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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/04/05

Top 3 Must Read

  1. Pfizer Canada recalls two lots of EpiPen
  2. April is National Oral Health Month
  3. May 25-26, 2017 Craniofacial biology research symposium

Canadian dentistry news

Pfizer Canada recalls two lots of EpiPen / EpiPen Jr auto-injectors (0.3 mg and 0.15 mg epinephrine). healthycanadians.gc.ca: The recalled devices may contain a defective part that may result in the auto-injector failing to activate or requiring increased force to activate. Read more

Call for Expressions of Interest, CADR/NCOHR Trainee Working Group Members. CADR/NCOHR: The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals interested in joining the inaugural CADR/NCOHR trainee working group in the area of oral health research. Read more

Education doesn’t solve the gender pay gap. theatlantic.com: For women in professions that require advanced degrees, such as dentists and physicians, discrepancies in pay are becoming harder to explain. Read more

Brush up on dental history. oda.on.ca: This Oral Health Month, see how far dentistry has come over the last 150 years. Read more

April is National Oral Health Month. cda-adc.ca: As part of a healthy lifestyle and to help reduce the risk of oral disease, follow CDA’s steps to good oral health. Read more

April 8-14 is National Dental Hygienists Week™ 2017. cdha.ca: The week’s theme “Oral Health for Total Health”. Read more

Grad endo student first to win new IADR fellowship. dentistry.ubc.ca: Dr. Zhejun Wang, a second-year graduate endodontics student, is the first ever recipient of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) STAR Network Academy Fellowship. Read more

May 25-26, 2017 Craniofacial biology research symposium. ualberta.ca: Held as part of the University of Alberta’s 100-year School of Dentistry celebrations, participation and attendance is open to students, alumni, and researchers with interest in biomedical and health sciences. Read more

Canada is one sweet country. torontosun.com: A food survey conducted by Vector Poll research and development for California Almonds explored what kind of snacks Canadians crave and found similarities coast-to-coast. Read more

The Canadian dentist who brings smiles to Jamaica. timesofisreal.com: Many people in Jamaica are smiling easier today, it’s thanks, in no small part, to Dr. Gary Glassman, whose philanthropic work has raised the level of oral health significantly in the Caribbean nation. Read more

International dentistry news

Time to talk about the gender gap in dentist earnings. jada.ada.org: There is a persistent gender gap in earnings in the United States. One of the statistics that is most often quoted is that women earn 79% of what men earn. Read more

Love thy neighbor: Forging closer ties with Canada. adeachartingprogress.wordpress.com: Dr. Rick Valachovic describes a renewed ADEA initiative to strengthen the Association’s relationship with its Canadian members. Read more

New for ADA 2017: Women in Dentistry Leadership Series. ada.org: Three motivational speakers will pilot a new leadership series designed for female dental professionals at ADA 2017. Read more

FDI participates in IAEA’s Consultancy Meeting on Radiation Protection in Dental Radiology. fdiworlddental.org: The Consultancy Meeting aimed to finalize training material (consisting of 12 modules) developed by the IAEA for radiation protection in dental radiology and prepare an advanced draft of the Safety Report. Read more

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. mouthcancerfoundation.org: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, that’s 132 new people every day. Read more

April is National Facial Protection Month. prnewswire.com: Five dental organizations are teaming up to educate the public about how to protect against facial injuries while participating in sports. Read more

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week April 2-8, 2017. prosthodontics.org: As part of NPAW, elect articles from the Journal of Prosthodontics will be available as open access until May 31st. Read more

Dentist triumphs in making movies. ada.org: ‘Tommy’s Honour’ to open April 14 in U.S. The movie, based on the true story of the father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf, received the Best Feature Film award from the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

New research comes to terms with old ideas about canker sores. sciencedaily.com: The thesis presents a theoretic frame for causality based on existing research and their own patient studies. Read more

Chlorhexidine mouthrinse reduces plaque and can improve gum health in people with low levels of gingivitis. cochraneohg.wordpress.com: A Cochrane review of 51 trials with 5,345 participants. Read more

History of periodontitis diagnosis and edentulism as predictors of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and mortality in postmenopausal women. jaha.ahajournals.com: These findings suggest that improving periodontal condition of the general population could reduce overall mortality. Read more

New JADA+ Clinical Scans make scientific information more accessible to members. ada.org: ADA members can access some of the latest scientific information with the April launch of The Journal of the American Dental Association’s JADA+ Clinical Scans. Read more

Burning mouth syndrome: A clinical challenge. bdaconnect.bda.org: Read more

Your health & medical news

How to use naloxone nasal spray in a few simple steps – New video and infographic. pharmacists.ca: CPhA has created a new video and infographic to teach people how to use naloxone nasal spray. Read more and watch video

“Depression: let’s talk” says WHO, as depression tops list of causes of ill health. who.int: According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Read more

WHO launches global effort to halve medication-related errors in 5 years. who.int: Medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the United States of America alone. Read more

Mumps outbreak expanded to entire Edmonton area. cbc.ca: Edmonton has 24 of Alberta’s 51 confirmed cases. Read more

Separation anxiety: 5 tips for balancing work life and personal life. newdentistblog.ada.org: What can we do? 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


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 25-26 –Craniofacial biology research symposium. Held as part of the University of Alberta’s 100 year School of Dentistry celebrations. 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

June 22-25 – OSAP 2017 Annual Conference, in Atlanta, GA. 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

Dental industry news

How Pulpdent quietly became one of dentistry’s leading research, development, and manufacturing companies. dentistryiq.com: Pulpdent’s Fred Berk discusses the company’s 70-year journey from small trading outfit to R&D powerhouse. Read more

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