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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2019/05/22

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Call for Application: Canada Research Chair in Oral Health

RFP To Contract Associate Scientific Editors for HPCDP Journal

Charcoal toothpaste may do harm and not much good

True Wealth is a State of Mind

Canadian Dentistry News

Community donations bring dental surgeries to Revelstoke hospital. revelstokereview.com: Revelstoke residents can now have major dental surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, thanks to community fundraising efforts. These services have not been available locally for over two decades. Read more

Rylett named to lead CIHR Institute of Aging. news.westernu.ca: Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry professor Jane Rylett was recently named the new Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Aging, one of only 13 institutes nationwide supported by the funding body that funds health researchers and trainees across Canada in various areas. Read more

La Commission des études de l’Université de Montréal a approuvé la création d’un microprogramme en gestion de la douleur chronique. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Le microprogramme s’adressera aux étudiants de différentes unités associées à la santé humaine (médecine, psychologie, pharmacie, médecine dentaire, sciences infirmières) et animale (médecine vétérinaire). Lire plus

Spreading Healthy Smiles. mcgill.ca: Oral Health, Total Health (OHTH) is a non-profit organization with various chapters across Canada, with the goal of giving dental health care student and professionals the chance to advocate, educate, and improve the oral health care of persons with special needs. Read more

Child-care funding and Ontario’s new dental plan for seniors. insidehalton.com [OPINION]: These people have contributed to the province’s success and they deserve to get the care they need. Read more

Downtown Eastside Dental Clinic a last resort for patients with little or no income. cbc.ca: The volunteer-run clinic, which won’t turn anyone away, is looking for more funding to expand hours, services. Read more

Call for Application: Canada Research Chair in Oral Health. fmd.ulaval.ca: The Faculty of Dental Medicine at Université Laval invites applications for a Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in oral health. Read more

Appel de candidature : Chaires de recherche du Canada de niveau 1 et 2. fmd.ulaval.ca: La Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval lance un appel de candidatures pour la création d’une chaire de recherche IRSC de niveau 1 et de niveau 2 en santé buccodentaire. Lire plus

RFP To Contract Associate Scientific Editors for HPCDP Journal. ncohr-rorsb.ca: The Public Health Agency of Canada has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to contract approximately 7 Associate Scientific Editors (ASEs) to support the Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Journal. The RFP will close on June 11, 2019. Read more

International Dentistry News

Ireland ‘losing dentists’ over lack of specialist training. irishtimes.com: Many dentists training to become dental specialists are forced to travel abroad to study because Ireland has no formal mechanism for State-sponsored training in the area. Read more

The Irish Times view on the new oral health policy: Filling the gaps. irishtimes.com:A new national oral health policy has set out the future of dental care in Ireland. It promises free treatment for all children up to the age of 16 but abolishes school intervention teams. Read more

Group seeks dentists to volunteer, donate services to veterans. ada.org: In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, Dental Lifeline Network announced May 14 it launched a volunteer recruitment campaign encouraging dentists to provide dental care to veterans, specifically those with special needs. Read more

Expansion of low-income dental services takes first legislative step. delawarepublic.org: A bill expanding access to dental services for low-income adults on Medicaid sailed through a Senate committee Wednesday. Read more

Nadeem Karimbux Named Dean of School of Dental Medicine. now.tufts.edu: A distinguished leader in dental education, he focuses on integration, collaboration, and interprofessional education. Read more

Making the Case for Integrating Oral Health in Medicare. adea.informz.net: In a keynote address, Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) said that she believes the planned 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health will be an effective tool for building a public consensus around the need to integrate oral health benefits in Medicare. Read more

Preventive dental care translates to long-term savings. benefitspro.com: Employer groups with higher utilization of preventive dental care over a six-year period experienced an 86% reduction in the use of major dental services. Read more

Things to do, see, eat during New Dentist Conference in San Francisco. newdentistblog.ada.org: From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the colorful Painted Ladies, there is no shortage of sights to see in San Francisco, the host city of the ADA FDI World Dental Congress Sept. 4-8 at the Moscone Center and the New Dentist Conference Sept. 5-6. Read more

CDC seeks applicants for lead dental officer at chronic disease center. ada.org: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking a dental officer to lead the Surveillance, Investigations and Research Team at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Atlanta. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Acidogenic Potential of Oral Bifidobacterium and Its High Fluoride Tolerance. frontiersin.org: … in this study authors focused on the carbohydrate metabolism of novel caries-associated bacteria, B. longum and B. dentium, and examined their acid-producing activity and the suppression of carbohydrate metabolism by fluoride (including the biochemical mechanism responsible for its suppression), while considering the physiological conditions of the oral cavity. Read more

The healing power of a smile: A link between oral care and substance abuse recovery. sciencedaily.com: A new study links the benefits of comprehensive oral care to the physical and emotional recovery of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorder. Read more

Early childhood caries epidemiology, aetiology, risk assessment, societal burden, management, education, and policy: Global perspective. onlinelibrary.wiley: This paper is a summary of the proceedings of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry Bangkok Conference on early childhood caries (ECC) held in 3‐4 November 2018. Read more

Association of Sugary Beverage Consumption With Mortality Risk in US Adults – A Secondary Analysis of Data From the REGARDS Study. jamanetwork.com: These results suggest higher consumption of sugary beverages, including fruit juice, is associated with increased mortality. Read more

Philadelphia’s Sweetened Drink Sales Drop 38 Percent after Beverage Tax. pennmedicine.org: Findings from Penn Study Support Beverage Taxes as a Promising Policy Tool to Help Improve Public Health. Read more

