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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2019/04/10


Top News

Free dental care for low-income seniors to be announced in budget.

Dentists underdiagnose when faced with time pressure, research shows.

The incidence of lidocaine allergy in dentists: an evaluation of 100 general dental practitioners.


Canadian Dentistry News

Free dental care for low-income seniors to be announced in budget. ottawa.ctvnews.ca: The Canadian Press has learned that Ontario will be announcing free dental care for low-income seniors in Thursday’s budget. Senior government sources say anyone 65 and over in the province making under $19,300 — or $32,300 for couples — would qualify. Read more

NDP calls for free dental care for all Nova Scotia schoolchildren. thestar.com: Nova Scotia’s New Democrats are pushing for a free dental hygiene program for every child in the public school system. Read more

Les dentistes à la recherche de main-d’œuvre dans l’Est-du-Québec. journaldequebec.com: Recruter des hygiénistes et des assistants dentaires dans l’Est-du-Québec est pratiquement impossible, à un point tel que de plus en plus de dentistes de la région doivent opérer leur clinique sans cette main-d’œuvre. Lire plus

Dr. Nicolau Takes on Leadership Position in Canadian Dental Research. mcgill.ca: Dr. Belinda Nicolau has been acclaimed as Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Dental Research for the 2019-2021 term. Read more

Pain Research Receives CIHR Funding. mcgill.ca: Dr. Luda Diatchenko Continues Research on Chronic Pain and TMD. Read more

Promising Alternatives to Bone Repair. mcgill.ca: Dr. Nicholas Makhoul Receives Funding to Research New and Promising Bone Repair Methods. Read more

Daniel Kandelman suggère de garder le sourire! nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Dans le cadre de la série «Entre guillemets», Daniel Kandelman présente son livre intitulé «Gardez le sourire!». Read more


International Dentistry News

Dentists say new oral health policy has ignored the key role schools can play in oral health education. dentist.ie: The HSE’s new oral health policy has failed to include any meaningful role for pre-schools, primary schools or secondary schools in promoting good oral health practices according to the Irish Dental Association. Read more

American Association for Dental Research Statement on Investing for the People Act of 2019. iadr.org: The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) was pleased to see the House Budget Committee’s recent proposal to raise the discretionary spending caps in fiscal years 2020 and. Read more

Northern Ireland commits to extend HPV vaccination as pressure from dentists pays off. bda.org: The BDA has welcomed official confirmation that the authorities in Northern Ireland will extend the (HPV) vaccination programme to school-aged boys. Read more

New Mexico governor signs bill adopting dental therapists programs. krqe.com: It gives residents who may not have insurance or ways to get dentist access to a dental therapist. Read more

First State working to reduce opioid prescriptions among dentists. delawarepublic.org: The state is partnering with the Delaware State Dental Society to distribute pamphlets and posters to dentist offices across Delaware to raise awareness of the addictive nature of opioid pain medication. Read more

Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium 2020 to take place in New York. am.dental-tribune.com: Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Dentists underdiagnose when faced with time pressure, research shows. techexplorist.com: The study showed that primary care dentists missed 67% of bone loss and 40% of tooth decay on a sample of dental x-rays when given limited time to assess them. Read more

Can orthodontic treatment prevent tooth decay later in life? medicalnewsbulletin.com: Aside from the basics of brushing and flossing at home, attending regular dentist appointments are also important for oral health. According to the Canadian Dental Association, poor oral health can affect more than an individual’s quality of life. Read more

The incidence of lidocaine allergy in dentists: an evaluation of 100 general dental practitioners. ijomeh.eu: The authors evaluated a group of 100 general dental practitioners in whom adverse reactions similar to anaphylaxis occurred after local anesthesia. Read more

Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer’s and other diseases. medicalxpress.com: Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. Read more

Anti-inflammatory plant-based diet helps reduce gingivitis. medicalxpress.com: A plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis in a recent randomized trial published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Read more

U-M Team Makes Strides in Tissue Regeneration Research. labglob.ufmhealth.org: Groundbreaking new research marrying high-intensity focused ultrasound with genetically modified cells may spur bone and soft tissue regeneration. Read more

