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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/04/24

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news glossy iconHere is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week.

Top 5 Must Read

1. The 2015 Federal Budget: Notable highlights for dentistry. oasisdiscussions.ca: On April 22nd, the federal government announced their budget. Here are the notable highlights for dentistry. Read more

2. BDA welcomes Canadian military dentists. bda.org: The BDA welcomed military dentists from Canada, hosting a lunch in London, following a Royal Banner presentation at Canada House by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Gloucester. Read more

3. An end to cancer pain? U of T researcher finds the “pain trigger”. utoronto.ca: A new study led by University of Toronto researcher Dr. David Lam has discovered the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain. Dr. Lam is Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry, and his research initially focused on cancers of the head and neck. Read more

4. Oral infections and cardiovascular disease. sciencedirect.com: In a review article, researchers summarize the latest clinical evidence supporting a link between oral infections, which are caused by bacteria in the mouth, and heart disease, and they emphasize the important role of inflammation in both of these conditions. Read more

5. OSAP founding member Henry Schein becomes super sponsor of Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. corporate-ir.net: Henry Schein, Inc. has elevated its three decades of commitment to The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), by becoming an organizational Super Sponsor for 2015. Super Sponsors are corporate members that go beyond the basic membership to become strategic partners in OSAP’s mission and messaging. Read more

 

Canadian dentistry news

The 2015 Federal Budget: Notable highlights for dentistry. oasisdiscussions.ca: On April 22nd, the federal government announced their budget. Here are the notable highlights for dentistry. Read more

BDA welcomes Canadian military dentists. bda.org: The BDA welcomed military dentists from Canada, hosting a lunch in London, following a Royal Banner presentation at Canada House by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Gloucester. Read more

Dental students share message of oral health. ualberta.ca: Each year, more than 15 students take part in missions around the world with non-profit organizations like A Better World, Kindness in Action and Dentistry for All. Read more

Dental hygiene check-up can lead to early diagnosis of other health issues. ualberta.ca: The exam, completed by a dental hygiene student at the School of Dentistry, is typically done to assess all patients before beginning any cleanings or treatments. Read more

An end to cancer pain? U of T researcher finds the “pain trigger”. utoronto.ca: A new study led by University of Toronto researcher Dr. David Lam has discovered the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain. Dr. Lam is Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dentistry, and his research initially focused on cancers of the head and neck. Read more

Outreach Winter Gala Voted as best charitable event of the year. mcgill.ca: The gala was a huge success this year with over 400 people in attendance and $15,603.47 raised to go towards the Faculty’s Mobile Outreach Clinics! Read more

Natashia Bose-Roberts looks towards her future as a dentist. mcgill.ca: Natashia Bose-Roberts is the type of student that tends to fly under the radar despite her strong academic and extracurricular showings. A recently published author, she talks about her four years at McGill. Read more

International dentistry news

European Immunization Week: BDA supports HPV vaccinations’ extension. bda.org: The BDA has been working with HPV Action to push for extension of the current vaccination programme for girls to include all adolescent boys. Read more

Airman serves country through dentistry. ada.org: Lt. Col. Casey Campbell didn’t exactly dream of becoming a dentist in the U.S. Air Force. But looking back at what led him to this particular career, he says, it makes perfect sense. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Protein Adseverin identified as a key factor driving bone loss in osteoinflammatory disease. utoronto.ca: To find the answer, the group looked carefully at the role of cytokines, chemicals released by cells in the body as part of an immune response. The team discovered that the cytokines spurred the production of Adseverin, and from there, were able to trace a clear role for the protein through study models. Read more

A dental myth bites the dust – no observable relation between the incidence of dental abscess and the weather and lunar phase: an ecological study. biomedcentral.com: the study investigated the relationship between oral pain caused by OA and a variety of meteorological parameters and cyclic lunar activity. Read more

Oral infections and cardiovascular disease. sciencedirect.com: In a review article, researchers summarize the latest clinical evidence supporting a link between oral infections, which are caused by bacteria in the mouth, and heart disease, and they emphasize the important role of inflammation in both of these conditions. Read more

E-cigarette use triples among middle- and high-school students in just one year. cdc.gov: Findings from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey show that current e-cigarette use among high school students increased from 4.5% in 2013 to 13.4% in 2014. Among middle school students, use more than tripled from 1.1% to 3.9%. Read more

Natural reparative capacity of teeth elucidated. sciencedaily.com: Researchers at Inserm and Paris Descartes University have just taken an important step in research on stem cells and dental repair. They have managed to isolate dental stem cell lines and to describe the natural mechanism by which they repair lesions in the teeth. Read more

Treating all teeth within 24 hours for chronic gum disease. cochraneohg: A systematic review of the evidence to consider the effectiveness of full-mouth treatments carried out within 24 hours compared to the more conventional treatment of partial mouth scaling and root planing (SRP) usually done over a number of weeks. Read more

Opinion of Bisphenol A (BPA) in medical devices presented. NIDM: The Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) has recently published an opinion on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in medical devices. Read more

Mind your business

The controversial spouse in the dental practice: Notes from the positive side. dentistryiq.com: Yes, I’m the wife in the office, and I’m proud of it. Being the spouse or having your spouse work in your dental office is full of negative connotations. Here is a candid conversation about the realities of having a spouse work in the dental office. Read more

Your health & medical news

Mustering motivation. nature.com: Self-awareness is key to finding your own balance. With a non-stop busy schedule it is very easy to overlook your needs. This has a direct effect on your well-being, interactions and patient care. Here are some tips to help keep those balls in the air. Read more

National Immunization Awareness Week 2015: April 25–May 2. immunize.ca: Immunization and vaccine awareness materials are available from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Read more

Taming of Queue conference tackles demographic issues. cma.ca: Providing appropriate care for seniors in a health care system lagging far behind the realities of the issues involved was the theme of the 12th annual Taming of the Queue conference held recently in Ottawa. Read more

Budget targets seniors but fails to deliver comprehensive strategy: CMA. cma.ca: The 2015 federal budget took aim at measures to support seniors, but the focus on income security and other measures falls far short of the national strategy on seniors’ health and social care called for by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Spring 2015 Continuing Dental Education Schedule

Université Laval – Formation continue

University of Alberta – Program and courses

University of British Columbia – Calendar of courses

University of SaskatchewanUpcoming courses

University of Toronto – Continuing dental education

Western University Continuing professional development

 

May 6–9 – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2015 in San Francisco. Read more

May 7-9 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting 2015. Read more

May 21–24 – Jasper Dental Congress. Read more

May 22–25 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec. Read more

May 28–30 – Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention Annual Infection Control Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

August 26–29 – 2015 Canadian Dental Association National Conference in St. John’s, NL. Continuing Education

September 22-25 – FDI 2015 Bangkok – Early registration avoids the crowds and costs less! Read more

Dentistry in long-term care course. ada.org: This online CE course is designed to help dental professionals understand how long-term care (LTC) facilities work and how you can work successfully in LTC facilities. You will learn how to deliver care in an environment outside your traditional practice location and care for your patients through their entire life span. 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

 

Dental industry news

OSAP founding member Henry Schein becomes super sponsor of Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention. corporate-ir.net: Henry Schein, Inc. has elevated its three decades of commitment to The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), by becoming an organizational Super Sponsor for 2015. Super Sponsors are corporate members that go beyond the basic membership to become strategic partners in OSAP’s mission and messaging. Read more

 

We have checked these deals out for you:

From Henry Schein Canada:

From Patterson Canada

From Sinclair Dental

 

We invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing (oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca) or 1-855-716-2747.

 

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