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News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks – 2019/11/20


Jagmeet Singh says he’ll vote against throne speech if NDP requests not met. theglobeandmail.com, Nov 13: The No. 1 ask from the NDP will be Liberal support for the immediate creation of a national universal pharmacare program.  ... When it comes to dental care, Mr. Singh appears to be offering the Liberals more leeway. Read more

Singh réitère ses demandes à Trudeau. lapresse.ca, 13 novembre : Sans tracer « de lignes rouges dans le sable », M. Singh s’est dit prêt mercredi à voter contre le discours du trône si le NPD n’y retrouve pas de références incontournables comme des engagements clairs pour créer un régime national d’assurance médicaments et dentaire et des mesures concrètes pour lutter contre les changements climatiques, entre autres choses. Lire plus

Insurers and healthcare groups collaborate to help providers and patients better understand health insurance benefits. clhia.ca, Nov 13: The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association together with the Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) have produced a new guide that will help healthcare providers and their patients better understand how private health insurance works. Read more

Les assureurs et des associations du secteur de la santé joignent leurs efforts pour aider les fournisseurs de soins et leurs patients à mieux comprendre l’assurance maladie. clhia.ca, 13 novembre : L’Association canadienne des compagnies d'assurances de personnes et la Extended Healthcare Professionals Coalition (EHPC) ont produit un nouveau guide visant à aider les fournisseurs de soins et leurs patients à mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de l’assurance maladie privée. Lire plus

Media Advisory - Governor General to Invest 39 Recipients into the Order of Canada During a Ceremony at Rideau Hall. newswire.ca, Nov 18: Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 3 Companions, 5 Officers and 31 Members into the Order of Canada [including Dr. Patrick Ralph Crawford, C.M.]. Read more

The NDP Government’s Proposed Denturist Regulations Put Seniors at Risk. accesswire.com, Nov 18: The Denturist Association of BC (DABC) is demanding that the government amend the language of the published (August 2019) proposed amendments to the Denturists regulations. Read more

City council called on to look at cost of putting fluoride back into drinking water. 660citynews.com, Nov 15: Dental and medical experts are calling on city council [Calgary] to find out the cost of reinstating fluoride back into our drinking water. Read more

New Vernon operatory opens doors for more affordable care. vernonmorningstar.com, Nov 12: Vernon Community Dental Access Centre (B.C.) knocks down barriers for low-income citizens. Read more

ADA: Dental amalgam is safe and reliable – Association offers comments for Nov. 13-14 FDA hearing. ada.org, Nov 18: “Dental amalgam is one of the safest and most affordable and durable materials available,” the ADA told the Food and Drug Administration in comments filed ahead of the agency’s Nov. 13-14 hearing on the immunological safety of metal implants, including amalgam. Read more

Calls for Action on Dental Amalgam at FDA Advisory Committee Meeting. infomeddnews.com, Nov 18: A scientific advisory committee convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that the agency provide information to patients about the risks of dental amalgam, especially for vulnerable populations. Read more

The Missing Piece: BDA sets out 2019 manifesto for oral health. bda.org, Nov 15: The BDA has called on all parties to stop treating oral health as the missing piece in health policy, as it launches its 2019 manifesto. Read more

General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges. bbc.com, Nov 17: Everyone will be entitled to a "free teeth MOT" in England under a Labour government, the party says. ... Dental leaders welcomed the move, but said there was a shortage of dentists that needed addressing too. Read more

Federal Judge Asked to Let Fluoride-in-Water Case Go to Trial. news.bnnbloombergenrivonment.com, Nov 15: The future of a suit challenging the EPA’s stance that fluoride in drinking water doesn’t pose unreasonable risks to young children was the focus of dueling motions before a federal judge in San Francisco Nov. 15. Read more

ADA supports regulating vaping devices and liquids. ada.org, Nov 19: The American Dental Association is reaffirming its support for legislation aimed at regulating vaping devices and liquids in the same manner the Food and Drug Administration regulates cigarettes and other tobacco products. Read more

Cigarette smoking rates are at a record low in the U.S. ctvnews.ca, Nov 14: Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults fell to its lowest recorded level in 2018: 13.7 per cent. Read more

