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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/06/07

Top 5 Must Read

  1. Minamata Convention on Mercury comes into force in August affecting use of dental amalgam
  2. Symposium launches new Biomedical Oral and Craniofacial Research Centre
  3. Antibiotics deemed unnecessary for healthy dental implant patients
  4. Global dental adhesives market 2017-2021
  5. Global orthodontic services market expected to experience growth through 2021

Canadian dentistry news

ICD Class of 2017 Inducted. icd-canada.org: Fellow John O’Keefe was awarded the Presidential Citation for his many contributions to the profession. Mr. Claude Paul Boivin was made an Honorary Fellow. Read more

New push for campaigns against sugary drinks in BC. news.1130.com: The Surrey Board of Trade wants better labelling of sugary drinks and education campaigns. Read more

Two new inductees added to Hall of Honour. publications.mcgill.ca: Dr. Ernie Ambrose and Dr. James P. Lund were inducted into the Hall of Honour and will forever be remembered for the significant contributions they made to the welfare and advancement of the Faculty of Dentistry. Read more

Indigenous voices to inform children’s oral health program. news.umanitoba.ca: A University of Manitoba team will conduct research to identify ways in which Healthy Smile Happy Child can be modified – and potentially scaled up – to better serve First Nations and Metis communities. Read more

Timmins Dentist is the New President of the Ontario Dental Association. oda.on.ca: Dr. LouAnn Visconti’s plans include defining the future of dentistry for ODA members and patients. Read more

School of Dentistry’s Comprehensive Care Delivery leaders receive UAlberta Teaching Unit Award. ualberta.ca: the award recognizes the CCD team’s continual dedication and commitment to enhancing the student learning experience. Read more

Symposium launches new Biomedical Oral and Craniofacial Research Centre. ualberta.ca: The University of Alberta School of Dentistry officially opened and celebrated its new Biomedical Oral and Craniofacial Research Centre and kicked-off its inaugural Geoffrey H. Sperber Lecture during the Craniofacial Biology Research Symposium. Read more

Which health benefits do employees really want? benefitscanada.com: Just 11% of employees are completely satisfied with the coverage levels for all five of the major areas of their health benefits plan and members are especially keen to boost their coverage for major dental services. Read more

Dentist denied payment for Indigenous client to be repaid by government. cbc.ca: Alberta Health says it will split the cost with Health Canada to reimburse Calgary dentist. Read more

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) provides update on the Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis. canada.ca: CCSA released its first report which demonstrates key achievements made since the Summit. Read more

University of Waterloo opioid course wins education award. cbc.ca: The online continuing education course, designed for pharmacists and doctors, received recognition from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education. Read more

University of Alberta Oral pathology seminar receives national award for instructional design. ualberta.ca: Dr. Seema Ganatra and her team received the 2017 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education award in Instructional Design. Read more

University of Alberta iBook on dentures gets national recognition for advancing learning. ualberta.ca: Dr. Tyler Verhaeghe is the recipient of the 2017 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) in the Integration of Technology award. Read more

McGill Dentistry News – Congratulations to all 2017 graduates. e1-envoke.com: 2017 student awards. Read more

UBC graduation 2017 award recipients. dentistry.ubc.ca: Read more

Revision to the ACS Report of Results. ndeb-bned.ca: Following an annual review of the Assessment of Clinical Skills (ACS) grading criteria, the NDEB has determined it will no longer record tooth surfaces in the evaluation of requirements. Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief June 7, 2017. cdaa.ca: Read more

International dentistry news

Minamata Convention on Mercury comes into force in August affecting use of dental amalgam. fdiworlddental.org: To date, the Convention has been ratified by 55 countries and signed by 128 countries, it will enter into force on the 16 August 2017 (in the ratifying countries). Read more

FDI calls for inclusion of oral health in global health policies at World Health Assembly. fdiworlddental.org: FDI addressed the World Health Assembly on three key policy issues: antimicrobial resistance, non-communicable diseases, and the agenda for sustainable development. Read more

Do you know what to do if someone overdoses on opioids? canada.ca: Learn the signs and symptoms of an overdose and how to get help. Read more

Opioids: Beyond the prescription pad. huffingtonpost.ca: By Dr. Joshua Tepper, family physician, President and CEO of Health Quality Ontario. Read more

Seattle becomes next city to tax sodas. news.heart.org: Seattle became the ninth area of the US to pass a sugary drink tax that imposes a 1.75-cents-per-ounce levy on distributors. Read more

ADA President encourages dental school graduates to “stay resilient.” ada.org: “What sets successful dentists apart from unsuccessful ones is their ability to confront change, and not be immobilized by it,” says Dr. Roberts. Read more

Dentists are pushed to screen patients for domestic abuse — and offer help. statnews.com: An activist group of dentists and hygienists is pushing the profession to use checkups to screen patients for signs of domestic abuse — and take action to help patients who may be vulnerable. Read more

Increasing access to fluoridated water will improve oral health and mean fewer costly trips to the dentist. tvnz.co.nz: Dental health is getting an extra $12 million over four years in Budget 2017 as the government aims to fund infrastructure needed to fluoridate more drinking water. Read more

