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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/07/25

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Windsor – Downtown Mission opening dental centre for low-income and homeless people

Un nouveau modèle de clinique dentaire accessible à tous en Ontario

Highlighted review: Injectable local anaesthetic agents for preventing pain in participants requiring dental treatment

UBC researchers explore use of nanotechnology to predict risk of opioid addiction

Canadian dentistry news

Creation of federal minister of seniors moves the dial on the CMA’s call for a national seniors’ plan. cma.ca: The federal government has created a new cabinet post for seniors, fulfilling one of the key recommendations in the CMA’s seniors care campaign. Read more

The CMA takes its work on seniors care to the international level at the United Nations. cma.ca: CMA President Dr. Laurent Marcoux was in New York City to support the creation a new UN convention on the rights of older persons and to advocate for Canada to champion its adoption. Read more

National pharmacare ‘blueprint’ will be unveiled next spring. thestar.com: With more than 100 different public drug plans available across Canada, including Ontario’s recently scaled-back OHIP+, one challenge for a countrywide pharmacare program will be finding agreement on which one will work best, Eric Hoskins says. Read more

Studying Dentistry in Canada as a mature student: Q&A with Dr. Shilpi Tandon. braingainmag.com: Dr. Tandon, an Indian dentist who moved to Canada and is enrolled in the International Dentist Advanced Placement Program, talks about the challenges and opportunities for a mature student abroad. Read more

Windsor – Downtown Mission opening dental centre for low-income and homeless people. cbc.ca: Services will be pay-what-you-can or for free. Read more

Un nouveau modèle de clinique dentaire accessible à tous en Ontario. ici.radio-canada.ca, 24 juillet: Une clinique dentaire « payez ce que vous pouvez » ouvrira ses portes jeudi à Windsor en Ontario. Selon les gens derrière le projet, ce sera la première clinique du genre dans le sud-ouest de la province. Lire plus

Quebec dentists threaten to leave public system unless fees are increased. cbc.ca: Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says he is confident an agreement can be reached with the province’s dentists to provide continued dental care for children under 10 and people on social assistance, and he is offering to take part in a negotiating blitz, starting immediately. Read more

To prevent the mass withdrawal of dentists from the public dental care regime: the ACDQ invites Premier Couillard to end the Minister of Health’s inertia. newswire.ca: … Dr. Serge Langlois, president of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ), addressed Premier Philippe Couillard directly to set the record straight and ask him to respond to the multiple compromises made by dentists. Read more

NDEB removes Magadh University from list of accepted non-accredited dental programs. ndeb-bned.ca: After a lengthy investigation, the NDEB has determined that it can no longer accept applications to the Equivalency Process from applicants with documents for Magadh University. Read more

Funding Announcement: Researchers awarded more than $11 million in CIHR funding. schulich.uwo.ca: From using CRISPR to alter the gut microbiome to looking at how the brain rewires itself in deafness, researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry are the recipients of $11.3 million in project and bridge grant funding announced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) this week. Read more

Appel de candidatures pour une Chaire de recherche du Canada en santé bucco-dentaire. fmd.ulaval.ca: La Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval lance un appel de candidatures pour la création d’une chaire de recherche IRSC de niveau 2 en santé bucco-dentaire. Lire plus

Pain meds for dental work may have affected Cory Monteith’s sobriety, mom says. bc.ctvnews.ca: In an interview published five years after the “Glee” star died in Vancouver, Ann McGregor told People he’d been on the meds in the weeks before. Read more

Health outcomes not improved by social assistance. therecord.com: Public health researchers have long known that poverty and poor health are linked, but new evidence suggests that social assistance — the government system designed to provide those in poverty with income support — is not succeeding at protecting health. Read more

CDAA Weekly E-Newsbrief July 25, 2018. cdaa.ca: Read more

Opinion: The cost of dental care. citizen.on.ca: And we are not alone. Many Ontarians do not have dental insurance, and yet, as all parties acknowledged in the last election: dental care is as important as any other type of publicly provided care. Read more

Mortgage lenders increasingly targeting “financially naive” young doctors. cmajnews.com: Banks, mortgage brokers and other financial institutions are putting more effort and resources into marketing special mortgage services to young physicians and medical residents. Read more

As feds test out cigarette packs with graphic images, focus groups show blunt warnings are effective. nationalpost.com: Health Canada says messages depicting people with compelling stories about the impact of smoking are effective in reaching smokers. Read more

What should governments do to prevent kids from vaping? globalnews.ca: Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer for the Vancouver Island Health Authority, speaks with Robin Gill about how governments can stop young people from vaping with e-cigarettes. Watch 2:59

International dentistry news

Summit focuses on oral health effects of smokeless tobacco. ada.org: Dental professionals with an interest in tobacco prevention and cessation efforts are invited to the 9th National Summit on Smokeless Tobacco here Oct. 16-18. Read more