Opioid-free pain management guidelines released by Pitt Dental Medicine. news-medical.net, Nov 14: The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the first in the nation to establish opioid-free pain management guidelines for the vast majority of procedures performed in all of its clinics. Read more

Opinion: Philadelphia’s soda tax should include 100% fruit juice. Inquirer.com: Conflicting nutrition information is perplexing. What foods are best, and how much of them should we eat? Read more

SmileDirectClub's legal bills grow as it ups lobbying efforts. bizjournals.journals.com, Nov 13: SmileDirectClub is taking the attack to its critics — so much so, the company doubled its legal bills from the second quarter to the third. Read more

Dental researchers develop new glass fibre composite materials. sydney.edu.au, Oct 30: Now, for the first time, Associate Professor Ayman Ellakwa from the Sydney Dental School and a team of Australian researchers have developed new glass fibre-reinforced composite dental restoration material whose mechanical properties nearly match those of amalgam. Read more

Novel dental informatics program to improve oral health for better overall health. news-medical.net, Nov 12: The new program will use both electronic dental and medical record data for clinical research to develop interoperable databases and advance the knowledge of oral health problems that cause, co-occur with or result from medical conditions. Read more

A retrospective cohort study on reasons to retain third molars. ijoms.com: The primary goal of this study was to identify and quantify indications for retaining third molars. Read more

Periodontitis As A Risk Factor For Stroke: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis. dovepress.com: This systematic review and meta-analysis investigate the association between periodontitis and stroke. Read more

Nearly all toddlers, and the majority of babies, eat too much added sugar in the US, study says. cnn.com, Nov 14: A new analysis of national data finds 98% of toddlers and two-thirds of infants consume added sugars in their diets each day. Read more

More People in the United States Dying from Antibiotic-Resistant Infections than Previously Estimated. cdc.gov, Nov 13: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its updated Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States (AR Threats Report) indicating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States each year. Read more

Universal health care on trial: What you need to know about a historic Charter challenge in B.C. theglobeandmail.com, Nov 12: A Charter challenge to the foundations of Canada’s health-care system is finally scheduled to begin hearing closing arguments on Monday, 10 years after the pugnacious private-medicine advocate Brian Day asked the courts to undo a law that effectively bars patients from paying for necessary medical care. Read more

Health Officials Claim Breakthrough on Vaping Illness Culprit. scientificamerican.com, Nov 12: The CDC says vitamin E acetate turned up in every sample of lung fluid from 29 patients. Read more

Health advocates urge Nova Scotia government to take action on ‘youth vaping epidemic’. thestar.com, Nov 12: Health advocates are pressing the provincial government to target e-cigarette use among youth by restricting supply, preventing access and reducing the products’ appeal. Read more

British Columbia set to announce changes around youth vaping, regulations. beta.ctvnews.ca, Nov 14: Health Minister Adrian Dix has said B.C. will be taking strong action that involves education, tightening access, working with partners and pressuring the federal government to act. Read more

Vaping-related illness case reported in Outaouais. cbc.ca, Nov 14: This is the third case of vaping-related illness in Quebec, and the eighth confirmed or probable case reported in Canada. Read more

Un 3e cas de maladie pulmonaire grave lié au vapotage confirmé au Québec. tvanouvelles.ca, 14 novembre : Un troisième cas de maladie pulmonaire grave lié aux produits de vapotage a été confirmé par le ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, jeudi. Le patient est originaire de l’Outaouais. Lire plus

Flavored e-cigarette ban stalls in White House: report. thehill.com, Nov 18: President Trump postponed his plan to ban flavored e-cigarette products after listening to advisers wary of political fallout. Read more

Apple Takes Out Vaping Apps from App Store. techtimes.com, Nov 18: Apple has taken away all apps related to vaping from its App Store, referring to warnings from health experts who consider vaping as "a youth epidemic" and "a public health crisis." Read more

Injection drug use up by 30 per cent in 5 years in Canada: study. montreal.ctvnews.ca, Nov 15: As the opioid crisis rages, researchers at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) research centre have found illicit drug use in Canada has increased by 30 per cent in five years. Read more

