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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/08/15

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Does fluoride-free toothpaste help prevent cavities?

L’Ordre vous consulte sur un projet de règlement

Johns Hopkins Experts Create Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For 20 Common Surgical Procedures

Adolescent E-Cigarette, Hookah, and Conventional Cigarette Use and Subsequent Marijuana Use

UBC Okanagan researchers study success of app for quitting smoking

Canadian dentistry news

Does fluoride-free toothpaste help prevent cavities? Youroralhealth.ca: Dr. David Stevenson was interviewed on CTV Morning Live Ottawa this morning about new research on fluoride-free toothpaste. Watch 5:23

Nothing to smile about; Oral care a lower priority for long-term care patients. eedition.thewhig.com: The trend is partly the result of shifting demographics, according to Dr. Aaron Burry, the Canadian Dental Association’s Associate director of professional affairs. Currently, most residents in long-term care are entering with their own teeth, whereas most had dentures in years past. Read more

The Summer Emergency Clinic at Faculty of Dentistry.dentistry.utoronto.ca: The Faculty of Dentistry’s Emergency Clinic began with one student in 1992. It has evolved and grown into a key learning platform for students since then. Read more

Dentistry Attends the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) London Conference. dentistry.utoronto.ca: The Faculty of Dentistry had strong representation at the recent International Association of Dental Research (IADR) conference that took place from July 25th to 28th in London, UK. Read more

The Class of 2018 Graduate Profile: Erin Goertzen. dentistry.toronto.ca: Erin is the winner of the 2018 Dr. Michael Oliver Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the student who has the most promise to contribute to research in Periodontology. Read more

Announcement: Dr. Davy Cheng appointed Acting Dean. schulich.uwo.ca: Dr. Davy Cheng will serve as Acting Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for the period October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Read more

L’Ordre vous consulte sur un projet de règlement. bulletin.odq.qc.ca: Cette consultation concerne tous les membres de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec. Veuillez lire attentivement ce qui suit, car cela pourrait avoir une incidence sur votre pratique. Lire plus

Le ministre Gaétan Barrette interpellé par l’Ordre et l’Association des denturologistes du Québec. newswire.ca : L’Ordre des denturologistes du Québec et l’Association des denturologistes du Québec, exhortent le ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux, Gaétan Barrette, à se prononcer quant à la modernisation des lois professionnelles dans le milieu de la santé bucco-dentaire ainsi que sur l’équité professionnelle en vertu des tarifs accordés par la Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec. Lire plus

L’offre de soins dentaires aux plus vulnérables est déplorable. huffingtonpost.ca, [BLOGUE] : L’état de la santé buccodentaire des résidents des centres d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée est déplorable, nous rappelle régulièrement l’Ordre des dentistes. Lire plus

Deep dive — Dentistry prof introduces fishy research to Bannatyne campus. news.umanitoba.ca: The study of embryonic tooth, jaw and head development in certain fish – and how it surprisingly applies to humans – has become Dr. Devi Atukorallaya’s passion. Read more

Dental Care. cbc.ca; Daybreak Montreal with Mike Finnerty: There is still no deal between Quebec’s association of dental surgeons and the province. Read more

Google Generation’s push for more technology transforming health care: survey. nationalpost.com: A Canadian Medical Association-commissioned survey suggests that digitally-savvy Canadians who make up the Google Generation are on the leading edge of a transformation in the health-care system that will see a greater reliance on technology. Read more

International dentistry news

Countdown to annual FDI World Dental Congress. fdiworlddental.org: FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) looks forward to welcoming all attendees to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the 2018 FDI World Dental Congress (WDC) from September 5-8, 2018. Read more

Dental Product Suppliers Face Rising Costs Says Survey. adia.org.au: The most recent survey of business confidence amongst manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products suggests the sector is facing headwinds from rising costs. Read more

