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, our newest addition to the JCDA
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According to a recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research
, resin-based dental composites do not have a negative effect on growth outcomes in children. Read more
A recent Cochrane Review, examining the antiseptic and antibacterial irrigating solutions used to prevent infection during root canal treatment, has found a lack of evidence to strongly support one type of irrigating solution over another.
A recent Cochrane review found there is insufficient evidence to support or refute the common practice of removing trouble-free impacted wisdom teeth. Read more
Dental plaque may be associated with premature death due to cancer, according to a study of randomly selected adults in Sweden. The study authors suggest that there may be a link between plaque levels and cancer and death due to cancer. The cause and development of cancer is not studied; however, the presence of high bacterial load on tooth surfaces and in gingival accumulations was associated with poor outcomes.
Flossing remains an effective adjunct to toothbrushing, according to the results of a recent systematic review.
Xylitol might help guard against ear infections in healthy young children, according to initial evidence published in a Cochrane review conducted by University of Toronto researchers. Read more
An excerpt from “Optimal Health for Frail Older Adults: Best Practices Along the Continuum of Care” appears in the print edition of JCDA
2011, Issue 2, pages 105–8. Read more
Tangible demonstrations of applying knowledge of the oral health and systemic health relationship to new models of population health within the Canadian health care system have begun to take place.
The UBC faculty of dentistry has an exceptional history of research achievement and has implemented, through its strategic plan, a foundation for continued excellence in research.
The American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs (CSA) published a report1
in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA)
concerning potential associations between infant formula and enamel fluorosis.
A case control study1
examining the possible relationship between the flu vaccine and acute myocardial infarction (MI) was recently published in CMAJ
Two recent studies on self-reported toothbrushing behaviour and validated self-report questionnaires show that these surrogate methods are as reliable as traditional clinical indices for establishing the presence of periodontitis.
In 2010, the CDA Board of Directors approved 2 position statements related to access to care, the first focusing on disadvantaged Canadians, the second aimed at residents of long-term care facilities.
In April 2010, the CDA Board of Directors approved a new position statement on early childhood caries (ECC) and an updated statement on the use of fluorides in caries prevention.
Studies highlighted in the latest installment by Dr. Anthony Iacopino examine quality of life issues in patients with Sjögren syndrome. This research reinforces the importance of the dental team in the co-management of patients with systemic diseases.
The police department in Victoria, BC, is hoping that dentists can help identify a missing person, believed to have undergone a sex change from man to woman. Ronald Wayne Siemens (born January 8, 1956) is thought to have assumed the female identity Kyla Dawn Siemens. Victoria police are looking for dental records to help facilitate a positive identification.
The British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) has produced an educational CD on children’s oral
health designed for parents and caregivers of children under 3 years of age.
In previous columns I discussed the importance of interprofessional health education and practice as they relate to oral–
systemic health and emerging guidelines for co-management of patients.1-3
It will become increasingly common for health
professionals in medicine and nursing to collaborate with the dental team in multidirectional screening and referral networks,
to mutually reinforce health promotion and wellness messaging, and to jointly develop treatment plans and comprehensively