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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/05/30


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Taxing health benefits would ‘dramatically’ raise health-care costs: CLHIA

Popular teething products deemed unsafe for babies to be banned in U.S.

Remains of Canadian soldier killed in WWI battle in France finally found

FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Only two days left for early-bird registration

Introducing images of rotten teeth on fizzy drinks could encourage healthier choices

Canadian dentistry news

Taxing health and dental benefits would hit the middle-class, report shows. globalnews.ca: Taxing employer-provided health and dental benefits shrink the disposable income of middle-income earners across the country by hundreds of dollars every year, while boosting the federal net balance by $3.8 billion. Read more

Taxing health benefits would ‘dramatically’ raise health-care costs: CLHIA. benefitscanada.com: While a new report shows that introducing a tax on employer-paid health benefits would add $3.8 billion to the federal government’s coffers in the 2018 tax year, it would also dramatically raise health-care costs for many Canadians, according to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. Read more

City tries to deter sugary drinks and bottled water, but don’t call it a ban. cbc.ca: Hamilton city council voted 9-6 Wednesday to offer healthier, more eco-friendly options at its facilities. The goal, they said, is to steer people away from sodas and bottled water and encourage them to drink tap water instead. Read more

Ontario parties’ plans for public dental care won’t work without fee hikes, dentists’ association warns. Ottawa Citizen: Before the provincial government expands public health insurance to cover dentistry, it ought to pay more for the programs Ontario already has, the Ontario Dental Association says. Read more

Pioneer of dental implants gifts $7.5 million. news.umanitoba.ca: The College of Dentistry has received the largest gift in its history, from Dr. Gerald and Mrs. Reesa Niznick. Read more

Dentistry’s Revitalized Lab & Research Space Officially Opens, Marking the Conclusion U of T’s Historic LIFT Project. dentistry.utoronto.ca: On May 25, a ribbon cutting ceremony held at U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry included […] President Meric Gertler and other representatives from University of Toronto and the Government of Canada, who came together to celebrate the Faculty’s world-class researchers and unlimited potential. Read more

Engagement de 5 ans de la compagnie Henry Schein envers la Faculté de médecine dentaire. fmd.ulaval.ca: En plus de l’accessibilité aux soins, son engagement permettra de poursuivre le plan de rénovation des installations d’enseignement et de recherche de la Faculté pendant les cinq prochaines années. Lire plus

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton names local dentist its Hero Award recipient. theobserver.ca: Sarnia dentist Jessica Bourassa is this year’s Community Living Sarnia-Lambton hero. […] for her work promoting dental hygiene literacy and helping people with disabilities access dentists locally. Read more

Popular teething products deemed unsafe for babies to be banned in U.S. globalnews.ca: Local doctors and pharmacists are warning an easily found and often-used medication for teething babies may not be the best or safest thing for them. Included in the article is a short interview with Dr. Ross Anderson from IWK (1:55). Read more

Dentist Plans Charity Drive To Build Another Orphanage In India. Edmontonjournal.com: An Edmonton dentist used his billings one day last year to create an orphanage in India and now plans to build a much larger one this year. Read more

Lindsay dental clinic patients urged to be tested for hepatitis, HIV. globalnews.ca: The health unit issued the warning on Tuesday after investigating the clinic’s infection and prevention practices. Read more

« Il ne faut pas se surprendre que la condition buccodentaire des Québécois soit la pire du Canada » – OHDQ. rcinet.ca : L’Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires s’offusque de cette situation et exhorte le gouvernement à prendre des mesures pour permettre aux Québécois d’accéder aux soins préventifs comparables au reste du Canada. Lire plus

L’accès inégal aux soins dentaires préoccupe des professionnels de la santé. ici.radio-canada.ca : Des professionnels de la santé se disent préoccupés par les inégalités en matière d’accès aux soins dentaires. Lire plus