White Paper Stresses Importance of Oral Health Care Benefit for Older Adults. oralhealthamerica.org: With an expected 72.1 million seniors living in the United States by 2030, An Oral Health Benefit in Medicare Part B: It’s Time to Include Oral Health in Health Care, examines the need for oral health care to be integrated with, and elevated to, the same importance as the rest of health care in Medicare. Read more

Dentists Play Key Role in Addressing Mental Health Issues. dmdtoday.com: Dentists treat every age group, and according to the associate dean for outreach and diversity at the UCLA School of Dentistry, are uniquely positioned to play an important role in this growing health crisis. Read more

Dentists hail breakthrough as boys to get protection from cancer-causing HPV. bda.org: The BDA has welcomed official confirmation that UK government advisers have finally recommended funding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for boys – with almost 400,000 across UK set to benefit each year. Read more

Much unknown about prevalence of illegal dentistry. ada.org: No matter the scenario, state dental boards want to stop the practice of illegal and unlicensed dentistry, Read more

Washington State Dental Association to state attorney general: investigate Delta Dental. ada.org: The Washington State Dental Association has asked the state’s attorney general to launch an investigation of Delta Dental of Washington, alleging that the insurance provider engages in practices that may violate antitrust laws. Read more

ADEA Issue Watch: Impact of Oral Health Training Programs Under Title VII of the Public Health Service Act. cqrcengage.com: On July 19, the American Dental Education Association, in cooperation with Rep. Mike Simpson, D.M.D., (R ID), hosted a briefing for congressional staff titled Rural Communities and the Opioid Crisis: Examining the Impact of Funding for Dental Education and Training Programs. Read more

Could a dental student be the next ‘MasterChef’? ascdablog.com: […] how many dentists can say they took a semester off during dental school to hone their culinary skills on national television? Here, Farhan discusses how he combines both his professional and creative passions. Read more

Australia’s India Strategy to Support Dental Industry Exports. adia.org.au: The India Economic Strategy to 2035 highlights opportunities for Australian dental product exporters to take advantage of India’s increasingly pivotal economy and identifies medical device exports as a key area of Australia’s competitive advantage. Read more

California Oral Surgeons Tackle Opioid Misuse and Dependence. prnewswire.com: In an effort to stem the tide of opioid misuse and abuse, the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (CALAOMS) is combating the epidemic by educating middle- and high-school students and first responders throughout the state. Read more

Yaeba dentistry: The appeal of pointy teeth. bbc.co.uk: For a few years now, there has been a craze among young women in Japan for “snaggle teeth” that look a bit like vampire fangs. Read more

Dentist tells of her 13,000-mile commute to fix island teeth. bbc.co.uk: Once a year, dentist Penny Granger from Penicuik in Midlothian, sets off on an epic 13,000-mile round trip to a remote island in the South Atlantic. Read more

The TeleDentists Launches First-to-Market Virtual Care Solution for Urgent Oral Health and Dental Problems: Assures Access to Care, Averts Costly ER Visits. businesswire.com: The TeleDentists launched virtual dentist visits for urgent oral/dental problems 24/7/365 and face-to-face next day appointments when needed. Read more

These dentists-turned-entrepreneurs invented a clever way to choose the lowest price you want to pay for dental treatment — here’s how it works. businessinsider.com: Richard and Derek Giddon […] have created a new tool to discover affordable dental care that allows consumers to pick the price they’re able to afford. Read more

Forensic dentistry, pharmacology, oral pathology explored in CDA Presents lectures. cda.org: More than 150 lectures and workshops for dentists and their teams are lined up for CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry Sept. 6-8 in San Francisco. Read more

Mini Mouthcare Matters launches to improve paediatric patients’ oral health. dentistry.co.uk: The new programme will train nurses, health care assistants and doctors on the importance of children’s oral health. Read more

Monica Sokolowski – “3D Printing lives at the intersection of technology, creativity and business.” womenin3dprinting.com: Her current project in Custom 3D printed eyewear was born from her background in dental surgical guides and a desire to wear glasses that fit. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Treating patients with dementia. asdablog.com: Here are some tips from the American Dental Association and Alzheimer’s Association to help you best treat patients with dementia. Read more

A safe and effective way to whiten teeth. sciencedaily.com: To get a brighter smile, consumers can opt for over the counter teeth-whitening treatments or a trip to the dentist to have their teeth bleached professionally. But both types of treatments can harm teeth. Researchers have now developed a new, less destructive method. Read more

Research on British teeth unlocks potential for new insights into ancient diets. sciencedaily.com: Researchers analysing the teeth of Britons from the Iron Age to the modern day have unlocked the potential for using proteins in tooth tartar to reveal what our ancestors ate. Read more

Highlighted review: Injectable local anaesthetic agents for preventing pain in participants requiring dental treatment. oralhealth.cochrane.org: Plain language summary. Read more

Read Cochrane Oral Health’s Summer 2018 newsletter. oralhealth.cochrane.org: Read more

UBC researchers explore use of nanotechnology to predict risk of opioid addiction. cbc.ca: Technology could screen patients’ microbiome to determine if they are predisposed to addiction. Read more

Countries step up to tackle antimicrobial resistance. who.int: Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance – message from WHO Director-General. Read more

