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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2013/10/07

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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. Best wishes, John

Canadian dentistry news

The Order of Dentists of Quebec has been running a publicity campaign about dentists and dentistry. The title in English is “Dentists: Doctors who put a spotlight on your oral health.” View the 30-second video on YouTube…

RCDSO supports the idea of a dentist being able to treat his/her spouse.  College leadership appeared before a standing committee at Queen’s Park last week to make this case. Read more…

The University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry is increasing its intake into the Advanced Placement Program from 4 to 8 per year. Read more…

International dentistry news

The FDI published five new position statements, including one on Bisphenol A in dental restorative & preventive materials, at its recent annual meeting. The CDA delegation and Canadian experts played a major role in shaping these statements. Read these and other FDI position statements on the FDI website…

FDI president, Dr. TC Wong, describes how FDI supports the phase-down approach for dental amalgam included in the soon-to-be-signed Minimata Convention on global mercury use. Read the FDI president’s message…

The British Dental Association explains the significance of the Minimata Convention on Mercury to our sector in this posting on the BDA website…

American Dental Association president, Dr Bob Faiella, recently wrote a guest blog post on the Huffington Post outlining the ADA’s proposed solutions to America’s “national dental health crisis.” Read more…

British Dental Association president, Dr. John Milne, recently addressed the British Conservative Party Conference and called for general dental practices to be connected to the NHS electronic health records system, among other things. Read more…

The Australian Dental Association has created the “Hope for Scope” campaign designed to persuade the Australian Dental Board not to allow non-dentists to practise dentistry without any supervision. Read more…

The British Dental Association is experiencing growing pains with its new membership model. Read more…

A Florida dentist has mounted a challenge to the delay in implementation of one aspect of the “Affordable Care Act.” Read more on the ADA website…

The Australian Dental Association is also supporting a national campaign to “Rethink Sugary Drink”. That campaign uses a rather striking short video to gain public attention about the content of sugary drinks. Link to the “other” ADA website to learn more…

Continuing education matters

Please let us know about upcoming continuing education meetings that could be of interest to Canadian dentists by emailing us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca

Clinical & scientific news

In the latest edition of the American Dental Association “Professional Products Report” there is a comparison of the performance of bulk-fill composite resins and resins that are placed on an incremental basis. Read the executive summary of this report on the ADA website…

Your health & medical news

The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada is helping define the skill set needed by the Canadian physician of the future with its updated CanMEDS initiative. Link to CanMEDS initiative portal…

The Canadian Medical Association is calling on the federal government to back a national senior’s health strategy. Read more on the CMA website…

Sugar is bad for more than your teeth, if we are to believe this report on the CBC website. Read more…

Dental industry news

Could you imagine your patients brushing their teeth effectively in just 6 seconds? A team of dentists and engineers from Spain believe they have cracked the code by creating a custom-built “wearable” tooth brush. Learn more…

The leaders of Quantum Dental Technologies, creators of the Canary System, got into our news clipping twice this week. First they met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and then they announced a cooperative marketing agreement with 3M/ESPE USA (mirroring an agreement that already exists between Quantum and 3M/ESPE in Canada).

Mind your business

What would you do if a staff member was stealing from you? David Harris from Prosperident has some ideas that might get you thinking. Read more…

Latest household income figures for different cities in Canada from Statistics Canada. Learn how incomes changed between and 2011 in your area. Read more…

The global market for medical tourism is booming. According to a recent report it is set to reach $US 32.5 billion by 2019. Read more…

What can dentists learn from the aviation industry about increasing patient safety? According to the “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot, one thing might be to transform our “team of experts” into an “expert team.” Read more…

 

If you wish to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that have come across your desk recently, please contact us by email at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or by toll-free phone at 1-855-716-2747.

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