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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2017/12/13

Top News

Morneau’s small business tax changes promise simpler rules for income sprinkling

CBC’s The Current: Filling the Gaps Dental Care in Canada — letters, feedback and more (see Part three)

Winnipeg dentist turning baby teeth black — to keep kids out of surgery

Canadian dentistry news

Morneau’s small business tax changes promise simpler rules for income sprinkling. cbc.ca: The federal government has unveiled its new proposal to curb “income sprinkling” by some small business owners to family members, with substantive changes to a much-criticized initial proposal unveiled in the summer. Read more

Morneau clarifies small-business tax changes as senators blast plan. theglobeandmail.com: The federal government has released a host of new technical tax guidelines for small business owners that will take effect Jan. 1, just as a Senate committee is urging Finance Minister Bill Morneau to scrap the plan entirely. Read more

CBC’s The Current: Filling the Gaps Dental Care in Canada – letters, feedback and more. cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent: Anna Maria Tremonti with a follow-up to last week’s The Current’s special program titled Filling the Gaps – Dental Care in Canada, with comments from Dr. Larry Levin, CDA President. Read more (See Part three)

Winnipeg dentist turning baby teeth black — to keep kids out of surgery. cbc.ca: A new treatment for tooth cavities could mean that fewer kids need to squirm through complex dental surgeries or go under general anesthetic. Read more

National Dental Examining Board Moving Away from Paper and Pencil Tests. ndeb-bned.ca: In October 2017, the NDEB Board approved a pilot electronic administration of an examination. The electronic administration of the September 2018 Dental Specialty Core Knowledge Examination (DSCKE) is the first phase in a five-year rollout plan which has all NDEB paper and pencil examinations administered electronically by 2022. Read more

National research network receives $850,000 to advance oral health research to better address the needs of Canadians. canada.ca: A national research network will receive additional funding from the Government of Canada to support its work to improve the oral health of Canadians through strong collaboration, education, and training. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced funding of $850,000 for the Network for Canadian Oral Health Research through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Read more

Full face protection mandatory in B.C. Junior B hockey next season. cbc.ca: Goodbye visor, hello cage; B.C. players to wear full metal or plastic face protection starting in 2018-19. Statistics just released from Hockey Canada show a staggering difference in the volume and cost of dental injuries between players who wear full face protection versus those who don’t. Read more

Montreal moves toward banning sugary drinks from city buildings. montrealgazette: Montreal’s city council passed a motion Monday calling for the gradual phasing out of sugary drinks in all municipal buildings like arenas and sports centres in a bid to reduce their negative health effects. At the same time, the motion called on the government of Canada to impose a tax on the producers of sugary drinks. Read more

Journalist opens up about his journey with cancer. ctvnews.ca: It was a journey Jonathan Gravenor never expected to make — from healthy globe-travelling correspondent to cancer patient. […] Gravenor’s cancer was linked to HPV 16, a virus linked to cancers of the mouth and throat. It’s one of the fastest rising cancers among younger men around the world. Read more

Inauguration du nouveau secteur d’enseignement pré-clinique. fmd.ulaval.ca: C’est dorénavant dans un environnement hautement technologique et particulièrement convivial que les étudiants du doctorat en médecine dentaire amorceront leurs études pour devenir dentistes. Grâce au nouveau laboratoire de simulation clinique, ils pourront s’exercer à tailler des couronnes, à préparer des cavités sur des dents artificielles ou encore à effectuer des restaurations en composite, le tout sur des simulateurs très semblables aux humains! Lire plus

International dentistry news

HPI report shows dental spending increased again in 2016. ada.org: For the second year in a row, dental spending increased after being flat for several years, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read more

EPA publishes separator guidelines. ada.org: The Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 1 published a series of frequently asked questions to help dentists comply with the agency’s dental amalgam separator rule. Read more

Snapshots of American Dentistry – Number of female dental school graduates in the U.S. ada.org:  Read more

Just the Facts – Dental student withdrawal rates. ada.org:  2015-16 percentage of first-year student withdrawals compared to 1985-86. Read more

Dental care for patients with special needs. dentistry.co.uk: In the UK, out of the number of disabled people, 7% are children, and they need extra special care. The traditional dental treatment plans in dental clinics need to be tweaked a little to accommodate them. Read more

Public dental care project receives funding. bitemagazine.com.au: The Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association Victorian Branch (ADOHTA VIC) has received $48,900 to focus on improving the oral health of adults receiving public dental care to keep the teeth and gums healthy. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Over 50s with fewer than 20 teeth at higher risk of musculoskeletal frailty. medicalxpress.com: Published in Geriatrics & Gerontology International […], the research led by Dr Wael Sabbah, from King’s College London Dental Institute, examined the overall health of 9,338 Americans aged 50 years and older. Read more

Researchers make important bacterial discovery in oral pre-cancer condition. medicalxpress.com: Scientists at the School of Dental Science in Trinity have made an important discovery involving bacteria and a pre-cancerous growth called oral leuoplakia which can precede oral cancer. Read more

‘Heat-not-burn’ tobacco may be safer but still a risk: UK panel. reuter.com: A new wave of “heat-not-burn” tobacco products are probably safer than traditional cigarettes but the devices still produce a number of potentially harmful compounds, some of which are carcinogenic, a British panel of experts said. Read more

