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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/09/26


Top News

If you have been affected by the tornados in Ottawa and Gatineau – CDSPI

ADA releases evidence-based clinical guideline on nonrestorative treatments for caries

Research study finds sweet flavors in e-cigarette liquids may increase risk of dental cavities

New findings on chronic pain syndrome in the mouth

The ADA&C’s Start School Smiling program

Canadian Dentistry News

Ottawa and Gatineau Tornados. cdspi.com: If you or your practice has been affected by the tornados in the Ottawa and Gatineau area, learn more on how to file a claim as well as access counselling services through our Members’ Assistance Program. Read more

The ADA&C’s Start School Smiling program. CTV News, Sept 7: Pres. Tony Odenbach and Past Pres. Jonathan Skuba along with Health Minister Sarah Hoffman and several other MLA’s and School Board Trustees attended the inaugural launch of the Start School Smiling program which provides access to over 56,000 Grade One students and offers Free dental exams and bitewing films when indicated. View the CTV News video

A trailblazer in the field of dentistry. ualberta.ca: Marcia Boyd (’69 DDS) 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Read more

The driving force behind change. ualberta.ca: Brenda Walker (’71 DH) 2018 Alumni Honour Award recipient. ualberta.ca: Brenda Walker (’71 DH) changed the face of dental hygiene across Alberta. She was a major driving force behind making dental hygiene a self-regulating profession. Read more

Hommage à des pionniers de la Faculté. fmd.ulaval.ca: Le départ à la retraite de professeurs n’est pas nouveau pour la Faculté de médecine dentaire, mais le départ simultané de deux pionniers qui cumulent un total combiné de 75 ans d’expérience, ce n’est pas banal. Lire plus

Le Dr Guy Déom reçoit le prix Hommage 2018. odq.qc.ca: Reconnu pour son engagement indéfectible et son grand humanisme, il a posé, tout au long de sa carrière, des gestes concrets en vue d’accroître l’accès aux soins buccodentaires. Lire plus

Student Profile: Eryk Waszczylo. dentistry.utoronto.ca: A Sudbury, Ontario native, Eryk Waszczylo (DDS4) came to U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry after deciding to change careers. Read more

Québec solidaire veut libérer les hygiénistes des dentistes. tvanouvelles.ca : Québec solidaire veut que les hygiénistes dentaires puissent pratiquer sans la supervision d’un dentiste, ce qui leur permettrait notamment de faire de la prévention dans les écoles et baisserait le coût des nettoyages. Lire plus

Le régime public de soins dentaires importe-t-il? lesoleil.com : À la veille du dernier débat de la campagne électorale 2018, nous invitons les chefs des partis politiques qui aspirent aux plus hautes fonctions de l’État à se prononcer sur leur vision du régime public de soins dentaires. Lire plus

Why a Thunder Bay dentist went on an oral-health ‘mission’ to a fly-in First Nation. tvo.org: Derval Clarke has long volunteered his services in his homeland of Jamaica. Last month, he travelled to another place that needs dental care — the remote community of Wunnumin Lake. Read more

International Dentistry News

New Zealand Dental Association ‘cautiously optimistic’ as Tax Working Group report backs sugary drinks tax. nzda.org.nz: The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is pleased a sugary drinks tax has formed part of the Tax Working Group’s Interim Report released today. Read more

Dr. Ricks heads USPHS dental corps. ada.org: The Office of the U.S. Surgeon General announced that it has appointed Dr. Tim Ricks as chief dental officer of the U.S. Public Health Service. Read more

Making a difference in the dental aisle. newdentistblog.ada.org: Dr. Geisinger shares her unique path of working through organized dentistry to impact industry and make a daily difference in the public’s oral health. Read more

Providing dental care in the Appalachian Mountain region. ada.org: Red Bird Dental Clinic, University of Louisville team up to expand health care access. Read more

Therapy-dog patients help craniofacial patients smile. asdablog.com: The Operation Smile Club from Temple Dental teamed up with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to help make the sixth annual Best Friends Bash (BFB) spectacular. Read more

Q&A: Digital dentistry becomes the new standard. digitaljournal.com: As digital dentistry becomes the new standard; dental practitioners are rushing to adopt 3D printing technologies and transition away from traditional dentistry. Read more

NYU Dentistry Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Tooth Enamel Formation. nyu.edu: Research to Explore Roles Mitochondria and Redox Play in Forming Enamel, With Implications for Understanding Dental Disease. Read more

Kindel: Registered dental assistants are overlooked. lansingstatejournal.com: The Michigan Dental Assistants Association believes that Michigan’s current dental team is capable of treating everyone in state, including the under-served. Read more

Mackay fluoride removal vote sparks calls for government action. brisbanetimes.com.au: A Queensland council slammed for removing fluoride from its water supply says councillors never should have had the power to make the decision in the first place. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

ADA releases evidence-based clinical guideline on nonrestorative treatments for caries. ada.org: Over two years, an expert panel convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry conducted a systematic review and formulated the recommendations, which are available to view online at ADA.org/Caries. Read more

Young children’s oral bacteria may predict obesity. news.psu.edu: Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child’s microbiota could serve as an early indicator for childhood obesity. Read more

Research Study Finds Sweet Flavors in E-cigarette Liquids May Increase Risk of Dental Cavities. adafoundation.org: The study investigated changes in cariogenic potential when tooth surfaces were exposed to certain e-cigarette aerosols in a controlled environment. Read more or Read article

