.com: Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Read more

Global dental restoration market – analysis, technologies & forecasts to 2021. businesswire.com: Increasing demand for advanced cosmetic dental procedures – research and markets. Read more

Oral care market size to reach $40.92 Billion by 2025. prnewswire.com: Growing awareness among people regarding oral hygiene and increasing incidence of dental caries has led to high growth of the market. Read more

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1 Comment

  1. Zee March 27, 2019

    Thanks for these news bites! I don’t have much time to read full news. It’s good that you have summaries of what’s going on in our world nowadays.


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