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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/10/03

Top News

New! FDI Policy Statements adopted/revised in 2018

Dental erosion focus of new ACE Panel report

Highlighted review: Effects of antibiotics on toothache caused by inflammation or infection at the root of the tooth in adults

Periodontics spotlighted in the Journal of the California Dental Association

Disease causing mutation found in French-Canadians

Canadian Dentistry News

EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors may stick in their carrier tube. healthycanadians.gc.ca: Pfizer Canada has advised Health Canada that, in a very small number of cases, some EpiPen (0.3 mg) and EpiPen Jr (0.15 mg) auto-injector devices may not slide out of their carrier tube easily, or at all. Read more

Call for Feedback: Community Water Fluoridation Programs. cadth.ca: CADTH is undertaking a health technology assessment to assess the effectiveness, cost considerations, and safety of CWF programs. Read more

Dentists and students to learn together at UBC clinic made possible by $1.8M donation. news.ubc.ca: The Patterson Dental Learning Centre takes its name from donor Patterson Dental, … B.C.’s dental study clubs will be primary users of the new 203 sq. m facility in the J.B. Macdonald Building. Read more

94 Years, Three Generations, One Building: Meet Erik Langenholt and Family. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Walking through the bustling pathways between dental units in the Children’s Clinic, 94 year-old Dr. Erik Langenholt, class of 6T5, recalls his first patient. Read more

Volunteer clinic finding it ‘difficult’ to cope with influx of refugees seeking health care. cbc.ca: The centre provides a full spectrum of primary care and also addresses mental and dietary issues, and operates a dental clinic. Read more

Child poverty plagues every corner of Toronto, census data shows. thestar.com: Upwards of 125,000 Toronto children — more than one in four — are growing up in poverty. Read more

International Dentistry News

New! FDI Policy Statements adopted/revised in 2018. fdiworlddental.org: (Deep) Dentine Caries and Restorative Care, Continuing Medical Education in Dentistry, Dental Amalgam Phase Down, Dentistry and Oral Health Related Apps, Dentistry and Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders, Global Periodontal Health, Nanoparticles in Dental Practice, Providing Basic Oral Healthcare for Displaced Persons. Read more

With Virtual Reality, Dentistry Students Zoom Through 3-D Teeth. ucsf.edu: The technology is entering dental education to help students visualize every part of teeth and their spatial relationships. Read more

Modernizing the initial dental licensure process. New coalition calls for changes in portability, clinical examination. ada.org: The Coalition, officially founded Oct. 1, has set two key goals: Replacing the single encounter, procedure-based patient exams with clinical assessments that have stronger validity and reliability evidence; and increasing the portability of dental licensure among all states for the benefit of both the public and the profession. Read more

Dental erosion focus of new ACE Panel report. ada.org: For the report, 322 practicing U.S. dentists and ADA members shared how they define dental erosion, how frequently they diagnose it, how prevalent it is compared to five years ago and whether they counsel patients with erosion. Read more

ADA supports House tax relief measures. ada.org: In continuing efforts to ensure tax relief for dentists, the ADA is supporting legislation that calls for several small business tax cuts. Read more

Best of Class Technology Awards to celebrate innovators at annual meeting. ada.org: The awards recognize some of the most innovative dental products that manufacturers have released. Read more

AADR Issues Statement on Passage of Labor-HHS FY 2019 Appropriations Bill. iadr.org: AADR is particularly appreciative of the package’s $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the more than $14 million increase to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Read more

A Chocolate Candy That Protects Teeth From Halloween Treats. prnewswire.com: BasicBites® Soft Chews are Clinically Shown to Help Maintain Enamel Health in a One Year, Double Blind Placebo Controlled Study. Read more

Expanded-function dental assistants can ‘bring real value’. ada.org: Many dentists may not be aware of the benefits that expanded-function dental assistants can provide to their practices, according to a survey conducted by the ADA Council on Dental Practice. Read more

High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees, Otago research shows. otago.ac.nz: As a result of the evidence collected, the researcher is now calling for a national protocol to standardise what dental care services are available and funded and how they should be accessed. Read more

Rethinking pain management in our dental practices. cda.org: Dentists do a good job managing acute, short-term pain and dentists are not the primary prescribers of opioid analgesics for adults. However, we perform a lot of dental surgeries that result in a lot of opioid prescriptions, and we prescribe the majority of opioid analgesics for children ages 11 to 18. Read more

Temple lands $2.6 million grant to reduce dental anxiety. phillyvoice.com: … Temple’s dentistry and psychology researchers are studying ways to combat dental anxiety. Read more

