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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/06/22

Top 3 Must Read Regulations amending the radiation emitting devices regulations (dental x-ray equipment) Philadelphia is 1st major American city with soda tax Study warns of rare risk of chronic pain from implant dental surgery Canadian dentistry news Regulations amending the radiation emitting devices regulations (dental x-ray equipment). gazette.gc.ca: The objectives of the proposed regulatory amendments are to strengthen radiation safety requirements, in alignment with IEC Standards, for new equipment, modern equipment, and new technology; broaden the scope of the Regulations to address new and modern dental X-ray technologies; and require the provision of information to support optimization of equipment ...

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ADA Foundation Caries Symposium with Dr. Bill Calnon

Dr. Bill Calnon, Vice President of Scientific Research at the ADA Foundation, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the foundation’s upcoming symposium which will take place August 17 – 19, 2016. The symposium is titled: “If Childhood Caries is a Preventable Disease, Why is it Still a Problem?” Highlights Childhood caries is the single most common chronic disease of young children, commonly prevalent in poor minority populations. Numerous studies have been conducted to examine the epidemiology and etiology of childhood caries, and those studies have led to the development of products and techniques to address the problem. The widely shared understanding ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/06/15

Top 3 Must Read Halifax children’s hospital stops selling sugary drinks, promotes healthy choices ADA develops new dental standards on teeth whitening and other topics Why women in dentistry matter Canadian dentistry news Dentists on call. stalbertgazette.com: Sturgeon hospital teams up with city dentists to help more ER patients keep their teeth. Read more Halifax children’s hospital stops selling sugary drinks, promotes healthy choices. globalnews.ca: The IWK Health Centre has stopped selling soft drinks and juices, including those that use artificial sweeteners. Read more ICD Fellow Gagan Bhalla recognized on “The A-List”. icd-canada.org: Dr. Bhalla has been included in the ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/06/08

Top 5 Must Read Syrian refugees: 4 things MPs heard about the Liberals’ resettlement plan Oral health important in relationships Emeritus scientist develops novel dosimeter through enamel research June JADA explores oral contraceptive use and tobacco use in relation to alveolar osteitis JAMA article: Cannabis use associated with periodontal disease Canadian dentistry news London dentist becomes President of the Ontario Dental Association for 2016/2017. oda.on.ca: After 41 years in the profession, Dr. Jack McLister feels it is his mission to give back whenever he can. Read more Turning a new leaf: Q & A with Dean Daniel Haas on the ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/06/01

Top 5 Must Read Minister Philpott launches public consultations on tobacco plain packaging Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study Can food labels kill added sugar? Saying sorry for medical errors Dr. Ken Bentley wins Canadian Dental Association Medal of Honour Canadian dentistry news Minister Philpott launches public consultations on tobacco plain packaging. news.gc.ca: Canadians are encouraged to participate and share their views on potential plain packaging elements by completing the online questionnaire or submitting them by regular mail or email. Read more ‘Tooth Trolley’ delivers 200+ Vancouver kids to dentist. cbc.ca: More than 200 elementary ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/05/25

Top 3 Must Read Bustling exhibit hall helps anchor Ontario Dental Association meeting The search for better bone replacement: 3-D printed bone with just the right mix of ingredients Canada ranks in top five for welcoming refugees: survey Canadian dentistry news Canada ranks in top five for welcoming refugees: survey. ctvnews.ca: Canada ranks 4th out of 27 countries in a new Amnesty International index that measures public acceptance of refugees. Read more More adults getting braces, says Bedford orthodontist. cbc.ca: Read more Health reform in Ontario must include oral health care. huffingtonpost.ca: Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long ...

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The Fort McMurray Fire – a dentistry perspective from Lyle Best

Mr. Lyle Best, Chair of the board of CDSPI, speaks about the fire in Fort McMurray and what dentists can do to help.  Highlights It’s amazing to see the extent of compassion and help that is pouring on Fort McMurray. The reality is that there is so much that we don’t know in terms of the extent of the damage and how much it would cost to rebuild. If a dentist is required by the government to leave practice, there is a 30-day period for the practice interruption insurance to kick in. CDSPI has written over $1M cheques to dentists ...

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First Inaugural Trade Show at the CDAA Annual General Meeting

Michelle Fowler, RDA, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier, Manager CDA Oasis, about the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association’s Annual General Meeting which will take place on June 11, 2016. Michelle, highlighted the new initiatives CDAA is inuagurating this year: the association’s first trade show.  Ms. Michelle Fowler graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology  in 1992. She has worked for the last 22 years in an endodontic specialty practice as a full-time chairside dental assistant and has been involved in organized dentistry at the regional and provincial levels in Nova Scotia since 2005. Her tenure with the ...

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