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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/02/08

NewsBites_logo_2015-08-14Top 3 Must Read

  1. Health benefits tax off the table, for now
  2. Op-ed discusses dangers of “secondhand sugars” in children
  3. February JADA looks at assessment and treatment for deep carious lesions

Canadian dentistry news

Health benefits tax off the table, for now. thestar.com: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested the tax would not be part of the upcoming budget. Read more

Vacancies in dental field growing in Thunder Bay. tbnewswatch.com: Career fair at Confederation College, inThunder Bay, highlights growing need in the health care field. Read more

International dentistry news

FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products. fda.gov: The agency recommends parents and caregivers not give these homeopathic teething tablets to children and seek advice from their health care professional for safe alternatives. Read more

97-year-old retired dentist is a world-record-holding athlete. telegraph.co.uk: It’s never too late to get in shape. Read more

Op-ed discusses dangers of “secondhand sugars” in children. washingtonpost.com: Secondhand sugars are the new second smoke – and they’re harming children. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Limited evidence suggesting silver diamine fluoride (SDF) may arrest dental caries in children. jada.ada.org: SDF may be effective in arresting active dental caries in the primary teeth of children; however, the appropriate dosing and application strategies for optimal caries control are still unknown. Read more

February JADA looks at assessment and treatment for deep carious lesions. ada.org: Read more

Questions to ask prior to root canal treatment. dentistrytoday.com: Dr. Manor Haas presents four questions you should ask to determine if a root canal is the right procedure to perform. Read more

Cochrane has partnered with Wikipedia to improve the evidence base of Wikipedia health articles. canada.cochrane.org: Find out what Cochrane-Wikipedia projects are happening globally and how to get involved. Read more

The Antibiotic Stewardship Project: Get Smart About Antibiotics. icd.org: A partnership project between the ICD and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) – disseminate critical information on antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use. Read more

ADA’s latest issue of DentalPracticeSuccess is now available. mydigimag.rrd.com:  Read more

Patient information

Bulimia and dental issues. psychologytoday.com: Psychology Today examines how bulimia causes dental issues. Read more

What you don’t know about your child’s teeth could be hurting them. aapd.org: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry shares tips and tricks for parents on how to help their kids avoid tooth decay and cavities. Read more

6 myths about baby teeth. parents.com: Get your infant started on the path to good oral health as early as possible. Read more

Coping skills for facing dental fears. jada.ada.org: What patients can do to help them get to the dental office and through the appointment. Read more

Your health & medical news

Six tips on how to keep your stress levels under control. dentistry.co.uk: We choose what emotion we attach to every event in our life. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – Winter 2017 continuing education – upcoming courses

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 – Continuing professional dental education

University of Toronto – Continuing dental education

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry University – Continuing professional development


February 23-25 – Chicago Dental Society 152nd Midwinter Meeting, in Chicago, IL. Read more

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

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

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

March 15-18 – Academy of Osseointegration 2017 Annual Meeting, in Orlando, Florida. Read more

March 31 – Update in Dentistry – What you’ve always wanted to know about the relationship between dentistry and medicine but were afraid to ask, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

April 18-21 – AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) 2017 Las Vegas: A winning approach to comprehensive cosmetic dentistry education, Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more

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

May 4-6 – Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, ASM150, in Toronto, Ontario. Register today!

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

May 4-6 – CDA (California Dental Association) Presents – The Art and Science of Dentistry, in Anaheim. Read more

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

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

May 25-28 – Jasper Dental Congress 2017, in Jasper, Alberta. Read more

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

May 26-27 – Canadian Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, in Ottawa, Ontario. Read more

May 26-30 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec. Read more

June 22-24 –FDA (Florida Dental Association) Convention, in Orlando, FL. Read more

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

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

September 8-10 – CDA (California Dental Association) Presents – The Art and Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco. Read more

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

September 7-9 –Saskatchewan Oral Health Profession Annual Conference, in Regina, SK. Save the date

September 14-16 – Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Scientific Meeting, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

September 15-17 – 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

October 19-23 – ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting, in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

October 26-28 – International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA) Conference, in Las Vegas, NV. Read more

November 24-29 – Greater New York Dental Meeting 2017, in New York, NY. 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

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1 Comment

  1. Stardust February 21, 2017

    Thank you for the updated news of the Canadian Dentist Industry. Thumbs up!


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