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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/09/05

Top News

Breaking osteoporosis: New mechanism activates bone-building cells

E-cigarette giant Juul expands to Canada; Faces U.S. criticism

Why it is worth keeping an eye on pharmaceuticals in NAFTA talks

Canadian dentistry news

Allison Hayes: Dental care still out of reach for too many. montrealgazette.com: “Even for someone who is terrified … it’s obvious publicly funded dental care is worthwhile — and should be made available to more people.” Read more

Welcoming the DDS class of 2T2. dentistry.utoronto.ca: During a stirring White Coat ceremony […], the new DDS Class of 2T2 promised to always put “patients first.” Read more

Dentistry Student Profile: Greg Pigeon. dentistry.utoronto.ca: It was during that time that Greg first considered dentistry – not because of a personal issue, but because of a colleague. Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey Teeth: Is the charcoal toothpaste trend safe? torontosun.com: … activated charcoal has resurfaced again; this time in the form of toothpaste with the promise of giving you a smile that’s Hollywood-worthy—only this new trend is more like a tabloid rumour. Read more

Trends in Dental CE Courses Shed Light on Industry Divide. oralhealthgroup.com: Your interests can say a lot about you, especially as a dentist. Some trends in dental continuing education courses are obvious, but some may make you stop and reflect what your studies say about your priorities. Read more

International dentistry news

New stats show Northern Ireland dentists are ‘at breaking point’. bda.org: The comments were made as the dentists’ trade union responded to the publication of NHS Digital Dental Earnings and Expenses, and Dental Working Hours reports that examines morale and motivation levels within the profession. Read more

Running on fumes: data on dentists’ earning. bda.org: Austerity is meant to be over in the NHS. Yet the latest data on dentists’ earnings is a timely reminder of how far Ministers need to go to guarantee its future. Read more

More than 50,000 Leeds children have not seen an NHS dentist in the last year. yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk: The British Dental Association has accused the Government of an unwillingness to engage with hard-to-reach families, saying it could save money through earlier intervention. Read more

Airway conference gives dentists tools that can make difference in children’s lives. ada.org: With dentists making up 80 percent of the audience, the conference brought together experts in sleep-disordered breathing from both the medical and dental communities, signaling how a team of doctors are needed to successfully diagnose and treat the disorder. Read more

Oral and maxillofacial specialty group celebrates its centennial. ada.org: This year, the association boasts more than 9,000 members and will celebrate its 100th anniversary during its annual meeting scheduled for Oct. 8-13 in Chicago. Read more

Maryland Department of Health campaign: ‘Two minutes with your dentist can save your life’. ada.org: More dentists in Maryland are more consistently taking their patients’ blood pressure thanks to a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a campaign launched by the Maryland Department of Health. Read more

Snapshots of American Dentistry — September 3, 2018. ada.org: Dental care use among children. Read more

Oklahoma oral surgeons help patients preserve stem cells. kfor.com: Dr. Robert Bryan and Dr. Jeremy Goodson of Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma are offering patients the opportunity to bank their dental stem cells. Read more

Nasal Spray Recall Expands to Hundreds of Products. webmd.com: Hundreds of products including nasal sprays and baby oral gels are being recalled because of possible contamination. Read more

Fossil teeth show how Jurassic reptiles adapted to changing seas. sciencedaily.com: A study of fossilised teeth has shed light on how reptiles adapted to major environmental changes more than 150 million years ago, and how sea life might respond today. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Updated advice for dentists: antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis. bda.org: The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has published new implementation advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis. Read more

Properties of an acrylic resin after immersion in antiseptic soaps: Low-cost, easy-access procedure for the prevention of denture stomatitis. journals.plos.org: This study evaluated the physical and biological properties of a denture base acrylic resin after immersion in antiseptic soaps. Read more

How to Build a Cancer. nidcr.nih.gov: J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD, aims to piece together the steps needed to build a cancer—specifically head and neck cancer. Read more

London researchers revamping jawbone surgery with 3D printing technology. cbc.ca: New 3D-printed surgical guides and jaw implants could soon help patients in need of reconstruction surgery. And they’re printed right in London. Read more

September JADA examines dental sealant quality measures. ada.org: Read more

September CDA Journal features evidence-based dentistry. cda.org: Read more

Should you brush or floss first? New study suggests the ideal sequence for removing plaque. perio.org: Researchers have found that flossing before brushing may be the ideal sequence for the most thorough removal of dental plaque. The report is featured in the Journal of Periodontology (JOP). Read more

Not All TMJ Patients Are Created Equal: A Case Study. dentistrytoday.com: Not all TMJ patients are the same, and recognizing them can sometimes be quite difficult. However, there are some techniques and approaches to help identify these patients and find them the help they are looking for. Read more

Cutting on rock salt, fluoride toothpastes can help tackle anaemia: study. thehindubusinessline.com: A new study involving school children, scientists have found that consumption of excess fluoride is intricately linked to anaemia. Read more