Dr. Rosana Salvaterra: Protecting Peterborough’s young people from substance use. thepeterboroughexaminer.com, Nov 12 [OPINION]: And despite all our progress on restricting exposure to tobacco smoke, the risk of dying from cigarette smoking is on the rise. The recent focus on vaping and nicotine addiction among youth is just the latest indication of the widespread prevalence of both substance use and addiction. It's a cause for concern. Read more

Groundbreaking forum explores high rates of addiction among Indigenous people. calgary.ctvnew.ca, Nov 14: The Harm Reduction Forum will hear practical ways health care providers, researchers and members of the community can support people impacted by addictions in indigenous communities. Read more

Coconut oil is marketed as healthy, but it has more saturated fat than butter or lard. cbc.ca, Nov 15: Marketplace reviewed the study that seemed to spark the coconut oil health craze, and found that even its author isn't buying into the health trend. Read more

Obesity-related cancers on the rise in younger Canadians: study. cbc.ca, Nov 18: The researchers behind a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal believe that a major factor in rising rates of cancer in young people is obesity. Read more

Diabetes cases soar, 1-in-11 adults affected: doctors. ctvnews.ca, Nov 14: More than 460 million people -- 1-in-11 adults -- now suffer from diabetes, largely brought on by an over-rich lifestyle short on exercise, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) said Thursday. Read more

Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says. theconversation.com, Nov 15: We know we shouldn’t be eating candy, ice cream, cookies, cakes and drinking sugary sodas, but sometimes they are so hard to resist. It’s as if our brain is hardwired to want these foods. Read more

Ontario starts merging health agencies, fires 9 LHIN executives. cbc.ca, Nov 13: The province's 14 LHINs and six health agencies will be consolidated into a new super agency called Ontario Health for an estimated $350 million a year in savings. Read more

Ontario Expanding Digital and Virtual Health Care. news.ontario.ca, Nov 13: Giving Patients More Options Part of Province’s Plan to End Hallway Health Care. Read more

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McGill University – Continuing dental education

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University of Manitoba – Continuing professional development

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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



November 29-December 4: Greater NY Dental Meeting, in New York, New York. Read more



January 30–February 1: Yankee Dental Congress – Advancing the Vision 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more

February 20-22: Chicago Dental Society 155th Midwinter Meeting – Kaleidoscope View 2020, in Chicago, Illinois. Read more

March 5-7: Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, BC. Read more

March 19-20: Academy of Osseointegration 2020 Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Read more

March 19-21: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more

April 2-4: The 2020 Manitoba Dental Association & Canadian Dental Association Convention –Seeing Dentistry Clearly, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more

May 7-9: Ontario Dental Association ASM20 Annual Spring Meeting, in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

May14-16: California Dental Association (CDA) – Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry, Anaheim, California. Read more

May 21-23: Alberta Dental Association & College, Alberta Wellness Summit, in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

May 29-June 2: Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, in Montreal, Quebec. Read more

September 1-4: FDI World Dental Congress in Shanghai, China. Read more

September 10-12: California Dental Association (CDA) – Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry, in San Francisco, CA. Save the date

October 1-3: Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics 28th Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Read more

October 15-18: American Dental Association ADA FDC 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Read more

October 4: North West Dental Exposition in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more

Curve Dental Enables Prescriptions to be Sent from Any Device. prnewswire.com, Nov 19: Curve Dental announced the release of enhanced functionality for ePrescribe, a module within the Curve Cloud Platform that enables dental practitioners to send a new prescription or renewal to pharmacies from any digital device, including a smartphone or tablet. Read more

P&G’s Oral-B and Crest Launch “Tooth Fairy in a Box”. businesswire.com, Nov 13: Convenient, fun kit helps parents turn one Tooth Fairy visit into better brushing habits that last a lifetime. Read more

Tom's of Maine Brings First-of-its-Kind Recyclable Toothpaste Tube to the Oral Care Aisle. prnewswire.com, Nov 14: Tom's of Maine has begun shipping a first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers. Read more

Dentsply Sirona’s first US installation of state-of-the-art student simulator units starts at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. dentsplysirona.com, Nov 18: Over 100 new and modern Dentsply Sirona simulator units were fitted at University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry in a groundbreaking USD 4-million project, making UMKC dental training labs one of the country’s largest and most advanced education facility. Read more

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