May 21, 2013

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis &
Oasis Help
Oasis Discussions


It is official! The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has joined forces with JCDA Oasis to bring infection prevention resources to Canadian dental professionals. Dr. John O’Keefe, CDA’s director of knowledge networks and member of the OSAP board of directors, proposed the partnership, suggesting OSAP become a contributing organization for infection control.

Dr. Nita Mazurat, an OSAP member , has been tasked with repurposing the wealth of information OSAP has gathered and responded to over the years through frequently asked questions by their members, to ensure the content is applicable and consistent with Canadian needs.

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What is an extrusion and how is it treated?

This post is adapted from the Extrusion article found in the Dental Trauma Guide

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Brief: When should you use anti-infective drugs?

This summary is adapted from the Clinical Info on Medical Emergencies provided by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)

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How do I treat a primary tooth intrusion?

This Urgent Care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer MacLellan. It is also available on Oasis Help

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How do I manage a traumatically displaced primary incisor?

This Urgent Care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Karen Campbell. It is also available on Oasis Help

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What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of buspirone versus benzodiazepines, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors for the treatment of anxiety?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health: Use of Buspirone for the treatment of anxiety: A review of the clinical effectiveness, safety, and cost effectiveness

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How do you manage a patient who’s had a stroke?

This Medical Condition is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team and is available on Oasis Help

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Is Your Patient Taking Calcium Channel Blockers?

This Post is adapted from the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Drug Monograph: Calcium Channel Blockers

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Does endodontic microsurgery (EMS) have better outcomes than contemporary root-end surgery (CRS)?

This Systematic Review Summary is adapted from the article in the British Dental Association's journal Evidence-Based Dentistry: Review finds better endodontic surgery outcomes with microscope use

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A new prescription drug has been added to Oasis Help: Propranolol

Get involved with Oasis Help! We invite individuals and groups of general dentists, dental specialists, physicians and pharmacists, to join our project as authors, reviewers, and content and translation advisors. Email us at


Clinical Dentistry


Functional and Esthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta
Dr. Gulfem Ergun et al.

Significant esthetic and functional improvement in the dentition of a young woman with mild hypoplastic amelogenesis is achieved using zirconium oxide ceramic fixed bridges.




Access to Care for All

A letter from the president of the Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesia.


The Importance of Informed Consent

Letter and reply from the author on the importance of obtaining informed consent from patients prior to the initiation of dental treatment.


News & Updates


PHAC Adds Oral Health Promotion to its Best Practices Portal

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recently added Oral Health Promotion as one of the components of its Canadian Best Practices Portal’s Public Health Topics.


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