Health Canada committees swimming in financial conflicts of interest. theconversation.com: Research shows that six of 11 Health Canada scientific advisory committees had a majority of members with a direct or indirect financial interest. Read more

Canada and France work with international community to support responsible use of artificial intelligence. canada.ca: Canada and France are working with the international community to create the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) to support and guide the responsible development of artificial intelligence that is grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic growth. Read more

Charcoal toothpaste may do harm and not much good. reuters.com: At a minimum, any claims charcoal toothpaste marketers make have no scientific evidence behind them, the authors of a paper in the British Dental Journal warn. Read more

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, research on teeth shows. sciencedaily.com: Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than indicated by most DNA-based estimates, according to new research by a UCL academic. Read more

ATDA Teleorthodontic Research Published. americanteledentistry.org: The ATDA is excited to announce that the first clinical study on teleorthodontic treatment with clear aligners has been published – Teleorthodontic treatment with clear aligners: An analysis of outcome in treatment supervised by general practitioners versus orthodontic specialists. Read more

Antero-posterior mandibular position at different vertical levels for mandibular advancing device design. bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com: The aim of this study was to determine the range of mandibular protrusion at different vertical points; 2, 5, 8 and 11 mm in a young adult population. Read more

Mind Your Business

True Wealth is a State of Mind. cdspi.com: On CDSPI’s 60th anniversary, we talked to two dentists—clients for over 40 years—who have taken great joy from their careers, and their lives. Dr. Jerry Wowchuk and Dr. Chris Kiazyk. Read more

Podcast: Plan Early to Secure Your Financial Future. cdspi.com: As a young dentist, you’re likely juggling many priorities as you look toward your financial future. Investment Planning Advisor, Michael Tyler, CFP discusses ways to plan now for your future. Read more

Five Common Mistakes Every New Dentist Should Avoid. dentistrytoday.com: Read more

Patient Information

Reality check: Do you really need that metal wire in your mouth? globalnews.ca, May 21: … according to Dr. Jay Philippson, a permanent retainer is the best way to maintain your newly straightened smile. Read more

Your Health & Medical News

The Death of Antibiotics: We’re Running Out of Effective Drugs to Fight Off an Army of Superbugs. newsweek.com: … When antibiotics prove ineffective against an E. coli infection, as many as half the patients with it die within two weeks. That’s exactly why the Columbia E. coli was so worrying. Over the past decade or two, E. coli has developed resistance to one antibiotic after another. Read more

It’s the future of health care delivery”: Task force to begin work on national strategy for virtual care. cma.ca: The task force is a joint initiative of the CMA, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The group’s mandate will be to identify the regulatory and administrative changes needed to support virtual care in Canada, and to allow physicians to deliver care to patients within and across provincial and territorial boundaries. Read more

New hope for treating epilepsy developed after traumatic brain injury. londonctvnews.ca: Epilepsy stemming from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a problem that affects tens of thousands of Canadians and one that’s been hard to treat. More than one million Canadians live with a traumatic brain injury. Read more

Overcoming the organ donor shortage. ualberta.ca: Research the key to boosting organ donation outcomes in Canada, says UAlberta’s Simon Urschel. Read more

New initiative aims to improve children’s pain care. folio.ca: U of A researcher and ER doctor leading Western Canadian arm of national project to bring proven practices to health professionals, patients and families sooner. Read more

Regional variations of care in home care and long-term care: a retrospective cohort study. cmajopen.ca: Many aging adults undergo progressive loss of autonomy, develop increasingly complex medical needs and experience multiple care transitions. We sought to determine the degree of variation in rates of transfer from home care services and long-term care in several Canadian jurisdictions. Read more

New, free CMHA resource helps employers update impairment policies post-cannabis legalization. ontario.cmha.ca: Impairment in the workplace: what your organization needs to know identifies priorities for employers when reviewing organizational policies related to impairment in the workplace, including issues related to cannabis, other substance use and prescription medications. Read more

Neuroscientist and expert in Alzheimer research, Dr. Jane Rylett, named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging. canada.ca: Dr. Michael J. Strong … announced today the appointment of Dr. Jane Rylett as the new Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA). This appointment will be effective August 1, 2019. Read more

Experts Urge Stronger Emphasis on Cancer Prevention in Older Population. geron.org: Cancer prevention efforts rarely focus on the distinct needs and circumstances of older people, who are at greatest risk for developing cancer, but society can do more to reduce cancer risk and preserve health as adults enter their 60s, 70s, and beyond — according to a new supplement to the journal The Gerontologist from The Gerontological Society of America. Read more

10 health stories that mattered this week. cmajnews.com: Class action proposed against opioid makers, more measles cases, and more in this week’s top Canadian health news. Read more

Five billion people still at risk from industrial trans fat exposure. who.int: First WHO annual report on trans fat elimination shows some countries are taking action, but more is needed. Read more

Judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes. apnews.com: A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market. Read more

Cannabis-laced edibles are leading to a spike in child ER visits. montrealgazette.com: … in the wake of an increase in the incidence of cannabis intoxication among young children, the Trauma Centre of the Montreal Children’s Hospital has issued an alert about the need to properly store cannabis products. … The trauma centre has prepared a new brochure for the parents and caregivers of young children. Read more

Canada’s health-care system is failing people who need mental-health care. theglobeandmail.com: The revelation that a Supreme Court of Canada justice has suffered for 20 years from depression and anxiety disorders has one bright side. 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 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


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