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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/07/12


Top 5 Must Read

  1. Dr. Daniel Kandelman, new member of the Order of Canada
  2. What Dentists Earn: 2017 edition
  3. Breaking the opioid habit in dentists’ offices
  4. 9 questions to ask your dentist before your kids go under sedation
  5. Public, patients agree – OMFS most qualified for dental implant procedures

Canadian dentistry news

Dr. Daniel Kandelman, new member of the Order of Canada. gg.ca and umontreal: Dr. Kandelman has been awarded the Order of Canada for his research and contributions to advancing knowledge in the field of dentistry. Read more, lire plus

Dental facility in the works for Dawson, says retired dentist. cbc.ca: Community has been without a dentist, or a dental clinic, for months. Read more

New curriculum revamps dental education and improves student experience. flexible.learning.ubc.ca: Through creating more interactive classrooms and mapping students’ progress throughout their degrees, the Faculty of Dentistry is creating new learning experiences for dental students. Read more

Free Scarborough dental clinic relieves pain but needs more volunteers. insidetoronto.com: Dr. Amanda Morel, team co-ordinator for a free dental clinic, needs more dentists — 40, donating a half-day a month, would be ideal — and hygienists before the clinic can open every day. Read more

Canadian Dental Assistants Association Newsbrief for July 12, 2017. cdaa.ca: Read more

Peel Region reports fluoride added to water supply lowered by .05 mg/L. bramptonguardian.com: Peel Region councillors unanimously voted to continue municipal water fluoridation three months ago, but agreed to lower the concentration in the wake of concerns and questions raised during the Community Water Fluoridation Committee’s review of the long-standing practice. Read more

Délégation d’actes buccodentaires. bulletin.odq.qc.ca: Pour faire suite à l’article intitulé « Attention, dentistes délinquants » publié le 3 juillet dernier à la une de La Presse+, l’Ordre croit utile de rappeler à ses membres certains principes déontologiques, notamment à ceux qui seraient visés par l’article en question. Lire plus

Formation et pratique chez les dentistes: une épidémie d’actes illégaux. lapresse.ca: Les organismes de surveillance interpellés par La Presse ne s’entendent pas sur la gravité des violations. Mais tous admettent que la loi est bafouée chaque jour. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Improving health in the United States. jada.ada.org: Oral health is key to overall health. Read more

OSAP diversifies board strength and acumen. osap.org: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has announced the members of the 2017-2018 OSAP Board of Directors and the 2017-2018 OSAP Foundation Board of Directors. Read more

Dental regulators told to focus on quality improvement. dentistry.co.uk: In its report, ‘Working together, delivering change‘, the Regulation of Dental Services Programme Board is calling for a cultural shift in dentistry, to ensure patients receive the best possible dental care. Read more

Making dental care more affordable for the elderly. baltimoresun.com: Dental and health professionals worry that other elderly people in Maryland aren’t getting the care they need because they can’t afford it. Read more

Were your dentures, crowns made in China? Law would require disclosure. buffalonews.com: Patients deserve to know where their dental prosthetics are being made. Read more

Children at risk? Kids and sedation at the dentist’s office. nbcnews.com: After a string of recent deaths, NBC News’ Kate Snow explores the risks associated with sedation in dental offices. Watch video 11:14 min

Children being sedated for dentistry: Practice now under new scrutiny. today.com: For decades dentists have been using sedation drugs to keep kids calm during procedures. But after a string of tragic cases, there are new demands for different practices. Watch video 3:28min

9 questions to ask your dentist before your kids go under sedation. aapd.com: AAPD President Dr. Jim Nickman interviewed by NBC News. Read more

Trans people less likely to have needed health care. advocate.com: According to a study, trans people have a higher prevalence of poor general health than the cisgender population, are less likely to have health insurance, a health care provider, or dental care. Read more

Opioid prescribing is still high and varies widely throughout the U.S. cdc.gov: Half of U.S. counties seeing fewer opioid prescriptions. Read more

Millennials’ expectations regarding dental care are changing. dental-tribune.com: Through surveying 1,000 adults aged 18 and older across the U.S., researchers from the Lincoln Financial Group found that criteria for choosing and staying with a dentist go beyond the basics. Read more

What Dentists Earn: 2017 Edition. dentistrytoday.com: The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest figures, and U.S. dentists had a median pay of $159,770 (or $76.81 an hour) in 2016. Read more

Praise for new advertising regulations restricting the promotion of unhealthy food to children. dentalhealth.org: The rules, which came into effect July 2 across the United Kingdom, ban the advertising of high fat, salt or sugar food or drink products in traditional media, online media and other sites where children make up over 25% of the audience. Read more

Smiles all ’round: children’s oral health improving in Wales. gov.wales/newsroom: The proportion of 5 year-old children with poor dental health in Wales is continuing to fall, with children from the most deprived backgrounds seeing the biggest reduction in tooth decay over the last decade, a new report shows. Read more

Discretionary dentistry: A growing trend for private practice. cda.org: Now more than ever, patients are demanding discretionary dental treatments. Where just a few decades ago dentistry was seen primarily as an avenue to better oral health, it is now seen as a way to improve quality of life. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Cleanliness of hands and surfaces plays key role in cross-contamination prevention. infectioncontroltoday.com: Hand-carriage of pathogens remains one of the most significant challenges in the healthcare settings because it is so pervasive and is inextricably linked to the state of cleanliness of surfaces in the patient-care environment. Read more

Sparkling water is damaging our teeth: The fizzy variety has more acid than plain and is wearing down enamel, expert warns. dailymail.co.uk: Drinking fizzy water causes a chemical reaction that produces carbonic acid and gives the drink its distinctive ‘crisp’ taste, however, that same substance may also seriously damage our dental health. Read more

