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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/09/19

Top News

Dentists prescribing too many antibiotics, says BCCDC

U.S. Senate passes opioids package

From emotional dentistry to blockchain: emerging trends in dentistry to look out for

Canadian dentistry news

Nunavut expands its oral health program for children. nunatsiaq.com: Kids up to Grade 7 now eligible for more preventive dental care. Read more

Province needs to do more to fill dental care funding gap, Ottawa dentist says. cbc.ca: Dr. Mark McCullough and his colleagues provided free cleanings, fillings and even some root canals, to 83 people for free in one day. Read more

The root of the dental problem. oshawaexpress.ca: And while our system is far ahead of many others in the world, it seems the mouth has been forgotten. Dental care can likely be pegged as the most significant service that is not covered by OHIP. Read more

Push for more oral health programs. oshawaexpress.ca: Dr. Robert Kyle, the Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health for Durham Region, is pushing for a publicly-funded oral health program for low-income adults and older adults, as promised by Premier Doug Ford during the recent provincial election. Read more

Can’t pay for dental care? Perth District Health Unit wants to hear your story. cbc.ca: The Perth District Health Unit wants to speak with adults who find it difficult paying for dental care. Read more

Dentists prescribing too many antibiotics, says BCCDC. cbc.ca: The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says dentists are prescribing too many antibiotics — and it wants patients to help solve that problem. Read more and listen to the audio clip 7:39

Canada’s First Face Transplant. National Post: … Dental surgeon Dr. Jean Poirier moved in to help align the jaws and make sure the teeth fit properly. Read more

Dentistry Professor Michael Glogauer Awarded CAHS Fellowship. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Induction into the CAHS as a Fellow is considered one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community and focuses on bringing together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars. Read more

Ask an Expert: Future of Dentistry. globalnews.ca: From a tooth in a day to 3-D printing, Periodontist Dr. Bobbi Brown explains what the future of dentistry holds. Read more

Canada’s top 25 best jobs 2018. macleans.ca: Dentistry ranked 13th. Read more

Un ancien réfugié vietnamien soigne gratuitement les dents de familles syriennes. ici.radio-canada.ca: Un dentiste de Chelsea n’a toutefois pas attendu un changement législatif pour venir en aide à des patients vulnérables. Lire plus

Dal Dentistry prof shares sweet tooth on The Great Canadian Baking Show. cbc.ca: Sachin Seth, assistant professor at the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University, sees a parallel between his occupation and his passion for making desserts. Read more

Student Profile: Saira Paredes. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Originally from Cajamarca, Peru, Saira Paredes (DDS4) was already an accomplished student and public health professional in the United States when she arrived at U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry. Read more

Student Profile: Brett Foy. dentistry.utoronto.ca: As a former player and captain in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Mississauga Steelheads Brett Foy has definitely spent some time in the dentist’s chair. Read more

Elie Abdul-Khalek’s career dream was to protect the net as a professional hockey goaltender. news.umanitoba.ca: Instead, he’ll be safeguarding patients’ oral health as a U of M-trained dentist. Read more

Conférence gratuite sur les opioïdes et le contrôle de la douleur. odq.qc.ca : L’Ordre des dentistes offre aux membres de participer à une activité de formation continue le même jour que se tiendra l’assemblée générale annuelle, le 3 novembre. Lire plus

International dentistry news

Senate passes opioids package. ada.org: The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Sept. 17 aimed at ending the nation’s opioid epidemic. Read more

From emotional dentistry to blockchain: emerging trends in dentistry to look out for. enterpriseinnovation.net: In this article, we take a closer look at some amazing trends that can potentially evolve the dental care industry for good. Read more

MyView: Building practice through interprofessional collaboration. ada.org: The Surgeon General report envisioned a national partnership to integrate oral health into primary care, thereby increasing access to preventive services and bridging the gap between medical and dental care. Read more

The Perils of Prediction. adeachartingprogress.wordress.com: In this month’s Charting Progress, Dr. Rick Valachovic urges caution in adopting workforce models and projections that predict a massive oversupply of dentists in 2040, citing the risk and impact of doing so. Read more

‘We can always do better’. ada.org: Dr. Jeffrey M. Cole outlines goals for his year to come as ADA president. Read more

Kids learn the tooth about oral health from dentist’s series of books. newdentistblog.ada.org: A moment of serendipity while in dental school helped Dr. Jeanette Courtad create a momentous project, decades later to promote oral health among kids and expectant mothers— a book series called “Toothful Tales.” Read more

‘Never seen a dentist’: Oral health suffers among refugees in Minnesota. mprnews.org: Cultural practices, resettlement struggles and the challenge of finding dentists willing to take Medicaid make good oral hygiene extremely hard for many refugees. Read more

Life in the Air Force Dental Corps – ‘You are part of something much larger than dentistry’. ada.org: An interview with Air Force Dental Corps chief, Brig. Gen. Sharon Bannister. Read more

ADA, others ask Congress to reject tobacco policy riders. ada.org: The ADA and more than 50 organizations are asking congressional appropriators to reject proposals that would weaken the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars. Read more

