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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2018/10/17

Legalization of Cannabis

Now that marijuana is going to be legal, don’t let it all go to your head…or mouth. oda.on.ca: Oral cancer, gum disease, staining and cavities are possible downsides to smoking up. Read more

Canada’s giant public health ‘experiment’ with legalized cannabis begins. cbc.ca/news: Many people in the medical field agree that with legalization Canada has opened the door to an unprecedented glimpse into the effects of cannabis on health. Read more

Monitoring positive, negative effects of legal weed vital, researcher says. leader.com: As legalization finally becomes a reality, an Ontario-based cannabis researcher says careful monitoring of its impacts after Oct. 17 is critical. Read more

Kids exposed to pot through second-hand smoke or edibles at risk for adverse effects. ctvnews.ca: health providers are warning parents and other adults about the potential dangers to children of exposure through second-hand smoke or the ingestion of cannabis-laced edibles. Read more

Marijuana use and psychosis: Young people need to know the risks. theglobeandmail.com: The legalization of cannabis in Canada marks the beginning of a social experiment that raises a momentous health question. Read more

Doctors report increase in cases of pot syndrome; Condition related to heavy, chronic cannabis use causes nausea, vomiting. Ottawacitizen.com: Growing numbers of patients have been showing up at Ontario emergency departments in recent months with a syndrome related to heavy, chronic cannabis use. Read more

Smoking pot? Your dentist wants to know. sookenewsmirror.com: Vancouver dentist and cannabis researcher shares oral health concerns of marijuana. Read more

5 Things To Know Ahead Of Legal Cannabis. dentistry.utoronto.ca: With Canada’s cannabis legalization […] health professionals are taking on the responsibility of educating patients about the risks and potential benefits of marijuana use. Read more

Canadian Dentistry News

Seminar: Everyday Esthetics with Direct and Indirect Approaches (Hands-On). The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan is organizing a hand-on seminar that will coincide with the Coachella Music Festival from April 10–15, 2019. The seminar will discuss what matters most in dental esthetics, using a six-point checklist of things to consider with every smile. Read more and PDF Poster

A look at the drivers for curbing rising dental costs. benefitscanada.com: Dental benefits accounted for $7.9 billion of the $32.5 billion spent on extended health services by group or individual insurance plans in 2016, according to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s most recent data. And dental spend is rising significantly, from $4.1 billion in 2006 and $2.3 billion in 1996. Read more

Around 550 Nunavut children waiting up to a year for urgent dental care. cbc.ca: Roughly 90% of children, young adults in Nunavut need dental work, says chief dental health officer. Read more

Windsor-Essex Health Unit survey finds adults’ oral health worse than children. windsorstar.com: The declining oral health recently detected in local children is even worse among adults, said Nicole Dupuis, director of health promotion for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Read more

International Federation of Dental Anaesthesiology Societies presents Dean Daniel Haas with the Horace Wells Award. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Last week dean Daniel Haas was presented with that society’s highest recognition: the Horace Wells Award. Read more

Looking At ‘Good Bones’: Newly Appointed Graduate Program Director in Paediatric Dentistry Talks Renewal. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Associate professor Karen Campbell has plans to reinvigorate Canada’s first graduate program in paediatric dentistry. Read more

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association 2017-2018 Annual Report. cdha.ca: The association’s annual report highlights the results of those efforts during the previous fiscal year. Read more

Will Canadians soon have the ‘right to be forgotten’ online? Here’s what you need to know. nationalpost.com: Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien is asking the court to decide whether Google falls under federal privacy laws when it displays search results about Canadians. Read more

International Dentistry News

Senate passes Action for Dental Health. ada.org: Action for Dental Health is the ADA’s nationwide, community-based movement aimed at ending the dental health crisis in America. Read more

ADA supports proposed control range for fluoride in water. ada.org: The ADA supports the proposed operational control range of 0.6 mg/L to 1.0 mg/L for the target fluoride level of 0.7 mg/L recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service. Read more