FDA outlines plans for new guidance on developing pain drugs. ada.org: The Food and Drug Administration intends to withdraw its existing analgesic guidance for developing new pain drugs and will issue new guidance in 2019. Read more

Breaking osteoporosis: New mechanism activates bone-building cells. sciencedaily.com: On the road to developing new therapeutic drugs for osteoporosis and other bone degenerative diseases. Read more

Simulations reveal role of calcium in titanium implant acceptance. sciencedaily.com: Researchers have now found how calcium ions present at the interface between titanium oxide and tissues affect how well peptides bind to the metal. Read more

Insights from the daily grind: what koala and kangaroo teeth can tell us. blogs.plos.org: In their recent study published in PLOS ONE, paleoecologist Larisa DeSantis and her team find out whether diet and climate have an effect on tooth wear in two species of kangaroo and one species of koala. Read more

Mind your business

6 Ways to Protect Your Practice from Cyber Attacks. cdspi.com: Malware. Here are six key steps you can take to reduce your vulnerability. Read more

4 keys to a successful associateship. asdablog.com: This blog post is the second in a series focused on career paths you can take after graduating dental school, as part of ASDA’s inaugural Career Week. Read more

To build your dream or buy it? asdablog.com: With changes in the marketplace, building a dental practice from the ground up has sparked interest for many new doctors. Though risky, the personal and financial rewards can be plentiful and attainable. Read more

An inside look at working in public health dentistry. asdablog.com: Working in public health has its pros and cons, just like any other field. Read more

Patient information

Hate dental check-ups? This app lets you check your smile by snapping a few selfies. digitaltrends.com: Imagine how much easier life would be if getting your dental check-up was as simple as taking a few mouth-based selfies (“mouthies?”) and sending them off for a remote evaluation by a real dentist in your area. Read more

Your health & medical news

Lack of exercise puts one in four people at risk, WHO says. bbc.com: Inactivity raises the risk of a raft of health problems, such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers. Read more

Brain Functioning Varies With Seasons, Better In Summer, Fall. medicaldaily.com: Cognitive skills of older adults tend to peak in the late summer and early fall compared to winter and spring seasons, according to researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada. Read more

New concussion guidelines for children could change practices around the world. globalnews.ca: The guidelines, initiated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and released Tuesday, include recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mild concussions in children. Read more

Osteoporosis may not be prevented with vitamin d supplements, says study. telegraph.co.uk: Vitamin D supplements do not work as well as previously thought to prevent osteoporosis in healthy adults, a major study has recommended. Read more

E-cigarette giant Juul expands to Canada; Faces U.S. Criticism. business.financialpost.com: Juul Labs Inc. has decided the time is right to make a move into Canada, doing so as the electronic cigarette company’s popularity and concerns about its appeal to teenagers has it facing scrutiny in the United States. Read more

Big Vape comes to Canada and the effects won’t be known for decades. cbc.ca: … vaping is poised to take off in Canada now that it’s officially legal to sell nicotine vaping products under the federal Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. Read more

Heart: Risks From E-Cigarettes. nytimes.com: E-cigarettes may not be as harmless as many people think. A new study suggests they significantly increase the risk for heart attack. Read more or Read the full report

Why it is worth keeping an eye on pharmaceuticals in NAFTA talks. cbc.ca: Canada’s trade negotiators reportedly pushed back on a single bullet point about the new trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico that a health policy expert says could boost prescription drug costs for Canadian patients. Read more

The sweet truth about coconut and date sugar — there are some benefits. washingtonpost.com: Two alternative sugars — coconut sugar and date sugar — have been cropping up in recipes purporting to be healthier and taking over valuable shelf space at my nearby Whole Foods and health-food stores. 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

Carestream Dental Marks First Year as Freestanding Digital Dental Technology Company. mediaroom.carestreamdental.com: Carestream Dental became a freestanding dental technology company focused solely on digital solutions on Sept. 1, 2017, when it was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and CareCapital Advisors Limited. Read more

Nobel Biocare Provides Cutting Edge Technology to Dentistry. alumni.cal.ca: Thanks to many generous donors, including Nobel Biocare, the new clinic will provide students and faculty with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and improve the level of patient care. Read more

Sunstar Supports Release of Chairside Guide on Prevention and Treatment of Oral Cancer. prnewswire.com: The guide is supported by Sunstar and aims to mitigate the effects of oral cancer by promoting comprehensive oral cancer screenings as an integral part of routine dental check-ups. Read more

3Shape Files Lawsuit Against Align Technology for Alleged Abuse of Monopoly Power. 3shape.com: 3Shape, […], today filed a lawsuit against Align Technology for allegedly acting illegally to block competition in the marketplace for scanners for orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners. Read more

Big Three Dental Supply Companies Expect Settlement in Antitrust Suit. dentistrytoday.com: In February, the Federal Trade Commission alleged that Benco Dental Supply, Henry Schein, and Patterson Companies violated US antitrust laws and filed two actions against them. Read more

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