July 9, 2013   

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

www.jcda.ca & www.jcdaf.ca
Oasis Help
Oasis Discussions


Results of last week’s survey

Sixty percent (60%) of you responded favourably to volunteering in the development and implementation of the JCDA Oasis project. Volunteer efforts would mainly be in clinical content review (65%); providing expert responses on the Oasis Discussions website (46%); developing clinical content (23%); and moderating comments also on the Oasis Discussions website.

Respondents stated that monetary compensation would be a good incentive along with receiving CE points for developing or reviewing clinical content. They also mentioned that they were very happy to contribute to the project and that a “Thank you” would be an adequate incentive.

Twenty six percent (26%) indicated that the weekly Oasis Bulletin is Extremely Useful and 64% found it Very Useful.

It is our pride that 98% of the respondents said they would like to continue to receive the Oasis Bulletin.

We sincerely thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey. We continue to do our best to provide you with pertinent information that will help you in your everyday practice.

View detailed survey results here.


Tell us what’s on your mind and help us set our agenda. You can identify the most important issues that concern you these days. Take the survey (1 min)

Alternatively, you can call and leave a message with your comments and suggestions, toll-free at 1-855-71-OASIS


Codeine and Acetaminophen: how safe and clinically effective are they?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH): Codeine and Acetaminophen for Pain Relief: A Review of the Clinical Efficacy and Safety

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The “mobile microbiome”: journey beyond the mouth?

In this interview, Dr. Christopher McCulloch, Professor and Director of the Matrix Dynamics Group at the University of Toronto’s faculty of dentistry, presented his perspectives on a paper recently published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) which reviews the latest contributions to dentistry’s understanding of the “oral health, total health” concept.

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You can view our latest dental emergency scenarios that were added to the Oasis Help system:

Bleeding under, or adjacent to, a dental prosthesis


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 oasishelp@cda-adc.ca


C-Terminal Cross-Linking Telopeptide as a Serologic Marker for Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Review of 2 Cases
Dr. Michael Pasoff

The effectiveness of the C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide assay in determining risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw is examined. Case vignettes are used to demonstrate dental treatment planning. Read more


WHO Recognizes Oral Diseases in Action Plan for Noncommunicable Diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) action plan recognizes an association between oral disease and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes—the 4 biggest contributors to global deaths due to noncommunicable diseases in 2008. Read more


Remembering Douglas Patrick

Douglas Patrick, partner, vice-president and chief financial officer at the Aurum Group of Companies, passed away on May 6, 2013, at the age of 65. Read more


Visit our Oasis Discussions website to submit the most critical questions relating to your everyday practice. Or, call our toll-free line at 1-855-71-OASIS and leave us a message with your question. We welcome a broad range of questions about diagnosis and treatment, in relation to techniques, materials, instruments, and devices or therapeutic agents. We encourage you to send us your questions as they arise.

Our goal is to have JCDA Expert panellists answer your questions as quickly as possible and share them through our various channels of knowledge translation.

You can help: Please send us the most common restorative emergency scenarios to which you need answers at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca 


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Disclaimer: JCDA Oasis supports clinical decisions; however, it does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. JCDA Oasis is intended to serve as a rapidly accessible, initial clinical reference resource and not as a complete reference resource. All statements of opinion and supposed fact are published on the authority of the author who submits them and do not necessarily express the views of the Canadian Dental Association. The editor reserves the right to edit all copy submitted to JCDA Oasis. Publication of an advertisement does not necessarily imply that the Canadian Dental Association agrees with or supports the claims therein. Furthermore, CDA is not responsible for typographical errors, grammatical errors, misspelled words or syntax that is unclear, or for errors in translations. CDA's Website Privacy Policy applies to this email communication.

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