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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/08/30


Top News

Health Minister announces access to a U.S.-approved epinephrine auto-injector

New online resource for dental therapy launched

Center for Opioid Research and Education (CORE)– Dental Opioid Guidelines

Incoming CMA president seeks balance for a divided medical profession

Researchers develop potential drugs to help curb smoking

Canadian dentistry news

Charlottetown dentist organizes 5K fun run at national convention. runningmagazine.ca: About 30 dentists from across Canada and at least one dental hygienist attending last week’s Canadian Dental Association conference in Charlottetown, P.E.I. participated in an early-morning 5K fun run on Aug. 23. And it only happened thanks to local dentist and runner Dana Coles, who took it upon herself to get the runners in the group of about 700 dentists out of the hotel to indulge their favourite hobby. Read more

Nunavut dental health needs action: dentist. nunatsiaq.com: “What is happening in Nunavut is not sustainable”. When Márta Demoth worked as a dentist in Nunavut, she says she felt more like a firefighter than a dentist. Read more

Advisors-Dentist. careerconnector.ca: Dr.  David Stevenson did an interview with Career Connector, a website set up to help high school students decide what kind of career they would like to have and how to achieve their goals. Read the interview

Appeal court rules on Red Deer dentist. reddeeradvocate: The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently upheld the majority of unprofessional conduct allegations against a Red Deer dentist in connection to his advertising. Read more

Quebec parties campaign on expanded dental coverage, school taxes. theglobeandmail.com : The Quebec Liberals on Sunday dusted off an old promise to expand free dental coverage should they be re-elected come Oct. 1 – this time to include children up to age 16 as well as low-income seniors. Read more

Le PLQ promet d’élargir la couverture dentaire de base. ledevoir.com : Le Parti libéral du Québec mord à pleines dents dans le programme de Québec solidaire. Il promet d’élargir la couverture des soins dentaires de base, aux enfants de 10 à 16 ans d’une part, aux aînés considérés considérés à faible revenu d’autre part. Lire plus

Santé buccodentaire: pourquoi le Québec est-il le dernier de classe au Canada? quebec.huffingtonpost.ca [BLOGUE] : Élise Bertrand, Présidente de l’Association des dentistes de santé publique du Québec : La prévalence de la carie et des problèmes parodontaux sont des rappels permanents de la nécessité d’investir en prévention. Lire plus

Nouveau microprogramme en gestion d’une clinique dentaire. fmd.ulaval.ca: La Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval en collaboration avec la Faculté des sciences de l’administration, lance un tout nouveau microprogramme de 2e cycle en gestion d’une clinique dentaire. Lire plus

Ouvrir les yeux sur les bienfaits de l’hypnose. ledevoir.com: Au Québec, son utilisation est encore très marginale. Les rares dentistes, pédiatres et médecins en soins palliatifs qui y ont recours dans leur pratique et qui vantent ses effets spectaculaires pour apaiser la douleur et l’anxiété dénoncent une méconnaissance de cette technique, dont les neuroscientifiques ont pourtant démontré les effets concrets sur le cerveau. Lire plus

International dentistry news

CDC Asks for Comments on New Fluoride Level Proposal. dentistrytoday.com: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fluoride works best at levels of 0.7 mg/liter. Now the agency is seeking comments on its proposed recommended range of 0.6 to 1.0 mg/liter, which would still maximize prevention of tooth decay while minimizing the possibility of dental fluorosis. Read more

Are Dental Meetings Becoming Dinosaurs? dentistrytoday.com: Without question, attendance and sponsorship at dental meetings have been in decline over the past several years. Yet the number of doctors in the practice of dentistry has seen steady increases. What factors are generating this reduced demand, and what are its implications about the future? Read more

Teledentistry: A Path Toward Oral Health Equity. americanteledentistry.com: Oral health equity will be achieved when all patients can get the dental care that they need when they need it. In 2018, we are a long way from oral health equity in America. Read more

What I wish I’d known in dental school – Dr. Neil J. Gajjar. asdablog.com: For me, dentistry was the plan since childhood. Although I didn’t understand what being a dentist entailed back then, I remember thinking, “I could be a good dentist.” Read more

There are too many dentists. dentistryiq.com: According to the latest statistics, the number of dentists is growing, and this lends itself to the discussion of whether this is a good or bad thing. Read more

