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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/08/10

NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 5 Must Read

  1. CDA Statement on flossing
  2. Olympians urged to take care of their winning smiles
  3. BPA in dental sealants safe
  4. Bioengineers grow living bone for facial reconstruction
  5. Heart disease risk higher with latent tooth infection

Canadian dentistry news

CDA Statement on flossing. cda-adc.ca: The Canadian Dental Association supports flossing as one step of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Read more

U of T lab retrofit “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation”: Meric Gertler. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Dr. Daniel Haas, Dean of U of T’s faculty of dentistry, also thanked the ministers for the infrastructure funding, which will allow the faculty to sustain its excellence and to make much-needed repairs. Read more

Under-represented youth shine light on the future: summer mentorship program. dentistry.utoronto.ca: This year’s 61 visiting students were treated to a wealth of experiences. The Summer Mentorship students were given an opportunity to imagine extraordinary futures. Read more

Une expérience exceptionnelle pour les stagiaires internationaux. fmd.ulaval.ca: Répartis en équipes de 2 à 8 stagiaires, les étudiants ont quitté le Québec au début du mois de mai pour un séjour de 10 semaines en France, au Sénégal, au Guatemala ou, la Tanzanie. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Federal Government, ADA emphasize importance of flossing and interdental cleaners. ada.org: According to the American Dental Association, interdental cleaners, such as floss, are an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. Read more

The Harder you bite, the longer you live? wsj.com: Study examines the force of a man’s jaw at age 70. Read more

Olympians urged to take care of their winning smiles. dentistry.co.uk: A report by a team of dental researchers found that sports people are at a significantly higher risk of tooth erosion than non-athletes). Read more

Rising number of adults seeking orthodontic treatments. dentistry.co.uk: More adults are seeing orthodontic treatment in the UK, according to the latest figures from The British Orthodontic Society. Read more

Urgent call for pregnant women to pay more attention to their oral health. bitemagazine.com: A new survey released to coincide with Dental Health Week (1-7 August) by the Australian Dental Association reveals that 53 per cent of mums-to-be across the country are jeopardising their oral health by not visiting a dentist during pregnancy. Read more

FDI Poznan 2016: Congress mobile App now available. fdi2016poznan.org: Only one month away! Register now

Clinical & scientific news

BPA in dental sealants safe. ada.org: New Professional Product Review research shows a child’s exposure from BPA mostly from food, drinks. Read more

Sealants for preventing and arresting pit-and-fissure occlusal caries in primary and permanent molars. jada.ada.org: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials—a report of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Read more

Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants. jada.ada.org: A report of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Read more

Silver diamine fluoride arrests untreated dental caries but has drawbacks. aappublications.org: Read more

Bioengineers grow living bone for facial reconstruction. nibib.nih.gov: Integration of engineered cells with natural bone matrix showed critical advances in a pig model study. Read more

Heart disease risk higher with latent tooth infection. medicalnewstoday.com: Researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have uncovered a link between apical periodontitis and greater risk for acute coronary syndrome. Read more

Watching cartoons could help children overcome anxiety of dental treatment. medicalnewstoday.com: During treatment, the children in the distraction group exhibited significantly less anxiety and showed more cooperation than those in the control group, particularly during the local anaesthetic injection. Read more

Supervised use of fluoride mouthrinse results in large reductions in decay in children’s permanent teeth. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: Cochrane review of 37 trials with over 15,000 participants. Read more

Evidence inconclusive on giving painkillers to children before dental treatment. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: This updated review looked at evidence for using painkillers in children, up to 17 years old, undergoing treatment without sedation or general anesthetic, but who may have had a local anesthetic. Read more

Can bad teeth contribute to under-performance in sport? bdaconnect.bda.org: A sports dentist’s perspective on sports drinks consumption. Read more

Oral health needs attention in kids with cerebral palsy, down syndrome. cerebralpalsynewstoday.com: Children with disabilities may need particular attention to their dental care, according to a new study from researchers in Spain. Read more

How sharks could help us regrow our own human teeth. theconversation.com: The next phase of the research is to compare the shark tooth genetic signature to the human one to find out if sharks have some genes that are inactive in humans. Read more

Mind your business

A Space Needle state-of-mind. newdentistblog.ada.org: Whether we know it or not, our lives are steered by attitude. Steered by our mood and the lens that we’re viewing our world through at any given moment. And things tend to look a lot different depending on the lens that we use. Read more

Patient information

Flossing and brushing. cda-adc.ca: Brushing, flossing, eating a healthy diet, and seeing your dentist regularly are all steps in preserving a healthy mouth. Read more

Flossing facts. mouthhealthy.org: Cleaning between your teeth is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. Find out why, and learn more about other tools you can use to clean between your teeth. Read more

Breastfeeding: 6 things nursing moms should know about dental health. mouthhealthy.org: Breastfeeding has many benefits for both baby and mom, but did you know it can also impact dental health? Find out how. Read more

What you need to know about tongue scraping. mnn.com: The bacteria on your tongue is largely responsible for bad breath, so scraping it regularly can lead to better breath. Read more

Your health & medical news

Zika virus infection: Global update. travel.gc.ca: Read more – View all travel health notices

Outsmarting poison ivy and other poisonous plants. fda.gov: Read more and watch short video.

E-cigarettes: Toxic emission level dependent on temperature, type, age of device. medicalnewstoday.com: Researchers have identified the source of toxic compounds emitted by electronic cigarettes and demonstrate how factors such as temperature, type, and the age of device play a role. 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


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, Colorado. 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!

January 9-11, 2017 – OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp, in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

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

March 10-12, 2017 –29th Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry, in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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, Québec. 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


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

Robert Ganley listed among dentistry’s 10 most influential people. ivoclarvivadent.us: Aegis Communications cites Ganley’s visionary transformation of dental technology landscape. Read more

Endo meets 3D: Dentsply Sirona develops new 3D Endo software for better, safer and faster endodontics. dentsplysirona.com: Read more

Crosstex broadens product portfolio with acquisition of Accutron Inc. crosstex.com: Read more

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