New Dentist’s Office Tech Could Communicate Your Pain For You – Telling doctors when it hurts, or how much, is a fraught process. theoutline.com: In the next six months, the center will install biofeedback capabilities into each chair, which will measure patients’ pulse and oxygenation levels to produce a real-time picture of their stress levels during each visit. Read more

Mind your business

Kevin Davis: ‘Attract smart people around you and listen to them’; Orthodontist, business owner discusses how to build a motivated work force and why it’s important to give back to communities. theglobeandmail.com: Kevin Davis is an orthodontist and owner of Davis Orthodontics, which has nine offices in Southern Ontario. Read more

You’ve retired. So, do you still need malpractice coverage? cdspi.com: This question—asked frequently by retiring dentists—can be a source of confusion. Read more

Finding a job: Dental career options. newdentistblog.ada.org: You’ve probably already done a lot of thinking about what field of dentistry you’d like to end up in, but there are some dental career paths you may not have considered. Remember that there will be flexibility over the course of your career to move between fields. Read more

Patient information

13 Secrets Canadian Dentists Want You to Know. readersdigest.ca: Don’t dodge the dentist’s chair! Canadian experts weigh in on how to make your visit as comfortable as possible—and keep your teeth pearly white in between. Read more

Why you should consider opting out of your employer’s health benefits. Theglobeandmail.com: Those who have extended health and dental coverage through a spouse, partner or parent may not need coverage from their own employer – which isn’t always free. Read more

Your health & medical news

Saliva test could improve diabetes control and treatment. medicalxpress.com: The study, published in Frontiers in Physiology and the most comprehensive of its kind to date, finds that proteins in saliva reflect high blood sugar and associated disease processes in young patients with type 1 diabetes, long before the appearance of clinical symptoms. Read more

Ketamine could help reduce opioid use in the ER. medicalnewstoday.com: A recent meta-analysis pits the analgesic effect of ketamine against opioids in an emergency room setting. The authors conclude that ketamine could be a useful, safe alternative Read more

Gluten-free not always the ‘healthy’ option; U of C study shows foods without gluten for children can be high in sugar, fat and sodium. calgaryherald.com: Parents should carefully assess labels before buying gluten-free products, said University of Calgary professor Charlene Elliott, whose study appeared in the medical journal Pediatrics on Monday. Read more

90 Percent of Smokers in Study Couldn’t Quit After Vaping for One Year. healthline.com: The debate continues to flare over whether using e-cigarettes can help you quit smoking tobacco products. Read more

Children are being harmed by food additives, U.S. pediatric association warns. theglobeandmail: A major U.S. pediatrics association is warning that many chemicals used to colour, preserve or package food pose dangers to children and that the regulatory system must be overhauled to protect young people. Read more

All forms of nicotine implicated in SIDS, study says. montrealgazette.com: Now, new research suggests exposure to nicotine by any route, whether patches or electronic cigarettes, might also be implicated in crib or cot death. Read more

Vaping vitamins? New trend draws mixed reviews. ksat.com: With vaping becoming a popular item among the younger generation, some companies are capitalizing and have created vitamins you can vape. Read more

Philip Morris Falls as Vaping Devices Face Slow Acceptance. bloomberg.com: Philip Morris International Inc.’s vaping products have a hazy outlook. Marketing campaigns to promote a new device in Japan probably won’t pay off until 2019. Read more

Continuing education matters

Dalhousie University – Current course offerings

McGill University – 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. Read more

September 5-8, – FDI World Dental Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Read more

September 6-8 – 2018 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 13-15 – Dentsply Sirona World 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Read more

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

February 21-23, 2018 – Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, in Chicago, Il. Read more

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

March 12-16, 2019 – 38th International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany. Read more

March 13-19, 2019 – Academy of Osseointegration 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Read more

March 16-19, 2018 – The 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, in Chicago, IL. Read more

April 10-13, 2019 – American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting, in Montreal, Quebec. Read more

May 1-4, 2019 – 38th Australian Dental Congress in Adelaide, Australia. Read more

May 9–11, 2019: Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting, Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May 24–28, 2019: Journées dentaires internationals du Québec, in Montreal, Quebec. Save the date

June 19–22, 2018: IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition 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

GSK Consumer Healthcare Announces Partnership With Leading Cleft Lip and Palate Organization Smile Train to Bring Comprehensive Care to Children Born with Clefts. prnewswire.com: Smile Train empowers local medical professionals, by providing training and education, to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children all over the world. Read more

3M expands shade portfolio of Lava Esthetic fluorescent zirconia. dentistryiq.com: In June 2018, the Lava Esthetic zirconia portfolio expanded to include 17 shades—all 16 Vita classical shades and one bleach shade. Read more

Hu-Friedy launches new powder for Air-Flow Therapy system. dentistryiq.com: Air-Flow Plus Powder, designed for use with the Air-Flow Therapy system, gently and effectively removes biofilm from delicate surfaces while also efficiently eliminating light to moderate stains. Read more

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