Do-It-Yourself Dentistry. aegisdentalnetwork.com: The rise of self-treatment options necessitates patient education. Read more

NZ Dental Journal Articles. nzda.org.nz: NZDJ March 2019 – 4 articles. Read more

Oral health care of older adults featured in California Dental Association Journal. cda.org: Articles discuss three models of elderly patient care that have sought to overcome barriers to the integration of medicine and dentistry. Read more

Ingredient in whitening strips is harmful to deep layer of teeth, research says. wtop.com: Using entire teeth and artificial saliva, the researchers watched the collagen in dentin break down into smaller proteins when treated with hydrogen peroxide, according to the results, presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting. Read more


Mind Your Business

Planning your next career move? A practice option report can help. newdentistblog.ada.org: A practice option report is a written document that outlines your goals in both quantitative and qualitative terms. Read more


Patient Information

Good oral health is linked to your overall health. nbdental.com: Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques. Read more and watch

Profession : dentiste – À chacun sa spécialité. magazineprestige.com : Chez beaucoup de gens, la grande diversité des traitements proposés suscite bien des interrogations, notamment la pertinence d’avoir ou non recours aux services professionnels des spécialistes. Qu’en est-il de la différence entre les deux formations? Lire plus


Your health & Medical News

Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant. Tech giant says health data can now be accessed securely. statnews.com: Amazon unveiled software on Thursday that allows health care companies to build Alexa voice tools capable of securely transmitting private patient information, a move that opens the door to a broad array of uses in homes and hospitals. Read more

New wave of telemedicine uses mobile phone video to link patients, doctors. theglobeandmail.com: Although it’s early days for a new wave of telemedicine, some Canadians can now avoid trips to the doctor’s office by using their mobile phone’s video camera. Read more

Cannabis vs. tobacco: What science says about the health risks of smoking. ctvnews.ca: As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country’s biggest public health successes: curbing cigarette smoking. Read more

Supporting greater availability of lower-cost generic drugs for Canadians. canada.ca: Health Canada is proposing regulatory amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations that would give generic drug manufacturers greater flexibility in how they develop drugs, while maintaining the safety, quality and efficacy of these drugs. Read more

NOSM gets big injection of cash to educate doctors about safe opioid prescribing. cbc.ca: The Northern Ontario School of Medicine has received a grant of over half a million dollars from Health Canada [to] be used to educate doctors in the north about safe opioid prescribing and chronic pain management. Read more

Ontario Medical Association says online misinformation stoking fear of vaccines. globalnews.ca: The Ontario Medical Association has launched a public awareness campaign through Twitter, Facebook and traditional media in a bid to combat myths around vaccines. Read more

Doctor wellness is a marathon effort and training should start in medical school. theconversation.com: The upward trend in doctor burnout is widespread; increased physician burnout and associated costs have been globally documented. Read more

10 health stories that mattered this week. cmajnews.com: Health News Recap: Measles, organ donation, chronic pain, and more in this week’s top Canadian health news. Read more

Anti-inflammatory drugs ineffective for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. mcgill.ca: Study sheds light on longstanding debate. 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


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

September 26–28: Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics 27th Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

November 8: Toronto Academy of Dentistry 82nd Winter Clinic. Save the date

November 29– December 4: Greater NY Dental Meeting, in New York, New York. Read more



January 30–February 1: Yankee Dental Congress – Advancing the Vision 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

February 20–22: Chicago Dental Society 155th Midwinter Meeting – Kaleidoscope View 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. Read more

March 5–7: Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, BC. Mark your calendars

March 19–20: Academy of Osseointegration 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Read more

April 2–4: Manitoba Dental Association presents the 2020 MDA/CDA Convention – Seeing Dentistry Clearly, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Save the date

September 1–4: FDI World Dental Congress in Shanghai, China. Future meeting dates

October 1–3: Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics 28th Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. 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

Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life to combine into one company. benefitscanada.com: Great-West Lifeco Inc. is merging three of its insurance brands, combining Great-West Life Assurance Co. and its two subsidiaries, London Life and Canada Life. The new company, which will go by Canada Life, will consolidate an aggregate 13 million Canadian customers. Read more


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