Type to search

News & Events News Bites

News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2019/03/13


Top News

Anesthesiology recognized as a dental specialty

White Paper on Endodontic Care

3D printing is revolutionizing maxillofacial surgery

Canadian Dentistry News

Access to Dental Care — Has the rising cost of dental care affected you? cbc.ca: Conversations with Dr. Harpreet Singh Dhillon, a dentist at Strive Dental in Surrey, Jocelyn Johnston, executive director of the B.C. Dental Association, and Dr. Mario Brondani, president of the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, and associate professor of Dentistry and director of the Dental Public Health graduate program at the University of British Columbia. Start listening at 25:40

Transition from Acute to Chronic Painful TMD: Exploratory paths (Workshop). mcgill.ca: A free workshop hosted by ACTION: Acute to Chronic Pain Transition, June 18, 2019, at the UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

“It all started at Dal”: Five questions with Dr. Carol Anne MurdochKinch. dal.ca: The daughter of Dr. Fred Murdoch, also a Dal dentistry grad (DDS’61), Dr. Murdoch-Kinch grew up in Fredericton, attended the University of New Brunswick, and arrived in Halifax to study dentistry in 1981. Read more

College of Dental Surgeons of BC awards 2019. dentistry.ubc.ca: At the annual College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) awards ceremony held on March 7, 2019, six individuals were recognized for their contributions to the College. Read more

Not-for-profit dental practice opens in Surrey, B.C. CBC.ca News: A pair of doctors have opened a dentist office for low-income residents in Surrey and say it’s the only clinic of its kind in the city that’s grappling with growing unaffordability. Read more

Colgate Announces Recipients of the Colgate Award for Research Excellence (CARE). colgateprofessional.ca: The CARE Program recognizes a new generation of academic researchers by providing up to $30,000 USD (per project) to support oral health research projects across multiple disciplines. Read more

International Dentistry News

Anesthesiology recognized as a dental specialty. ada.org: Dental anesthesiology becomes the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards. Read more

White Paper on Endodontic Care. fdiworlddental.org: This White Paper outlines the prevention strategies and treatment procedures which make up the field of endodontics and identifies challenges in the provision of endodontic care in daily dental practice. Read more

Health charity calls out government for appalling ‘tax on teeth’. dentalhealth.org: The Oral Health Foundation has labelled the price hike as a ‘disgrace’ and an appalling decision that will significantly impact the public’s health. Read more

White Paper – Teledentistry: How Technology Can Facilitate Access To Care. americanteledentistry.org: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD). Read more

NHS charges increases covering cuts and undermining prevention. bda.org: The BDA has slammed the latest above inflation increase in dental charges, announced. Read more

PHE guide to make oral care more accessible for people with learning disabilities. bda.org: The BDA welcomes new guidance published by Public Health England (PHE) on oral care and dental treatment for people with learning disabilities. Read more

Dr. Robert J. Genco leaves behind legacy of leading periodontal research. ada.org: Dr. Robert J. Genco, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading periodontal researchers and a pioneer in advancing the study of how oral health affects overall health, died March 6 at the age of 80. Read more

In six days, dental professor launched first clinic in Iraq to treat families displaced after ISIS attacks. buffalo.edu: The new dental clinic … will provide the area’s nearly 16,000 women and children with their first oral health care in five years. Read more

Dental hygienists can use newer type of fluoride with patients, Board of Dentistry votes. billingsgazette.com: The Montana Board of Dentistry voted to allow dental hygienists with advanced training the ability to apply a newer type of fluoride in public health settings. Read more

New Mexico to become No. 8 state to adopt dental therapists programs. krge.com: It’s now up to the governor to make access to dental care easier for low-income families in the state. Read more

Smoking hookah tobacco can be as harmful as cigarettes, health experts say. usatoday.com: But a new scientific statement released this week debunks that misconception, saying that smoking tobacco in windpipes, water pipes or hookahs results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at even greater levels than cigarette smoke. Read more

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on advancing new policies aimed at preventing youth access to, and appeal of, flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars. fda.gov: we outlined a framework to better protect kids and to significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. We are continuing to implement that framework today. Read more

Could it be sepsis? New paper to raise awareness among dental professionals. medicalxpress.com: … a new paper has highlighted what dental professionals need to know about sepsis and the importance of communicating these signs to patients. Read more

Effective oral hygiene can help men avoid erectile dysfunction, study finds. medicalxpress.com: Men who suffer from periodontitis […] are at greater risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

