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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/10/10


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Congress passes bipartisan opioid legislation

Periodontal disease bacteria may kick-start Alzheimer’s

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia — Notice of Consultation on Draft 2019-22 Strategic Plan

Canadian Dentistry News

Parry Sound doctors support water fluoridation for health of community. parrysound.com: During this upcoming municipal election, Parry Sound voters will have their say on whether fluoride should be added to the town water. Read more

Des douleurs atroces à cause de ses dents. tvanouvelles.ca : Le gouvernement provincial doit rembourser davantage les soins dentaires, comme il le fait déjà pour les soins de santé, plaident un expert et un organisme de lutte contre la pauvreté. Lire plus

Revitalized Dal Dental Clinic Officially Opens – Introducing the Dr. William Murphy Dental Clinic. dal.ca: After three years of construction, the ribbon was cut on the 50,000-square-foot, $28-million Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry clinic as part of the Faculty’s Homecoming Weekend and Dal 200th anniversary celebrations. Read more

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia — Notice of Consultation on Draft 2019-22 Strategic Plan. cdsbc.org: You are invited to provide feedback on this draft 2019-22 Strategic Plan. All feedback received by October 26 will be submitted to the CDSBC Board and considered in the development of the final version. Read more

Sharing Knowledge with Oral Health Professionals Worldwide. mcgill.ca: The book is published at a time when aging is at the forefront of global health discussions. Read more

‘I’m a true believer in people’ – Rural dentist with strong ethics honoured at Alumni of Distinction gala. news.umanitoba: Dr. Marcel Van Woensel was praised by his award nominators for his “firm commitment to both personal and professional ethics.” Read more

Junior faculty awarded endodontic educator fellowship award. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Assistant Professor Annie Shrestha has been awarded the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award from the American Association of Endodontics Foundation (AAEF). Read more

2019 CADTH Symposium – Call for Abstract Reviewers. cadth.ca: CADTH is looking for volunteers to review abstracts submitted for presentation at the 2019 CADTH Symposium. Read more

It’s dairy, quite contrary as chocolate milk on outs again; New Food Guide could end wars over sugary drink. nationalpost.com: … a clear statement from the federal government about chocolate milk would make a difference to debates about chocolate milk in school. Read more

International Dentistry News

IU School of Dentistry awarded $1.6 million to increase oral health care services in shortage areas. news.iu.edu: The aim of the grant is to create sustainable, high-quality oral health services that increase access to high-quality care for populations living in designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas. Read more

‘Teledentristry’ expands preventive care to more Minnesota families. startribune.com: … Minnesota’s dental industry is returning to a high-tech solution known as teledentistry, which allows dental hygienists to provide preventive care at low cost while supervised electronically by dentists at a different location. Read more

FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9 to include individuals 27 through 45 years old. fda.gov: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) expanding the approved use of the vaccine to include women and men aged 27 through 45 years. Read more

$1.85M grant supports scientist’s study of tooth decay in young HIV patients. newsstand.clemson.edu: he study comes after preliminary results indicated a higher incidence of tooth decay, officially known as dental caries, in HIV-positive children. Read more

Digital marketing exposure increases energy drink usage among young adults. medicalxpress.com: A new study found that digital marketing of energy drinks was more persuasive with young adults than other marketing methods. Read more

Legislative victory: Dental Plan Transparency Act passes. cda.org: The plan-reported data validates the concern that too much of dental plan premiums are spent on administrative overhead costs and not enough are spent on patient care. Read more

Unum finds U.S. workers stressed about cost of dental care. Business Wire, Oct 10: Expense ranks as primary reason many adults avoid the dentist. Read more

Congress passes bipartisan opioid legislation ada.org: The Senate on Oct. 3 overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation aimed at ending the nation’s opioid crisis. Read more

Dental materials scientist receives 3M research fellowship. ada.org: The 2018 3M Innovative Research Fellowship is designed to encourage and engage researchers in advancing dental materials science. Read more

Water, milk top soft drinks in what kids drink. ada.org: Soft drinks accounted for almost 20 percent of total beverage consumption among kids in 2013-16 in the U.S., according to a September report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Periodontal disease bacteria may kick-start Alzheimer’s. today.uic.edu: The findings, which are published in PLOS ONE, suggest that periodontal disease, a common but preventable gum infection, may be an initiator of Alzheimer’s. Read more

Smokers’ support for tobacco endgame measures in Canada: findings from the 2016 International Tobacco Control Smoking and Vaping Survey. cmajopen.ca: The Canadian government has committed to an endgame target of less than 5% tobacco use by 2035. Read more

Air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk. sciencedaily.com: High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests the first study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Read more

