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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/09/25

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  1. Dr. Jack Cottrell elected treasurer of FDI. More information to come
  2. Dr Patrick Hescot is the new FDI President
  3. Ashwaq Al-Hashedi awarded the Mitacs-Accelerate Internship
  4. UBC’s new graduate specialty clinic now open
  5. NIH funds consortium for childhood oral health disparities research

Canadian dentistry news

Dr. Jack Cottrell elected treasurer of FDI. fdiworldental.org: New FDI Council.

Moving forward: Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry works to lead culture change. dal.ca: Looking back at the previous year and making positive changes. Read more

Is it all in your head? Dr. Iacopo Cioffi on the question of orofacial pain. utoronto.ca: The Faculty’s newest assistant professor, is asking the age-old-yet-uncomfortable question: is that pain all in your head? Read more

2015 White Coat Ceremony. mcgill.ca: Congratulations to the DMD class of 2017 on receiving their white coats and to all award winners. Read more

McGill graduate students attend NCOHR workshops. mcgill.ca: A group of graduate students attended the NCOHR’s 2015 “Technology, Translation and Commercialization” workshop. Read more

Ashwaq Al-Hashedi awarded the Mitacs-Accelerate Internship. mcgill.ca: PhD student, Dr. Al-Hashedi, received the award for the project entitled “New toothpaste for managing dental health in adults and elderly patients”. Read more

UBC’s new graduate specialty clinic now open. ubc.ca: The clinic is designed to support collaborative learning among the disciplines. Read more

Cérémonie d’entrée en clinique. ulaval.ca: L’entrée en clinique est surtout l’occasion de rappeler aux aspirants dentistes l’importance du professionnalisme et de l’éthique dans le travail auprès des patients et avec les collaborateurs. Lire plus

CDHA Supports Health Action Lobby’s Call to action on health care. cdha.ca: CDHA joins other members of HEAL to remind federal leaders that Canadians want government to make health-care a priority. Read more

The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ re-played with dental instruments. cbc.ca: Toronto YouTube star Andrew Huang behind quirky take on pop gem. Watch now

International dentistry news

ADA member Dr. Kathy Kell wins FDI President-elect. ada.org: For the first time in 30 years, an ADA member will serve as President-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation. Read more

Dr Patrick Hescot is the new FDI President. fdiworldental.org: Dr. Hescot begins a two-year mandate. Read more

FDI President Dr Patrick Hescot. fdiworldental.org: A strong and responsive FDI. Read more

AGD cautions readers about articles concerning Alzheimer’s study. agd.org: Some news articles have suggested that a type of protein may be transmitted through the use of surgical instruments during certain dental procedures. However, this is not what the study stated. Read more

Landmark report on health disparities released, includes ADA-authored chapter on oral health. ada.org: The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America examines the causes and impact of health disparities among minorities. Read more

New report on health equity in America includes dental look. ada.org: The 2015 Kelly Report on Health Disparities in America examines the causes and impact of health disparities among minorities. Read more

NIH funds consortium for childhood oral health disparities research. nih.gov: Totaling more than $7 million in first-year funding, these awards support the Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children. Read more

Mouth cancer on the rise in Irish women. irishhealthpro.com: Previously seen as a disease of older people, more cases are now being seen in women and younger people in Ireland. Read more

Australian Dental Association calls on new Prime Minister to act on dental health. ada.org.au: The ADA hopes to meet with the Prime Minister in an effort to increase the focus of the government on dental health, which has not achieved the attention it deserves from government in recent years. Read more

HPV vaccination for boys: BDA supports HPV Action call. bda.org: The BDA is supporting HPV Action’s call for accelerating the decision-making process to ensure boys, as well as girls, are vaccinated against HPV in the UK. Read more

Government rejection of sugar tax – ‘irresponsible’. dentalhealth.org: The British Dental Health Foundation believes the decision could mean further suffering for potentially thousands of the country’s children. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

IADR/AADR publish article on the global economic impact of dental diseases. iadr.org: In the article titled “Global Economic Impact of Dental Diseases”, the authors estimate the direct and indirect costs of dental diseases worldwide. Read more

More cavities seen in kids of chronically stressed mothers. kcl.ac.uk: Chronic maternal stress, when measured by biological markers, is associated with a higher prevalence of cavities among children. Read more

Patient information

4 reasons your blood sugar spikes and why food isn’t to blame. belmarrahealth.com: Medication, poor sleep, poor oral hygiene, lack of exercise. Read more

Visiting the dentist makes you very nervous. Is sedation the answer? washingtonpost.com: Dental phobia is common, and it can prevent people from getting needed care. Read more

5 ways to keep your teeth from turning yellower. prevention.com: Read more

The fastest ways to get rid of bad breath (when you don’t have gum). greatist.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

Everyone has a ‘microbial cloud’. bbc.com: The study on 11 people showed it was possible to identify people from their microbial miasma. Read more

9 healthy reasons to indulge your coffee cravings. everydayhealth.com: From a reduced cancer risk to fewer cavities, here are the best reasons to enjoy a cup or two. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Fall 2015 and spring 2016 continuing education schedules

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 Saskatchewan – Upcoming courses

University of Toronto – Continuing dental education

Western University – Continuing professional development


October 1-3 – Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

November 5-10 – ADA 2015 – America’s Dental Meeting in Washington, D.C. Read more

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

January 28-30, 2016 – Manitoba Dental Association’s 2016 Annual Convention. Read more

March 17-19, 2016 –2016 Pacific Dental Conference in conjunction with CDA, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

May 26-28, 2016 – British Dental Conference & Exhibition 2016, in Manchester, England. Read more

May 26-29, 2016 – Jasper Dental Congress 2016 in Jasper, Alberta. Read more

July 14-17, 2016 – Mark your calendar for AGD 2016 Boston, in Boston, Massachusetts. 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

The Aurum Group announces draw winner at 2015 CDA National Conference. Congratulations to Cheryl Beaton of Victoria Road Periodontics in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on winning the “Economy airfare for two anywhere Westjet flies!” draw. Read more


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