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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/07/26


Top News

Periodontitis bacterium may hold the cure for leukemia

It’s time to break down the wall between dentistry and medicine

Middlesex-London Health Unit to shutter dental clinic

Canadian dentistry news

Dentists in the crosshair of new Liberal tax announcements. oralhealthgroup.com: The federal government has sent another warning shot to dentists and other professionals who have been using private corporations (PC) such as professional corporations/hygiene service corporation/technical service corporations and holding corporations as a tax savings vehicle. Read more

Dental care is a right – not a luxury. theglobeandmail.com: Opinion piece by Abdullah Shihipar. Read more

Middlesex-London Health Unit to shutter dental clinic. lfpress.com: The public health agency will stop offering dental treatments for people on social assistance at its clinic in London over the next few months, shifting those patients to private dentists — a move brought on by an Ontario government initiative. Read more

Scarborough clinic for the uninsured ‘desperate’ to keep doors open. insidetoronto.com: Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care faces deficit. Read more

Roots – Extracted tales from a century of dentistry at the University of Manitoba – Pre-order your copy today. ualberta.ca: Award-winning journalist Taylor Lambert is your historical tour guide for a witty narrative journey with surprising tales that even the most fervent dentophobe can sink their teeth into. Read more

Canadian dental hygienists recognize key dental industry partners. cdha.ca: Through the creation of its Partners’ Circle, CDHA recognizes key dental industry leaders who are progressive thinkers and long-time ambassadors for the profession. Read more

Canadian Dental Assistants Association’s weekly e-newsbrief July 26, 2017. cdaa.ca: Read more

International dentistry news

It’s time to break down the wall between dentistry and medicine. statnews.com: First opinion by R. Bruce Donoff. It’s time to bring the mouth back into the body. Read more

Educate parents about the importance of dental protection. dentistrytoday.com: Nearly 50% of children and teens will suffer at least one traumatic injury to a tooth by the time they graduate high school, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation says that athletes who don’t wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth. Read more

Glasgow creates ‘world’s biggest smile’. nature.com: The University of Glasgow’s Dental School has created what it believes to be the world’s biggest smile and is awaiting final verification that it has set a Guinness World Record. Read more

Periodontitis bacterium may hold the cure for leukemia. dentistrytoday.com: Researcher receives $4.4 million commitment in venture capital to pay for the final stages of preclinical development before the company can test its Leukothera therapeutic technology on human beings. Read more

More than 100 million US adults have diabetes or prediabetes, CDC officials report. consumer.healthday.com: Lifestyle changes can prevent full-blown disease. Read more

Seal program covers products that fight enamel erosion. ada.org: Recognizing that there may be over-the-counter products that can help prevent or reduce enamel erosion from dietary acids, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs earlier this year created an ADA Seal category related to the topic. Read more

For low-income and minority Americans, oral care continues to suffer. undark.org: Close to two decades after a ground-breaking government report, tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease still plague the most vulnerable Americans. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

The Cochrane Library – iPad edition. cochrane.org: The Cochrane Library iPad edition presents the latest up-to-date evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy to navigate format which provides relevant, accessible research from the world’s leading experts in evidence-informed health care. Read more

Living systematic reviews are going live canada.cochrane.org: Cochrane’s Project Transform team, in partnership with the LSR Network, have been working away for some time on the methods, production and publication processes needed for Cochrane to successfully pilot Living Systematic Reviews (LSRs). Read more

Cochrane Oral Health’s top 5 accessed reviews in 2016. oralhealth.cochrane.org: Oral hygiene care to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia, powered versus manual toothbrushes, water fluoridation, fluoride varnishes, pit and fissure. Read more

TPR Lifeline: The Connection Between Diabetes & Oral Health. tpr.org: Bioscience-medicine reporter Wendy Rigby talks to the Dental Director of Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Dr. Philip Brown, about the connection between diabetes and oral health. Listen now and Read more

Impact story: Antibiotics for the prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis in dentistry. oralhealth.cochrane.org: This 2013 review continues to be one of Cochrane Oral Health’s priority reviews and is closely monitored with regard to the need for updating. Read more

Understanding genetic synergy in cleft palate. medicalxpress.com: Like mechanics fixing a faulty engine, researchers will not be able to remedy problems related to IRF6, a gene implicated in cleft palate, until they better understand how the gene works. Read more

Mind your business

The dos and don’ts of death: Interacting with grieving patients. dentistryiq.com: Following are several things to remember when a grieving patient sits in your chair. Read more

How to handle demanding patients. cda.org: What happens when a patient’s expectations are unrealistic? What if a patient is impossible to please? At what point should you say “enough is enough?”. Read more

Patient information

30 everyday mistakes you’re probably making that can ruin your teeth. rd.com: There are so many habits dentists wish you’d change when it comes to taking care of your teeth. Read more

9 things you can do to get a perfect smile. menshealth.com: A guide to fixing your smile. Read more

Teeth: An owner’s manual. redbookmag.com: Safeguarding your mouth is a matter of making sure your brushing routine is the right one for you. Read more

Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby? mayoclinic.org: The do’s and don’ts of giving babies a pacifier – dental problems. Read more

What causes sensitive teeth? newswise.com: The most common factor related to sensitive teeth is gum recession. Read more

Why your dental health is crucial if you’re expecting. huffingtonpost.co.uk: During pregnancy, women experience a number of changes in their body, which is a result of hormonal changes. Four reasons to see a dentist. Read more

Never accidentally leave your toothbrush at home again by stashing extras. lifehacker.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

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

Inside the big revamp of Canada’s Food Guide. theglobeandmail.com: Health Canada faces a tremendous task in their first update since 2007: Addressing concerns from experts who feel the document is dated, while calming the industries that will be affected most. Read more

Hookah smoking is no safer than tobacco, warn researchers. ctvnews.ca: New U.S. research that smoking hookah exposes users to potentially dangerous levels of a chemical compound called acrolein, which is believed to cause cancer and heart disease. Read more

WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade. who.int.: About 63% of the world’s population are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure, which has quadrupled since 2007 when only 1 billion people and 15% of the world’s population were covered. Read more

Nine risk factors boost dementia risk: study. webmd.com: Reducing mid-life hearing loss might make the biggest difference. Read more

Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of long-term weight gain, heart disease and other health issues. umanitoba.ca:  Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in CMAJ. Read more

Laser therapy shows promise against eye ‘floaters’. medlineplus.gov: Floaters become more common with age, and although some people simply get used to them, others are bothered by them or their vision is impaired. 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

August 22-25, 2018 – CDA Convention, hosted by the Dental Association of PEI. Registration opens September 1. 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

Global dental implant and prosthetics market forecast 2017-2025. prnewswire.com: The revenue generated by the market is expected to increase from $8696 million in 2016 to $17307 million by 2025. Read more

Report examines the growth of dental practice management software market forecast up to 2025. medgadget.com: Read more

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1 Comment

  1. Christine Ulysses October 17, 2019

    Interesting information! Keep posting great content like this one.


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