Soins dentaires: vives tensions autour des champs de pratique. lapresse.ca : Qui aura le droit de poser quels gestes dans votre bouche et sur vos dents? Cette question divise les dentistes, les hygiénistes dentaires et les denturologistes, même après des années de travaux sur la modernisation de la loi qui encadre leur pratique. Lire plus

Accès aux soins d’hygiène dentaire : Que les parlementaires priorisent enfin l’accès aux soins! newswire.ca : … l’Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec demande au gouvernement et aux trois partis de l’opposition de modifier les lois du domaine dentaire afin de répondre à des besoins criants en santé buccodentaire pour les aînés, les enfants et les populations les plus vulnérables. Lire plus

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief May 30, 2018. cdaa.ca: Read more

Remains of Canadian soldier killed in WWI battle in France finally found. ctvnews.ca: Through DNA testing and genealogical analysis, as well as through dental records analyzed by the Canadian Forces Forensic Odontology Response Team, one set of the remains was identified last October as belonging to Pte. Thomas. Read more

Looking for an in-demand job in Canada? Try being a dental hygienist or barista. globalnews.ca: Check out the full list of the fastest-growing SMB jobs in Canada today. Read more

International dentistry news

ADA wants federal agencies to provide best practices for managing acute pain. ada.org: There’s a difference between managing the pain that stems from a root canal and the pain that often accompanies long-term illness or disease. Read more

Harvard and Northeastern launch new care model – Detailed model guide, webinar available. ada.org: Depending on their needs, patients who visit the Harvard School of Dental Medicine clinic for dental care may also see a nurse practitioner to discuss and map out a comprehensive treatment plan. Read more

ADA, other dental groups join American Indian dentist society for D.C. summit. ada.org: American Indian oral health, enrollment in dental school and interprofessional approaches came into focus during the Society of American Indian Dentists first spring summit. Read more

ADA asks Senate Judiciary committee to include dental profession’s concerns in opioid legislation. ada.org: As the Senate Judiciary Committee looks this week at legislation focused on ending the nation’s opioid crisis, the ADA is urging lawmakers to include dental providers in the solution. Read more

ADA commends Senate committee for prioritizing opioids ada.org: The ADA is applauding the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for prioritizing opioids legislation. Read more

Dental leaders urge Government to protect boys against HPV. bda.org: The British Dental Association, alongside partner organisations representing the dental workforce[…] urge the Government to extend the programme of vaccinations against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to boys as well as girls. Read more

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Names New Board Officers and Trustees. aapd.org: Read more

Tooth decay ‘shock’: MP hits out at health spending. lancashiretelegraph.co.uk: A British MP has slammed the Government’s health spending record after figures showed East Lancashire has some of the worst child tooth decay in the country. Read more

Dental costs taking too big a bite? odt.co.nz: We get subsidised doctors’ visits and free hospital care. But turn 18, and most of us spend the rest of our lives either paying through the mouth for dentists or suffering the consequences. Bruce Munro uncovers a national oral health crisis and no ready way to fix it. Read more

FDI World Dental Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Only two days left for early-bird registration. worlddentalcongress.org: Register by 1 June and take advantage of the discounted rate. Read more

Introducing images of rotten teeth on fizzy drinks could encourage healthier choices. diabetes.co.uk: Scientists at Deakin University say images of rotten teeth could put consumers off sugar-sweetened beverages, replicating the example of graphic health warnings which have long appeared on cigarette packets. Read more

When is dentistry not medicine? When insurance is involved. cnn.com: This was how I learned all about the Great Divide between medicine and dentistry — especially in how treatment is paid for, or mostly not paid for, by insurers. Read more

REVEALED: 28,000 children across Dorset, England did not see the dentist last year. dorsetecho.co.uk: The British Dental Association believes that these figures reflect the failure by successive governments to deliver a coherent oral health strategy and effective public engagement. Read more

