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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2019/02/06

Top News

Treatments for managing knocked out and replanted permanent front teeth

Use of Toothpaste and Toothbrushing Patterns Among Children and Adolescents — United States, 2013–2016

Meeting set for transit options, councillor compares fluoridation to Bill Cosby

Divided Food Guide plate highlights societal divide

National Institute on Drug Abuse highlights substance abuse screening tips

Canadian Dentistry News

Getting dental problems out of the emergency room requires better funding, says dental association. cbc.ca: More than 60-thousand patients a year are seen in the emergency room – for dental treatment that should be provided in a dentist‘s office. The Ontario Dental Association said there needs to be more funding provided to dentists, which would make emergency rooms more efficient. Read more

Meeting set for transit options, councillor compares fluoridation to Bill Cosby. cbc.ca: London’s chief health officer makes case for continued fluoridation of the city’s drinking water. See attached or Read more

Divided Food Guide plate highlights societal divide. lfperss.com: : … Following the guidelines is out of reach for many families. Food insecurity affected 8.3 per cent of Canadian households in 2011-12, according to Statistics Canada. Read more

Faster, Better, More Efficiently: Meet Dentistry’s New CDE Director, Dr. Chris Swayze. dentistry.utoronto.ca: Chris Swayze, who began as the Faculty’s new director of Continuing Dental Education on February 4, knows how dentists think — especially when it comes to fulfilling their educational requirements. In fact, he’s built a career around knowing dentists’ needs. Read more

Explore the Bridge 2019. schulich.uwo.ca: The new Bridge issue from the Schulich faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is now available. Read more

Dr. Allison Receives ADEA Honor. mcgill.ca: The Faculty of Dentistry’s Dr. Paul Allison has been recognized by the American Dental Education Association with the 2019 Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors Citation Award. Read more

Dr. Retrouvey Named ADQ Fellow. mcgill.ca: Congratulations to Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey, who has been named Fellow by the Académie dentaire du Québec (ADQ). Read more

Faculty of Dentistry researchers receive nearly $5M in CIHR funding. mcgill.ca: The Project Grants awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research are designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance the health sciences, privileging projects that offer innovative and actionable research solutions. Read more

Dr. de Souza Awarded Drummond Foundation Grant. mcgill.ca: Dr. Raphael de Souza and his team of co-investigators were awarded a $25,000 grant from the Drummond Foundation for their study connecting dentistry with cognitive research. Read more

Oral Health Research Event 2019. mcgill.ca: DMD IV (fourth-year) students shared with their community the outcome of their four-year research training, presenting their research findings. Read more

What a night: Table Clinics 2019. dal.ca: It’s the 49th annual Table Clinics night, January 25, 2019. Dentistry students prepared for this evening for over a year, researching their topics, creating a research poster, and preparing concise, easily understood presentations. Read more

International Dentistry News

FDI calls for measurable action on oral health at 144th WHO Executive Board. fdiworlddental.org: The World Health Professions Alliance, of which FDI is a member, also made three statements on universal health coverage (UHC), human resources for health, and water, sanitation and hygiene services. Read more

Patients resort to DIY dentistry as NHS options disappear. theguardian.com: With most treatment now paid for, is this the tipping point for free health service dental care? Read more

New opioid policy furthers CDA’s efforts to reduce abuse, misuse. cda.org: The policy adds to the activities CDA has led since 2014 to combat the national opioid crisis, including offering a course on the pharmacologic and regulatory concerns of opioid prescribing at the association’s biannual continuing education convention. Read more

Global Dental Relief seeking volunteers for 2019 trips. ada.org: There is a last-minute need for dentists, hygienists, assistants and nondental volunteers for two trips sponsored by Global Dental Relief this spring and summer. Read more

Harvard unveils Global Health Starter Kit. ada.org: The Harvard School of Dental Medicine Office of Global and Community Health announced the launch the Global Health Starter Kit, a competency-based global oral health starter curriculum designed for educators and students. Read more

New Dentist Conference features innovation experts as speakers. ada.org: New dentists — dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago as well as dental students — who register for the two-day conference will hear Dr. Miguel Stanley on Sept. 5 and then Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., on Sept. 6. Read more

National Institute on Drug Abuse highlights substance abuse screening tips. ada.org: In a continuing effort to spotlight dentistry’s role in helping prevent substance abuse, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has created a new webpage, Screening for Substance Use in the Dental Setting. Read more

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. ada.org: This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. Read more

San Francisco court blocks health warnings on soda ads. theguardian.com: The law violates constitutionally protected commercial speech, the ninth US circuit court of appeals said in a unanimous ruling. Read more

A drop in the bucket will help deliver $5 million of dental care. ada.org.au: A major improvement in oral health outcomes for a relatively small investment. That’s the message that the Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) has conveyed to the Federal Government as part of its Federal Budget submission which calls for an increase in government funding for oral health programs for some of Australia’s most vulnerable people. Read more

Oral health is crucial to overall health. So why is dental insurance separate from health insurance? salon.com: As 2020 presidential candidates have elevated healthcare coverage to a key issue, it is worth asking of our medical bureaucracies: why do medical insurance and dental insurances tend to operate separately? And will that ever change? Read more

Dental therapists debated as answer to care shortages. bismarcktrbune.com: For the third session in a row, legislation authorizing practice by dental therapists − a level of certification above dental hygienist but below dentist – is on the table at the Capitol. Read more