JOMS study: Public, patients agree – Oral and maxillofacial surgeons most qualified for dental implant procedures. prnewswire.com: Nearly 25 percent of the general population group had never heard of dental implants. Read more

Breaking the opioid habit in dentists’ offices. nytimes.com: Last year the Minnesota dental school started a new mandatory protocol to be taught to students and used in clinical treatment: the first-line pain treatment for all dental procedures was to be nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (known as NSAIDs), combined with acetaminophen. Read more

Prolonged breast-feeding ups risk of severe dental cavities. foxnews.com: Breast-feeding at age 2 or older increases a child’s risk of severe dental caries by the time they’re 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say. Read more

Pediatric dentists urge child’s oral health care to start by first birthday. columbian.com: A child may only have a couple of teeth by their first birthday — or no teeth at all — but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to see a dentist. Read more

Poor oral hygiene a precursor to non-communicable diseases. newtimes.co.rw: Many people, especially in developing countries, pay little attention to oral hygiene or still use rudimentary methods to ensure dental health. Read more

NYU dental researchers identify promising target to protect bone in patients with diabetes. nyu.edu: Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) have described a new target that may open the door to developing therapies for preventing bone fractures in people with type 2 diabetes. Read more

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise, new drugs needed. who.int: Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Read more

Effects of composites containing bioactive glasses on demineralized dentin. medicalxpress.com: The aim of the study was to evaluate the inhibition of endogenous proteolytic enzymes of dentin and the remineralization induced by two different innovative experimental resins containing bioactive glasses. Read more

Men and women experience oral cancer pain differently. dentistrytoday.com: Men and women alike are victims of today’s increasing rates of oral cancer, though it affects men and women in different ways when it comes to pain, according to the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. Read more

Average number of single crowns dentists are placing (and where the trend is headed). dentistryiq.com: Data from Sikka Software suggest a trend in the number of single-tooth crown placements. Kevin Henry looks at the numbers, and Gary Takacs provides analysis. Read more

Scientists discover a drug that regenerates teeth? snopes.com Research using a chemical that stimulates stem cells in degraded teeth has been tested in mice with promising results, but the research is in its infancy. Read more

Mind your business

CDSPI – Emergency information for B.C. cdspi.com: CDSPI is provides information to dentists impacted by the B.C. wildfires with access to resources. Read more

Patient information

University of Alberta School of Dentistry’s annual community report. schooldentistryualberta: UAlberta SMILES Community Report 2017 contains valuable information for patients. Read more

Kid-tested, dentist-approved: 6 teeth cleaning tips from dentist parents. mouthhealthy.org: To keep your family’s smiles strong, try some tricks of the trade from dentist moms and dads. Read more

Anesthesia and sedation for your child: questions to ask your dentist. mouthhealthy.org: The ADA offers the following questions that parents and guardians should ask concerning in-office sedation or general anesthesia for their children. Read more

Nail biting may crack teeth, cause health problems. rd.com: What your nail biting habit really says about your personality. Read more

Your health & medical news

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

Sleep disturbances linked to Alzheimer’s risk. webmd.com: Interrupting a deep phase of sleep appears to cause more of the proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease to collect in your brain, a new study from researchers at Washington University concludes. Read more

Researchers find intriguing clues about obesity by counting steps via smartphones. medicalxpress.com: Researchers using smartphones to track the activity levels of people around the globe discovered that in countries with little obesity, people mostly walked a similar amount per day. But big gaps between people who walked a lot and those who walked very little coincided with much higher levels of obesity. Read more

Medication mistakes doubled since 2000. webmd.com: Every minute of every day, three Americans call a poison control center because they’ve made a major mistake with their medication. Read more

Sugary drinks in pregnancy tied to heavier kids. webmd.com: Two or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds. Read more

Does having a ‘sense of purpose’ in life help you sleep better? ncbi.nlm.nih.gov: Behind the headlines. Read more

Tattoo removal: Options and results. fda.gov: FDA regulates laser devices used to remove tattoos. Unfortunately, removing a tattoo is not as simple as changing your mind. 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

Controversial gum disease risk test highlights precision medicine marketing, regulatory issues. genomeweb.com: Interleukin Genetics’ decision to stop selling a genetic test, it claims can assess the risk of gum disease, is welcome news for some experts in the field of dentistry who have long had serious concerns about the science underlying the product. Read more

Henry Schein supports volunteer endodontists expanding oral health care in Jamaica. phx.corporate.ir.net: Company donates health care products and funds to support Foundation for Endodontics’ outreach trips to Jamaica’s Treasure Beach Community. Read more

Henry Schein Oral Health Navigator Program provides oral health treatment for more than 200 children fighting cancer. phx.corporate-ir.net: Henry Schein Cares Foundation funds program with $90,000 donation; program based at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Read more

Dental implants and prosthetics market forecast by end-use industry 2015-2025. medgaget.com: Rising edentulous population, increasing disposable income and growing awareness for dental care are some of key factors driving the growth of dental implants and prosthetics market. Read more

Dental consumables market is expanding at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2016 to 2025. medgadget.com: According to Transparency Market Research, the global dental consumables market is expected to be worth US$33.4 bn by the end of 2024 as compared to US$19.6 bn in 2015. Read more

Global outlook for dental compressors market by key trends and analysis 2023. openpr.com: The publication on the global dental compressors market presents insights into market indicators, growth trends, and product developments that are important to comprehend the growth curve of the said market over the forecast period. Read more

North America dental equipment market is estimated to reach $ 2,138 Million by 2021. medgadget.com: The North America dental equipment market was worth $1,652 Million in 2016 and estimated to reach $2,138 Million by the end of 2021 with a growing potential of 5.3%. Read more


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