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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/04/11

Top News

FDI’s World Dental Development Fund to finance initiatives to improve oral health

Dental therapists: How dental hygienists can improve dental care access in Pacific Northwest

Dentists’ practice ownership decreasing

Open access to select articles in prosthodontic journal

Canadian dentistry news

Milton pediatric dentist creating change for patients with special needs. globalnews.ca: Dr. Alison Sigal and her dad, who is also a pediatric dentist, opened the doors to Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry in Milton in October. The unique space is for children and teenagers and also offers sensory-based care for patients with special needs of all ages. Read more

Announcement: New leadership structure for Schulich Dentistry. schulich.uwo.ca: Dr. Michael J. Strong announces a new leadership structure for Schulich Dentistry and the incumbents who will be forming the leadership team. Read more

Dix informations qui pourraient vous être utiles pour vos impôts. ici.radio-canada.ca: Un étudiant en médecine dentaire débourse plusieurs milliers de dollars pour l’achat de matériel scolaire. Est-ce que ces frais peuvent entrer d’une façon ou d’une autre dans sa déclaration d’impôt? Lire plus

Dentist researching “missing link” for neurological disorders. westernwheel.com: The path to a treatment for disorders like multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s could start in the dentist’s chair. More than 30 years of research has led Okotoks dentist Dr. David Williams to believe he may have found a missing link between jaw clenching and bite problems and neurological disorders. His theory is that jaw muscles can cause skull bones to move. As they do, they pull and compress the brain causing damage, which can lead to neurological disorders. Read more

Check the sugar. youtube.com: New Brunswick Dental Society has got sugar on the brain – Sugar consumption that is. WHY? Because we New Brunswickers love our sugar… but it’s not always the best thing for our health. Watch now

Échec au sucre: youtube.com: Société dentaire du Nouveau-Brunswick a une dent contre le sucre – plus précisément contre la consommation de sucre. POURQUOI? Parce que les gens du Nouveau-Brunswick adorent le sucre… ce qui n’est pas toujours bon pour la santé. Regardez maintenant

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief April 11, 2018. cdaa.ca: Read more

International dentistry news

California Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, sponsor bill to expand health plan coverage for dental anesthesia. cda.org: A bill introduced in the state Legislature in February could, if enacted, improve access to and reduce the cost of dental services performed under general anesthesia for some individuals when certain conditions are met. Read more

California Dental Association aims to make dental plans more transparent. ada.org: Legislation sponsored by the California Dental Association would increase the transparency and value of dental benefit plans in the state, while protecting patients, according to the state dental society. Read more

First dental student accepted into dual DDS-MBA program with Ross School of Business. dent.umich.edu: Han lobbied for the dual degree after he entered the School of Dentistry in 2015 and conducted a nationwide needs-assessment survey among dental students. Read more

Every 10 minutes a child in England has a rotten tooth removed. gov.uk: PHE’s latest Change4Life campaign encourages parents to make healthy swaps to prevent 141 children a day having a tooth removed in hospital. Read more

Free Texas dental clinic demand grows as operators fight for funding. dentonrc.com: Since Lewisville’s Christian Community Action clinic closed in 2016, First Refuge has been the only clinic in Denton County to offer free, comprehensive dental care to adults. Read more

Tax sugar, alcohol and tobacco to help the poor, say experts. theguardian.com: On the eve of the UK introduction of a sugary drinks levy, experts urge global adoption of ‘sin taxes’ to deter unhealthy habits and check the spread of disease. Read more

West Hartford Dentist Sentenced To Six Years For Illegally Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers. courant.com: Peter Delaney said addiction destroyed his life and horribly hurt the people he treasures, especially his children. He told the judge that he alone was responsible for his crimes. Read more

Les Marocains négligent leur hygiène bucco-dentaire. aujourdhui.ma: Le constat est là : la majorité des Marocains ne prend pas soin de ses dents. […] L’étude révèle également qu’un nombre important de Marocains n’a jamais consulté de dentistes. Lire plus

Supermarket ‘sugar chicanes’ should be banned, England’s most senior dentist says. telegraph.co.uk: Professor Michael Escudier said a crackdown on opportunities for impulse purchasing was crucial for fighting back against worsening levels of childhood obesity and tooth decay. Read more

Kids’ meal deals have double the daily sugar dose fuelling obesity and tooth rot. thesun.co.uk: Campaigners demand action on fast food chain’s kids’ meal deals – a day after the fizzy drinks sugar tax came in. Read more

30 cubes of sugar a day? dutchnews.nl: On average, people consume the equivalent of 30 sugar cubes a day, but most consider they eat around 10, the charity said on Monday. The WHO recommends no more than 12.5 cubes for women and 15 for men. Read more

FDI’s World Dental Development Fund to finance initiatives to improve oral health: apply by 15 June. fdiworlddental.org: FDI is now accepting applications for the World Dental Development Fund (WDDF), supporting innovative oral health initiatives in communities all around the world. Read more

Inequalities in dental health are most evident in young children. gu.se: Preschoolers in socioeconomically disadvantaged families had a more than four times higher risk of tooth decay compared to age cohorts with better living conditions. Read more

Dental therapists: How dental hygienists can improve dental care access in Pacific Northwest. dentistryiq.com: In the vast and often isolated landscape of Alaska, there are many remote villages and areas that are underserved and in desperate need of a care provider. Read more

