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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/07/20

NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 4 Must Read

  1. Dr. Jeffrey Bonang inducted as president of the Nova Scotia Dental Association
  2. New link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases
  3. Science related to fluoride, dentists’ exposure to bacteria presented at IADR
  4. Electronic cigarettes and youth: a gateway that must be shut

Canadian dentistry news

Dr. Jeffrey Bonang inducted as president of the Nova Scotia Dental Association. NSDA: Read more

International dentistry news

The not-so-sweet link between oral and systemic health. adeachartingprofress.wordpress.com: Dr. Rick Valachovic shares new evidence of sugar’s harmful health effects and asks how the dental education community might capitalize on growing public interest in limiting sugar intake. Read more

Presi-dental health: 3 historical tooth tales. mouthhealthy.org: Fascinating facts about past presidents and their connections to dental health. Read more

A set of plastic earplugs may be the new way to treat chronic teeth grinding. dailymail.co.uk: Already released in the US, the devices could solve this common problem. Read more

While India ranks 1st in oral cancer, dentists are switching careers to make ends meet. newindianexpress.com: Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Measuring up: Impact factors do not reflect article citation rates. blogs.plos.org: Seven journal representatives and two independent researchers come together to add voice to the rising opposition to journal-level metrics as a measure of an individual’s scientific worth. Read more

Dental surgeons have developed a revolutionary implant procedure using an electrical transmitter to speed up the waiting time before a new tooth can be fitted. dailymail.co.uk: The new implant procedure can speed up the integration process by between 40 and 70 per cent, according to its originators. Read more

New link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases. sciencedaily.com: A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct. Read more

Science related to fluoride, dentists’ exposure to bacteria presented at IADR. ada.org: New scientific research related to the risk of exposure to Legionella pneumophila for dental practitioners; the role of diet in caries prevention; and the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in arresting root caries were among the topics explored at the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR. Read more

Your health & medical news

9 out of 10 strokes could be prevented: study. webmd.com: Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all strokes worldwide. Read more

Concussion study shows player-to-player hits most damaging. medlineplus.gov: As officials at all levels of American football continue to debate how to prevent concussions, a new study using data from devices inside the helmets of high school players confirms that hits with other players are especially damaging. Read more

Health Canada approves drug doctors call cure for hepatitis C infection. theglobeandmail.com: The drug, sold under the brand name Epclusa, is a once-daily pill taken for 12 weeks that can rid the body of all six strains of hepatitis C. Read more

Electronic cigarettes and youth: a gateway that must be shut. cmaj.ca: Read more

Reported electronic cigarette use among adolescents in the Niagara region of Ontario. cmaj.ca: Engaging in seemingly exciting new behaviours appears to be a key motivating factor rather than smoking cessation. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Spring/Summer 2016 continuing education schedules

Université Laval – Formation continue

University of Manitoba – Continuing professional development

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

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry University – Continuing professional development


August 17-19 – ADA Foundation Caries Symposium “If Childhood Caries is a Preventable Disease, Why is it Still a Problem? Read more

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

September 10-13 –102nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology in Collaboration with the Japanese Society of Periodontology and Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology in San Diego, California. Read more

September 15-17 – 2016 Saskatchewan Oral Health Professions Annual Conference, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Read more

September 15-17 – Canadian Association of Orthodontists 68th Scientific Meeting, in Charlottetown, PEI. Read more

September 16-17 – 6th Annual American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida. Read more

October 19-20 – Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions Conference 2016, in Denver, Colorago. Read more

October 19-22 – ITI Education Week Toronto, Incorporating Best Practices in Implant Dentistry to Minimize Complications. In association with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital/University of Toronto. Read more

October 20-24 – ADA 2016, America’s Dental Meeting, in Denver, Colorado. Registration now open!

March 18-21, 2017 – 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Beyond Boundaries, in Long Beach, California. Read more

March 9-11, 2017 – Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

April 18-21, 2017 – AACD 2017 Las Vegas: A winning approach to comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education, Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

May 4-6, 2017 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, ASM150, in Toronto, Ontario. Save the date

May 25-28, 2017 – Jasper Dental Congress 2017, in Jasper, Alberta. Save the date

May 26-30, 2017 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Quebec. Save the date


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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