Tongue splitting poses serious risk to health, say surgeons. theguardian.com: Medical associations issue warning over tongue and lip piercings and tongue splitting. Read more

Newborn baby has tooth removed at just 12 days old as dentists say she’s their youngest patient. mirror.co.uk: Isla-Rose was given some numbing cream before the procedure as a result of being too young to be given anaesthetic. Most babies start teething at about six months with some starting from four months old and others after a year. Read more

3D printing in dentistry focus of Ahlstrom award recipient’s project. ada.org: Dr. Suvendra Vijayan envisions a future where dentists can use 3D printing to create accurate models of patients’ anatomy, helping plan any needed surgical interventions and assist in teaching patients and students. Read more

ADA Foundation Challenge seeks to raise $125,000 for patients with special needs. ada.org: Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program, will match up to $125,000 — for a total of a quarter million dollars that the ADA Foundation will dedicate to improving access to oral health care for patients with special needs. Read more

Organized dentistry urges Senate to pass Action for Dental Health. ada.org: The ADH legislation would support initiatives that have the greatest impact on dental access disparities. Read more

FDI President Dr. Kathryn Kell globetrotting to spread the importance of oral health. ada.org: Read more

DIY dentistry: Meet Australia’s dental disruptors. smh.com.au: Ed Ambrosius is not an orthodontist by trade, but his day job involves delivering clear-aligner braces to patients, so they don’t have to leave the house […] The company has about 5000 applications in the system. He said if it could get to treating 7000 patients, that would be a win. Read more

Why Small Practice Dentists Will Regret This Boom Economy If They Don’t Act Now. prnewswire.com: The American Dental Association found DSOs have a yearly growth rate of 13-14 percent while solo small practices are shrinking at 7 percent per year. The number of dentists working as ‘corporate drones’ in DSOs grew 12 percent in just 12 months from 2015-2016. The Borg are coming! Read more

Dental Issues Can Negatively Impact Children’s School Success. thedailytimes.com: A trip to the dentist is one of the best ways to help children have a successful school year. This is unfortunately because the high cost of dental care has been linked to frequent school absences and learning problems. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

AAPD research: Don’t delay early dental visit. ada.org: There may be risk factors in a child’s medical record that are helpful for predicting cavities risk, according to research released in August by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Read more

What role do dentists have to play in addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic? ihpi.umich.edu: Romesh Nalliah, an associate professor of dentistry at the University of Michigan, talks about policy and practice initiatives to improve prescribing, communication, and the integration of oral health services within the healthcare system. Read more

Persistent Opioid Use After Wisdom Tooth Extraction. jamanetwork.com: A filled perioperative opioid prescription after wisdom tooth extraction was associated with higher odds of persistent opioid use among opioid-naive patients. Read more

The ‘cereal’ killer on your breakfast table. nature.com: This article depicts how breakfast cereals may contribute to not only high sugar intake but overall to oral and general health. Read more

Maxillary distraction osteogenesis versus orthognathic surgery for cleft patients. oralhealth.cochrane.org: Cochrane Systematic Review – Intervention. Read more

What are the best materials to use for the first arch wire in a fixed brace? oraleahlth.cochrane.org: Cochrane Systematic Review – Intervention. Read more

New dental product may slash treatment costs. odt.co.nz: In New Zealand, hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent treating bone fractures and on dental surgery every day – but a new material created from cattle bones at the University of Otago could change that. Read more

Johns Hopkins Experts Create Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For 20 Common Surgical Procedures. hopkinsmedicine.org: second expert panel of dentists has also duplicated the effort for dental procedures. Read more

Childhood obesity linked to severe dental infections. mdedge.com: Childhood obesity increases the risk of severe dental infections, according to a review presented at the Pediatric Hospital Medicine meeting […] obese children were almost four times more likely than others to require surgery, and five times more likely to have a tooth pulled. Read more

