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'So much is at stake': Academics call for release of data behind controversial Canadian fluoride study. nationalpost.com: A study linking fluoride exposure in pregnancy to lower IQ scores in boys is unnecessarily frightening people into avoiding fluoridated water, researchers say. Read more

Shoppers Drug Mart and Smile Direct Club Launch Pilot to Expand Access and Affordability to Canadians Seeking a Straighter, Brighter Smile. newswire.ca: SmileShop pilots launch in Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Ontario. Read more

Bali Declaration on Oral Health in HIV/AIDS: dentists can help end the epidemic by 2030. fdiworlddental.org: Together, the delegates drafted a Declaration that highlights the important role of oral health professionals in managing patients living with HIV. Read more

'So much is at stake': Academics call for release of data behind controversial Canadian fluoride study. nationalpost.com: A study linking fluoride exposure in pregnancy to lower IQ scores in boys is unnecessarily frightening people into avoiding fluoridated water, researchers say. Read more

Fluoride debate at city hall spills outside of chamber. calgaryherald.com: Eight years after Calgary officials elected to discontinue water fluoridation, city council revisited the issue with the release of a new expert report on the benefits and harms of fluoridation. Read more

LETTER: Who is going to be the Tommy Douglas of dentalcare? saltwire.com: While the federal Conservatives are opposed to a pan-Canadian public dental health program, the federal New Democrats have long advocated for such a program for all low- and middle-income Canadians. Read more

Dr. Guy Lafrance Elected President of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec. newswire.ca: The newly elected President will be taking over for Dr. Barry Dolman, who will be leaving his position at the helm of the Order on November 21 after two consecutive terms in office. Read more

Le Dr Guy Lafrance élu président de l'Ordre des dentistes du Québec. newswire.ca: Le nouveau président élu succédera au Dr Barry Dolman, qui quittera ses fonctions à la tête de l'Ordre le 21 novembre, au terme de deux mandats consécutifs. Lire plus

Engineering oral care. new.umanitoba.ca: Dr. Rodrigo França wants to rid the world of cavities once and for all. The associate professor is developing a way to protect pearly whites from decay by using nanoparticles. Read more

Shoppers Drug Mart and Smile Direct Club Launch Pilot to Expand Access and Affordability to Canadians Seeking a Straighter, Brighter Smile. newswire.ca: SmileShop pilots launch in Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Ontario. Read more

Peterborough letter: Dangerous diseases can spread without dental infection control. thepeterboroughexaminer.com: Re: "Dentist has questions about health warning," letters, Oct. 19. Infection control measures are a vital part of local health care, writes Dr. Rosana Salvaterra. Read more

May sees room for consensus on climate action, pharmacare in new Parliament. lakecountry calendar.com: May sees common ground on a renegotiated national health accord that includes pharmacare and dental care for low-income Canadians. Read more

Election has done little to ease anxiety in Canada’s business community. thestar.com [OPINION]: Financial markets may have shrugged off Canada’s election results on Tuesday in spite of dire warnings from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer that a Liberal victory would surely mean out-of-control deficits and irresponsible new taxes. Read more

Alberta Budget 2019: Tuition fee freeze lifted as post-secondary grants cut. edmontonjournal.com: Long-rumoured cuts to advanced education were made reality Thursday as Alberta post-secondary institutions learned provincial grants will be slashed by up to 7.9 per cent this year alone, and the five-year freeze on tuition fees will be cancelled in 2020-21. Read more

Quebec may ban sale of caffeinated energy drinks to people under 16. cbc.ca: Faced with evidence of adverse and potentially fatal health effects, Quebec's Health Ministry is contemplating a ban on the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to people under the age of 16. Read more

American Dental Association Continues to Fight Opioid Epidemic. ada.org: For more than a decade, the American Dental Association (ADA) has advocated to keep opioid pain medications from harming dental patients and their families. Read more

Pharmacist Collaborations Must Extend to Dentists. drugtopics.com: While dentists may not be the most common healthcare professionals pharmacists work with, there are a few areas where collaboration is relatively common: allergies and opioids. Read more

Dental board faces lawsuit over direct-to-consumer orthodontics. cda.org: SmileDirectClub LLC filed a lawsuit last week in federal court that alleges the Dental Board of California conspired to hurt the company’s business. Read more

State lawmakers push bill to provide free dental care for veterans. new.wjct.org: State Assemblyman David DiPietro unveiled proposed legislation that, if passed, would result in free dental coverage for all military veterans living in New York State. Read more

Bali Declaration on Oral Health in HIV/AIDS: dentists can help end the epidemic by 2030. fdiworlddental.org: Together, the delegates drafted a Declaration that highlights the important role of oral health professionals in managing patients living with HIV. Read more

German dentist pulls world's longest known human tooth. dw.com: The Guinness Book of Records has recognized a dentist from Offenbach for pulling a 37-millimeter tooth out of the mouth of a patient who had complained about severe pain. Read more

New ADA guideline advises against prescribing antibiotics for most dental pain, swelling. ada.org: Antibiotics are not needed to manage most dental pain and intraoral swelling associated with pulpal and periapical infections, according to a new guideline from the American Dental Association. Read more

Correction: Patterns of opioid prescribing by dentists in a pediatric population: a retrospective observational study. cmajopen.ca: Errors occurred in an article published Aug. 6, 2019. Read more

Dental X-rays may increase the risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma. brighton.ac.uk: Research showed that repeated exposures to dental X-rays may be associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma. Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Dental Care For Patients With Alzheimer’s. oralhealthgroup: When patients are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dental care becomes even more difficult. Read more

Journal de l'Ordre des dentistes du Québec. lordredesdentisteskiosk.milibris.com: No 564 - Octobre 2019. Lire plus

The association between socioeconomic status, psychopathological symptom burden in mothers, and early childhood caries of their children. journals.plos.org: In our study, we examined a wide range of symptoms of mental disorders with the aim to identify those maternal psychopathological symptom burdens [PSBs] which show relevant associations with ECC. Read more

Soda consumption may be common link between obesity, tooth decay. upi.com: A new study links sugary drinks to two common health problems in American adults -- tooth decay and obesity -- suggesting the two could be related. Read more

Cancer risk 30 times higher for smokers who drink, research suggests. bbc.com: Smokers who drink alcohol are 30 times more likely to get mouth or throat cancer than those who use tobacco or alcohol alone, new guidance suggests. Read more

Studies illustrate how marketing, flavors may impact vaping habits among young people. cnn.com: Vaping companies are under scrutiny for how their marketing and sweet flavors have appealed to young people -- and two new studies published Monday illustrate how both may have influenced vaping habits. Read more

Targeting gut bacteria could help treat opioid addiction, study suggests. folio.ca: U of A pharmacologist Anna Taylor's recent research suggests that treatments focused on restoring healthy gut bacteria could help improve brain health and reduce the negative effects of conventional opioid treatments for chronic pain. Read more

True or false? Five commonly held beliefs about the flu vaccine. folio.ca: U of A infectious disease specialist sets the record straight. Read more

More heartburn meds recalled as Health Canada investigates impurity levels. ctvnews.ca: Health Canada has recalled even more ranitidine medications while it continues to investigate levels of an impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in the drugs. Read more

90 per cent of professionals admit to going to work sick. citynews1130.com: A survey from Accountemps has found nine in 10 professionals in Canada admit they have gone to work with cold or flu symptoms. That’s because many are worried about falling behind. Read more

90,000 free naloxone kits distributed by Ontario pharmacies in under 2 years. cbc.ca: Half the 61,000 people who got the overdose antidote kits were not opioid users, study says. Read more

Is Crispr the Next Antibiotic? nytimes.com: In nature, the gene-editing tool Crispr protects bacteria against viruses. Now it’s being harnessed in the fight against superbugs and the flu. Read more

Ontario changing pharmacist payments to save $436M. cbc.ca: Ontario has reached a tentative agreement with the province's pharmacists that will see them take millions of dollars less in payments over the next half decade. Read more

Nurse practitioners filling health-care gaps, despite lack of funding. ctvnews.ca: … despite growing demand, many clinics can't get adequate funding to employ enough nurse practitioners. The issue is evident in communities such as Ingersoll, a rural southwestern Ontario town where many residents often experience long waits for primary care. Read more

Can new plain cigarette packs be effective in reducing smoking? rcinet.ca: Cigarette packs in Canada will soon all look quite similar, as federal rules will make drab brown the default colour for tobacco brands next week. Read more

Province to ban ads for vaping products in convenience stores. cbc.ca: Ontario announcing ban amid concerns about health effects of vaping. Read more

Vaping: Second case of severe lung illness reported in Quebec. montreal.ctvnews.ca: Health Canada has reported a second case in Quebec of serious lung illness linked to vaping. Read more

New Government Needs to Act With Provinces on Vaping: RBH. newswire.ca: Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. (RBH) called on Ottawa to establish a coalition to develop a national action plan to curb the appeal and access of vaping to youth while setting better regulations on smoke-free products to improve consumer safety, standards and communication for adults. Read more

New CDC Report Provides First Analysis of Lung Injury Deaths Associated with Use of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products. cdc.gov: Report also updates data on patient characteristics and substances used. Read more

Deaths linked to vaping often involved THC products, not nicotine, CDC says. cnn.com: People who died as a result of a mysterious outbreak of vaping-related lung injury often used products exclusively containing THC, the main psychoactive substance in cannabis. Read more

Vaping teens are dealing with a side effect called 'vape tongue,' and doctors still don't know the long-term consequences. pressfrom.info: During a recent Colorado vaping focus groups for teens, many young vapers said they had experienced vape tongue, a condition where vape juice desensitizes a person's tongue so they can't taste flavors anymore. Read more

'Something has changed': People have been vaping for years but now they're dying. Could it be the devices? usatoday.com: The vaping device’s heating coil is the likely source of most inhaled metals, according to a February 2018 report. Read more

Snus Can Save People From Cigarettes. Just Ask Sweden. bloomberg.com: Snus users ingest nicotine by placing a small pouch filled with tobacco in between their teeth and their lips. Nicotine can be addictive, but snus aren’t lethal like cigarettes. Read more

Fifty NGOs call for total ban on e-cigarettes and vaping. thestar.com.my: Fifty associations and NGOs throughout Malaysia have signed a memorandum, urging the government to impose a total ban on the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping immediately. Read more

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2019

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

November 29– December 4: Greater New York Dental Meeting 2019, in New York, New York. Read more

 

2020

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

March 19-21: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, GA. 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. Read more

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

October 4: North West Dental Exposition in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

Oral-B Launches Its Smartest Innovation Yet: the GENIUS X With Artificial Intelligence Power Toothbrush. news.pg.com: The highly anticipated GENIUS X is the first power brush equipped with artificial technology from Oral-B to offer personalized, more advanced oral care. Read more

Quip Launches Floss, the Company’s First New Product Since Its Electric Toothbrush. fortune.com: The mint-flavored floss is housed in a sleek refillable canister, dispensing string with the click of a button and cutting it off at the top of the dispenser. Read more

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