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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/06/27

Top News

American Academy of Periodontology Releases Proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions

House passes legislative package addressing opioid crisis

FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy

Canadian dentistry news

A Multi-Pronged Approach for Improving Mother and Child Oral Health in Indigenous Communities. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Led by Professor Herenia Lawrence, a Learning Circle was held in May that brought together a team of key partners who are working on the Nishtam Niwiipitan Study, or My First Teeth. It was an important opportunity to learn and share ideas about how to improve the oral health of young Indigenous children. Read more

Dentistry Meets with Delegates from Chinese Dental Schools. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Meetings with respective leadership occurred to discuss research and educational initiatives. These meetings were very successful in laying the groundwork for future collaborations. Read more

The Class of 2018: Graduate Profiles. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Here are profiles of some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2018. Read more

Announcement: Dr. Michael J. Strong moving on to new role as president of CIHR. schulich.uwo.ca: In doing so, he will step down from his role as Dean effective September 30, 2018. […] Consideration will be made to naming an Acting Dean while a comprehensive search is undertaken to appoint Dr. Strong’s successor. Read more

La ministre de la Santé annonce la nomination du Dr Michael J. Strong à titre de président des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada. newswire.ca Le Dr Strong fera profiter les IRSC de sa vaste expérience de leader, ayant rempli depuis 2010 les fonctions de doyen de l’École de médecine et de dentisterie Schulich et de professeur émérite à l’Université Western, où il est en outre titulaire de la chaire de recherche sur la SLA Arthur-J.-Hudson. Lire plus

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief June 27, 2018. cdaa.ca: Read more

Offre d’emploi : professeurs en orthodontie. fmd.ulaval.ca: 2 postes de professeur ou professeure en orthodontie. […] Date de clôture du concours : les candidatures devront être reçues au plus tard le 1 septembre 2018. Lire plus

Des soins buccodentaires gratuits pour les immigrants. ici.radio-canada.ca: Afin d’aider ces personnes qui n’ont pas les ressources financières pour payer un dentiste au Québec, la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval leur propose gratuitement le service. Courte vidéo (1:54)

Inauguration d’une clinique de soins dentaires pour les sans-abris de l’Outaouais. ici.radio-canada.ca: L’offre de ce service dans un organisme communautaire est une première au Québec, puisque les deux autres cliniques dentaires pour itinérants à Montréal et à Québec sont offertes par des facultés de dentisterie d’universités. Lire plus

Children’s teeth are paying price for cancellation of fluoridation; Fluoride in tap water prevents tooth decay, write June Dabbagh, Leagh Harfield, Wendy Street-Wadey and Juliet Guichon. Calgary Herald [EDITORIAL]: Calgary city council decided in 2011 to cease adjusting the fluoride levels in Calgary water. Three of us are dental specialists and can attest to the devastating consequences. Read more

Question of the Day: Should Calgary’s drinking water be fluoridated? calgaryherald.com: The discussions were reignited this weekend after two dentists, an orthodontist and a bioethicist wrote an opinion piece in the Calgary Herald claiming the absence of fluoride is having “devastating consequences.” Read more

Le gouvernement a-t-il une dent contre nous? quebec.huffingtonpost.ca  [LES BLOGUES]: Devrions-nous permettre que certains soins de base soient offerts par les hygiénistes dentaires sans la supervision d’un dentiste? Lire plus

La taxation des boissons sucrées : une mesure à mettre en œuvre pour prévenir l’obésité. lavantage.qc.ca: La publication d’un rapport du World Cancer Research Fund International réaffirme la pertinence d’implanter une taxe sur les boissons sucrées pour contribuer à la prévention de maladies non transmissibles, dont fait partie l’obésité. Lire plus

International dentistry news

American Academy of Periodontology Releases Proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. perio.org: Updates include staging and grading system for periodontitis; classification of peri-implant disease. Read more

Teleorthodontics and Access to Care: At least 84 Percent of Underserved US Counties Now Have Access to Orthodontic Treatment. americanteledentistry.org: The American Teledentistry Association previously reported this access to orthodontic care issue and highlighted the promise of doctor-directed at home clear aligner therapy as a legitimate delivery model that could increase access to orthodontic care. Read more

High levels of oral disease among elite athletes affecting performance. ucl.ac.uk: Significantly high levels of oral disease found among Great Britain’s elite athletes is leading to poorer on-field performance, research by UCL’s Eastman Dental Institute has concluded. Read more

Brush Day & Night positively impacts toothbrushing behavior of millions of children. fdiworlddental.org: A new Supplement published in the International Dental Journal highlights the results of a study carried out on almost 8,000 schoolchildren to evaluate the effectiveness of a 21-day oral health promotion and education programme. Read more

The benefits of getting involved in organized dentistry. asdablog.com: The importance of organized dentistry. Read more

Texas Supreme Court rules Xerox responsible for fraudulent Medicaid dental payments. texastribune.org: The decision comes years after the state found that Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership, a subsidiary of Xerox, allowed workers with limited expertise to approve dental claims for the state’s Medicaid program. Read more

House passes legislative package addressing opioid crisis. ada.org: The House of Representatives June 22 overwhelmingly passed a legislative package aimed at ending the nation’s opioid epidemic and focused on expanding treatment and recovery initiatives and fighting synthetic drugs. Read more