Teledentistry: Virtual Care for Urgent Oral Health and Dental Problems. dentistrytoday.com: Teledentistry can be used to reach otherwise underserved populations in alternative settings such as schools and community centers. Read more

Clear aligner companies intensify rivalry with new lawsuit. ada.org: In the latest battle between the two companies, 3Shape filed a federal lawsuit against Align Technology for allegedly acting illegally to block competition in the marketplace for scanners for orthodontic treatment. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Highlighted review: Oral care measures for preventing nursing home‐acquired pneumonia. cochranelibrary.com: Does oral (mouth) care cut down pneumonia (a lung infection) in nursing homes? Read more

Highlighted review: Effects of antibiotics on toothache caused by inflammation or infection at the root of the tooth in adults. oralhealth.cochrane.org: The review set out to assess the effects of taking antibiotics when provided with, or without, dental treatment. Read more

History of periodontal treatment and risk for intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). bmcoralhealth_biomedcentral.com: To explore the hypothesis that maternal periodontitis is associated with increased risk for Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR), authors examined the risk of IUGR in relation to periodontal treatment before, during and after pregnancy. Read more

Periodontics spotlighted in the Journal of the California Dental Association. cda.org: The October issue features periodontics with articles that discuss risk factors for gingival recession, the use of autogenous soft tissue grafting for root coverage, acellular dermal matrix allografts and how certain biotechnologies associated with tissue engineering may be incorporated into mucogingival surgery. Read more

Sales of JUUL e-cigarettes skyrocket, posing danger to youth. cdc.gov: The findings, from an analysis of retail sales data from 2013-2017, were released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in JAMA. Read more

E-Cigarette Explosions Cause More Injuries Than Expected. dentistrytoday.com: E-cigarette explosions happen much more frequently than most people think, resulting in severe injuries such as third-degree burns and lacerations. Read more

An Emerging, Integrated Model of Oral Health Care. oralhealthgroup.com: Read more

Mind your business

How to Deal with Conflict on Your Dental Team. dentistrytoday.com: Whatever the nature of the conflict, many dentists and office managers ignore it until it reaches a crescendo that must be addressed or has become too difficult to resolve. Read more

Patient Information

How toothbrushes are made. businessinsider.com: Short video 4:40. Watch now

Your Health & Medical News

Health Canada bans products from Chinese drug factory tied to blood pressure medication recall: globalnews.ca: Health Canada has found that a manufacturing site of Chinese drug company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals isn’t up to standard, meaning Canadian companies can no longer import its products for use in medications. Read more

Medical cannabis – New practice tool to start the conversation. pharmacists.ca: CPHA is excited to announce a new practice tool to help pharmacists talk to their patients about cannabis for medical purposes: How to Start the Conversation. Read more

Disease causing mutation found in French-Canadians. mcgill.ca: A team of Canadian scientists, including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) has discovered the first French-Canadian founder mutation gene linked to synucleinopathies, a group of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy-Bodies and multiple system atrophy. Read more

Renowned spine surgeon is transforming the way Ontario deals with back pain. thestar.com: Dr. Raj Rampersaud launched a pilot project that drastically cut wait times for treatment of lower back pain and changed how Ontario tackles the chronic complaint. Read more

Heads of State commit to lead response to beat noncommunicable diseases, promote mental health. who.int Heads of state and government today committed to 13 new steps to tackle non-communicable diseases including cancers, heart and lung diseases, stroke, and diabetes, and to promote mental health and well-being. Read more

Improving the quality of health care in Canada. cmaj.ca: Canadians are healthier than ever before, but there are still large gaps between what we know to be high-quality health care and the care that many Canadians receive. Read more

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Fall. oralhealthgroup.com: Insider strategies to shorten your sick days or eliminate them altogether. Read more

Habit change is key to success for weight loss. mcgill.ca: Can experts in behaviour change help boost weight loss for overweight people? McGill University researchers think so: they report significant results — up to 10% of body-mass loss with this approach. 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


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 21–25, 2019: Alberta Dental Association and College Annual Congress in Calgary, Alberta. Save the dates!

May 24–28, 2019: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec. Save the dates!

June 19–22, 2019: IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia. Save the dates!

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 dates!


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

Dentsply Sirona supported tooth preservation and oral health projects in Amazonia. news.dentsplysirona.com: Dentsply Sirona partnered with two exciting projects in Brazil. A team from Doctors without Borders travelled to the indigenous people of Amazonia to deliver dental treatment directly on site. […] Dentsply Sirona Endodontics, Restorative, Implants and CAD/CAM products were used on site. Read more

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