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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/12/07

Top 5 Must Read Dentistry’s Celine Levesque named one of 25 Canada Research Chairs at UofT Nestle says will cut sugar in chocolate by 40% Melbourne scientists publish evidence for world-first therapeutic dental vaccine California Dental Association Journal discusses orofacial pain, osteoblastomas Chicago start-up ONVI says it has created the first smart video toothbrush Canadian dentistry news Drilling into dental history at the University of Alberta. metronews.ca: Taylor Lambert is weaving together a history of the University of Alberta’s school of dentistry for its centennial celebrations. Read more Liberals face revolt if health tax used to pay down deficit. news.nationalpost.com: ...

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The Student Professionalism and Ethics Association at Western University

Guessy Wang, a 4th-year student at Western University and the founder of the Students Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA), spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about this SPEA chapter established in 2015. Highlights The focus of SPEA is professionalism and ethics in dentistry which aligns with the Practice Administration course at Western. The chapter has hosted several events: “Graduation and then what?” for 3rd/4th year students with guest speakers to discuss the excitement and challenges that may be faced post-graduation “Main Clinic Ready” event – clinicians spoke with lower year students about how to prepare for clinic Surviving the 1st year – ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/11/30

Canadian dentistry news Shark bags promoting baby oral health. blackburnnews.com: A new dental health initiative aimed at infants and toddlers will see 4,000 baby shark bags given to new moms at Windsor Regional Hospital. Read more Nunavut prepares for ‘long and complicated’ fight against Big Tobacco. cbc.ca: Territory with Canada’s highest smoking rate looks to sue for health-care costs. Read more International dentistry news Antimicrobial resistance: why dentists should care. bdaconnect.bda.org: It matters to dentistry, because if we don’t play our part in reducing people’s demand for antibiotics, especially when they are really not clinically necessary, then all of us ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/11/23

Top 3 Must Read Government of Canada invests in a global approach to combat antimicrobial resistance First-ever study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue Spotlight on non-nutritive sucking behavior and malocclusions in December JADA   Canadian dentistry news Opinion: Canada’s private dental care system fails the most vulnerable. montrealgazette.com: Approximately 25 per cent of Canadians have difficulty accessing dental care, due to cost, lack of dental insurance or transport. Read more Government of Canada invests in a global approach to combat antimicrobial resistance. news.gc.ca: Reinforcing its commitment to collective actions to address this growing problem. Read more Government of Canada ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/11/16

Top 3 Must Read Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 14– 20, 2016 20% of Ontario drug-benefit recipients on prescription opioids Call for Abstracts for the 23rd Conference of the Nordic Association for Disability and Oral Health Canadian dentistry news Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 14–20, 2016. news.gc.ca: This year’s theme is “Antibiotics: Handle with Care” – an important message highlighting that antibiotics are a key tool in the fight against bacterial infections but attention should be given to ensure they are used appropriately. Read more U de M institutes new screening tool for medicine and health sciences. montrealgazette.com: From now on, top marks ...

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/11/09

Top 5 Must Read Hundreds of Winnipeg refugees given free dental care ADA House of Delegates adopt revisions in sedation, anesthesia guidelines In a devastating blow to the beverage industry, 4 cities passed soda taxes University of Minnesota researchers invent ‘perfect’ soap molecule Infrared camera could help dentists discover cavities much earlier Canadian dentistry news Why are 7 million Canadians at greater risk of chronic disease? Pourquoi 7 millions de Canadiens sont-ils plus exposés à une maladie chronique? RSVP by November 17, 2016. mcgill.ca: Join McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier and Dr. Paul Allison, as a panel of experts discusses the growing body ...

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Dr. Alain Moreau New Director of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR)

Dr. Alain Moreau has been appointed Director of the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) for a three-year term commencing effective October 1st, 2016. Dr. Moreau will play a pivotal leadership role in ensuring the sustainability of the Network, and its’ continued work to increase capacity in and ongoing support for oral health research in Canada. Geneviève Gagnon, Writer/Editor in the Knowledge Networks department at CDA, interviewed Dr. Moreau about his new role and his vision for NCOHR over the next three years. NCOHR Press Release      

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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/11/02

Top 5 Must Read International conference: Light sources in dentistry Soda tax ‘more powerful than anything I’ve ever seen’ Texas city resumes fluoridation after local dentist advocates Have a dental emergency? Your smartphone may soon be able to help you avoid trip to the ER The Future of Oral Heath, a new publication produced by Scientific American Custom Media, in collaboration with Colgate-Palmolive Company Canadian dentistry news Dr. Richard Fedorak appointed Dean of medicine and dentistry, University of Alberta. blog.ualberta.ca: Read more International conference: Light sources in dentistry. dal.ca: A fourth conference on Light Sources in Dentistry will take place ...

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