July JADA: Periodontitis remains prevalent in U.S. adults. ada.org: An estimated 42 percent of U.S. adults age 30 years or over with one or more teeth have periodontitis, according to the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more

Fresh calls for water fluoridation in the UK. dentistry.co.uk: Following years of research from the National Toxicology Program, it found there is ‘no link between elevated levels of fluoride and cognitive learning deficits’. Read more

Greater investment needed for older people’s oral health in Northern Ireland. bda.org: Representatives highlighted the increasing and ever complex oral health care needs of a growing elderly population, particularly those within domiciliary care facilities, and beyond, and the lack of sustained investment in dentistry to meet those needs. Read more

Use of mercury-based dental fillings to be phased out. irishtimes.com: The use of mercury in dental fillings is to be phased out, starting from next month. The move is part of the Government’s adherence to the Minamata Convention, a United Nations agreement dating from 2013. Read more

Sexual harassment rampant in science and worst in medicine, says report. cmajnews.com: Women face frequent sexual harassment in science, and particularly in medicine, according to a report by the United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Read more

Alcohol labels will include cancer warnings, Government says. Committee hears the European Commission raised no objection to plan. irishtimes.com: Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency. Alcohol is linked to many cancers including breast, colon and oral cancer. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Plaster which sticks inside the mouth will revolutionize treatment of oral conditions. sciencedaily.com: A new biodegradable patch administers steroids directly to oral ulcers and forms a protective barrier. Read more

In the spotlight at EuroPerio9: latest research on impact on periodontal health of oral piercings, psychological health, and sports performance. efp.org: The potential negative effects of oral piercings on periodontal health were highlighted in the third and final EFP press conference at EuroPerio. Read more

Scientists discover a new mechanism that prevents the proliferation of cancer cells. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Université de Montréal researchers find that disrupting the composition of ribosomes stops tumour cells from multiplying. Read more

Découverte d’un nouveau mécanisme qui empêche la prolifération des cellules cancéreuses. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Des chercheurs de l’Université de Montréal découvrent que la perturbation de la composition des ribosomes stoppe la multiplication des cellules tumorales. Lire plus

Trump administration shutters clinical guidelines database. cmajnews.com: The United States government has defunded the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s national guidelines clearinghouse, a one-stop shop for clinicians and policy makers to access the latest evidence-based recommendations on care. Read more

Dry mouth problems may be associated with disease in the eyelids. odont.uio.no: In overall terms, we can see that if a patient suffers from dry mucous membranes, dry mouth problems may also be a sign that they have more serious symptoms from dry eyes than those without dry mouth problems. Read more

Patient information

8 Travel Tips for Your Teeth. mouthhealthy.org: Have toothbrush, will travel! mouthhealthy.org: Use this getaway guide to find out how to take care of your teeth before, during and after vacation. Read more

Your health & medical news

Opioids and the ‘darknet’. nouvelles.umontreal.ca: A Q&A with criminologist David Décary-Hétu, co-author of a new international study on the rising proportion of prescription opioids that are available illicitly online. Read more

Les opioïdes et le «darknet». nouvelles.umontreal.ca: Entretien avec le criminologue David Décary-Hétu, coauteur d’une nouvelle étude internationale sur la proportion accrue d’opioïdes d’ordonnance vendus illégalement en ligne. Read more

Don’t let depression keep you from exercising. medicalxpress.com: Exercise may be just as crucial to a depression patient’s good health as finding an effective antidepressant. Read more

The evolving epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection in Canadian hospitals during a post-epidemic period (2009–2015). cmaj.ca: Rates of health care–associated C. difficile infection have decreased across Canada. Read more

Health Canada reminds Canadians of the limitations of fentanyl test strips being used to check street drugs before consumption. healthycanadians.ca: No fentanyl test strips are specifically designed to check street drugs before consumption. Read more

FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. fda.gov: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. 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


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

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 6-8 – California Dental Association Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco, California. Read more

September 21 – Northwest Dental Exposition 2018, Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

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 9 – Toronto Academy of Dentistry – 81st Annual Winter Clinic, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

November 25-28 – Greater NY Dental Meeting 2018, in New York, NY. Read more

January 31, February 2, 2019 – Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, Massachussets. Read more

January 25-26, 2019 – Manitoba Dental Association Annual Meeting & Convention, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more

March 7-9, 2019 – Pacific Dental Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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

For Teething & Fighting Cavities, Spiffies® Tooth-Wipes Surge After FDA Bans Benzocaine for Kids’ Oral Care. prnewswire.com: The FDA, citing the risk of a potentially fatal blood disorder, recently banned benzocaine oral care products after earlier prohibiting homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna. Read more

Carestream Dental Announces Dr. Lea Al Matny as Clinical Specialty Director. mediaroom.carestreamdental.com: Read more

Henry Schein Chairman & CEO Stanley Bergman Delivers Keynote Address at the ICD International Congress & Induction Ceremony in Macau. phx.corporate.ir.net: Mr. Bergman Promotes Asia’s Growing Role in International Dental Community, Praises Global Impact of ICD Member Volunteerism. Read more

Extremely limited time offer team bundle pricing: One doctor and two staff members can attend Dentsply Sirona World 2018 for just $2,995. news.dentsplysirona.com: This offer ends on Tuesday, July 31. Read more

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