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

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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

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 in the United States and Canada. Read more…

RCDSO: Province Enhancing Measures to Prepare For Ebola Virus Disease. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has issued a news release about its plan to take action to enhance the province’s readiness to contain and treat any potential case of Ebola in the province. Read more…

Information for dental practitioners about the Ebola virus. Although there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada, and the risk to Canadians remains very low, the College recognizes that dental offices are not set up to deal with patients who are suspected of having the Ebola virus. Read more…

Canadian Medical Association resources on Ebola. Read more…

DOCS Program To Receive Community Hero Award. Glen Cairn Community Centre recognizes Community Heroes who help their neighbours by building strong relationships and work tirelessly to create a healthy, vibrant community through hard work, contributions and commitment. Read more…

McGill SCAD Winners. Two McGill students have won both the undergraduate and graduate awards of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) held in Chicago last Saturday. Read more…

Leading International Proteomics Organization Elects Overall—Twice. Dr. Overall, a Dentistry professor and Canada Research Chair in Metalloproteinase Proteomics and Systems Biology, was elected at the international organization’s General Assembly of Members this October in Madrid, Spain. Read more…

International dentistry news

The American Medical Association updates its resources on Ebola. Read more…

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has made its CPD module focused on the early detection and treatment of the disease available to all dental health professionals. Take the online non-verifiable CPD training Module

Some Countries Start to Place Greater Value on Oral Health. A supervising body in England and Wales recently detailed its new recommendations for healthcare and one of the policies included supervised brushing programs in school and nurseries. Read more…

Charity launches dental payment plan recognition scheme. The UK’s leading oral health charity has announced the launch of its new dental payment plan recognition scheme. Read more…

Denplan and British Dental Health Foundation launch Blue Lip Selfie campaign in aid of Mouth Cancer. Read more…

Clinical & scientific news

Dental Anxiety May Make Sedation Necessary. A new study by Case Western Reserve University showed that dental anxiety could cause a person to flinch even after a cotton swab makes minimal contact with his or her gums. Read more…

Current and predicted prevalence of obesity in Canada: a trend analysis. The prevalence of obesity has increased over the past 3 decades, with a disproportionate growth in excessive weight categories. Read more…

Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons. That is based on a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King’s College London periodontist. The surprise findings provide further evidence that modern habits like smoking can be damaging to oral health. Read more…

Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients. New research shows that vulnerable patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection, like ventilator-associated pneumonia, during their stay. Read more…

Aphthous ulcers: Causes of mucosal inflammation are unclear. The etiology of these lesions is unclear. Thus aphthous ulcers can only be treated symptomatically. Read more…

A treatment for osteoporosis and bone cancer, employed for the first time in dental filling procedures. Research shows the use of zoledronic acid, in combination with bioactive ion-releasing resin-based restorative materials used as dental adhesive, reduces the degradation of dentin collagen and promotes remineralisation at the resin-dentine interface. Read more…

Why Oral is Systemic. In many cases, an individual’s oral health was a direct reflection on their overall health and wellbeing. Read more…

Bacteria: Friend or Foe? Dentists hold the primary responsibility for reducing the bacterial load in the mouth. Read more…

Mind your business

Prepare Little Smiles for Trick-or-Treating with Preventive Dentistry. Halloween is undeniably a favorite holiday for millions of children; however, it is important to keep those precious pearly whites healthy this holiday season. Read more…

Tips for patients: Don’t Just Brush Your Teeth… Brush Your Teeth Correctly. Most people know that good oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day. However, few know how to apply proper brushing. Read more…

Continuing education matters

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University of Toronto

Winnipeg Dental Society:

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

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

 

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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