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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/07/19


Top 3 Must Read

  1. The association between diabetes mellitus, sugar-sweetened beverages, and tooth loss: evidence from 18 states
  2. Years after Calgary dumped fluoride, schools and dentists ramp up efforts to battle cavities
  3. Digital evaluation of nasal changes induced by rapid maxillary expansion with different anchorage and appliance design

Canadian dentistry news

Dependent seniors need better oral care. winnipegfreepress.com: The mouth is the entry point to a healthy body, yet as a focus of general and personal health, the mouth remains separate from the body in our publicly funded health-care system. This is a double-edged problem for the increasing numbers of Canadians who are frail and dependent. Read more

Canada ranks third-last in study of health care in 11 rich countries. theglobeandmail.com: Canada placed third from the bottom in a major new study of health care in 11 affluent nations, a score that reflects this country’s poor performance on measures such as infant mortality, access to after-hours medical care and the affordability of dental visits and prescription drugs. Read more

Years after Calgary dumped fluoride, schools and dentists ramp up efforts to battle cavities. calgaryherald.com: While Brushing for Brightness has distributed toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss annually since council cancelled fluoridation in 2011, the number of kids to be helped this year has jumped to 12,500 from the previous year’s 8,000. Read more

Public Health Ontario seeks dentists’ input on HPV and oral cancers. rcdso.org: PHO is planning an online survey for dentists to share their experiences and self-perceived barriers in HPV-related oral cancer prevention and early diagnosis. Read more

Patient engagement resources from Health Quality Ontario. rcdso.org: This online resource can be used across all health care settings and demonstrates how thoughtful engagement and partnership can lead to safer care for patients and more successful health outcomes. Read more

‘It’s absurd’: Whitby, Ont., mom turned in to children’s aid after dentist reports possible ‘oral neglect’. cbc.ca: According to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the dentist was just doing his job. Read more

University of Saskatchewan appoints dean in College of Dentistry. dentistry.usask.ca: Dr. Doug Brothwell as dean of the College of Dentistry for a five-year term, beginning September 1. Read more

Dr. Jim Lai awarded national teaching recognition. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Dr. Lai was presented with the ACFD National Dental Teaching Award which recognizes exceptional contributions to dental education at a Canadian university. Read more

New graduate specialty program directors set the bar. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Dr. Iris Daniel began her term as Director of the Graduate Specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry, while Dr. Marco Caminiti transitioned to the Director role for the Graduate Specialty Program in OMFS. Read more

How Ottawa’s crackdown on tax loopholes for the wealthy might affect you. business.financialpost.com: Ottawa is taking aim at three major loopholes commonly used by wealthy individuals to spread income among family members to create major tax savings. Read more

CIHR’s face-to-face about-face. cmajnews.com: Repudiating recommendations from two expert working groups, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research is abandoning a set of controversial peer-review reforms adopted two years ago. Those reforms radically reduced face-to-face panels, which enabled discussion among scientists who were assessing funding proposals. It replaced them with “virtual review” technologies. Read more

Canadian Dental Assistants Association weekly e-newsbrief July 19, 2017. cdaa.ca: Read more

International dentistry news

Upcoming ADA webinar focuses on dental team members with opioid disorders. ada.org: Peer assistance for the dental team member with opioid dependency. Read more

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association merges with Cleft Palate Foundation. ada.org: The merged organization will keep the name of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, while the services of the Cleft Palate Foundation will continue under the new ACPA Family Services program. Read more

ADA asks FDA to expand opioids efforts to include managing dental pain. ada.org: The ADA is asking the Food and Drug Administration to better address the nuances of managing dental pain in its opioid prescriber education and training programs. Read more

7th-graders required to show proof of dental examination. theet.com: The West Virginia Board of Education expanded its Policy, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, to include dental examinations for seventh-grade students in the 2017-2018 school year. Read more

The other looming health crisis: Americans’ lack of dental care. chicagotribute.com: Two years. That’s how long low-income children must wait for procedures that require general anesthesia at the pediatric dental clinic at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. Read more

Harvard School of Dental Medicine to fête 150 years. news. harvard.edu: HSDM was founded on July 17, 1867, and was the first dental school in the United States connected to a university and its medical school. Read more

‘The Times, They Are A-Changin’. ada.org: While discussing change in the dentistry profession, Dr. Kathy Gibson also expresses hope that one thing will remain constant: “the willingness of an experienced dentist to reach out and extend a welcome to our profession and set a standard for the next generation.” Read more

8th Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research conference details announced. oralhealth.cochrane.org: Cochrane Oral Health’s dental public health editor, May Wong, and co-ordinating editor, Helen Worthington, will be presenting workshops at the conference. Read more

WHO estimates cost of reaching global health targets by 2030. who.int: The Sustainable Development Goal Health Price Tag estimates the costs and benefits of progressively expanding health services in order to reach 16 SDG health targets in 67 low- and middle-income countries that account for 75% of the world’s population. Read more

OSAP announces recipients of Infection Control Leadership Awards. osap.org: This year’s recipients represent thought leaders, experts and advocates for patient and provider safety. Read more

