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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2019/03/20


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FACT CHECK: Bill Morneau’s budget speech

March 20 is World Oral Health Day

Oral bacteria in pancreas linked to more aggressive tumors

Grow a better jawbone in your ribs

Special issue on primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Federal Budget News

After Bill Morneau’s budget, Liberals should move on pharmacare. thestar.com, [EDITORIAL]: For his fourth budget as Justin Trudeau’s finance minister, Bill Morneau has produced a document that manages to be both forward-looking and retro at the same time. Read more

Federal budget 2019 highlights: 10 things you need to know. theglobeandmail.com: The budget touched on many key themes that were telegraphed ahead of time, including housing affordability, pharmacare and seniors’ issues. In many cases, however, the policies proposed on Tuesday differed greatly from what lobbyists had suggested to Ottawa. Read more

FACT CHECK: Bill Morneau’s budget speech. cbc.ca: CBC News fact-checked key parts of his budget speech. Read more

Federal budget 2019: Deficit to rise as Liberals unveil $22.8 billion in new spending aimed at seniors, young Canadians. theglobeandmail.com: The Trudeau government’s fourth budget unveiled $22.8-billion in new spending across more than a hundred different areas as the Liberals aim to win the support of key voters ahead of the fall election campaign. Read more

Budget routes $4.5B toward Indigenous programming. winnipegfreepress.com: … Ottawa has allotted $1.2 billion over three years for Jordan’s Principle programs to ensure First Nations children can access all public services, including health care, dental needs and education programs, when they need them. Read more

What small business owners want to see in the next federal budget. business.financialpost.com: CFIB is calling on the government to rethink its new passive investment rules and, at minimum, protect past passive investment stream. Read more

Canadian Dentistry News

Academic Dentistry in Canada honoured at the 12th Annual Gies Awards. ndeb-bned.ca: On March 18, 2019, the 12th Annual William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement honoured the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACDF) for Innovation in the category of Public-Private Partner. Read more

2019 ADEA Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships. adea.org: Each year, ADEA recognizes achievement and distinction among its members. Dr. Paul J. Allison, McGill University, Dr. Daniel A. Haas, University of Toronto, Dr. Maryam Amin, University of Alberta, Dr. Laura Dempster, University of Toronto, Ms. Lindsay James, Dalhousie University Read more

Dentistry Researcher Among Those Awarded a Connaught Innovation Award For Promising Technology Development. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Faculty of Dentistry associate professor Yoav Finer … was among the winners for his work developing a new biomaterial to prolong the lifespan of tooth-coloured fillings. Read more

Awards and accolades for U of T Dentistry students, profs. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Immune cell scaffolds, plant-based analgesics, and a book chapter in Advanced Dental Biomaterials are among the research projects receiving accolades this month. Read more

Art of dentistry. schulich.uwo.ca: Dentistry encompasses Caroline Alpert’s interests in art, science and health, and gives her the ability to use her creative skills to make a difference. Read more

As other cities reconsider fluoride bans, RMWB has no plans to resume fluoridation. fortmcmurraytoday.com: When Tod Beaulne treats children at his dental office in downtown Fort McMurray, the teeth are pretty good indicators of where they were born. Read more

Local dentist responds to the lure of the North. thereview.ca: Ever the maverick; Stuart Robertson flies north. For the past 11 years, Dr. Robertson has been bringing badly-needed dental services to the inhabitants of Nunavut, visiting every community in the region. Read more

International Dentistry News

March 20 is World Oral Health Day. worldoralhealthday.org: World Oral Health Day is celebrated globally every year on 20 March to highlight the importance of oral health for a healthy body. Read more

Maxims, Mantras and Musings from My Time at ADEA. adeachartingprogress.wordpress.com: Dr. Rick Valachovic explains the meaning of RPSA and reveals nine other ideas that have guided his actions during 22 years as ADEA President and CEO. Read more

Dental services for vulnerable Australians must be an election priority. ada.org.au: The peak body for dentists in Australia, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is today supporting policies such as those released by the Australian Greens that target government funds to vulnerable Australians and assist in affording proper dental care. Read more

Debut ADA symposium to address dental care for ‘tsunami’ of older patients. ada.org: The first ADA Elder Care Symposium is scheduled for June 28 in Chicago, intending to boost awareness of elder care and oral health and present practical solutions to help dentists succeed in improving the oral health — and overall health — of the often-vulnerable senior population. Read more

Bringing healthy smiles to Philadelphia communities. penntoday.upenn.edu: In health care facilities embedded around Philadelphia, students and faculty from the School of Dental Medicine are ramping up the care they provide to underserved populations. Read more