A Man Took Antibiotics Before Going to the Dentist. He Developed An Ultra-Rare Brain Side Effect. livescience.com: Scary as it may sound, a root canal is a fairly routine dental procedure. But for one 60-year-old man, the procedure turned life threatening when he developed meningitis. Read more

Mind Your Business

Dreaming of Practice Ownership: The importance of a business plan, regular planning check-ups. newdentistblog.org: This is the fifth article in a series of New Dentist Now blog posts on practice ownership from Wells Fargo Practice Finance. Read more

Avoiding burnout as a new dentist. newdentistblog.ada.org: After about three decades into the profession, Dr. Bill Claytor noticed he was becoming more cynical at work and often felt exhausted by the end of the day. “I realized I lost some of that drive I associated with early in my dental career,” he said. “I always enjoyed dentistry, but I saw the early signs of burnout.” Read more

Pick One: Balancing Practice Operations or Meeting Patient Expectations. oralhealthgroup.com: It’s a trick question because they’re both vital to the success of your practice. However, based on our recent survey, we probably could have predicted your response based on your practice’s revenue. Read more

Patient Information

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide. mouthhealthy.org: Read more

From ADA – Pumpkin carving stencils, Halloween activity sheets and more! mouthhealthy.org: Downlaod

Your Health & Medical News

One in four Canadian physicians report burnout. cma.ca: The CMA National Physician Health Survey: A National Snapshot is the first in a series of reports on the current state of physician health in the country. Read more

AI Could Predict Cognitive Decline Leading to Alzheimer’s Disease in the Next 5 Years. mcgill.ca: Algorithms may help doctors stream people onto prevention path sooner. Read more

Vaping ‘guinea pigs’: E-cigarette health risks you may not be aware of. cbc.ca: As vaping products and promoting them become prevalent, health professionals warn that e-cigarettes are not as safe as many people believe.  Read more

University team develops antibacterial surfaces for bone implants. sydney.edu.au: A University of Sydney team in collaboration with the University Medical Centre Utrecht has found a solution to the infection-related rejection of implants, including knees and hips, that currently experience a 10 percent rejection rate and 2 percent infection rate, by developing a silver nanoparticle plasma coating. Read more

FDA Bans Seven Artificial Food Flavorings. webmd.com: The FDA has banned the use of seven synthetic substances used to flavor or enhance flavor in baked goods, ice cream, candy, beverages, and chewing gum. Read more

Can Body Fluids Help Spot Lung Cancer? health.usnews.com: Researchers in the salivary diagnostics lab at the UCLA School of Dentistry are analyzing molecules in saliva, including DNA, RNA, proteins, metabolites and microbiota to determine whether these elements hold clues as to the individual’s cancer status. Read more

Health Canada failing to address dangers of growing vaping ‘epidemic’: Cancer society. globalnews.ca: Canada could be facing one of the worst health care scares in a generation, and the Canadian Cancer Society says Health Canada has ignored the warnings. Read more

Teen Vapers More Likely To Subsequently Smoke, Study Indicates. academic.oup.com: Findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that E-Cigarettes use among youth is prospectively associated with progression toward greater cigarette use. Read more

‘No amount of cannabis is safe’: Kids and pot shouldn’t mix, experts warn parents. cbc.ca: The pamphlet warns of the long-term effects of using cannabis on your fetus, baby and child at various stages of development. The guide also warns of what parents can expect if they’re high around their children. 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


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

May 21–25, 2019: Alberta Dental Association and College Annual Congress in Calgary, Alberta. Save the date!

May 24–28, 2019: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec.Save the date!

June 19–22, 2019: IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia. Save the date!

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

September 12–14: College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan + Canadian Dental Association Joint Convention, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Save the dates!

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

Henry Schein Launches ‘Rely On Henry Schein’ Brand Campaign – Campaign Features Customer Success Stories Involving the Support of Henry Schein. phx.corporate-ir.net: Today’s launch features the stories of three dental practices and their owners. Each story details an event in which Henry Schein’s full-service expertise allowed the practice to prosper in a time of urgent need. Read more

TePe presents UK’s first bioplastic toothbrush at 2018 BDIA Dental Showcase. uk.dental-tribune.com: TePe has unveiled a new bioplastic toothbrush made from sugar cane and castor oil and manufactured using 100 per cent green energy. The toothbrush was presented to the public for the first time at last week’s BDIA Dental Showcase. Read more

Internationally Renowned Pediatric Dentist Appointed to BIOLASE Board of Directors. prnewswire.com: BIOLASE, Inc. […], today announced that Dr. Elaine C. Wagner, a retired Rear Admiral with 33 years of service in the United States Navy, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Read more

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