FDI publishes 10 new policy statements, demonstrating global consensus on key oral health issues. fdiworlddental.org: The new statements address technical topics in dentistry, such as nanoparticles in dental practice, as well as broader issues, including access to quality oral healthcare for individuals who have been displaced due to conflict or other hardships in their home countries. Read more

People affected by mental health at higher risk of poor dental outcomes. news.uwa.edu.ca: Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues. Read more

From Marginal to Mainstream: Dental Support Organizations. adeachartingprogress.wordpress.com: Dr. Rick Valachovic takes a second look at a disruptive force in the dental marketplace and asks what it means for dental schools and programs as they prepare students for practice. Read more

Not enough attention given to oral health. irishhealth.com: In Ireland, dental decay is the most common reason that children aged between five and nine need a general anaesthetic, yet oral health is still not given the attention it needs in this country. Read more

UN High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases falls short on delivering action. fdiworlddental.org: In light of the Declaration, FDI released a statement criticizing the missed opportunity by countries to take targeted action on oral diseases and other NCDs. Read more

World Oral Health Day 2019 ‘Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health’ campaign calls for concrete action for good oral health. fdiworlddental.org: With this campaign, FDI calls on individuals to take tangible action to protect their oral health. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Facebook Live – Opioids: A Country in Crisis. schulich.uwo.ca: Join LIVE on Facebook for a panel discussion on the opioid crisis [that] will discuss this complex issue and explore solutions. Saturday, October 20 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Join

Journal de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec, Automne 2018 maintenant disponible. lordredesdentisteskiosk.milibris.com : Lire plus

Which type of attachment system is most effective for connecting implants to dentures? cochraneohg.wordpress.org: A systematic review to assess different attachments used for upper or lower jaw implant dentures in terms of their success, wear and tear, patient satisfaction and cost. Read more

Receding gums: we evaluate the different surgical techniques for covering an exposed tooth root. cochraneohg.wordpress.org: A systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of different surgical procedures to cover exposed tooth roots, when the gum tissue has receded away from the tooth. Read more

We add it to drinking water for our teeth — but is fluoride hurting us? ehn.org: Three new studies released today link fluoride exposure to ADHD and thyroid problems — and point to drinking water as the major source of exposure. Read more

Mind Your Business

More than 1 in 5 businesses hit by cyberattacks last year: Statcan survey. theglobeandmail.com: More than one in five Canadian companies say they were hit by a cyberattack last year, with businesses spending $14-billion on cybersecurity as they confront greater risks in the digital world. Read more

Dreaming of Practice Ownership: Cash flow tips to help you start out strong. newdentistblog.ada.org: This is the sixth article in a series of New Dentist Now blog posts on practice ownership from Wells Fargo Practice Finance. Read more

4 strategies to enhance your dental team’s communication. dentistryiq.com: Improving communication strategies in the dental practice is an ongoing and ever-developing process. Read more

Patient Information

AAE Releases New Patient Education Video on Resorption. aae.org: The easy-to-follow video opens by posing the question, “Has your endodontist or general dentist diagnosed you with resorption?” Read more

Your Health & Medical News

Medical leaders urge system change to reduce physician burnout. cmajnews.com: Improving the health and wellbeing of physicians is “now more pressing than ever.” Read more

Evidence suggesting artificial sweeteners may be harmful should give us pause. theglobeandmail.com: In fact, recent studies have suggested that regular consumption of such sweeteners may actually contribute to weight gain and Type 2 diabetes. Read more

Young Canadians face heightened crash risk after consuming cannabis, new study finds. mcgill.ca: Research published today shows significant decline in driving-related ability even after five hours. Read more

U of T Experts Helps Lead New Pan-Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Dentistry’s associate professor Tara Moriarty a founding member. 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

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

Align Technology Expands Invisalign Interactive Brand Experience Pilot Program to Connect More Consumers With Invisalign Doctors. globalnewswire.com: Align Technology […] announced that it is expanding the interactive brand experience program that was piloted in late 2017, and will add eight new locations in major U.S. cities in the fourth quarter of 2018. Read more

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