Father, daughter dentists complete goal of 50 marathons in 50 states. ada.org: The duo had been trying to complete a marathon in each of the 50 states, and in June, the two completed the arduous quest, running and completing the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska. All told, the 50 marathons covered more than 1,310 miles. Read more

Survey: Most dental practices are prepared for medical emergencies. ada.org: Nearly 97 percent of dental practices reported that they had a plan for responding to medical emergencies in the office, according to a survey conducted by the ADA Council on Dental Practice earlier this year. Read more

New online resource for dental therapy launched. wkkf.org: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation released today a new online resource center on dental therapy to serve as an educational hub for consumer health advocates, philanthropy, journalists, policymakers, health professionals, parents, students, colleges and universities, and libraries to learn about dental therapy and how it is changing the lives of children, their families and their communities. Read more

HPV-related cancer rates are rising. So are vaccine rates — just not fast enough. washingtonpost.com: Cancers linked to the human papillomavirus have increased significantly over the last 15 years in the United States, with throat cancer now the most common HPV-related malignancy, the CDC reported. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Can Preoperative Oral Care Reduce Complications From Cancer Surgery? cancernetwortk.com: Undergoing oral care with a dentist prior to major cancer surgery significantly decreased postoperative complications, according to the results of a Japanese retrospective study. Read more

Oral microbial activity may help identify autism in children. healio.com: Gene expression activity within oral microbial communities may be altered in children with autism spectrum disorder, findings published in Autism Research revealed. Read more

Gum disease treatment may improve symptoms in cirrhosis patients. sciencedaily.com: Routine oral care to treat gum disease (periodontitis) may play a role in reducing inflammation and toxins in the blood (endotoxemia) and improving cognitive function in people with liver cirrhosis. Read more

Center for Opioid Research and Education (CORE)– Dental Opioid Guidelines. solvethecrisis.org: … a multidisciplinary consortium of dentists, periodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, endodontists, and patients to develop ideal opioid prescribing patterns after common dental procedures utilizing a modified Delphi approach. Best prescribing practices are listed for post-operative narcotic naive patients at discharge. Read more

Biomaterial could keep tooth alive after root canal. sciencedaily.com: Now scientists have developed a peptide hydrogel designed to regenerate dental pulp after a root canal, preserving the tooth. Read more

Mind your business

One New Dentist. Three Practices. cdspi.com: Interview with Dr. Khash Gharavi. Read more

High-income earners paid $4.6-billion less in taxes in 2016 despite higher rate for top 1 per cent. theglobeandmail.com: The Liberal government’s tax on Canada’s top 1 per cent failed to produce the promised billions in new revenue in its first year, as high-income earners actually paid $4.6-billion less in federal taxes. Read more

Your health & medical news

Health Minister announces access to a U.S.-approved epinephrine auto-injector. canada.ca: The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced that she has signed an Interim Order that will facilitate the import into Canada of the U.S.-approved Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors for a period of two weeks while approval is sought to extend the order for up to one year. Read more

Shaping the Future of Health and Medicine. cma.ca: Accessing government services such as health care is also being re-shaped by technology and artificial intelligence. The Canadian Medical Association commissioned Ipsos to examine the state of public opinion in Canada today as it relates to these issues. Read more

Incoming CMA president seeks balance for a divided medical profession. cmajnews.com: It’s been a turbulent year for Canadian physicians, but incoming Canadian Medical Association (CMA) President Dr. Gigi Osler is hoping to chart a course for calmer waters. At a time when physicians have been divided over issues like tax reform and are pushing back against the changing direction of their national association, Osler says she aims to be a “positive, collaborative force that can bring physicians together.” Read more

Doctors want provincial barriers broken, call for national licensing system. cbc.ca:unnecessary bureaucratic borders and a lack of political will are standing in the way of doctors in rural communities getting the breaks they need, patients knowing services will be there when they need them and communities getting increased recruitment opportunities. Read more

What we need to learn about multimorbidity. cmaj.ca: Multimorbidity, the existence of seemingly independent chronic illnesses at the same time, is an important feature of modern medical practice. Yet, still, in our practitioner minds, when we are thinking about diagnosis, we usually consider one disease possibility at a time. Read more

More patients survive sudden cardiac arrest with new EMS technique. nih.gov: A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. Read more

