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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/10/24


Top News

Start Up Companies Help U.S. Dentists Fight Back Against Corporate Dental Chains

FDA to consider limiting e-cigarette sales to vape shops to curb youth use

Much-Needed New Antibiotic Shows Great Promise for Treating Gum Disease

Canadian Dentistry News

Universal public dental coverage is essential; Those who need care the most are the least able to afford it, write Christophe Bedos and Belinda Nicolau. montrealgazette.com: Public dental coverage became a major issue in the recent Quebec election. It is high time to make this a reality. Read more

Public dental plan – The ACDQ extends a hand to the new health minister and invites her to immediately resume the negotiations. newswire.ca: … In it, he expresses his delight at her appointment and encourages her to begin a new era of constructive, solution-based dialogue in relations between the Quebec government and dentists. Read more

Régime public de soins dentaires – L’ACDQ tend la main à la nouvelle ministre de la Santé et l’invite à une reprise immédiate des négociations. newswire.ca : … Il se réjouit de sa nomination et l’invite à ouvrir une nouvelle ère constructive, centrée sur la recherche de solutions dans les relations entre les dentistes et le gouvernement québécois. Lire plus

Foreign-trained dentists in limbo as board questions degrees. cbc.ca: Foreign-trained dentists on the cusp of becoming certified to practise in Canada say they’ve been thrust into limbo after the profession’s Ottawa-based examination board determined their credentials from an Indian university no longer pass muster. Read more

Manufacturers, small businesses slam Liberal carbon tax rebate, warn of second tax fight. nationalpost.com: Small businesses are warning that the carbon tax rebate system outlined by Ottawa on Tuesday could force the private sector to shoulder an unfair portion of the costs, piling on new tax burdens just as expanded Canada Pension Plan requirements come into force next year. Read more

Operation Pangea XI reinforces the dangers of buying unauthorized health products online. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Consumers can also check whether products have been authorized for sale by searching Health Canada’s Drug Product Database, Licensed Natural Health Product Database or Medical Devices Active Licence Listing (MDALL). Read more

Can I get my money back after unsatisfactory orthodontic work? theglobeandmail.com: I think we’ve all had an experience where we’ve engaged someone to perform some service and that person underperformed, dragged their heels or flat-out screwed up. Read more

Dr. Rick Rayman ran his 365th marathon this Sunday and leads an 85-member UofT dentistry team to raise funds for Princess Margaret Hospital. bttoronto.ca: Short interview with Dr. Rayman. Watch 3:38

The Keeper of Teeth: Dentistry Museum Curator Recognized With International Award. dentistrty.utoronto.ca: Dr. Anne Dale, curator of the Faculty of Dentistry museum, was recognized by the American Academy of the History of Dentistry (AAHD) with the Hayden-Harris Award. Read more

DMD students launch Saskatoon’s first student-run emergency dental clinic. dentistry.usask.ca: Members of the media and the public were invited to join students the College of Dentistry, when they officially opened Saskatoon’s first student-run dental clinic offering emergency dental care. Read more

Oral cancer a risk when consuming cannabis, warns orthodontist. cbc.ca: Eating or smoking pot can pose some deadly health risks, according to the president of the Essex County Dental Association. Read more

Oral health concerns with marijuana use. ctvnews.ca: Ontario Dental Association is reminding people of the downsides of marijuana use and the potential impact on your oral health. Interview with Dr. Deborah Saunders. Watch video 1:42

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief October 24, 2018. cdaa.ca: Read more

International Dentistry News

Dr. Cole installed as ADA president. ada.org: During his address to the House of Delegates, Dr. Cole called the future of dentistry “bright” and asked, “What difference will you make?” of his fellow dentists. Read more

ADA adopts policy supporting HPV vaccine. ada.org: The ADA urges dentists to support the use and administration of the human papillomavirus virus vaccine, recognizing it as a way to help prevent infection of the types of HPV associated with oropharyngeal cancer. Read more

IADR Joins NCD Alliance To Push For Better Inclusion Of Oral Diseases On Global NCD Agenda. iadr.org: Read more

News release: Start Up Companies Help U.S. Dentists Fight Back Against Corporate Dental Chains. einnews.com: The strong U.S. economy is masking the challenges facing private practice dentists throughout the U.S. Specifically, the competitive threat that rapidly growing corporate dental chains and reductions in insurance reimbursements pose to local neighbourhood dental offices. Read more

UK has ‘hostile environment’ to accessing the dentist as 380,000 people visit GP with dental problems every year, study finds. telegraph.co.uk: The new study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, warned that GP appointments for dental problems are “often not an effective or efficient use of resources”, with the result being that pressure is “piled on overstretched GPs who are simply unequipped to help.” Read more

