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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/08/21

NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Here is a sampling of news items that came across our desks at CDA in the past week.

Top 5 Must Read

1. CIHR funding success for UWO oral biology

2. FDI statement on recent events in Bangkok

3. In Memoriam – Dr. Walter Teteruck

4. Current issue of ADA Professional Product Review available now

5. Can poor sleep lead to oral inflammation?

Canadian dentistry news

CIHR funding success for UWO oral biology. uwo.ca: Dr. Siqueira was awarded a 5 year grant for his project Novel Salivary Peptides and Their Functions on Dental Caries’. Read more

In Memoriam – Dr. Walter Teteruck. uwo.ca: Dr. Teteruck was chair, continuing education, and professor emeritus, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. Read more

Adam Dental create satellite dental clinic at seniors home. cbc.ca: Accessibility to dental care problems for some of Yellowknife’s seniors are a thing of the past, after a unique dental office opens inside the Avens seniors’ centre. Read more

Dr. Stan Kogon receives the Barnabas Day Award for Distinguished Service from ODA uwo.ca: The award recognizes Dr. Kogon’s outstanding contributions to the profession. Read more

Portable dental unit for OR was needed stat! healthsciencesfoundation.ca: Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has a new portable dental unit. Read more

Dental hygienists call for federal leadership to support taxpayers and improve oral care outcomes. cdha.ca: Inadequate government supports for dental treatment and oral care, particularly for First Nations and Inuit peoples as well as Canadian seniors, have created inequities in the oral health system and jeopardized the physical and economic health of this country. Read more

New dentist in Bonavista after 12 years, but where are the patients? cbc.ca: The problem is residents are still driving out of town to have their oral health checked. Read more

International dentistry news

FDI statement on recent events in Bangkok. fdiworldental.org: The security and comfort of congress participants are an absolute priority. Read more

Dental profession taking a lead on antibiotic resistance. bda.org: The British Dental Association has called on patients and policymakers to help dentists rise to the challenge presented by antimicrobial resistance in dentistry. Read more

Calls for NHS to curb inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. nice.org.uk: Healthcare professionals should encourage sensible use of antibiotics and cut back on unnecessary prescribing to help tackle the rise in antibiotic resistance. Read more

Wisdom teeth: are we removing them more often than needed? abc.net.au: The president of the American Dental Association argues that Australians should not delay in removing wisdom teeth, if advised by their dentist. Read more

The Academy of General Dentistry opposes implementation of dental therapy accreditation standard. agd.org: Read more

Dentists tapped for new role: Drug screenings. columbia.edu: A visit to the dentist has the potential to be more than a checkup of patient teeth as patients are increasingly screened for medical conditions. Read more

Mouthguard failure for hockey player prompts warning from Australian dentists. smh.com.au: Not all mouthguards offer equal protection. Read more

ADA recommends diet, nutrition research focus. ada.org: The Association recommended the National Institutes of Health include a focus on diet and nutrition in developing the nation’s biomedical research agenda. Read more

Current issue of ADA Professional Product Review available now. ada.org: Available online, the current issue includes an ADA laboratory fluoride varnish evaluation and a clinical discussion about dermal fillers and Botox. Read more

New book focuses on opiates, other substance use. ada.org: The ADA Practical Guide to Substance Use Disorders and Safe Prescribing is now available. Read more

Everyone wins at EBD Champions Conference. ada.org: The ADA Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference will take place on Nov. 3-4 and will precede ADA 2015. Read more

Registration open for conference on genomics in dentistry. ada.org: The purpose of the conference is to develop a framework for guidance that can be used to inform and assess the design and analysis of genomic studies of oral diseases. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Can poor sleep lead to oral inflammation? oshnewsnetwork.com: A new study found that obstructive sleep apnea significantly influences one of the major markers of health in the mouth: inflammation. Read more

Fluoride in drinking water can lift a huge burden on the NHS. dentalhealth.org: New research shows that fluoridated water could help to solve the UK’s children tooth extraction crisis, while having no negative effects on their health. Read more

British Dental Health Foundation responds to Royal Society of Public Health tobacco recommendations. dentalhealth.org: The BDHF is fully supporting the calls for changes from the government, businesses and consumers. Read more

E-cigarettes: an evidence update. www.gov.uk: This review explains the relative risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, in terms of harm reduction when compared with cigarettes and as an aid to quitting. Read more

Bisphenol A and child and youth behaviour: Canadian Health Measures Survey 2007 to 2011. statcan.gc.ca: Biomonitoring results from the CHMS indicate widespread exposure among children and youth. Even low levels of BPA exposure may be associated with negative health outcomes for children, including behavioural problem. Read more

Mind your business

Location, location, location. How can it affect your marketing? aacd.com: Whether you’re thinking about a move or you’re locked into your current location, here are some things to consider when it comes to marketing and your location. Read more

Hiring an associate dentist? Don’t ignore these red flags! etsdental.org: The red flags may not disqualify a candidate from working at your practice, but addressing these issues early on in the interview process is essential before making a hiring decision. Read more

Patient Information

15 signs you should see a dentist. dentalstrings.com: Whether you are 80 or 8, your oral health is important. Read more

Aînés : Ce qu’il faut savoir. maboucheensante.com: Voici quelques symptômes à surveiller qui peuvent révéler certains problèmes dentaires. Lire plus

Combatting tooth decay: 3 ways to help kids get a passing grade in oral health this school year. deltadentalazblog.com: Tooth-friendly lunch ideas and oral health tips from Delta Dental of Arizona. Read more

Your health & medical news

14th Annual National Report Card on Health Care. cma.ca: National Report on Health Care: Seniors health issues and the impact of an ageing population. Read more

Alternative opioids surge in wake of oxycodone crackdown. globe-and-mail: Despite the withdrawal of funding for oxycodone in most of Canada, addiction to opioids continues as patients are being shifted to similar drugs containing the compound. Read more

Head lice now resistant to common meds in 25 States. nih.gov: Prescription drugs are still effective, however. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Fall 2015–Spring 2016 Program

Université Laval – Formation continue

Université de Montréal – Formation dentaire 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

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

September 10-12, 2015 – Saskatchewan Oral Health Professions Conference in Regina, SK. Read more

September 18-20, 2015 – AAOSH 5th Annual Scientific Session in Dallas, TX. Read more

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

November 5-10 – ADA 2015 – Americas’s Dental Meeting in Washington, D.C. Registration opens May 20. Read more

November 14-17 – 101st Annual Meeting – American Academy of Periodontology in Orlando, Florida. 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


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