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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/09/09

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3d Vector illustration of news iconDear 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

Op-Ed by Dean Paul Allison in Montreal Gazette: Canadians have a duty to increase access to dental care. Roughly one-quarter of Canadians cannot afford basic dental care. Thirty-four per cent of those in the poorest income group, compared with only nine per cent in the richest group, avoid the dentist because of the cost. Read more… 

The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) warns children and teens to use sports drinks in moderation. With the return of back to school, many children and young teens are gearing up for sports activities. Read more…

Lawsuit targeting fluoride in Durham water fails. Durham, ON A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Durham Region’s practice of supplementing municipal water supplies with fluoride. Read more…

Fluoride: Council will decide whether to keep it in Cornwall water. Cornwall, ON City council will decide soon, perhaps once and for all, about the fluoridation of the Cornwall water system. Read more…

Doctors, taxpayers hit by rising costs of malpractice cases. Vancouver, BC Doctors and the provincial government are bracing for a near-doubling of the fees paid to the national legal defence organization that assists doctors in malpractice cases. Read more…

University of Alberta’s Dr. Anthea Senior completes interactive Radiology Manual. The aim was for students to have a quick reference guide to review before lab sessions and before they would take their first radiographs on patients. Read more…

McGill Dentistry Run for Outreach, September 20th, 2014. The student-organized event will be raising funds to benefit the Faculty of Dentistry’s unique Outreach Program which coordinates with various local community groups to provide free basic dental care to those who can’t afford or access private clinics. Read more…

David Marks CA as the President-Elect of DIAC. Lisa Citton-Battel, President of the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has unanimously elected David Marks CA as the President-Elect of the association for a 2 year term commencing at the Annual Meeting in 2016. Read more…

The Canary System Launches the Canary Cloud. Quantum Dental Technologies, the manufacturer of The Canary System, has released The Canary Cloud, which is designed to enable dentists and patients to make the most of their Canary experience. Read more…

International dentistry news

ADA News. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) proposes e-cigarette research. Dental researchers want to know the oral effects of the increasingly popular battery-powered devices that deliver cigarettes electronically and in an array of flavors, vapors and venues ranging from convenience store to “vape shop” and including the Internet. Read more…

The Ultimate Argument for Cosmetic Dentistry. An exhaustive 2012 survey performed by the American Academy for Cosmetic Dentistry asked respondents about their feelings toward their own and others’ smiles, at every stage of life. Read more…

Study discovers family troubles tied to poorer dental health. Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth. Read more…

How Norway’s innovative library made high-quality health information free for everyone. Family doctors in rural areas, nurses or physiotherapists have a much harder time accessing up to date materials. Read more…

One in ten parents ‘don’t know’ what their child has for school lunch. Parents could be jeopardising their children’s oral health by being unaware of what they are having for lunch, according to the findings of a new survey. Read more…

Mind your business

6 Tips to Ace a Video Interview. Video interviewing is quickly becoming a favorite medium for employers to connect with potential candidates. Knowing how to conduct or participate in a video interview and have everything go smoothly, however, takes some preparation. Read more…

3 Tips for New Grads Looking for Their First Opportunity in Dentistry. Read more…

The Future of Contract Staffing. Contract staffing, also known as temporary or contingent staffing, has long been a solution for employers to meet short-term or variable staffing needs, while providing candidates with the opportunity to gain seasonal work or work between permanent positions. Read more…

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie Dentistry Alumni Lecture Series, Moncton, October 28th, 2014. Read more…

8th International Congress on 3D Dental Imaging. The International 3D Congress on Dental Imaging – a unique two-day experience – will provide you with lectures and demonstrations of real 3D imaging applications in dentistry. Read more…

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

Coffee May Fight Gum Disease. Researchers recently determined that drinking coffee could lower the risk of gum disease. A research team at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine conducted the study. Their research indicated that coffee did not have a negative impact on periodontal health. Read more…

Genetic Mutations Associated with Salivary Gland Tumors. A recent discovery could pave the way for better treatment of oral cancer. The Scripps Research Institute found links involving a set of genes that promotes tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, which is an oral cancer that impacts the salivary glands. Read more…

Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure. Study investigates the association between Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the risk of failures in osseointegrated implants. Read more…

Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes. New research finds that solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes. Read more…

Hookah use increasing in teens. Though cigarette smoking in teens is declining, use of other forms of tobacco products is on the rise — including the ancient practice of smoking special flavored tobacco from a hookah. Read more…

Statins ‘help prevent tooth loss’. New research has discovered that people taking statins for general health problems were almost three times less likely to suffer from tooth loss compared to those not on the drug. Read more…

Endurance Athletes May be More Prone to Tooth Erosion and Cavities. Athletes showed an increased risk for dental erosion and their salivary flow rates decreased and saliva pH increased significantly during activity. Read more…

Toothpaste From the Stars. The fluorine that is found in products such as toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our sun, according to astronomers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues from Ireland and the United States. Read more…

Dental industry news

Aurum Ceramic/Classic Launches New Re-Designed Website. www.aurumgroup.com The new site has extensive content, both on-line and available for download, including full details on what’s new in dentistry today: new products, new techniques, new on-line tools and new Continuing Education opportunities. Read more…

 

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