FDA to consider limiting e-cigarette sales to vape shops to curb youth use. cnbc.com: Middle school use skyrocketed about 50 percent last year, he said. Gottlieb has called these levels “epidemic.” Read more

NYC Looks To Push Companies To Cut Sugar In Food And Drinks. newyork.cbslocal.com: New York City’s health department has announced an initiative to reduce sugar consumption and stop the rise in obesity. Read more

Science says fluoride in water is good for kids. So why are these towns banning it? nbcnews.com: In the past five years, 74 cities have voted to remove fluoride from their drinking water, despite thousands of studies showing it prevents cavities. Read more

Student loan debt isn’t just a millennial problem. cnbc.com: According to the article, the report found that “debt from student loans is also standing in the way for Generation X and baby boomers.” Read more

FDI President Dr Kathryn Kell returns home for FDI World Dental Congress 2019 San Francisco. fdiworlddental.org: Dr. Kell shares her enthusiasm to host next year’s Congress together with her friends and colleagues from the American Dental Association. Read more

Call to all FDI National Dental Associations: Apply by 30 November for the FDI Smile Award. fdiworlddental.org: FDI is now accepting applications for the FDI Smile Award. The FDI Smile Award serves to support and promote preventive oral care at the local level. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Bone cell response to mechanical force is balance of injury and repair. mcgill.ca: Researchers from the Faculty of Dentistry and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada shed new light on the complex process involved in bone cells’ response to mechanical injury. Read more

Lab-grown oesophagus implanted in mice. bbc.com: The team hopes the research could eventually lead to clinical trials of lab-grown food pipes for children born with part of their oesophagus damaged or missing. Read more

Much-Needed New Antibiotic Shows Great Promise for Treating Gum Disease. news.virginia.edu: The drug, amixicile, was found to be effective against the harmful “Red Group” of anaerobic bacteria associated with advanced gum disease. Read more

New dental adhesive prevents tooth decay around orthodontic brackets. medicalxpress.com: The new bioactive bonding adhesive differs from the currently used materials by continuously releasing fluoride, calcium and phosphate to form fluorapatite. Read more

Immune culprits linked to inflammation and bone loss in gum disease identified. nidcr.nih.gov: Microbiome-triggered Th17 cells switch from protective to destructive; may be potential treatment targets. Read more

Poor oral health linked to higher blood pressure, worse blood pressure control. medicalxpress.com: People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. Read more

E-cigarettes prevent wound healing: Study says patients should be banned from vaping for two months before surgery to avoid complications. dailymail.co.uk: Read more or Read article

Adding flavors to e-cigarette liquids changes chemistry, creates irritants. eurekalert.org: Sweet, fruity flavorings react with vaping liquid; users inhale undisclosed chemicals. Read more

Is COPD associated with periodontal disease? A population-based study in Spain. dovepress.com: This descriptive study was done with data from the National/European Health Interview Surveys, conducted in years 2006, 2011/12, and 2014 in Spain. Read more

End first exposure: Dentistry’s biggest opportunity in the opioid crisis. cda.org: Though this risk pattern has been shown in adult populations, the study investigated the size of the risk in an adolescent population. Read more

Mind Your Business

Dental hygienists and musculoskeletal disorders. dentistryiq.com: Are dental hygienists really advocates for preventive care? Read more

Patient Information

Cannabis and Dental Treatment Don’t Mix. Stay Safe: Talk to Your Dentist. yourdentalhealth.ca: BCDA has created a Cannabis & Dental Procedures tip sheet (PDF) for patients. Read more

Your Health & Medical News

A Canadian first in ophtalmology. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont acquires a state-of-the-art microscope for eye operations. Read more

Many doctors pessimistic about direction of medical profession. cmajnews.ca: Many doctors are considering quitting medicine or reducing their hours, and more feel burned out and powerless, according to recent American surveys. Read more

10 health stories that mattered this week. cmajnews.com: Read more

Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: A study led by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and UdeM confirms that cannabis use is related to impaired and lasting effects on adolescent cognitive development. Read more

Vegetarian meat substitutes ‘exceeding salt limits’. bbc.com: More than a quarter of meat-free burgers, sausages and mince tested for a study exceed maximum recommended salt levels, a campaign group has warned. Read more

“It’s legal, how bad can it be?” CMA launches national awareness campaign on cannabis, targeting youth. cma.ca: The ads focus on facts about using cannabis and the potential negative side effects for young users. 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


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

April 10-15, 2019: Seminar: Everyday Esthetics with Direct and Indirect Approaches (Hands-On). The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan is organizing a hand-on seminar that will coincide with the Coachella Music Festival from April 10–15, 2019. The seminar will discuss what matters most in dental esthetics, using a six-point checklist of things to consider with every smile. Read more and PDF Poster

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!


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