FDA takes action against 21 websites marketing unapproved opioids as part of agency’s effort to target illegal online sales. fda.org: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has warned four more online networks, operating a total of 21 websites, illegally marketing potentially dangerous, unapproved, and misbranded versions of opioid medications, including tramadol. Read more

F.D.A. Says E-Cigarette Crackdown Is Working. The New York: The agency said on Thursday that the 17 makers, distributors and sellers of nicotine-containing e-liquids for e-cigarettes had agreed to take the products off the market, after the agency issued a warning in May. Read more

US health officials flag increasing popularity of flavored e-cigarettes as concern in new CDC study. cnbc.com: U.S. health officials are flagging the increasing popularity of flavored e-cigarettes as an emerging public threat. Read more

Almost one in 20 U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes. reuter.com: Roughly 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35 years old, a U.S. study suggests. Read more

Researchers develop potential drugs to help curb smoking. medicalxpress.com: Washington State University researchers have created more than a dozen candidate drugs with the potential to curb smokers’ desire for nicotine by slowing how it is broken down in the body. Read more

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’? nytimes.com: The e-cigarette company says it never sought teenage users, but the F.D.A. is investigating whether Juul intentionally marketed its devices to youth. Read more

Do you really want kids to go back to school with Juul? usatoday.com [OPINION]: As vaping creates a new generation of nicotine addicts, whatever the FDA can do, it ought to do faster. Read more

Opioid Lawsuits Look More Like A Tobacco Settlement Every Day. forbes.com: Drug makers and other healthcare companies involved in the production, sale and distribution of opioids may have reason to fear “a tobacco-style master settlement agreement,” a new report from Fitch Ratings says. Read more

Could a natural sugar protect against diabetes? medicalnewstoday.com: The concept of a sugar being used to protect against metabolic syndrome seems far-fetched, but according to a new study, one particular natural sugar may be of benefit. Read more

Why pain — and pain treatment — is still a grey area of medicine. nationalpost.com: The National Post spoke with a clinician and scientist about why pain is so poorly understood and how opioids fit into treatment options. Read more

Antibiotic side effects in kids lead to nearly 70,000 emergency room visits each year. abcnews.go.com: Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed medications for children in the United States, but new research shows that they sometimes cause more harm than good. Read more

Food order affects glucose, insulin excursions in prediabetes. healio.com: “Food order is a simple behavioral strategy that could serve as a diabetes prevention tool and can be implemented within diverse cultural settings and meal patterns.” 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


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 mores

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

September 13-15: Dentsply Sirona World 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Read more

September 20-22: Orthodontic World Congress Europe 2018, in Malta. 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. Save the date

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, Massachusetts. Read more

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

February 21-23, 2019: Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, in Chicago, Il. Read more

March 7-9, 2019: Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

March 12-16, 2019: 38th International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany. Read more

March 13-19, 2019: Academy of Osseointegration 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Read more

April 10-13, 2019: American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting, in Montreal, Quebec. Read more

May 1-4, 2019: 38th Australian Dental Congress in Adelaide, Australia. Read more

May 9-11, 2019: Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, Toronto, Ontario. Read more

September 6-9, 2019: American Dental Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. 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

MORITA USA Announces Availability of Veraview X800 in Canada. morita.com: Released earlier this year in the United States, Veraview X800 is a new multifunctional x-ray unit with 3D, panoramic, and cephalometric capabilities. Read more

Toothpic Launches in the US to Deliver Expert Dental Advice Via Smart Phone App. globenewswire.com: Toothpic, an app providing independent, on-demand dental advice, launched yesterday in the U.S. Read more

The TeleDentists Announces Partnership with Call A Doctor Plus, Brings Virtual Dentist Visits to Total Telehealth Solutions, Opens Additional Reseller Opportunities. oaoa.com: Louis Daniels, CEO, Call A Doctor Plus, says, “We are extremely pleased to bring first-to-market virtual dental care to our growing customer base. Read more

P&G patents teeth-whitening device. bizjournals.com: Procter & Gamble Co. has been granted a patent for a teeth-whitening device that uses blue visible light or near-visible ultraviolet light to speed bleaching when peroxide-based substances are applied. Read more

Brushers Are Buying Sensodyne’s Pitch. wsj.com: Brand narrows gap with Crest and Colgate by appealing to consumer preference for medicine in a tube. Read more

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