South Australian babies and young children with dental issues on the rise, sugary drinks and food blamed. abc.net.au: In the past 12 months, 2,500 children under the age of eight needed dental treatment under general anesthesia. That’s a 55% increase over the past decade. Read more

Tri-City Dental offices provide spa-like experience. usnews.com: Dr. Lopez-Ibarra is one of a growing number of offices offering spa-like services to patients, from paraffin hand wax to aromatherapy, to help calm patients, make treatments go more smoothly and contribute to a better overall experience. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Digital evaluation of nasal changes induced by rapid maxillary expansion with different anchorage and appliance design. bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com: This study aimed to evaluate nasal changes induced by rapid maxillary expansion with different anchorage and appliance design by using low dose and cone beam computed tomography. Read more

The association between diabetes mellitus, sugar-sweetened beverages, and tooth loss: evidence from 18 states. jada.org: The authors investigating the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and tooth loss as it relates to the presence or absence of diabetes mellitus found that consuming two or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day was associated with having had six or more teeth extracted in adults with diabetes mellitus. Read more

Raising awareness about periodontal disease. fdiworlddental.org: Prof. Dr. David Herrera discusses awareness of periodontal disease, the role of the dental team in its management, periodontal emergencies and other related issues, such as antimicrobial resistance in advance of the World Oral Health Forum 2017. Read more

Professor’s love of Arctic leads to new research. dentistry.umich.edu: Dr. Russell Taichman examines oral health of the crew of the Franklin expedition in the 1840s. Read more

Retention and recruitment of general dentists in an adjunct teaching model—A pilot study. journals.plos.org: This study attempts to ascertain barriers to teaching so appropriate strategies can be formulated to address this issue. Read more

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of long-term weight gain, heart disease and other health issues. news.umanitoba.ca: “Caution is warranted until the long-term health effects of artificial sweeteners are fully characterized,” says lead author Dr. Meghan Azad, Assistant Professor, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Read more

Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50. sciencedaily.com: The study revealed that women over the age of 50 treated with estrogen for osteoporosis are 44% less likely to have severe periodontitis than women who did not receive the treatment. Read more

Diabetes causes shift in oral microbiome that fosters periodontitis. new.upenn.edu: A new study found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity. Read more

Kansas dentist helps professor friend with Neanderthal toothaches. ada.org: Dr. Joseph Gatti and David Frayer, Ph.D., collaborated on a study that suggested that Neanderthals engaged in a primitive form of prehistoric dentistry. Read more

FOXI3 gene is involved in dental cusp formation. sciencedaily.com: Hairless dog breeds differ from other dogs not only by lacking a coat, but also in the number and nature of their teeth. Researchers suggest that FOXI3 may be of general importance in mammalian tooth development. Read more

UVA-led study: Ending opioid epidemic will take years. news.virginia.edu: The question of how to stem the nation’s opioid epidemic now has a major detailed response. A new study provides extensive recommendations for curbing the problem. Read more

Unique continuing education courses await at ADA 2017. ada.org: Dental sleep medicine, implant dentistry, computer-aided design of restorations, just some of the diverse CE courses offered at ADA 2017 in Atlanta, Oct. 19-23. Read more

Mind your business

5 examples of beautiful dental websites, and what dentists can learn from them. dentistryiq.com: What makes a beautiful dental website? Read more

Patient information

Mesmerizing time lapse shows how braces straighten even the most crooked teeth. thisinsider.com: See the 11-year-old’s dramatic smile transformation in full. Read more and watch now

Juicing? You’re just drinking sugar. health.spectator.co.uk: What a daily super juice might be doing to your teeth. Read more

Teeth grinding in teens may mean they’re being bullied. nydailynews.com: The Oral Health Foundation advises that parents and schools look at complaints of oral health problems, like teeth grinding, as a sign of other problems related to stress and anxiety. Read more

Why does my dentist give me so many x-rays? nytimes.com: About x-rays. Read more

Toothbrushes — Key Points. ada.org: Everything you need to know about toothbrushes. Read more

Your health & medical news

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

Daily jolt of java may bring longer life. webmd.com: Two large studies boost potential benefits of coffee, and one looked at consumption in all races. Read more

Measles continues to spread and take lives in Europe. euro.who.int: Ongoing measles outbreaks in the WHO European Region have caused 35 deaths in the past 12 months. Read more

In pain? Talk to your doctor and dentist before opioids are prescribed. huffingtonpost.com: Louise Stanger is a speaker, educator, social worker, clinician, and interventionist who uses an invitational intervention approach to work with complicated mental health, substance abuse, chronic pain and process addiction clients. Read more

12 ways to improve your health in just one minute. time.com: Tips include breaking out the floss. 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


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

May 9-11, 2018 – 8th International Conference on Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research Evidenced-Based Dentistry in Hong Kong. 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

Church & Dwight to buy oral health products maker Water Pik. Reuters.com: Arm & Hammer toothpaste maker Church & Dwight Co Inc said it would buy privately held Water Pik Inc for about $1 billion in cash. Read more

Orthodontic equipment and consumables market 4.14% CAGR to 2021. medgadget.com: Read more

Dental caries and endodontic market is projected to register 5.5% CAGR during the forecast period 2017 to 2027. medgadget.com: Read more

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