Oral Health for Older Adults. onlinelibrary.wiley.com: This virtual issue of the International Dental Journal (IDJ) includes a selection of papers published in the Journal that address concerns associated with provision of oral health care to older adults, and illustrates the unique challenges associated with providing this care. Read more

Mind your business

Estate Planning Essentials for Dentists. cdspi.com: Read more

Five Bad Behaviours that Could Hurt Your Wealth. cdspi.com: Read more

Dentists’ Daily Business Challenges: Broken Down. oralhealthgroup.com: While every practice owner goes through similar daily struggles, the size of a practice has a large effect on which struggles outrank others. Read more

5 ways to maximize ROI when selling your dental practice. dentistryiq.com: Read more

Your health & medical news

Adolescent E-Cigarette, Hookah, and Conventional Cigarette Use and Subsequent Marijuana Use. pediatrics.aappublications.org: The association between tobacco use and subsequent marijuana use across adolescence extends to multiple tobacco products. Read more

Pro-inflammatory effects of e-cigarette vapour condensate on human alveolar macrophages. thorax.bmj.com: Vapourised e-cigarette fluid is cytotoxic, pro-inflammatory and inhibits phagocytosis in alveolar macrophages. This work demonstrates a nicotine dependent and independent effect and also examines how these effects may be abrogated. Read more

Bone Mineral Density Loss Eventually Stabilizes in Men With Type 1 Diabetes. endocrinologyadvisor.com: Read more

Experts weigh pros and cons of low-calorie sweetened drinks. reuters.com: Low-calorie sweetened beverages such as diet sodas that use aspartame or stevia may be a good replacement for full-sugar sodas and fruit juices, but researchers are still unsure about their long-term health effects, according to a new American Heart Association Science Advisory. Read more

Telling doctors their patient died from overdose could prevent some opioid abuse. washingtonpost.com: They also addressed an almost astonishing gap in the American health-care system — the gulf between the care doctors provide and their knowledge about the consequences for patients. Read more

UBC Okanagan researchers study success of app for quitting smoking. kelownacapnews.com: Crush the Crave is an evidence-based app that has quitting strategies built into it to help avoid succumbing to smoke cravings. Read more

Ontario should offer incentives to reverse psychiatrist shortage: report. torontosun.com: A new report urges the Ontario government to offer incentives to psychiatrists in order to make up for a shortage it says is contributing to a growing mental health crisis across the province and the country. Read more

Workplace Wellness Programs Don’t Work Well. Why Some Studies Show Otherwise. nytimes.com: The gold standard of medical research, the randomized controlled trial, has been taking a bit of a beating lately. Read more

Tobacco ‘power wall’ linked to adolescents’ views about e-cigarettes. eurekalert.org: Adolescents who view advertising for tobacco products on the tobacco “power wall” in convenience stores report being more willing to try vaping products in the future compared to peers who visited a store where the tobacco power wall was hidden, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Read more

How long after smoking cannabis is it safe to drive? thechronicleherald.ca: Health Canada says that, unlike alcohol, the existing scientific evidence does not provide general guidance to drivers about how much cannabis can be consumed before it is unsafe to drive, or how long a driver should wait to drive after consuming cannabis. Health Canada warns that mixing driving with the drug is not safe and that impairment can last up to 24 hours. Read more

Smoking linked to increased atrial fibrillation risk. reuters.com: Current smokers are more likely than non-smokers to develop the most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, suggests an analysis of existing research. 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: 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, 2019: 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

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

September 6-9, 2019: American Dental Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. 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

ITC Judge Issues Initial Determination in Favor of GC Corporation and GC America. oralhealthgroup.com: While the full ruling remains confidential until a public version of the opinion is approved by the Commission, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock has released a public notice of his holding that lithium disilicate products sold by GC under the INITIAL LISI PRESS brand did not violate section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 with respect to two U.S. patents asserted by Ivoclar Vivadent AG and its subsidiaries. Read more

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