Regulator may limit fluoride content in toothpaste. livemint.com: New Delhi: Drugs Technical Advisory Board may restrict the use of fluoride to 1,000 ppm. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Helping dental retainers and aligners fight off bacteria. sciencedaily.com: these appliances can become contaminated, so one group is now reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that they have developed a film to prevent bacteria from growing on them. Read more

400-million-year-old evolutionary arms race helps researchers understand HIV. mediarelations.uwo.ca: Researchers at Western University were interested in the origin of a gene that encodes for protein, HERC5, shown to potently inhibit HIV. […] a new study published in the Journal of Virology […] shows that the gene first emerged in fish over 400 million-years-ago and has been involved in an evolutionary arms race with viruses ever since. Read more

U.S. immigrants’ oral health status examined in June JADA. ada.org: Noncitizen immigrants in the U.S. report having substantially poorer oral health than natives, according to research published in the June issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more

Clinical Tips for Instrumenting Calcified Canals. dentistrytoday.com: Dr. Manor Haas discusses the proper management of calcified canals. Watch (2:20) or Read more

Can stress affect the development of cavities? medicalnewsbulletin.com: An interdisciplinary study analyzes the correlation between changes in dental cavities and saliva and the state of being under stress. Read more

Mind your business

You’ve got to be kidding me! I got a bad review from my STAFF member?!’ dentistryiq.com: Dr.  But what do you do when a staff member says that you, as the dentist/boss, are hindering his or her ability to progress and improve in the practice? Read more

Patient information

Evidence-based, patient-focused: Building effective and personalized home oral care routines. newdentistblog.ada.org: A patient’s oral care needs are as unique as they are. […] As a dentist, you can help them understand the habits, products and lifestyle changes that can make a difference in the dental chair and in their long-term oral health. That’s where the ADA’s home oral care recommendations comes in. Read more

Dentists warn about do-it-yourself braces. wbay.com: A warning from the American Association of Orthodontists: It’s urging people to beware of internet videos and websites encouraging people to straighten their own teeth. Read more

Your health & medical news

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer? Are there harms associated with being vaccinated? cochrane.org: New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women […] It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials. Read more

Cannabis: l’âge où l’on commence à fumer compte. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Une étude révèle que les garçons qui commencent à fumer du cannabis avant l’âge de 15 ans ont bien plus de risques d’être toxicomanes à 28 ans que ceux qui commencent plus tard. Lire plus

Pharmacists urge Senate to include more support for patients as they consider Bill C-45 to legalize cannabis. pharmacists.ca: Recreational users should not have better access than patients who require cannabis for medical purposes. Read more

Language barriers restricting access to health care for Indigenous populations. cmajnews.com: The first language of 75% of the Inuit population in Nunavut is Inuktituk, yet patients are unlikely to hear it spoken by health care providers. Read more

Money motivates in smoking cessation battle. winnipegfreepress.com: To technophiles, e-cigarettes are not just a solution to the global smoking crisis, they are a beacon of free-market innovation. Read more

Coke has promised ‘less sugar’, but less is still too much. theconversation.com: Echoing the tactic of some British companies, Coca-Cola in Australia is claiming it has taken action by “reducing sugar in 22 of our drinks since 2015”, and is committing to “make all our new Coca-Cola flavours either reduced or no sugar”. Their aim is for a 10% reduction across their range by 2020. Read more

L’allergie au cannabis, ça existe. ici.radio-canada.ca: L’allergie au cannabis existe bel et bien et, à l’approche de la date de sa légalisation, le nombre de cas va sûrement augmenter. Lire plus

A world without cigarettes? How vaping is disrupting Big Tobacco’s plans. theglobeandmail.com: This summer e-cigarettes will officially become legal in Canada, and tobacco companies are preparing for their largest threat yet. Will they ride the vape wave to higher sales-or will they get smoked? 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


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

June 7-9 – Academy of General Dentistry – AGD2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 5-8, – FDI World Dental Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read more

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

November 25-28 – Greater NY Dental Meeting 2018, in New York, NY. Read more

September 4-8, 2018 – FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco, California. Save the date


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