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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/11/14

Top News

Sounding Board: Dental networks not the answer to reducing dental fees

DIY orthodontics: Is it safe?

Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 12–18, 2018

ADA clarifies social media post by SmileDirectClub

Mouth cancer: presentation, detection and referral in primary dental care

Canadian Dentistry News

Sounding Board: Dental networks not the answer to reducing dental fees. benefitscanada.com, Nov 13: Dr. Mitch Taillon: The CDA and every provincial dental association in Canada are concerned with the cost of dentistry. Each year, provincial dental associations develop fee guides that balance the cost of care with dental fees, knowing that many people have dental insurance, but approximately 40 per cent of the population do not. Read more

DIY orthodontics: Is it safe? theglobeandmail.com: The Answer As you might expect, most dentists and orthodontists – who specialize in this type of dental work – say that face-to-face office visits are essential for properly assessing and treating patients with poorly aligned teeth. Read more

Group insurance brokers worried about taxation of health benefits. benefitscanada.com: Two-thirds (67 per cent) of group insurance brokers said their client base would decrease if employer-paid benefits became taxable income. Read more

Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 12 – 18, 2018. canada.ca: This year’s theme is “Think Twice. Seek Advice.” This is an important reminder to seek advice from a qualified health care provider before taking antibiotics and ensure they are used responsibly, in order to preserve their effectiveness. Read more

Semaine de sensibilisation aux antibiotiques : du 12 au 18 novembre 2018. canada.ca: Le thème de cette année est « Réfléchissez-y à deux fois. Demandez conseil. » Il s’agit d’un important rappel de la nécessité de demander conseil à un professionnel de la santé avant de prendre des antibiotiques et de les utiliser de manière responsable pour qu’ils demeurent efficaces. Lire plus

Let’s give our seniors something to smile about. mykawartha.com: Oral health impacts our overall health and quality of life and is essential for healthy aging, writes Peterborough Public Health’s Patti Fitzgerald. Read more

Clinique dentaire pédiatrique: plus de 500 enfants en attente. journaldemontreal.com: Un centre dentaire de Montréal manque d’anesthésiologistes pour réparer les dents cariées des jeunes. Lire plus

Des soins dentaires gratuits pour de jeunes démunis. lapresse.ca: Passé l’âge de 9 ans, la Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) ne couvre plus les soins dentaires. Sans assurance privée, l’accès à des soins dentaires devient un coup de chance pour les moins fortunés. Lire plus

How did orthodontists sell orthodontics? theconversation.com: Canadian orthodontists were able to sell braces and other orthodental procedures by promising patients better lives with better teeth. Read more

In Memoriam: Dr. Richard Fedorak, Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. blog.ualberta.ca: Richard was an integral member of the University of Alberta academy for more than 30 years. During that time he served the University of Alberta as a clinical investigator, as professor and director in the Division of Gastroenterology, as associate vice-president (research), and as dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry from early 2015, first as interim and then with a full appointment. Read more

DOCS turns 10. schulich.uwo.ca: In 2008, the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program set out to provide much needed dental care to people in the London community, who it provided care that was out of reach for many. Read more

NDEB increases fees for 2019. ndeb-bned.ca: As 2019 approaches, participants in the Equivalency Process will see changes to the fees for application and assessments. Read more

Aaron Fenton Receives University of Toronto’s Arbor Award. dentistry.utoronto.ca: It’s the kind of award that goes years into the making: recipients are honoured for their “tremendous generosity and contribution to the experience of U of T students, faculty, staff and alumni.” Read more

“Impact on a Great Scale”: Q&A With Major Debra Pawluk. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Still an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces, at one time Pawluk’s job involved flying helicopters for dangerous search and rescue missions. Read more

Tracking the social origins of disease: meet “cells to society” detective, Noha Gomaa. How much money you have in your pocket may be affecting your health — right down to the immune cells of your body. Read more

Juul curbs sales of some e-cigarette flavours, but not in Canada. CBC.ca: Vaping giant Juul Labs Inc. is stopping its sales of some e-cigarette flavours in U.S. stores to deter use by kids and teens, but is not doing the same in Canada. Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief November 14, 2018. cdaa.ca: Read more

International Dentistry News

ADA clarifies social media post by SmileDirectClub. ada.org: The ADA will continue to monitor social media while moving ahead with efforts to educate professionals and the public about direct-to-consumer dentistry after a social media post by clear aligner company SmileDirectClub incorrectly stated that its product was approved by the ADA. Read more

House of Delegates approves more succinct dental licensure-related policies. ada.org: Res. 26H-2018 removed redundancies and lengthy explanations in 12 of the Association’s dental licensure-related policies, simplifying its policies related to general principles for dental licensure, initial licensure and the curriculum integrated format clinical examination, among others. Read more

Dental tourism: things to consider before going that extra mile for your smile. sydney.edu.au: Dental care in Australia is not subsidized for the majority of Australians, and about half don’t have any private dental insurance, which makes the allure of dental tourism clear. Read more

Sugars expert Prof. Paula Moynihan talks tooth decay and other NCDs in 12 December webinar. fdiworlddental.org: Sugars and oral health: evidence to practice is based on the most recent evidence related to intake of sugars and the associated risk of tooth decay and other noncommunicable diseases. Read more

A great win for Portugal: Ministry of Health brings dentists into primary health centres. fdiworlddental.org: FDI sat down with Dr. Orlando Monteiro da Silva, president of the Portuguese Dental Association (OMD), to understand his perspective and role in developing this exciting new initiative to integrate dentists into primary healthcare centres. Read more

Can Brush Day & Night be replicated in your country? A focus on the methodology and its impact. fdiworlddental.org: The BDN 21-day programme teaches children and adults about the benefits of good oral hygiene and shows them how to brush their teeth twice-daily with a fluoride toothpaste. Read more

Mouth cancer cases rise by 135% but an alarming number of us are unable to spot the early warning signs. dentalhealth.org: Cases of mouth cancer in the United Kingdom have more than doubled inside the last generation, yet an alarming number of us are still unable to identify the early warning signs and symptoms. Read more

BDA commends dentists for prescribing fewer unnecessary antibiotics. bda.org: The latest figures published by the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR) show that dental practices dispensed around a quarter fewer prescriptions for antibiotics in 2017 compared to 2013. Read more

Sugar Summit to map out next phase in war on decay and obesity. bda.org: The BDA Sugar and Oral Health Summit aims to set out the policy responses to both tooth decay and systemic diseases that need to follow in the wake of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy and Childhood Obesity Strategy. Read more

Oral cancer: Restricting dental check-ups to once every 2 years could put lives at risk. bda.org: Dentists have warned today that plans to extend the gap between appointments to beyond 12 months could jeopardise efforts to tackle Scotland’s fastest growing cancers. Read more

At-home tooth straightening boom raises concerns. eu.dental-tribune.com: Orthodontists have expressed their concerns about the safety of such an approach though, insisting that DIY kits cannot replace professional procedures. Read more

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Lowest Ever Recorded: 14% in 2017. cdc.gov: But 1 in 5 adults still used some form of tobacco product. Read more

Year-long wait times and ‘unaffordable’ fees: Struggling Australians petition for dental care to be covered by Medicare as oral hygiene plunges. dailymail.co.uk: Australians are calling on the government to start covering trips to the dentist under Medicare as they slam the ‘unaffordable’ out-of-pocket costs of having work done. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Mouth cancer: presentation, detection and referral in primary dental care. nature.com: Read more

Restorative aspects of oral cancer reconstruction. nature.com: The oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients is a vital and pivotal part of their care pathway, helping to restore function, aesthetics and improve patient well-being and quality of life. Read more

The Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Collaborate on a Special Pediatric Oral Health Issue of General Dentistry. agd.org: Seven articles from pediatric dentistry researchers seek to expand knowledge and understanding of current treatments and techniques. Read more

Aaron Fox Images the Future of Endo. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Can you choose an endodontic root filling material that minimizes artifact when using modern imaging technology? Read more

The “Silent” Dental Partner: The Laboratory Technician

Does Selection of Different Restorative Materials Affect the Amount of Tooth Structure Saved for Crown Preparations?

Complex Maxillary Anterior Rehabilitation

Retrieval of Damaged Prosthetic Screws: A Case Series of Multiple Techniques

Tissue Management: A Guide to Capture a Single Tooth Preparation up to a Full Arch

Prosthodontic Treatment of The Severely Worn Dentition

Prosthetically Driven Implant Surgery: Redefined

Your health & Medical News

How medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps can be hacked. cbsnews.com: The U.S. government is taking a closer look at how to stop hackers from taking control of medical devices like pacemakers. Read more

Humanity under threat from antibiotic-resistant infections. theconversation.com: There already exist some promising new antibiotic therapies, and more are in the pipeline. However, our economic model prevents researchers from moving them out onto the market. Read more

Canada must find ways to better use health innovations, says new CIHR scientific director. cmajnews.com: The goal he cites is at once simple and so very complex: to make things better. Read more

Cannabis poisonings in children predicted to rise. folio.ca: Now that cannabis is legal, parents need to protect young children from cannabis poisoning more than ever. Read more

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

FDA highlights record-breaking number of generic drug approvals in October. fda.gov: In October, the FDA approved 110 generic drugs and tentatively approved 18 generic drugs, for a total of 128 approval actions. Read more

ALS Quebec launches Taking Care, a virtual learning environment for caregivers. mcgill.ca: With the financial support of L’Appui national pour les proches aidants d’aînés and the collaboration of McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec is proud to launch a virtual education program Taking Care, intended for those caring for someone living with ALS. 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 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. Read more

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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