New findings on chronic pain syndrome in the mouth. sciencedaily.com: The picture is becoming clearer regarding the chronic oral pain condition known as Burning Mouth Syndrome, or BMS, which mainly affects women who are middle-aged and older. Read more

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Reports Dental and Vision Conditions Closely Related to Overall Health. prnewswire.com: People with serious dental and vision conditions are more likely to suffer from other significant ailments and incur higher medical costs, according to information released from the Blue Cross Blue Shield: The Health of America Report. Read more

Mind Your Business

Dreaming of Practice Ownership? Assembling your practice dream team: the ‘whos, whys, and how-tos’. newdentistblog.ada.org: This is the third article in a series of New Dentist Now blog posts on practice ownership from Wells Fargo. Read more

How to prevent associates from leaving your dental practice. dentistryiq.com: There are four steps dentists can take to keep their associates engaged. Read more

Patient Information

How to (gently) get your child to brush their teeth. theconversation.com: While it may seem easiest to pry their mouth open and force them to brush, research suggests there are better ways that may positively influence children’s future dental health. Read more

13 Things Dentists Never Put in Their Mouth. rd.com: Dentists see countless patients each year who broke teeth because they chomped on the wrong thing—food or otherwise. Here are the things the pros beg you to keep out of your mouth. Read more

New toothpastes are aimed at keeping your mouth bacteria balanced. Here’s what you should know. shape.com: Of course, not everyone’s on board with the bacteria-brushing trend. No prebiotic or probiotic toothpastes have received the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. Read more

Your Health & Medical News

New means to fight ‘un-killable’ bacteria in healthcare settings. mcgill.ca: Canadian scientists identify new cellular target to weaken P. aeruginosa – a severe threat to patients with cystic fibrosis. Read more

New insight into aging. mcgill.ca: They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but new research shows you can teach an old rat new sounds, even if the lesson doesn’t stick very long. Read more

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men. who.int: WHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 presents a comprehensive picture of alcohol consumption and the disease burden attributable to alcohol worldwide. Read more

U.S. Challenges World to Intensify Global Fight against Antibiotic Resistance. cdc.gov: ‘AMR Challenge’ calls for more action to save lives from one of the greatest threats to public health. Read more

Do doctors experiencing burnout make more errors? cmajnews.com: Recent research linked burnout to medical errors across specialties, finding that doctors who report signs of burnout are twice as likely to have made a medical error in the previous three months. Read more

OSU study fuels urgency for graphic warning labels on cigarette packs. dispatch.com: The study’s findings are in line with previous studies that have found warning labels with powerful images provoke visceral reactions, prevent children and other nonsmokers from starting to smoke and motivate smokers to quit. Read more

Vaping: Smoking without fire. Economist.com: People can try inhalators, gum, lozenges, patches, nasal sprays and prescription drugs. All can help, but few replicate all the physical and social rituals that surround cigarettes. Read more

FDA Considers Fast-Tracking Review of E-Cigarettes to Curb Teen Vaping Epidemic. fortune.com: As teen vaping rates continue to climb to epidemic levels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to demand action from e-cigarette companies, such as Juul, that sell flavored tobacco pods for e-cigs. Read more

Feds’ new campaign against youth vaping ‘epidemic’ targets middle and high schoolers. usatoday.com: The Food and Drug Administration is launching a first-of-its-kind public service campaign against youth vaping that will try new ways of reaching young people who have become hooked on nicotine. Read more

New Canadian Medical Association head calls for debate on decriminalizing opioids. cbc.ca: The new president of the Canadian Medical Association is calling on politicians to have an “open and courageous” debate about decriminalizing opioids in the face of a nationwide overdose crisis. 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 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

Patterson Dental announces distribution agreement with Dental Intelligence. dentalproductsreport.com: Patterson Dental will be the exclusive distributor of a new mobile app and reporting product bundle. Read more

Henry Schein Strengthens And Expands Its Global Dental Implant Business With Three Investments. phx.corporate.ir.net: Acquires U.S.-based dental implant company Intra-Lock; majority interest in value-priced German dental implant company Medentis Medical and majority interest in Pro-Cam Implants, CAMLOG’s exclusive distributor in the Netherlands. Read more

Innovative products and inspiring experiences: Dentsply Sirona World thrilled thousands of dental professionals at the event in Orlando. dentsplysirona.com: Attendees experienced a one-of-a-kind conference. Dentsply Sirona World included extraordinary celebrity entertainment, and Dentsply Sirona presented many new products while hundreds of workshops showed dental professionals how to make their work even easier, faster, and safer. Read more

Meeting users’ needs: Dentsply Sirona releases Sidexis 4 V 4.3 and updates Orthophos SL. news.dentsplysirona.com: Dentsply Sirona has updated two imaging solutions: the imaging software Sidexis 4 and the software of the extraoral flagship, Orthophos SL. Read more

The Trend Setting Technologies Driving Dentistry’s Future. dentalcompare.com: The 2018 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award recipients include a wide range of innovative ideas with some seemingly simple devices that are elevated by elegantly innovative updates. Read more

NuSmile Ltd., recognized as a worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, recently introduced its “I Love My NuSmile” program to the Canadian market at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Banff, Alberta. ca.dental-tribune.com: Read more

J. MORITA USA announces availability of Veraview X800 in Canada. ca.dental-tribune.com: Released earlier this year in the United States, Veraview X800 is a new multifunctional X-ray unit with 3-D, panoramic and cephalometric capabilities. Read more

Dentistry.com Platform Launches, Connecting Patients and Dental Professionals. orthodonticproductsonline.com: The digital platform is a free online community designed to connect patients and dental professionals. Read more

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