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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/07/04

Top News

Dr. Jack Gerrow and Dr. Gilles Lavigne newly appointed Members of the Order of Canada

50 Years of Dentistry – University of Saskatchewan

Australia wins landmark tobacco packaging ruling at World Trade Organization

Research shows how to improve the bond between implants and bone

Canadian dentistry news

Governor General Announces 105 New Appointments to the Order of Canada. gg.ca: Dr. Jack Gerrow and Dr. Gilles Lavigne named Members (C.M.). Read more

Jack Gerrow appointed to the Order of Canada. ndeb-bned.ca: The Governor General of Canada announced Friday, that former NDEB Executive Director & Registrar Dr. Jack Gerrow has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions in the field of dentistry. Read more

City man files complaint after service dog denied access at dental office. thesarniajournal.ca: A legally deaf Sarnia man who was told he couldn’t have his service dog present during a dental procedure believes his human rights have been violated. But the owner of the dental office who turned him down said there’s good reason why he won’t allow animals in an operating room – it’s not hygienic. Read more

50 Years of Dentistry. dentistry.usask.ca: Events, stories, memories & more. Spread the word! Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief July 4, 2018. cdaa.ca: Read more

West Kootenay Community Teeth Clinic Society in need of dentists. nelsonstar.com: The society works with clinics to offer affordable care. There are up to 25 new families being registered each month and the waiting list for that first appointment can be long. Read more

Self-determination and data control vital to Indigenous health research. cmajnews.com: Health research involving Indigenous peoples must be based on their self-determination and ethical protocols for control of data. Read more

Health ministers support idea of national pharmacare, but ‘devil is in the details’. cbc.ca: Details about who will pay for a national pharmacare program and what it might cover remain to be decided after a summit of health ministers wrapped up in Winnipeg on Friday. Read more

What Ontario’s changes to OHIP+ tell us about the future of national pharmacare. theglobeandmail.com: Read more

International dentistry news

California Dental Association, California Medical Association, file statewide soda tax measure for 2020. cda.org: A ballot measure to protect public health through a state soda tax was filed today for the November 2020 ballot by the California Dental Association and the California Medical Association. Read more

FDI calls for oral health to be addressed in the Zero Draft of the UN HLM on NCDs. fdiworlddental.org: The United Nations (UN) has released the Zero Draft of the outcome document for the upcoming UN High-level Meeting (HLM) on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). The process of developing the outcome document for the 2018 HLM on NCDs starts with a “Zero Draft” that involves several iterations with input gathered from Member States and other key stakeholders. Read more

New National Board Dental Examination to begin in 2020. ada.org: Members of the Committee for an Integrated Examination were honored for their work on creating the Integrated National Board Dental Examination, a new written, cognitive examination for dental licensure scheduled to replace the current National Board Dental Examination Part I and Part II, also known as NBDE, no sooner than August 2020. Read more

‘Giant of modern dentistry,’ ADA pioneer honored in Indiana hometown. ada.org: Dr. King, who died in 1951, served as the Association’s first general secretary — what would be known today as its executive director — and journal editor from 1913 to 1927. He oversaw the first publication of what’s now The Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more

HPI to host July 10 webinar on the future supply of dentists. ada.org: The ADA Health Policy Institute is hosting a webinar titled “Do We Need Fewer or More Dentists in the U.S. in the Coming Years?” on July 10 at 12 pm CT. Read more

‘I Just Want My Teeth Not To Hurt’: Treating Kids Who May Never Have Seen A Dentist. kcur.org: Neena Patel tells the kinds of stories that make your mouth hurt. Read more

Australia wins landmark tobacco packaging ruling at World Trade Organization. cbc.ca: Australia’s law, introduced in 2010, bans logos and distinctively-coloured cigarette packaging in favour of drab olive packets that look more like military or prison issue, with brand names printed in small standardised fonts. Read more

Old Delhi’s Street Dentists: Reluctant Practitioners Of A Dying Tradition. ndtv.com: They are unlicensed. Medical journals and pedigreed dentists refer to them as quacks. And yet, these street dentists provide dental care to some of the poorest people in the walled city. Read more

New Zealand Supreme Court decision on fluoride in water is welcomed. Stuff.co.nz: The dentist who first pressed for fluoride to be added to a South Taranaki town’s water supply has welcomed a Supreme Court judgement that will finally allow it to go ahead after a legal battle that lasted nearly six years. Read more

Dental clinics recruiting students to fill the gap. stories.wosu.org: For the last 15 years, students from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry have helped staff the clinic through the Outreach Ohio Project. Fourth-year dental students are required to work 50 days in various clinics throughout the state, focusing on under-served communities. Read more

New Dental Dean Named. today.uconn.edu: The University of Connecticut has recruited Sharon M. Gordon as UConn School of Dental Medicine’s next dean. She will be the first woman to serve as dean of the dental school in its more than 50-year history. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

An integrated oral health program for rural residential aged care facilities: a mixed methods comparative study. bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com: This study investigated the impact and experience of an integrated oral health program utilising tele-dentistry and Oral Health Therapists (OHT) in RACFs in a rural setting within Australia. Read more

Senses of taste and smell more important than we think. medicalxpress.com: Research smell and taste is a relatively new field in Norway, but Postdoctoral Fellow Preet Bano Singh at the Faculty of Dentistry is breaking new ground in this area. Read more

Research shows how to improve the bond between implants and bone. phys.org: Research carried out recently at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon has revealed promising information about how to build a better dental implant, one that integrates more readily with bone to reduce the risk of failure. Read more

Mind your business

3 HR Mistakes Dentists and Office Managers are (Still) Making in 2018. oralhealthgroup.com:

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Mental Illness is Not a Personal Failure. oralhealthgroup.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

Health Canada releases sunscreen testing results. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Read more

Workplace interventions for reducing time spent sitting at work. canada.cochrane.org: Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven. Read more

Life insurance companies no longer treating marijuana use as high risk as tobacco. cbc.ca: One by one, the big insurance companies have updated their underwriting protocols to move marijuana use out of a high-risk category of activities that includes things like smoking tobacco, and into a pool where premiums aren’t significantly affected. 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. Read mores

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

September 20-22: Orthodontic World Congress Europe 2018, in Malta. 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, Massachusetts. 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

Henry Schein and Internet Brands Announce Completion Of Joint Venture To Form Henry Schein One. phx.corporate-ir.net: Henry Schein One to Deliver Integrated Technology to Enhance Dental Practice Management and Allow Dentists to Focus More on Delivering Quality Patient Care. Read more

Dentsply Sirona supports Doctors Without Borders in the Amazon region. news.dentsplysirona.com: On June 26, a Doctors Without Borders team launched its fifth tour in Brazil, offering dental aid for indigenous people in the Amazon region who ordinarily have no access to dentists. Dentsply Sirona supports the team of dentists, doctors and medical students by providing material, manpower and equipment. Read more

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