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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/06/13


Top News

Ontario Dental Association wants Meaningful Action from the New Premier

Dentistry student takes top honours in two prestigious awards

FDI takes on the challenge of peri-implant diseases through new partnership

Canadian dentistry news

Ontario Dental Association wants Meaningful Action from the New Premier. oda.ca: The Ontario Dental Association congratulates all new and returning MPPs elected. Now with a new majority government, it’s time to get down to work and get kids from low-income families the care they need. Read more

Dr. Jack Gerrow receives honorary doctorate at spring convocation. dal.ca: Former Dalhousie dentistry professor Dr. Jack Gerrow received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at spring convocation on May 28. Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief June 13, 2018. cdaa.ca: Read more

Community health officials want nicotine patches made available to low income clients. ottawacitizen.com: Local community health care advocates want the province to pay for nicotine patches and other replacement therapies to help low-income patients quit smoking. Read more

2016-17 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey released today. canada.ca: There has been an overall decline in past 30-day use of any tobacco product among students. This reduction, from 12% to 10%, is a significant decline and is an encouraging result. Read more

Imaging scientist at UBC Dentistry awarded grant to collaborate with German engineer. dentistry.ubc.ca: This award is to initiate or continue a biomedical science collaborative project between biological scientists and engineers. Read more

La doyenne intronisée à l’Académie dentaire du Québec. fmd.ulaval.ca: L’’Académie dentaire du Québec a procédé à l’intronisation de la docteure Cathia Bergeron, doyenne de la Faculté de médecine dentaire, à titre de fellow de l’Académie. Lire plus

Dentistry student takes top honours in two prestigious awards. ualberta.ca: Ryan McCoy is awarded the Alberta Premier Silver Medal and the ADA&C Gold Medal. Read more

International dentistry news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey results and ongoing FDA efforts to protect youth from the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products. fda.gov: We’re encouraged by declines in overall youth tobacco use over the last several years reflected in the 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Read more

Senate introduces Action for Dental Health bill. ada.org: The Senate on June 6 introduced the Action for Dental Health bill, legislation aimed at improving oral health and access to oral health care. Read more

Dental care program for Syrian refugee children to expand. ada.org: Buffalo dentist to train teachers, volunteers on providing basic oral health. Read more

New law gives veterans more health care options. ada.org: A new law will make it easier for veterans to get health care and will also benefit dentists and physicians who work for Veterans Affairs facilities. Read more

ADA asks Congress to expand HSA, FSA flexibility. ada.org: The ADA is asking Congress to increase the limits of health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts with the hope that consumers will be more likely to use their tax-advantaged savings toward dental services. Read more

Unhealthy cannot be sugar-coated. fdiworlddental.org: 4 experts discuss the challenges posed by rising sugar consumption around the world on the oral health and noncommunicable disease (#NCDs) community. Read more

FDI takes on the challenge of peri-implant diseases through new partnership. fdiworlddental.org: FDI has developed the Peri-Implant Diseases Project (PIDP), in partnership with the International Congress of Implantologists (ICOI), to increase global awareness of periodontal health. Read more

Poor oral health in older persons described as a ‘geriatric giant’ in New Zealand. fdiworlddental.org: A recent study from the University of Otago in New Zealand highlights the need for ‘urgent attention’ to be paid to frail older New Zealanders’ oral health. Read more

US Museum Shows History of Teeth and Dentist Tools. learningenglish.voanews.com: Most people do not look forward to going to the dentist. But they might actually enjoy visiting an American museum that explores the history of teeth and dentistry. Read more

We need to talk about smoking. bitemagazine.com.au: Dental Health Services Victoria has co-designed a program with oral health professionals to help them raise the issue of smoking with their patients. Read more

AAPD Names New Editor-in-Chief. aapd.org: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, appointed Noel K. Childers, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., as its new Editor-in-Chief. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

National survey: good oral health outperforms clear skin for making adults feel confident. prnewswire.com: According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, Americans relate success with smiling often. Read more

Mind your business

Fax machines don’t belong in 21st century health care. theglobeandmail.com: These data, from a 2017 survey of clinicians by Telus Health, remind us that, in the digital age, health care continues to cling desperately to the facsimile machine, a clunky technology that most industries have long ago relegated to the scrap heap. Read more

Your health & medical news

Discovery shines light on the mystery of cell death in MS. ualberta.ca: The “fiery death” of brain cells during multiple sclerosis can be blocked by an anti-inflammatory drug. Read more

1,000s of Canadian breast cancer patients will reap reward of no-chemo study: experts. thestar.com: A recently published U.S.-led study of more than 10,000 women whose tumours were tested determined that most patients with early-stage estrogen-positive breast cancer and no lymph-node spread should be able to avoid chemo and be treated with surgery, radiation and a hormone-blocking drug like tamoxifen alone. Read more

Senators approve pot legalization bill with dozens of amendments; Senate passes heavily amended pot bill. business.financialpost.com: The Senate has approved the Trudeau government’s landmark legislation to lift Canada’s 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis – but with nearly four dozen amendments that the government may not entirely accept. Read more

Opioid Epidemic Deadlier Than Vietnam War, Study Says. thestar.com: According to new research, a staggering 1.5 per cent of all American deaths in 2016 were attributable to opioids. Read more

Research shows if your eyes wrinkle when you smile or frown, you appear more sincere. mediarelations.uwo.ca: Researchers at Western University have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. 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


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. Read more

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 – 2018 Saskatchewan Oral Health Conference, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Read more

September 6-8 – California Dental Association Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco, California. Read more

September 21 – Northwest Dental Exposition 2018, Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

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. Read more

November 9 – Toronto Academy of Dentistry – 81st Annual Winter Clinic, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

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

January 31, February 2, 2019 – Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, Massachussets. Read more

January 25-26, 2019 – Manitoba Dental Association Annual Meeting & Convention, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more

March 7-9, 2019 – Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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

The Canary System Nominated for 2018 Manning Innovation Award. oralhealthgroup.com: On May 31, 2018, Dr. Stephen Abrams and Dr. Andreas Mandelis were nominated for the 2018 Manning Innovation Award in recognition for their work in creating The Canary System. Read more

A new century of dental achievements: A closer look at Tokuyama Dental. dentistryiq.com: Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, Tokuyama Dental looks to create deeper relationships with its dental customers while maintaining its reputation as a chemical engineering powerhouse. Read more

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