New guidance on oral care for people with learning disabilities. dentistry.co.uk: Public Health England is publishing new guidance on the oral care and treatment for people with learning disabilities. Read more

California Dental Association bill makes silver diamine fluoride a covered Medi-Cal benefit. cda.org: CDA is sponsoring legislation that would expand treatment options for dentists and their patients. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Oral bacteria in pancreas linked to more aggressive tumors. sciencedaily.com: The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, researchers report. It is hoped that the results can help to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. Read more

Grow a better jawbone in your ribs. new.rice.edu: Rice University bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a technique to grow live bone to repair craniofacial injuries. Read more

Nonsurgical Treatment for Child Tooth Decay Can Save Millions of Dollars, Study Finds. pewtrusts.com: A new seven-state study finds that in treating young children for tooth decay, substituting silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for traditional restorative care could significantly cut Medicaid spending over three years. Read more

Special issue on primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. cfp.ca: This is the first of 2 special issues full of practical content that complements the 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Read more

For Older Adults, Sense of Control Tied To Feeling Younger. geron.org: A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. Read more

Elderly Americans experience less tooth loss than in previous decades, study says. dental-tribune.com: … a new study has found that today’s aging population in the U.S. is experiencing less edentulism and greater tooth retention. Read more

Your Health & Medical News

Canadian health care’s ‘one issue per visit’ problem. cbc.ca: Some doctors questioned whether restricting access was ethical, while others defended the practice in the interest of other patients who are waiting to be seen. Read more

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds. ctvnews.ca: The research adds to previous studies that have found links between marijuana and mental health problems, but still does not definitively pinpoint marijuana as the cause. Read more

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

Scaling up virtual care in Canada: CMA a key player in new national task force. cma.ca: With the potential to improve access to care, decrease wait times and make physicians’ practices more efficient, virtual care could help relieve many of the pressures facing the health care system today. Read more

The impact of pharmaceutical rebates on patients’ drug expenditures. cmaj.ca: What does the pharmaceutical pricing landscape look like in Canada? Read more

Addressing vaccine hesitancy. cfp.ca: Clinical guidance for primary care physicians working with parents. Read more

Répondre à l’hésitation face à la vaccination. cfp.ca: Conseils cliniques à l’intention des médecins de première ligne qui travaillent avec les parents. Lire plus

Health Canada finalizes regulations to provide public access to clinical information on drugs and medical devices. canada.ca: On March 20, 2019, Health Canada will publish final regulations that allow for the public release of clinical information on drugs and medical devices. Read more

Battling Vaccine Myths – Winning Hearts and Minds. tvo.org: This month school boards across the province are mailing out suspension notices for students who have failed to provide updated immunization records. Listen 35:22

AMA Enlists Social Media Giants To Stop Spread Of Anti-Vaccine Misinformation. forbes.com: In a letter to the CEOs of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube, the nation’s largest physician group says more needs to be done to combat the effort of anti-vaccine groups that are using social media to target parents. Read more

Study suggests new food guide is more affordable only under specific conditions. theglobeandmail.com: After Health Canada released its new guide earlier this year, some of the most pointed criticisms have been over the question of affordability, and whether a diet made up of half fruits and vegetables is accessible for everyone. Read more

WHO urges governments to enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, including in motor sport. who.int: … WHO is urging governments to enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship at sporting events, including when hosting or receiving broadcasts of Formula 1 and MotoGP events. Read more

Vaping is an urgent threat to public health. theconversation.com: The evidence shows that vaping is creating a generation of nicotine-addicted youth, who start with e-cigarettes and move on to smoke tobacco products. Read more

Should flavoured vaping products be banned? winnipeg.citynews.ca: Tara Overholt sits down with Juliet Guichon and Elliot Reichardt from the UofC. Listen 4:43

‘Bidirectional’ relationship seen between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. healio.com: Type 2 diabetes increases the risk for obstructive sleep apnea in adults, and obesity, diabetes-related foot disease and depression are among the risk factors for the condition, according to findings published in Diabetes Care. Read more

Gaps in HIV Testing and Treatment Hinder Efforts to Stop New Infections. cdc.gov: New analysis highlights the power of testing and treatment to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. Read more

Indigenous Health Initiatives Program. ualberta.ca: Tibetha Kemble focused on recruiting and supporting a growing body of future Indigenous health professionals. 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 16–18: CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim, California. 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

May 30–June 2: Proud Past Bright Future – 2019 OSAP Annual Conference, in Tucson, Arizona. 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

Get Dental Care from your phone with Dentulu. appdevelopermagazine.com: Dentulu is a new mobile app that brings the dentist’s chair to patients’ homes. You can even swipe right until you find your best dental provider match. Read more

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