3D printing is revolutionizing maxillofacial surgery. facebook.com/SchulichMedicineAndDentistry: Dr. Joe Armstrong has the important job of rebuilding a patient’s jaw after part of it has been removed because of disease or trauma. Watch 2:56

Teens get addicted to opioids after wisdom teeth removal. Insurers are cracking down. apnews.com: Painkiller prescriptions for teens and young adults following routine dental care contribute significantly to the national opioid addiction and abuse epidemic. Read more

Too lazy to brush and floss? Research team will motivate you with online counseling. dental.buffalo.edu: UB researchers receive grant to develop online intervention to improve oral health in dental patients. Read more

Opioid Misuse Sending More Older Adults to Emergency Departments, Study Finds. geron.org: The study also discovered that opioid misuse was associated with an increased number of chronic conditions, greater injury risk, and higher rates of alcohol dependence and mental health diagnoses. Read more

Mind Your Business

Is it ethical for doctors to google their patients? cmajnews.com: Some doctors believe googling patients can be useful in certain situations. Read more

Podcast: When a Patient Complains. cdspi.com: Matthew Wilton … explains the process for dealing with your regulatory body, and what you can do to help avoid complaints. Listen 18:06

Podcast: Plan Early to Secure Your Financial Future. cdspi.com: Investment Planning Advisor, Michael Tyler, CFP discusses ways to plan now for your future. Listen 14:12

Your Health & Medical News

10 health stories that mattered this week. cmajnews.com: Pharmacare report, measles in Toronto, funding halt for homeopaths, and more in this week’s top Canadian health news. Read more

New federal seniors care benefit needed to help seniors and caregivers with increasing health expenses. cma.ca: New report highlights shortfalls in current tax credits and identifies new solutions to better support seniors and caregivers. Read more

‘Critical moment’ in search for HIV cure as man in Britain becomes second adult cleared of virus. theglobeandmail.com: Almost three years after he received bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs – highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the man’s previous HIV infection. Read more

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, on the current measles outbreak and vaccine hesitancy. canada.ca: … I urge my fellow healthcare provider colleagues to take the time to answer the questions of concerned parents, and in turn, I urge parents and guardians to ask questions and seek out trusted and reliable sources of information to help guide them. Read more

Nova Scotia lung association raises concerns over number of youth using e-cigarettes. thestar.com: The Nova Scotia Lung Association says more must be done to raise awareness about possible risks associated with the rising use of e-cigarettes among youth. Read more

More Canadians leaving country for health care: Report. torontosun.com: The flight of the sick continues to rise in Canada. A policy brief says 217,500 Canadians left the country for health care in 2017, according to Statistics Canada. Read more

Critic says Health Canada’s crackdown on opioid ads is too little, too late. theglobeandmail.com: A proposal announced on Monday would allow opioid manufacturers’ ads to use only the language in the product monograph. Read more

High income-tax rates killing competitiveness: Fraser report. torontosun.com: Canadian workers at almost every economic level are paying significantly higher personal income-tax rates than their U.S. counterparts, undermining economic growth. Read more

Continuing Education Matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Continuing dental education

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


April 4-6: Irish Dental Association Annual Conference, in Galway, Ireland. Read more

April 10-13: American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting, in Montreal, Quebec. Read more

May 1-4: 38th Australian Dental Congress in Adelaide, Australia. Read more

May 9-11: Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May 23–25: Alberta Wellness Summit, presented by the Alberta Dental Association and College. Read more

May 24–28: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec. Read more

June 18: Transition from Acute to Chronic Painful TMD: Exploratory paths (Workshop), in Vancouver, BC. Read more

June 19–22: IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

September 4-8: ADA FDI World Dental Congress, in San Francisco, CA. Read more

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

Henry Schein One Expands Offerings Outside the United States with the Launch of Dentrix G7 in Canada. phx.corporate-ir.net: Henry Schein One … announced the Canadian release of Dentrix® G7, the upgraded version of the award-winning dental practice management system that integrates with the industry’s leading digital imaging solutions to enhance both clinical and financial workflows and improve efficiencies for diagnosis and billing. Read more

Philips to start European pilot for remote dental assessments via Sonicare Teledentistry solution. compelo.com: Royal Philips has partnered with dentists to commence European pilot for remote dental assessments through its Sonicare Teledentistry solution. Read more

We have checked these deals out for you:

From Henry Schein Canada

From Patterson Canada

From Sinclair Dental

We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing (oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca) or 1-855-716-2747.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: