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Whole Mouth Health summit proceedings define a pathway to global oral health literacy. fdiworlddental.org: The full proceedings of the Whole Mouth Health (WMH) summit organized at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress are now available. Read more

Drug resistance likely to kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050, report predicts. cbc.ca, Nov 12: An expert panel cautions in "When antibiotics fail: The growing cost of antimicrobial resistance in Canada" that the percentage of bacterial infections resistant to treatment is likely to grow from 26 per cent in 2018 to 40 per cent by 2050. Read more

Province Isn’t Taking Public Dental Programs Seriously. oda.ca, Nov 7: Major funding issues are preventing vulnerable Ontarians from getting the care they need. Read more

Novel dental informatics program to improve oral health for better overall health. news-medical.net, Nov 12: The new program will use both electronic dental and medical record data for clinical research to develop interoperable databases and advance the knowledge of oral health problems that cause, co-occur with or result from medical conditions. Read more

Vaping risks significant, says new review. news-medical.net, Nov 7:… a new review on e-cigarettes and heart health, published in the journal Cardiovascular Health on November 7, 2019, says that these devices have a worrying impact on the cardiovascular system, despite the widespread perception that they are safe. Read more

Nanoparticles may prevent tooth decay, U of M researcher says. winnipeg.ctvnews.ca, Nov 11: A University of Manitoba professor is developing a better way to keep teeth healthier longer using nanoparticles. … With feasibility studies nearly done, França said he expects dentists to be using nanoparticles within the next decade. Read more

Is it time to break up with your orthodontist? Industry Interrupted | Podcast: theglobeandmail.com, Oct 9:  Direct-to-consumer dentistry services like Smile Direct Club are worrying Canadian orthodontists. The fear is that consumers won't get the level of care appropriate for something as important as our teeth. Listen 21:03

Province Isn’t Taking Public Dental Programs Seriously. oda.ca, Nov 7: Major funding issues are preventing vulnerable Ontarians from getting the care they need. Read more

Dr. Kim Hansen, President of the ODA on fall economic statement. omny.fm, Nov 8 [The John Oakley Show]: Dr. Kim Hansen, President the Ontario Dental Association are once again trying to get the provincial government to take the funding of its dental programs seriously. Listen 8:48

'Extremely concerned': Protesters decry Ontario health-care cuts, changes. cbc.ca, Nov 9: ... City officials have warned that the cuts will jeopardize school nutrition services, dental programs and restaurant inspections. Read more

The low risks of dental surgery in Ontario. thevarsity.ca, Nov 10: In conversation with Dr. Alia El-Mowafy on assessing mortality caused by anaesthesia in dental surgery. Read more

Dr. Diatchenko Receives Honorary Award. mcgill.ca: Dentistry Professor and research Dr. Luda Diatchenko has received the title of Honorary Skou Professor from the Aarhus University's Faculty of Health. Read more

Teddy Bear Hospital reaches more than two thousand students in our community. schulich.uwo.ca: As part of a worldwide initiative, the Teddy Bear Hospital Project aims to alleviate some of the fear and anxiety that children may experience during a medical visit. Read more

New Vernon operatory opens doors for more affordable care. vernonmorningstar.com, Nov 12: Vernon Community Dental Access Centre (B.C.) knocks down barriers for low-income citizens. Read more

Newfoundland health department apologizes for lost binder containing personal info of 3,300 people. thestar.com, Nov 8: Newfoundland and Labrador’s health department is apologizing for a privacy breach after a binder containing the personal information of 3,300 went missing almost two years ago. Read more

Whole Mouth Health summit proceedings define a pathway to global oral health literacy. fdiworlddental.org: The full proceedings of the Whole Mouth Health (WMH) summit organized at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress are now available. Read more

Partners in health discuss the lifelong importance of good oral health. fdiworlddental.org: FDI President Dr Gerhard K. Seeberger and Unilever CEO Mr Alan Jope sat down to discuss the impact of their organizations’ joint ambition and 14-year partnership to teach the world to Brush Day & Night. Read more

“I’m talking about trauma”: Interview with traumatology expert Prof. Lars Andersson. fdiworlddental.org: FDI World Dental Federation talks traumatology and healing with Professor Lars Andersson, senior professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Malmö University in Sweden. Prof. Andersson will give two lectures on dental trauma in young patients next year at the FDI World Dental Congress in Shanghai, China. Read more

New AGD President Ready to Make Impactful Change. agd.org: The Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD’s) House of Delegates recently installed new officers during its annual meeting, held in Chicago, Nov. 8–10. Connie L. White, DDS, FAGD, a general dentist from Kansas City, Missouri, was named president. Read more

Novel dental informatics program to improve oral health for better overall health. news-medical.net, Nov 12: The new program will use both electronic dental and medical record data for clinical research to develop interoperable databases and advance the knowledge of oral health problems that cause, co-occur with or result from medical conditions. Read more

'Water fluoridation is a no brainer'. nature.com, Nov 8: Alan Johnson, the former Labour MP and Minister for Health, explains to Caroline Holland why he is now working with the dental profession in support of water fluoridation. Read more

Fluoride limitation fails. fredericksburgstandard.com, Nov 6: A fright about fluoride led by activists brought out voters, who agreed with their dentists and rejected a City of Fredericksburg charter amendment that sought to prevent the city from putting a fluoride additive into its water supply. Read more

New research identifies alarming trends in the oral health of Australians. medianet.com.au, Nov 7: New research, commissioned by the Oral Health Advisory Panel (OHAP), has revealed some worrying insights into Australians’ oral health habits, many valuing appearance over the health of their teeth and parents being unaware of the guidelines when it comes to the oral health of their children. Read more

Trendy keto diet will NOT protect your teeth: Dentists urge followers of low-carb regimes to keep brushing twice a day - even if they are eating less sugar. dailymail.co.uk, Nov 8: People who eat low-carb high-meat often brag of having better oral health. Dentists admit these diets may be lower in sugar - a cause of tooth decay. But they said a lack of vitamins and minerals can have the opposite effect. Read more

Vegan Toothpaste Jellies. trendhunter.com, Nov 7: In addition to producing solid toothpaste tablets, Lush Cosmetics is now introducing a new oral care product called Toothpaste Jelly that's full of texture, flavor and a vegan-friendly formula. Read more

Most people brushing their teeth: India. worldrecordacademy.org: Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, joined hands with Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry (IAPHD) and the world’s first University for tribals – Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), to highlight the importance of Oral Care in India; as many as 26,382 students of KISS University brushed their teeth simultaneously at a single venue in Odisha, thus setting the new world record for the most people brushing their teeth simultaneously in a single venue. Read more

The Burden of Early Childhood Caries in Canadian Children and Associated Risk Factors. frontiersin.org: The purpose of this review was to describe the burden of ECC in Canada, the prevalence and associated risk factors for ECC, and its impact on childhood health based on the existing published literature. Read more

Rapid Response Report – Dental Loupes and Headlamps for Dental Care: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines. cadth.ca, Oct 7: Read more

Rapid Response – Community Water Fluoridation Exposure: A Review of Neurological and Cognitive Effects. cadth.ca, Oct 23: Read more

Journal de l'Ordre des dentistes du Québec. lordredesdentisteskiosk.milibris.com: L'édition automne est maintenant en ligne. Lire plus

Dental care during pregnancy based on the pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system in Utah. bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com: This study will identify the level of dental care received during pregnancy and factors associated with care for a group of pregnant women in Utah. Read more

Oral health for older adults. medicalxpress.com: A recent article published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society offers a helpful overview of oral health for older adults, as well as tips for keeping your teeth and mouth in tip-top shape. Highlights from the article are summarized here. Read more

How to Manage Trigeminal Nerve Injuries in Dentistry. dentistrytoday.com: This paper will review mechanisms of trigeminal nerve injury in dentistry, clinical neurosensory testing, indications for surgery, and referral to a microsurgeon as well as surgical procedures that include adjunct materials to enhance regeneration and to improve activities of daily living for our patients. Read more

Oral Rehabilitation Of Two Patients With Amelogenesis Imperfecta. oralhealthgroup.com: Early recognition followed by preventive and restorative care is paramount in the successful management of AI. A multidisciplinary approach with careful planning from early childhood will maximize the treatment options available for the permanent dentition and optimize the final outcome. Read more

Vaping risks significant, says new review. news-medical.net, Nov 7:… a new review on e-cigarettes and heart health, published in the journal Cardiovascular Health on November 7, 2019, says that these devices have a worrying impact on the cardiovascular system, despite the widespread perception that they are safe. Read more

First adult molars are 'living fossils' that hold a 'health record' dating back to the womb. sciencedaily.com, Nov 11: Researchers at McMaster University have found that a person's first permanent molars carry a life-long record of health information dating back to the womb, storing vital information that can connect maternal health to a child's health, even hundreds of years later. Read more

Drug resistance likely to kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050, report predicts. cbc.ca, Nov 12: An expert panel cautions in "When antibiotics fail: The growing cost of antimicrobial resistance in Canada" that the percentage of bacterial infections resistant to treatment is likely to grow from 26 per cent in 2018 to 40 per cent by 2050. Read more

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

Millennials’ deteriorating health means they could have shorter life expectancy than GenXers. thestar.com, Nov 11: The health of millennials is deteriorating more rapidly than older generations did, and that could have a devastating effect on the American economy, according to a new report. Now ages 23 to 38, millennials suffer from higher rates of physical ailments, such as hypertension and high cholesterol, as well as behavioural health problems such as depression when compared with the generation before them. Read more

Canadian allergists’ group wants Benadryl behind the counter due to side effects. globalnews.ca, Nov 13: Benadryl has for decades been used as a go-to drug to treat everything from bee stings to mysterious toddler hives, but a growing number of doctors now say the antihistamine is less effective and less safe than newer alternatives and call into question its ubiquitous over-the-counter status. Read more

Edmonton – New law would make Albertans organ donors unless they opt out. cbc.ca, Nov 11: Every adult in Alberta would be considered a potential organ and tissue donor — unless they choose otherwise — if a new private member's bill is passed in the legislature. Read more

L'Alberta pourrait adopter le consentement présumé pour les dons d'organes. ici.radio-canada.ca, 11 novembre : Un projet de loi en Alberta propose que la province passe d’un système de consentement explicite à un système de consentement présumé pour les dons d'organes. Lire plus

Alberta the only province without vaping legislation. 660citynews.com, Nov 7: Anti-smoking advocates say Alberta needs to update its laws and implement changes immediately to stop youth vaping. The Alberta government said a review is underway to look at the current tobacco and smoking laws to include vaping. Read more

Health ministry confirms 2 more probable vaping-related illnesses in B.C. vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca, Nov 7: The two new cases bring the total reported in the province to three. Read more

Vaping in Vancouver: City to explore 'more robust' regulations. bc.ctvnews.ca, Nov 7: In a unanimous vote, council approved a motion to explore ways of addressing what two councillors call a noticeable increase in availability and advertisements. Read more

Detroit hospital performs double-lung transplant on vape-injured teen facing 'imminent death'. nationalpost.com, Nov 12: 'It’s an evil I’ve never faced before': Dr. Hassan Nemeh said in his 20 years of surgery he had never seen lungs as badly scarred as the vaping patient's. Read more

The Big Debate – Should vaping products be regulated the same as cigarettes? thestar.com, Nov 12 [OPINION]: The question of whether vaping products should be regulated in the same way as cigarettes begs the question of how well we regulate cigarettes. Read more

'We need a more comprehensive approach': U of T’s Robert Schwartz on the rise of vaping, risks and regulation. utoronto.ca, Nov 11: It is cool to vape. It looks cool to blow clouds and the vaping devices look trendy.  But what people should remember is that the nicotine which is in the vaping products remains highly addictive. Read more

Compound found in U.S. vaping patients not allowed in Canadian cannabis products: officials. ctvnews.ca, Nov 9: Canadian health officials say a chemical compound discovered in lung fluid taken from 29 patients with a mysterious vaping related illness is not allowed in Canadian cannabis vaping products. Read more

Health Officials Claim Breakthrough on Vaping Illness Culprit. scientificamerican.com, Nov 12: The CDC says vitamin E acetate turned up in every sample of lung fluid from 29 patients. Read more

Vaping illness tops 2,000 patients as spread slows. thehillcom, Nov 7: As of Tuesday, the CDC had confirmed 2,051 probable lung injury cases associated with e-cigarettes since the outbreak started earlier this year. Read more

Smoke Free Nova Scotia says vaping survey results are 'alarming'. cbc.ca, Nov 7: Smoke Free Nova Scotia is calling on the provincial government to adopt stricter rules around vaping after what it calls "alarming findings" in a survey of Nova Scotia youth and young adults. The group said the results suggest the current framework that governs the sale and consumption of vaping products is ineffective when it comes to reducing vaping among youth. Read more

Juul halts sales of mint-flavored e-cigarettes, its most popular product. washingtonpost.com, Nov 7: The move came amid expectations the Trump administration is close to imposing a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes, except for menthol and tobacco. Read more

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

 

2019

November 29-December 4: Greater NY Dental Meeting, 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, Georgia. Read more

April 2-4: The 2020 Manitoba Dental Association & Canadian Dental Association Convention –Seeing Dentistry Clearly, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more

May 7-9: Ontario Dental Association ASM20 Annual Spring Meeting, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May14-16: California Dental Association (CDA) – Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry, Anaheim, California.

May 21-23: Alberta Dental Association & College, Alberta Wellness Summit, in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

May 29-June 2: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montreal, Quebec. Read more

September 1-4: FDI World Dental Congress in Shanghai, China. Read more

September 10-12: California Dental Association (CDA) – Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco, CA.

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

October 15-18: American Dental Association ADA FDC 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Read more

 

Dentsply Sirona Chief Clinical Affairs Officer awarded for achievements in global clinical education. news.dentsplysirona.com: Read more

P&G’s Oral-B and Crest Launch “Tooth Fairy in a Box”. businesswire.com, Nov 13: Convenient, fun kit helps parents turn one Tooth Fairy visit into better brushing habits that last a lifetime. Read more

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