Merger of Cigna and Express Scripts Gets Approval From Justice Dept. nytimes.com: Federal officials on Monday gave the go-ahead to the proposed merger between Cigna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, and Express Scripts, a major pharmacy benefit manager. Read more

Penn Dental Awarded $1M Scholarship Grant from Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. dental.upenn.edu: The grant will endow in perpetuity the awarding of two $25,000 scholarships each year to DMD students who desire to work in an underserved area after graduation. Read more

Improving Patient Care Tops Academy of General Dentistry Midlevel Provider Conference Agenda. adg.org: The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) hosted a conference in Chicago to explore legislative initiatives on the dental workforce as well as alternative solutions to improve access and utilization of care. Read more

Still time to register for annual meeting in Hawaii. ada.org: In addition to the ocean breezes, sandy beaches and lush vegetation of Oahu Island, the Honolulu meeting from Oct. 18-22 will offer an extensive schedule of events, exhibitors and continuing education. Advanced registration will be available until Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. CDT. Read more

Meharry unveils data science institute – Database at core of project has decade of info from Nashville General, doctor group, dental school. nashvillepost.com: Meharry Medical College officials on Thursday unveiled a new Data Science Institute that uses big data to accelerate the identification and treatment of health challenges facing minority and underserved populations. Read more

Is Dental Insurance Worth it? 5 Questions Independent Dentists Say to Ask. prnewswire.com: According to many dental and financial experts, eliminating dental insurance could be financially smart. Read more

VCU researchers win $19.78 million grant to study impact of tobacco product regulations. richmond.com: Eissenberg and collaborators at the VCU center have received a five-year, $19.8 million grant to study the impact of possible government regulations on e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products. Read more

Clinical & scientific news

Study: Antibiotics destroy immune cells and worsen oral infection. thedaily.case.edu: New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. Read more

Soft tissue lesion diagnosis made easier with revised ADA practical guide. ada.org: The second edition of The ADA Practical Guide to Soft Tissue Oral Disease is an updated new edition of the popular guide to oral and maxillofacial diseases that could be encountered in general or specialist dental practices. Read more

BDJ Volume 225 Issue 5, 14 September 2018. nature.com: Read more

The Oral Microbiome: Mucosal Integrity and the Systemic Consequences of Oral Dysbiosis. aaosh.org: Read more

Government Study Of BPA Backs Its Safety, But Doesn’t Settle Debate. npr.org: Government scientists have presented new evidence that the plastic additive BPA isn’t a health threat. Read more

Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Have Increased Risk for Gout. rheumatologyadvisor.com: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are at a higher risk of developing gout during the first 2 years after diagnosis, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Read more

Mind your business

Dreaming of Practice Ownership: Do you want to buy or build the practice of your dreams? newdentistblog.ada.org: To help discover which path to ownership may be right for you, consider asking yourself these questions. Read more

Protect Your Practice From Ransomware and Other Cybercrimes. agd.org: Read more

Your health & medical news

WHO calls for urgent action to end TB. who.int: First-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB provides historic opportunity. Read more

Study Doubts Worth of Daily Aspirin for Seniors. webmd.com: There’s disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older. Read more or Read 3-part Report

Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults. cbc.gov: What’s the Bottom Line on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults? Read more

Vaping, not smoking, now the vice of choice for high school kids. toronto.citynews.ca: A product meant to help adults quit smoking is increasingly finding its way into the hands of high school students, who may know little about the harm it can cause. Read more

FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids about the dangers of e-cigarette use as part of agency’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, amid evidence of sharply rising use among kids. fda.gov: “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign to target nearly 10.7 million at-risk youth through digital platforms, social media, and in-school ads nationwide. Read more

More than 5,800 youth suicides across Canada signals mental health ‘crisis’. thestar.com: Suicide is second only to accidents as the leading cause of death for young people in Canada. Read more

Let’s dial back the hysteria over the ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping. theglobeandmail.com: It is wise for the FDA, a health regulator, to ensure potentially harmful products like e-cigarettes are not marketed to young people. Health Canada would do well to take a similarly aggressive stand. But at the same time, we should be careful not to succumb to vaper madness. Read more

La cigarette électronique JUUL fait craindre le pire. ledevoir.com : À peine arrivée au Canada, la vapoteuse américaine de marque JUUL … inquiète déjà les défenseurs de la santé publique, qui craignent la reproduction du même scénario ici. Lire plus

FDA declares youth vaping an epidemic, announces investigation, new enforcement. USA Today, Sept 12: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday declared youth vaping an “epidemic,” and said the agency will halt sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if the major manufacturers can’t prove they are doing enough to keep them out of the hands of children and teens. Read more

Health Canada advises of a second impurity linked to recalled valsartan drugs. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Health Canada is advising Canadians that a second impurity, called N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) has been found in valsartan manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in China. 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


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

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

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

September 12–14: College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan + Canadian Dental Association Joint Convention, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Save the date

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