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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/12/20

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Coalition welcomes Senate recommendations, remains concerned with income sprinkling rules

Dental research receives $1.35M grant to study ‘dark matter of biology’

Dentacoin cryptocurrency rockets in value

Researchers find possible markers for earlier diagnosis of aggressive tongue cancer

Association of Neurocognitive Deficits With Radiotherapy or Chemoradiotherapy for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Canadian dentistry news

Coalition welcomes Senate recommendations, remains concerned with income sprinkling rules. newswire.ca: New draft legislation on income sprinkling still raises concerns, says business coalition opposing tax change. Read more

Federal tax reform: what we’re doing to get the government to halt its unfair plan. cfib-fcei.ca: In reaction to pressure from CFIB and small business owners like you, the government announced that it would make some adjustments to the sweeping tax changes it proposed. Read more

What the proposed new income sprinkling rules mean for you and your business. business.financialpost.com: Here’s a primer on the proposed new rules and how they may affect your business in a couple of weeks. Read more

Canada needs sugary drink tax, study led by U of T researchers urges. utoronto.ca: University of Toronto nutritional scientists are leading a study with national experts calling on the Canadian government to outlaw junk food marketing to children, impose stricter limits on unhealthy nutrients added to foods, and impose a “sugary drink tax.” Read more

One Year Later — CADTH’s Commitment to the Opioid Crisis. cadth.ca: A Statement from Dr. Brian O’Rourke, President and CEO. Read more

Santé buccodentaire: importante subvention des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Un réseau de chercheurs dirigé par Alain Moreau, de la Faculté de médecine dentaire, reçoit une subvention de 850 000 $ pour soutenir son programme de recherche et de formation. Lire plus

Dr. Debora Matthews receives NCOHR Leadership Excellence Award. dal.ca: Dr. Matthews was presented with a Leadership Excellence Award from the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) on December 13 for her work to create the network in 2012. Read more

Top 10 Dental News Stories of 2017. oralhealthgroup.com: Oral Health has been there to deliver it all to you, from the best to the worst, and now we’re counting down the 10 stories. Read more

1 in 5 kindergarten students in Richmond have tooth decay. cbc.ca: Conflicting messages lead to childhood tooth decay in Metro Vancouver. Read more

«In memoriam»: Dr Jean-Paul Lussier (1917-2017). nouvelles.umontreal.ca : Le 7 décembre s’est éteint à l’âge de 100 ans le Dr Jean-Paul Lussier, ancien doyen, professeur émérite et grand pionnier de l’enseignement de la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’UdeM. Lire plus

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief, December 20, 2017. cdaa.ca:  Read more

International dentistry news

ADA, others ask CMS to fill chief dental officer position. ada.org: The ADA and 13 other organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to prioritize hiring a chief dental officer or dentist clinician in a position of authority to oversee oral health issues in Medicare and Medicaid. Read more

Remarks by Dr. Gottlieb at the Workshop “Packaging, Storage, and Disposal Options to Enhance Opioid Safety – Exploring the Path Forward”. fda.gov: Today I want to focus on the first issue; the routine over-prescribing of opioids for more common medical problems – including conditions that might be appropriately handled with non-opioid alternatives. Read more

Dental research receives $1.35M grant to study ‘dark matter of biology’. ada.org: The University at Buffalo announced Nov. 21 that a multi-school team of researchers received a $1.35 million grant to study glycans, a common but little understood class of biomolecules that help bacteria attach to host surfaces, including in the mouth, according to a news release. Read more

Regenerative Medicine resource center focuses on first projects. dent.umich.edu: The Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center, led by the School of Dentistry, is moving forward in its quest to find and support promising new ways to restore dental, oral and craniofacial tissues lost to disease, injury or congenital disorders. Read more

Smoking, drinking and drug abuse decline among U.S. teens, who prefer pot and vaping, study finds. latimes.com: Drinking, smoking and drug abuse are on the decline among American teenagers, in some cases falling to the lowest levels seen in decades, according to the latest results from an annual nationwide survey. Read more

State budget cuts could harm dental care for vulnerable populations. greatfallstribune.com: Montana dentists fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most. Read more

Dentacoin cryptocurrency rockets in value. dentistry.co.uk: Dentacoin, a new cryptocurrency aimed at the dental profession, has risen by 92% in the last week. Last week, www.dentistry.co.uk ran a story about Dentacoin, being used by the forward thinking to pay for dental treatment. Read more

Interactive oral health exhibit reopens in Michigan. fox47news.com: After dazzling Ann Arbor families for nearly a year, Impression 5 Science Center is thrilled to welcome back its oral health exhibit, Chew On This! Read more

Visual warning on ciggie packs: Docs in India fume as court dilutes rule. timesofindia.indiatimes.com: The Karnataka high court on Friday struck down the Cigarette and other Tobacco Products (Packaging & Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014, that mandated 85% pictorial warnings on all tobacco products sold in India. The warnings came into effect from April 2016. Read more

Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids. medlineplus.gov: Graphic anti-tobacco posters intended to deter young people from buying cigarettes might actually have the opposite effect. New research suggests that the strategy of hanging these posters in convenience stores could backfire, prompting some teens to light up. Read more

‘These children don’t have to live with dental disease’. ada.org: Give Kids A Smile Community Leadership Development Institute ambassadors share best practices. Read more

Martin Hobdell, global oral health expert, dies at age of 79. ada.org: Martin H. Hobdell, Ph.D., a globe-trotting, world-renowned expert in oral epidemiology, health inequity and health service delivery, died Dec. 14. Read more

No desire for an own practice: German dentists prefer being employed. dental-tribune.com: More and more young dentists in Germany would rather work within a practice than be self-employed. According to the German Dental Association (Bundeszahnärztekammer (BZÄK)), the number of practising dentists is continuously decreasing. Women, in particular, are often not interested in managing their own practices. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Researchers find possible markers for earlier diagnosis of aggressive tongue cancer. medicalxpress.com: In a potential harbinger of hope for arriving at an earlier diagnosis and treatment, in a new study published in Oncotarget, a team of researchers […] has found that bacterial diversity and richness, and fungal richness, are significantly reduced in tumor tissue compared to their matched non-tumor tissues. Read more

Association of Neurocognitive Deficits With Radiotherapy or Chemoradiotherapy for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer. reuters.com: Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in cognitive function than people who don’t have these tumors, a recent study suggests. Read more

A Toothy Problem: Kids Are Getting Needlessly Exposed to Opioids From Routine Wisdom Tooth Removal. thedailybeast.com: Luckily, there’s a non-opioid substitute that might help. But will dentists adopt it? Read more

Young scientists face too many funding obstacles. theglobeandmail.com: Funding in the natural sciences and engineering for senior researchers has flat-lined and the research grants for our best researchers have not changed in 30 years. Read more

 Patient information

Eating too much sugar can hurt your health, and for some it’s actually addictive. washingtonpost.com: Who hasn’t been in a relationship we know is bad for us, but one we just can’t quit? For many people, it’s like that with sugar. Breaking up is hard to do. Read more

Should You Brush Your Teeth with Activated Charcoal Toothpaste? shape.com: A dentist weighs in on the latest trend sweeping social media. Read more

Your health & medical news

FDA proposes new, risk-based enforcement priorities to protect consumers from potentially harmful, unproven homeopathic drugs. fda.gov: FDA continues to find that some homeopathic drugs are manufactured with active ingredients that can create health risks while delivering no proven medical benefits. Read more

Seasonal flu kills more globally than previously thought: U.S. study. reuters.com: As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease’s death toll. Read more

Doctor wants to stop ‘sticker shock’ for patients picking up prescriptions. cbc.ca: A Toronto family doctor thinks she has a prescription for the nasty surprise many patients experience when they go to the pharmacy and learn just how much their medications will cost. Read more

Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg Allergy. medlineplus.gov: It’s safe for people with an egg allergy to get a flu shot, says a leading U.S. allergists’ group. Doctors no longer need to question patients about egg allergy before giving the vaccine, according to an updated guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Read more

Cancer Survivors Often Face Another Hurdle: Faster Aging. medlineplus.org: Treatments that help people beat cancer also can cause them to age prematurely and die sooner, Mayo Clinic researchers report. Cancer survivors naturally age faster than others who haven’t had cancer, and are more likely to develop long-term health problems related to aging while they’re still relatively young, the study authors said. Read more

National Health Service explores apps for care in a digital age. theguardian.com: Imagine if there were an app that reduced accident and emergency waiting times, ensured women are followed up after childbirth and even identified when hospital patients need to be transferred to intensive care. Read more

Home care key to dealing with Ontario’s senior boom. torontosun.com: By 2042, only 25 years from now, Ontario’s senior population will double to 4.6 million, equivalent to nearly a third of our current population. 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


January 18-19: Hawaii Dental Association Convention, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more

January 24-28: Yankee Dental Congress, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

January 26-27 – Manitoba Dental Association’s 134th Annual Meeting and Convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more

February 22-24: Chicago Dental Society’s 153th Midwinter Meeting – A Dental Triade: Pride • Passion • Professionalism, in Chicago, Illinois. Read more

March 8-10– Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

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

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

April 26-28 – ASM18 Annual Spring Meeting, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May 24-27 – Jasper Dental Congress, in Jasper, Alberta. Read more

May 25-29 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec. Read more

May 31-June 2 – Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association Oral Health Convention, in Gander, NL. Read more

June 20-23 – Annual Meeting of the American Dental Society of Europe, in Biarritz, France. Read more

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

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

September 6-8 – 2017 Saskatchewan Oral Health Conference, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Save the dates

September 27-29: 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, in Montreal, Quebec. Save the date

October 18-22 – ADA 2018 America’s Dental Meeting, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Save the date


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