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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/08/28

NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Hassan Adam, Yellowknife dentist, wows with greenhouse bounty
  2. FDI2015: your app guide to FDI 2105 Bangkok
  3. Dentists are highly valued by their patients, new statistics reveal

Canadian dentistry news

Hassan Adam, Yellowknife dentist, wows with greenhouse bounty. cbc.ca: Dr. Adam is using his green thumb to give back to his community. Read more

International dentistry news

FDI2015: your app guide to FDI 2105 Bangkok. fdiworldental.org: FDI has produced an application to help participants at the 2015 Annual World Dental Congress (Bangkok 22-25 September) create their own congress programme and itinerary. Read more

Dentist highlights importance of dental role in identifying diabetes. ada.org: Dentists have the unique opportunity to be an initial ‘touch point’ in patient care that enables diabetes prevention and an early diagnosis of diabetes. Read more

ADA Foundation awards nearly $124,000 to 25 recipients. ada.org: The Foundation grants support the efforts of organizations that are engaged in the battle to end early childhood caries. Read more

Dentists are highly valued by their patients, new statistics reveal. bda.org: According to figures released by NHS England on the Friends and Family, dentists are very highly rated by patients. Read more

NHS dentist patient’s numbers fall for the first time since 2013. dentalhealth.org: The British Dental Health Foundation hopes that these results will create a new impetus for government, the British public and the dental profession to improve dental care access nationwide. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

VRC scientists working on new class of dental resin composites. ada.org: Project leader, Dr. JirunSun, wants the new restorative materials to last a lifetime. Read more

High sugar consumption among children relates to poor family functioning, study finds. qmul.ac.uk: The study found that a mother’s perception of effective general family functioning has a significant effect on limiting the intake of sugary foods and drinks by their children. Read more

Mind your business

CDSPI’s the Edge. cdspi.com: Summer 2015 edition. Read more

Patient Information

Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth. nih.gov: Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites. Read more

Your health & medical news

15th Annual National Report Card on Health Care. cma.ca: 2015 National Report Card: Canadian Views on a National Seniors’ Health Care Strategy. Read more

Doctors deliberate physician role in addressing Canada’s prescription opioid crisis. cma.ca: Canada’s physician leaders participate in an education session on the harms of prescription opioid medication, in recognition of a growing crisis. Read more

Canadians not confident about future of seniors’ health care: polls. theglobeandmail.com: “Seniors today want to age well at home and in the community, and health-care professionals (and politicians) need to tune in to those aspirations”. Read more

Physician groups band together to address America’s opioid crisis. painmed.org: The American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse announces the first of several national recommendations to address this growing epidemic. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Spring 2015 Continuing Dental Education Schedule

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

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

Brasseler USA creates iPhone app for dental professionals. dentistryiq.ca: The new Brasseler USA Procedure Solutions app is designed to be used by dental and laboratory professionals when they need to find the appropriate Brasseler bur systems for a specific procedure. Read more

Will your dental practice’s website survive Mobilegeddon? dentistryiq.com: What exactly is Mobilegeddon, and how could it affect your dental practice? Read more

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