Guidelines limit dental pain meds – Dentists urged to hold back on opioids. bendbulletin.com: New prescribing guidelines for dentists call for more judicious use of opioid pain relievers to reduce the risk of patients becoming addicted. Read more

Issues take center stage at ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day. ada.org: Opioids epidemic, student debt among topics for discussion. Read more

Dentists, students recognized for advocacy. ada.org: The American Dental Political Action Committee presented grassroots advocacy awards April 10 during the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day. Read more

Dentists’ practice ownership decreasing. ada.org: The ADA Health Policy Institute reports that the percentage of dentists in private practices who are owners has declined overall since 2005, but more for younger dentists than older ones. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Germs with Unusual Antibiotic Resistance Widespread in U.S. cdc.gov: Health departments working with CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Lab Network found more than 220 instances of germs with “unusual” antibiotic resistance genes in the United States last year, according to a CDC Vital Signs report. Read more

Envisioning the future of dental materials. fdiworlddental.org: The three participating speakers of the session give their views on the role of amalgam in today’s dental practice – and what’s to come. Read more

Final-impression techniques and materials for making complete and removable partial dentures. cochranelibrary-wiley.com: Cochrane Oral Health – Highlighted review. Read more

Absence of a transcription factor halts tooth development in mid-stride. medicalxpress.com: Using an animal model, the UAB researchers found that a lack of Sp7 interrupts the maturation of two types of specialized cells that help create teeth. Read more

Mapping arteries could help avoid complications and improve outcomes in oral surgeries. medicalxpress.com: Starfish Engineering LLC, a Purdue University-affiliated start-up, is seeking funding to build a prototype imaging device so that it can pursue testing of a way to map arteries in the roof of a person’s mouth to help avoid complications and improve outcomes in oral surgery. Read more

Woman’s missing jaw regrown by 9cm after cancer. bbc.com: A woman who lost her jaw to cancer has had it regrown from her own skin and bone. Val Blunden had the bottom of her mouth and chin destroyed by cancer more than two years ago. Read more

VRC researcher aims to rescue dental pulp from disease. ada.org: Pulp vitality. That’s the name of the game for the research of Gili Kaufman, Ph.D., a project leader at the ADA Foundation Volpe Research Center. Read more

Open access to select articles in prosthodontic journal. onlinelibrary.wiley.com: The Journal of Prosthodontics is pleased to present these free articles to celebrate National Prosthodontics Awareness Week! Read more

Patient information

Les experts se prononcent – Blanchir ses dents… à la maison. plus.lapresse.ca: Parce que c’est aujourd’hui la norme d’avoir les dents bien blanches (merci, Hollywood), on trouve sur le marché de nombreux produits destinés à blanchir les dents. Lire plus

Oral Cancer Awareness Month. mouthhelthy.org: Approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with cancers of the mouth, throat, tonsils and tongue this year. What you should know about the top 7 risk factors. Read more

Your health & medical news

Meet Juul – the Marlboro of e-cigarettes that comes in creme brulee flavour. theguardian.com: Juul vape pens can be customised, made into fidget spinners – and one pod contains as much nicotine as an entire packet of cigarettes. No wonder kids love them. Read more

The Juul Is Too Cool – Kids will keep Juuling until we make vaping as uncool as smoking. Is the Juul craze almost over? Probably not! nytimes.com: In the public imagination, vaping — with its oversize, multipart manipulatable products — has become associated with a techier, dweebier slice of the population. But as early as 2015, e-cigarette use by high-school and middle-school students had eclipsed cigarette use. Read more

Is vaping healthier than smoking? wfaa.com: Most people assume vaping is healthier than smoking. But is that true? Read more

The Germs That Love Diet Soda. nytimes.com: […] new research suggests that some of the additives that extend the shelf life and improve the texture of these foods may have unintended side effects — not on our bodies directly, but on the human microbiome, the trillions of bacteria living in our guts. Read more

Product with the most pesticides: Annual “dirty dozen” list: webmd.com: Strawberries once again top the annual ”Dirty Dozen” list of produce found with the most pesticides. And once again, experts not involved in the report say they worry the list will discourage people from eating fruits and vegetables, especially people on budgets who view higher-priced organic produce as unaffordable. Read more

In emotional speech, CDC’s new leader vows to uphold science. washingtonpost.com: Robert Redfield Jr., the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a deeply personal agency wide address in which he repeatedly underscored the importance of science and data and said the CDC’s most critical public health mission is to protect Americans “from that which we don’t expect.” Read more

New CDC director predicts U.S. can end AIDS epidemic within seven years. statnews.com: The AIDS epidemic in the United States could be ended in the next few years, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted, saying that health officials have all the tools they need to prevent its spread. 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 – American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Read more

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

May 17-19 – CDA (California Dental Association) Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, in Anaheim, California. Read more

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

May 25-29 – Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec. Registration now open

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

June 7-9 – Academy of General Dentistry – AGD2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 5-8, – FDI World Dental Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read more

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

November 25-28 – Greater NY Dental Meeting 2018, 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

Henry Schein and Internet Brands Form Joint Venture To Deliver Integrated Technology To Enhance Dental Practice Management. phx.corporate.ir.net: New global company – called Henry Schein One – combines Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Exan, Easy Dental, Demandforce, Sesame Communications and other market-leading dental brands. Read more

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