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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2014/09/16

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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

 

 

 

International dentistry news 

Volunteer for the 2014 ADA Mission of Mercy. The ADA will host a free dental clinic in conjunction with the annual meeting to treat local residents without access to care. Read more…

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese, putting children at risk for health problems that were once only seen in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Read more…

The American Academy for Oral-Systemic Health: The Biggest Wound: Oral Health in Long-Term Care Residents. In long-term care (LTC) facilities, residents often need help with oral care, but rarely receive it. Read more…

CDC Feature: HIV Treatment Works. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched the latest communication campaign under its Act against AIDS initiative – HIV Treatment Works. Read more…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Opioid Analgesics: United States, 1999–2011. Read more…

Your health & medical news 

How Stress Affects Your Dental Health. When a person is under stress they tend to lose focus on basic habits and this includes being diligent with maintaining their dental hygiene. Read more…

Mind your business

Does your Online Reputation Precede you? As more people turn to the Internet to select healthcare providers, a patient’s first impression of your practice is often based on your online presence. Read more…

Creating a Clear Brand Identity for Your Practice. The brand identity is what you want your patients to experience. Read more…

Paperless Mistakes. One of the common mistakes dentists make with electronic charting is that they only go part way. Read more…

Get Your Six Month SEO Checkup to Make Sure Your Website Isn’t Losing Its Bite. Just like you get your teeth cleaned every six months, taking the time to check your site’s SEO performance at the six-month mark is a good idea. Read more…

Marketing Really IS Everything. Consumers today are very busy and no matter what they are looking for they want the information instantly. Read more…

Dental Myths Put To Rest. A dental myth that you may have heard is that is teeth whitening weakens the durability of your smile. Read more…

Continuing education matters

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

McGill University

University of Toronto: Faculty of Dentistry:

September 27, 2014: Certificate Course in Dental Practice Management

Winnipeg Dental Society:

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) AACD Advanced Education Symposium. 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 new

Dental, Nutrition Experts Call for Radical Rethink on Free Sugars Intake. Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3 percent of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research. Read more…

WHO’s recommended sugar intake ‘should be halved to combat dental cavities’. It is well known that sugar consumption is a leading cause of dental caries. Read more…

Top 5 back-to-school tips for your oral health. Read more…

Depression Drug Could Lead to Implant Failure. People with dental implants who suffer from depression may need to be careful about the medication they take. Read more…

Obese patients more likely to have periodontitis. Patients who are obese or overweight are more likely to have periodontitis, according to a study by U.K. researchers. Read more…

Many HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer patients can avoid neck surgery. Read more…

Ozone nano-bubble water Potential treatment for severe gum infections. A powerful new antiseptic agent holds promise for the treatment of periodontitis, or severe gum infections. Read more…

Clinical Study Supporting PerioPredict Receives Prestigious Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology. Read more…

Responsible use of X-rays in dentistry for children is aim of new education and awareness initiative. 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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