Horrifying pictures show what going to the dentist used to be like. metro.co.uk: These pictures, dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries, show the sanitised world of dentistry is a very new concept. Read more

Changing the way in which dentists are viewed has helped Hampshire’s favourite dentist claim top position in The Dentistry Top 50. dailyecho.co.uk: The Singing Dentist came out as number one in the annual list by website dentistry.co.uk – which ranks the most influential figures within the dental industry. Read more

The Dentistry Top 50 — 2017’s results. dentistry.co.uk: Read more

Want to make an impact on the profession? Become a speaker. ada.org: The ADA’s New and Emerging Speaker Series offers up-and-coming professional educators the chance to present a one-hour lecture at the annual meeting. All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 23, 2017. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

A 1980 letter on the risk of opioid addiction. nejm.org: A Canadian doctor says a one paragraph letter in a prestigious medical journal was part of a push to convince physicians to prescribe opioids more freely by downplaying addiction risks. Read more

Pediatric oral pathology: an overview of diagnosis and management. colgateoralhealthnetwork.com: The presentation by Dr. Michael Sigal will provide an overview of Pediatric Oral Pathology from infancy to early childhood with an emphasis on diagnosis and management. Find out more

Antibiotics deemed unnecessary for healthy dental implant patients. dentistrytoday.com: In their study, researchers concluded that implant practitioners should apply principles of antimicrobial stewardship and not use antibiotics as a routine measure in healthy patients. Read more

BMC Oral Health launches a new section dedicated to digital dentistry. How digital technologies are set to revolutionise dentistry. Read more

The sugar content of soft drinks in Australia, Europe and the United States. mja.com.au: Despite recommendations by the World Health Organization and the National Health and Medical Research Council to limit the drinking of sugar-sweetened beverages, Australians are particularly high consumers of such products. Read more

Study: Elements found in primary teeth correlate with autism spectrum disorder. ada.org: Primary teeth from children with autism spectrum disorders contain less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese and more of the neurotoxin lead compared to those from children without ASD. Read more

WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics, and adds medicines for hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis and cancer. who.int: New advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017. Read more

Low-level drinking during pregnancy influences babies’ facial development. medicalxpress.com: Using the 3D facial analysis, the researchers did observe small changes to the mid-face – the nose, lips and eyes Read more

Patient information

Canadian children are consuming five times more sugar than they should. theglobeandmail.com: What to watch out for, why this is happening and what you should do. Read more

Pregnancy and oral health. mouthhealthy.org: Advice by the American Dental Association. Read more

Bad breath. mouthhealthy.org: 6 causes (and 7 solutions). Read more

The easiest way to get rid of bad breath. businessinsider.com: In a consumer-directed video, Dr. Ada Cooper provides tips to avoid bad breath. Watch video

Bruxism/teeth grinding. mouthhealthy.org: Read more

Everything you should know about grinding your teeth. netdoctor.co.uk: It can cause enormous discomfort and stress, and seriously affect quality of life. Read more

How can you stop grinding your teeth? abc.net.au: Are there any tested, proven treatments for grinding and clenching teeth while asleep? Read more

Understanding dental lingo. 123dentist.com: Here’s a guide to understanding dental lingo, especially what the numbers discussed mean. Read more

Your health & medical news

10 health stories that mattered this week. cmajnews.com: Read more

Montreal Heart Institute deploys patient engagement tools from SeamlessMD. mobilehealthnews.com: Before a surgical procedure, SeamlessMD’s tool provides patients with interactive reminders and checklists so that they adhere to pre-operation instructions. Read more

The percent daily value (% DV) found in a nutrition facts table can help you make informed food choices. canada.ca: Learn how to use % DV to choose healthier foods. Read more

Outsmarting poison ivy and other poisonous plants. fda.gov: Symptoms of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can emerge any time from a few hours to several days after exposure. Here are some tips to avoid it. 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


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

June 22-24 –Academy for Sports Dentistry 35th Annual Symposium, in San Francisco, CA. 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 24-26 – CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco, CA. 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 14-16 – Dentsply Sirona World, in Las Vegas, NV. 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 21-22 – ODA New Dentist Symposium, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

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

November 10-12 – Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit, in Orlando, FL. Read more

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

August 22-25, 2018 – CDA Convention, hosted by the Dental Association of PEI. Save the date


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

Global dental adhesives market 2017-2021. prnewswire.com: Technavio’s analysts forecast the global dental adhesives market to grow at a CAGR of 5.96% during the period 2017-2021. Read more

Global orthodontic services market expected to experience growth through 2021. businesswire.com: The orthodontic services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 13% during the period 2017-2021. Read more

3D printing dental startup company wins big. entrepreneur.com: Arfona, a dental 3D printing company from Brooklyn has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Propelify Startup Competition. Arfona aims to bring affordable tooth replacement to the masses with their groundbreaking process for 3D printing partial dentures. Read more

Dentists are heroes, not villains, in fun ads for Aspen Dental that won’t hurt a bit. adweek.com: Going to get a cavity filled doesn’t have to traumatize your wallet, says a new campaign from oral care chain Aspen Dental. Read more

Satish Hemachandran named Carestream Dental’s new general manager of practice management software. carestreamdental.com: Read more


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