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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2015/10/30


NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. Sanofi recalls all lots of Allerject (0.15 mg/0.15 mL and 0.3 mg/0.3 mL strengths of epinephrine auto-injectors)
  2. The effect of education debt on dentists’ career decisions
  3. Are we human, or are we dentists?
  4. Flavored tobacco product use among us youth aged 12-17 years, 2013-2014
  5. Composite resin filling materials: review of safety, cost-effectiveness and guidelines – an update

Canadian dentistry news

Canadian Academy of Orthodontists announces new president. Read more

Canadian Academy of Endodontics announces new president. Read more

Sanofi recalls all lots of Allerject (0.15 mg/0.15 mL and 0.3 mg/0.3 mL strengths of epinephrine auto-injectors). healthycanadians.gc.ca: This recall is due to issues that may potentially affect the delivery of the required amount of the drug, epinephrine. Read more

Building an ‘infrastructure of experts’: Dentistry joins the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC). utoronto.ca: At the core of the partnership is a clear benefit: knowledge transfer. Read more

Dartmouth dentist to provide free dental care at Syrian refugee camp. globalnews.ca: Dr. Asraa El-Darahali and a few dozen volunteers with the Syrian American Medical Society will travel to the Zaatari refugee camp on November 13 for a week. Read more

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence in oral health and dental hygiene. cdha.ca: CDHA recognizes 20 leaders in oral health for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession. Read more

ICD Fellow Ian Doyle receives the Volunteerism Award from Dalhousie University. icd-canada.org: From dental missions around the world to the four-hour commute he makes each month from Sydney to teach at Dalhousie’s Dental School, Dr. Doyle goes to great lengths to give back. Read more

Deux professeurs parmi les lauréats d’un Prix Profession santé. ulaval.ca: Les professeurs Christian Caron et Aimée Dawson font partie de l’équipe de la Clinique Spot, qui a reçu le Prix Profession santé 2015 dans la catégorie collaboration interprofessionnelle. Lire plus

À l’occasion de l’Halloween, l’Ordre des dentistes sensibilise les Québécois à l’importance de leur santé dentaire et fait équipe avec le Club des petits déjeuners. odq.qc.ca: Lors de cette journée, l’Ordre mènera deux activités de sensibilisation afin de rappeler aux petits et aux grands qu’à l’Halloween, la consommation de bonbons doit rimer avec modération et prévention! Lire plus

International dentistry news

New HRSA brief on oral health. ada.org: The Health Resources and Services Administration has published a new informational brief, “Oral Health: Across the Agency,” that promotes the HRSA programs and resources available to help clinicians increase access to quality health care. Read more

The effect of education debt on dentists’ career decisions. ada.org: The purpose of the study was to determine whether there is an association between the amount of education debt on completing dental school (initial debt) and certain career decisions. Read more

‘Stars, Stripes and Smiles’. ada.org: Florida event advocates for expansion of dental care for veterans. Read more

Are we human, or are we dentists? nature.com: Five dentists from St George’s University Hospital in London speak frankly of their experiences performing surgery on children with severe tooth decay. Read more

World Oral Health Forum on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). fdiworldental.org: Oral diseases pose unique challenges to the realization of UHC. Read more

Leading health charity, the British Dental Health Foundation fully supports the new Public Health England report on sugar. dentalhealth.org: We must act now to stop generations of children having poor oral health. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Towards microbiome transplant as a therapy for periodontitis: an exploratory study of periodontitis microbial signature contrasted by oral health, caries and edentulism. biomedcentral.com Read more

Flavored tobacco product use among us youth aged 12-17 years, 2013-2014. jamanetwork.com: Among a survey of youth aged 12 to 17 years, the majority who self-reported ever experimenting with tobacco started with a flavored product, and most current youth tobacco users reported use of flavored products. Read more

Researcher finds key clues about ‘betel nut’ addiction that plagues millions worldwide. medicalnewstoday.com: New findings by a University of Florida Health researcher reveal how the nut’s psychoactive chemical works in the brain and suggest that an addiction treatment may already exist. Read more

Open access journal BDJ Open publishes first papers. nature.com: Open for all – Editorial by Stephen Hancocks. Read more
Composite resin filling materials: review of safety, cost-effectiveness and guidelines – an update. cadth.ca: The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the clinical safety and cost effectiveness of composite filling materials and review the evidence-based clinical guidelines. Read more

Mind your business

Exceeding patient expectations. transitionsonline.com: The service satisfaction model alters the patient’s thoughts and feelings from a “been there, done that” dental visit to an experience that will exceed their expectations. Read more

Patient information

Carry out this self-check from the Mouth Cancer Foundation on a regular basis and safe guard your future health. medicalnewstoday.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

Back pain affects 70% of dentists. dentistrytoday.com: A recent study showed pain was particularly prevalent among dentists who work in direct vision, without an assistant, or while standing, as well as among dentists who did not follow a fitness regimen. Read more

Globally, an estimated two-thirds of the population under 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1. who.int: 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


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

September 7-10, 2016 – FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016, in Poznan, Poland. 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

Henry Schein supports the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation in ground-breaking initiative to develop digital dentistry curriculum. corporate-ir.net: $1.25 million pledged for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental curriculum to include CAD/CAM technology. Read more


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