Clinical & Scientific News

Treatments for managing knocked out and replanted permanent front teeth. wordpress.com: A systematic review to find out which treatment for managing knocked out and replanted permanent front teeth was the most effective. Read more

Close links between oral health and sleep quality highlighted by Australian Dental Association. ada.org.au: In an appearance before the Committee into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia the ADA highlighted a range of oral health issues that impact on quality sleep and the impact of poor sleep on oral health. Read more

Marijuana: What Dentists Need to Know. oralhealthgroup.com: The Cannabis plant, commonly known as marijuana, is the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide, with roughly 35 million people using marijuana each month in the United States. Read more

Use of Toothpaste and Toothbrushing Patterns Among Children and Adolescents — United States, 2013–2016. gov: Health care professionals can educate parents about using the recommended amount of fluoride toothpaste under parental supervision to realize maximum benefit. Read more

Psychological distress and anxiety compared amongst dental patients- results of a cross-sectional study in 1549 adults. bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com: This study showed that a relationship between dental anxiety and psychological distress exists. Read more

The State of Little Teeth: Second Edition. aapd.org: … the second edition of the “State of Little Teeth Report” which draws on the latest scientific research and best available expertise to examine challenges facing the oral health of our children and what we can do about them. Read more

Study Finds an Opportunity to Improve Oral Health Training in Geriatric Fellowship Programs. hsdm.harvard.edu: A national study has found that while oral health is one of the greatest unmet healthcare needs for the elderly, geriatric medical fellowship programs provide little oral health training for future doctors who will provide care to the growing older adult population. Read more

Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US. sciencedaily.com: A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations. Read more

Study Finds No Differences in Oral Health Quality of Life in Children With Hemophilia. hemophilianewstoday.com: Despite having lower oral health scores, children with hemophilia showed no differences in oral health-related quality of life compared to children without the condition, a study found. Read more

Mind Your Business

Smile! Your Patients Are Watching You. oralhealthgroup.com: In the day-to-day rush and routine of running a dental practice it can be difficult to pause and appreciate the value your staff bring not only to your office, but your patients’ experiences. Read more

‘Simple’ changes could make dental offices more LGBTQ+ inclusive. signalhfx.ca: Medical journal recommends changes to treatment of LGBTQ+ individuals. Read more

Patient Information

5 Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy. mouthhealthy.org: This charming tradition is the perfect time to help kids learn more about taking care of their teeth. Here are 5 delightful and inexpensive ways for families to welcome this magical sprite. Read more

Spread the love. mouthhealthy.org: These dental themed Valentine’s Day cards will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Download and share

Your health & Medical News

10 health stories that mattered this week. cmaj.com: Read more

Artificial intelligence for mental health. ualberta.ca: Study by UAlberta researchers uses machine learning to identify schizophrenia in brain scans. Read more

Health Canada proposes stricter advertising rules to address youth vaping. theglobeandmail.com: Health Canada is moving to severely restrict e-cigarette advertisements in an effort to curb the number of Canadian youth who vape, a known gateway to tobacco cigarettes. Read more

Second-hand ’toke’ could make you fail a workplace drug test. calgaryherald.com: A study from the University of Calgary found THC is detectable in the body after as little as 15 minutes of exposure, even if the person is not smoking it. Read more

Report on long-term care in Ontario paints stark picture of stressed system. cbc.ca. 4‑hour minimum care standard, increased funding among recommendations from Ontario Health Coalition. Read more

Liberals to include limited coverage for prescription drugs in spring budget: sources. nationalpost.com: Canada’s Liberal government will propose a limited expansion to the country’s universal healthcare system in the spring budget to cover part of the cost of prescription drugs. Read more

News release: Ontario’s Doctors Welcome Premier’s Council Report on Ending Hallway Health Care. newswire.ca: The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) welcomes Dr. Rueben Devlin’s report. […] We look forward to working with the Premier’s Council and the Ford government to improve frontline services in the health care system. Read more

Ontario delays implementation of pharma transparency rules. cmajnews.com: The Ontario government is putting off the implementation of rules that would require pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers to report all payments and gifts to doctors, medical associations, patient advocacy groups and others in the province. Read more

Cannabis money opens new opportunities, and ethical dilemmas, for medical research. cmajnews.com: research partnership between The Lung Association of Ontario and Tetra Bio-Pharma, a drug company focused on medicinal cannabis, has raised questions about whether it is appropriate for health-focused charities and researchers to work with companies selling a product that is smoked. 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


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

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

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

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

April 4-6: Irish Dental Association Annual Conference, in Galway, Ireland. Read more

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

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

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

May 21–25: Alberta Dental Association and College Annual Congress in Calgary, Alberta. Save the date

May 24–28: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montréal, Québec. Read more

June 19–22: IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more

September 6-9: 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. 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

Un dentifrice naturel et révolutionnaire? journaldemontreal.com: Une pâte dentifrice naturelle inventée par un dentiste québécois et qui réduit de 60 % le risque de carie se retrouvera d’ici la fin février sur les tablettes des grandes pharmacies. Lire plus

Fast-Rising DMG Expands Its Support for Canadian Dental Professionals. dmg-america.com: DMG … announces that it has opened a new office to support its growing customer base in Canada. The office is located at 10 Four Seasons Place in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

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