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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2016/11/23

NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Government of Canada invests in a global approach to combat antimicrobial resistance
  2. First-ever study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue
  3. Spotlight on non-nutritive sucking behavior and malocclusions in December JADA


Canadian dentistry news

Opinion: Canada’s private dental care system fails the most vulnerable. montrealgazette.com: Approximately 25 per cent of Canadians have difficulty accessing dental care, due to cost, lack of dental insurance or transport. Read more

Government of Canada invests in a global approach to combat antimicrobial resistance. news.gc.ca: Reinforcing its commitment to collective actions to address this growing problem. Read more

Government of Canada introduces new tobacco and vaping products legislation. news.gc.ca: Proposed legislation would create a new approach to regulating vaping products and lay the groundwork for future work on plain packaging. Read more

CPhA signs joint action plan to tackle Canada’s opioid crisis. pharmacists.ca: Commits to working with governments, regulators, law enforcement, industry and health care professionals. Read more

Dental hygienists support children’s right to oral health. cdha.ca: Dental hygienists celebrate Universal Children’s Day, reminding everyone of the importance of protecting and promoting children’s rights, including the right to good oral health. Read more

Windsor-Essex County Health unit studies effectiveness of oral health screenings. cbc.ca: Latest testing is part of larger study into water fluoridation. Read more

Recherche : le vapotage dérègle le système de défense buccal contre l’infection. fmd.ulaval.ca: L’équipe du Dr Rouabhia a publié un article qui risque bien de faire du bruit parmi les adeptes de la cigarette électronique. Lire plus

Are you overdosing your kids on sugar? youtube: Short video

International dentistry news

Most nursing home patients refuse dental care during stay, University of Buffalo study concludes. buffalo.edu: Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don’t take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found. Read more

Surgeon General issues landmark report on alcohol, drugs and health. hhs.gov: Nearly 21 million Americans – more than the number of people who have all cancers combined – suffer from substance use disorders. Read more

What to ask your doctor before taking opioids. fda.gov: Every patient should ask questions when getting a new prescription. This is especially important when your doctor, dentist or other health care professional prescribes you an opioid. Read more

Dental detectives identify new species from a lone tooth fossil. forbes.com: American Museum of Natural History paleontologists explain why dental detective work is a big part of the job. Read more

Dental Care International launches 5th year of Sri Lankan program. ada.org: Read more

Dr Hugo Sachs announced as new Australian Dental Association President. ada.org.au: Read more

Musée virtuel de l’art dentaire. biusante.parisdescartes.fr: Lire plus

Clinical & scientific news

Derrière l’écran de vapeur. lefil.ulaval.ca: La fumée de cigarette électronique a des effets très néfastes sur certaines cellules de la bouche. Lire plus

First-ever study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue. urmc.rochester.edu: A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. Read more

A dental prosthesis from the Early Modern Age in Tuscany (Italy). Wiley.com: This dental prosthesis provides a unique finding of technologically advanced dentistry in this period. Read more

Spotlight on non-nutritive sucking behavior and malocclusions in December JADA. ada.org: Non-nutritive sucking is associated with substantial risks of developing malocclusions, according to research published in the December issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more

Patient information

Diabetes and your oral health. diabetes.ca: Caring for your teeth. Read more

How the traditional nylon toothbrush may be causing your gums to disappear. huffingtonpost.com: Because of the scare tactics, including graphic images of bad teeth, many have been pushed into over-brushing. Read more

Your health & medical news

Why is vaccination important for addressing antibiotic resistance? who.int: Online Q&A. Read more

Canadians flocking to Demand a Plan to call for action on seniors’ care. cma.ca: The Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA’s) Demand a Plan campaign has surpassed 40,000 supporters united in the call for action to improve care for our nation’s seniors. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Fall 2016/Winter 2017 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


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

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

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

April 26-29, 2017 – AAE 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists. Save the date

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

May 4-6, 2017 – ITI World Symposium, in Basel, Switzerland. Read more

May 8-9, 2017 – ADEE/ADEA Meeting: Shaping the future of Dental Education, in London, UK. Read more

May 25-26, 2017 – Craniofacial Biology Research Symposium, in Edmonton, Alberta. Held as part of the University of Alberta’s 100 year School of Dentistry celebrations. Read more

May 25-27, 2017 – British Dental Conference & Exhibition 2017, in Manchester. Read more

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

May 25-28, 2017 – American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s 70th Annual Session, in Washington, DC. Save the date

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

July 13-15, 2017 – AGD 2017, the premier meeting for general dentistry, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Save the date

August 29- September 1, 2016 – FDI World Dental Congress in Madrid, Spain. Read more

September 9-12, 2017 – American Academy of Periodontology 103rd annual meeting, in Boston, Mass. Save the date

September 15-17, 2017 – American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) 2017 Scientific Session, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Integrative dental medicine: Reuniting the mouth with the body. 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


Learn more about conducting clinical research with no-cost online course. ada.org: Health professionals interested in learning how to effectively conduct clinical research can take a course offered online at no cost from National Institutes of Health. 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

Edmonton’s SmileSonica aims to shrink time wearing braces by a third. edmontonjournal.com: The small but fast-growing Edmonton-based start-up has developed a clinically tested medical device — now approved and commercially available at clinics in 35 countries, including Canada — that shrinks the time required for braces to work by nearly one-third. Read more

This smart device sniffs your morning breath to check for gum disease. theverge.com: The Mint tells you if your breath stinks and whether you should see a dentist. Read more

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