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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/21

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca) or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 5000). Best wishes, John       Top 5 Must Read Endocarditis Cases Rise after Predental Antibiotic Use Falls. In a 5-year study in England, after guidelines stopped recommending prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental surgery to prevent infective endocarditis, the number of expected cases of this ...

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Summary Report: NCOHR Team Building Workshop: Modelling the Interaction of Multidimensional Risk Factors in Caries Disparity

In September 2014, Drs. Elham Emami (Associate Professor, Université de Montréal) and Linda Booij (Assistant Professor, Queen’s University and Sainte-Justine Hospital) along with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Svetlana Tikhonova (Université de Montréal) led and organized a 2-day workshop to facilitate the development of new multi- and inter-disciplinary collaborative research teams on caries and oral health disparity. The workshop was centered on the following outcomes: Exchange knowledge on multidimensional modelling of caries disparities, and to identify caries disparity research gaps and needs; Discuss innovative strategies and interventions, targeting aspects of caries disparity that can be controlled by stakeholders, decision makers and primary ...

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The Implications of Ebola for Dentistry – a webinar from ADA/CDC/OSAP

Dr. John O’Keefe is currently Chair of the Board of OSAP On Oct. 29, 2014, the American Dental Association (ADA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), hosted a webinar to answer specific questions regarding the outbreak of Ebola and the implications for dental offices. The webinar is published below in four chapters, each one featuring a different speaker. In Chapter 1,  a physician at CDC outlines the latest medical knowledge about Ebola and its implications for healthcare workers. In Chapter 2, the President of the ADA speaks ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/14

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca) or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 5000). Best wishes, John   Top 5 Must Read Ontario Dentists Support Changes to Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care today announced new regulations under the Act which will prohibit smoking on restaurant patios, playgrounds and certain other public spaces effective January ...

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Interview with Dr. Jason Noel about the CDA/NLDA National Convention – August 2015

Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, spoke with Dr. Jason Noel about the upcoming Canadian Dental Association/Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Associaion National Convention that will take place in St John’s in August 2015. Dr. Noel spoke about how to register for the convention as well as the Continuing Education and the social programs awaiting NLDA’s guests.              Listen to the Audio Interview (6 min)     Do you have any particular question on this topic? Do you have any comments or suggestions? Email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca You are invited to comment on this post and provide further insights ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/11/04

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca) or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 5000). Best wishes, John Top Five Must Reads Sorafenid and osteonecrosis of the jaw, Canadian Adverse Reaction newsletter. In order to improve the understanding of the potential risk of ONJ in patients taking sorafenib, health care professionals are encouraged to report this adverse reaction to Health ...

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Ebola Update: More Resources Available

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). It is important to know the facts about Ebola and to be prepared for it.  This is a compilation of resources prepared by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention OSAP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The risk of an Ebola transmission in a dental healthcare setting is extremely low. It is highly unlikely that someone with Ebola symptoms will seek dental care when they are severely ill. ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/10/28

Dear colleagues, Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week. We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk in the past week and we look forward to hearing from you (jokeefe@cda-adc.ca) or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 2297). Best wishes, John  Canadian dentistry news Important Information about Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) by RCDSO. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has been working with Public Health Ontario and other partners to monitor for and provide timely guidance regarding the recent circulation of EV-D68 ...

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