Indoor E-cigarette restrictions increase prenatal smoking. medicalxpress.com: Laws that prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in private workplaces, bars and restaurants may increase cigarette use by as much as 30 percent for pregnant women, according to research published in the Journal of Health Economics by Georgia State University economist Michael Pesko. Read more

15 million Americans will be suffering living with Alzheimer’s by 2060: Report. washingtontimes.com: Researchers now estimate that 46.7 million U.S. adults have some indication of Alzheimer’s disease, the result of a new method to identify brain changes that are known to lead to the degenerative disease. Read more

New Survey: Mouth Guard Usage in Many Sports Lacking for 4 in 10 U.S. Kids. prnewswire.com: From football to hockey, many American children aren’t using one of the most basic forms of protection from injuries – mouth guards – and at an alarming rate, according to a new survey. Read more

Researchers report breakthrough in the war on sugar. medicalxpress.com7: Distinguishing naturally occurring sugars in a person’s diet from those added as sweetener has been challenging – until now, thanks to a new method developed by the University of Otago. Read more

What hospitals can do to help keep excess opioids out of communities. sciencenews.org, Dec. 6: Guidelines to limit size of drug prescriptions don’t leave patients with more pain, study finds. To halt the misuse of opioids, it may help to slash the number of pills prescribed, a new study suggests. Read more

Mind your business

Top talent: How to attract it and retain it. cda.org: Finding and retaining talent can be challenging for any business, but it’s especially difficult in dentistry. Read more

Patient information

The Naughty and Nice Food and Beverage List. oda.on.ca: The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) is giving you a breakdown on the traditional holiday treats and how you can enjoy all the goodies this magical time has to offer while still caring for your mouth. Read more

 Your health & medical news

Highlights from the Ontario auditor general’s 2017 annual report. thestar.com: Among the highlights: Government financial statements are “unreliable,” concealing a deficit of up to $4.5 billion. Ontario pays 70 per cent more than New Zealand for generic medications provided through publ‎ic drug programs. Read more

Location, location, location: How your health-care coverage is linked to where you live in Canada. cbc.ca: Despite universal health-care, some patients are being denied coverage for medical devices and more. Two men, different provinces, the same life-changing surgery, yet one has to pay out of pocket and the other is covered by the public health-care system. Read more

World Bank and WHO: Half the world lacks access to essential health services, 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses. who.int: At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and WHO. And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets. Read more

Mortality from opioid addiction quadruples. modernhealthcare.com: Deaths from opioid-related hospitalizations more than quadrupled from 2000 to 2014 as providers treated patients with more severe cases of pain addiction, according to a new study. Read more

Insulin Associated With BMD Loss at Femoral Neck in Women With T2D. endocrinologyadvisor.com: The use of insulin for the management of type 2 diabetes is associated with rapid loss of bone mineral density at the femoral neck in women transitioning through menopause, according to an observational study published in Osteoporosis International. Read more

Pregnant women who drink soda could cause health problems for child, study says. thedailymeal.com: The study conducted through Harvard Medical School found that expectant mothers who drink an average of two sugary drinks a day are 63 percent more likely to have kids diagnosed with asthma when they are 7 to 9 years old. 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


January 18-19: Hawaii Dental Association Convention, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more

January 24-28: Yankee Dental Congress, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

January 26-27 – Manitoba Dental Association’s 134th Annual Meeting and Convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more

February 22-24: Chicago Dental Society’s 153th Midwinter Meeting – A Dental Triade: Pride • Passion • Professionalism, in Chicago, Illinois. Read more

March 8-10– Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

March 21-24 – 47th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association of Dental Research, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Save the date

April 18-21 – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Read more

April 26-28 – ASM18 Annual Spring Meeting, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May 24-27 – Jasper Dental Congress, in Jasper, Alberta. Read more

May 25-29 – Journées dentaires internationals du Québec, in Montreal, Quebec. Read more

May 31-June 2 – Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association Oral Health Convention, in Gander, NL. Read more

June 20-23 – Annual Meeting of the American Dental Society of Europe, in Biarritz, France. Read more

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

August 31-September 2 – 24th International Association for Disability and Oral Health Congress, in Dubai, UAE. Registration now open

September 6-8 – 2017 Saskatchewan Oral Health Conference, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Save the dates

September 27-29: 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, in Montreal, Quebec. Save the date

October 18-22 – ADA 2018 America’s Dental Meeting, in Honolulu, Hawaii. 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

Shares of dental suppliers drop on potential new threat from Amazon. cnbc.com: Morgan Stanley warns dental investors that “Amazon is here,” sending shares of dental supply distributors Henry Schein and Patterson Cos. tumbling. […] By accessing dental supplies directly from a manufacturer like Dentsply Sirona, Amazon could work to deliver medical devices and products directly to dentists and other physicians. Read more

1 Toothpaste, 7 Attributes – Crest Pro-Health Advanced Deep Clean Mint. ada.org: Crest Pro-Health Advanced Deep Clean Mint is the first toothpaste with 7 ADA Seal attributes, including first-in-category enamel erosion. Read more

New Kid on the Block. ada.org: Tom’s of Maine Children’s Gel Fruitlicious joins the ADA Seal of Acceptance program. Read more

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