July 16, 2013   

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

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Oasis Help
Oasis Discussions


Results of last week’s survey
Last week, we asked you the following question: What’s on your mind?
Here are some of the topics on your mind:

Clinical Questions

  • Amalgam use
  • Fluoride and caries reduction
  • Digital radiography
  • Effective caries prevention
  • Occlusion issues
  • What’s taught in dental schools
  • Infection control best practices
  • Comparing dental materials
  • Comparing prevention to over-treatment
  • Implantology
  • Laser use

Practice management

  • Advertising/marketing
  • Managing overhead
  • Employee motivation/incentives
  • Employee benefits (advantages/disadvantages)
  • Better front-desk personnel training
  • Poor business planning

Professional Issues

  • Over-regulation of the profession
  • Dentists over-supply
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Involving younger dentists
  • Delivering care to new comers
  • Promoting first dental visits
  • Fees and codes
  • Dental therapists


  • Hand-held portable radiography machines

To view the survey’s full details, click here  

How would you answer the following questions?

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of full-contour zirconia vs. cast gold for a full crown on a second molar?
  2. What is the proper protocol for bonding a composite to an existing composite resin? Does the new restoration have the same bond strength and longevity as the original?
  3. What is the recommended protocol for remineralizing incipient cervical carious lesions using Recaldent (MI paste)?

Send us your thoughts to one or all questions to oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or call us at 1-855-716-2747


Codeine or Opioids: Which to use to relieve pain in pediatric patients?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health: Codeine Compared with Other Opioids for Pain Relief in Pediatric Patients: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness, Safety, and Guidelines

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Are stevia and agave syrup healthier sweeteners than sugar?

This summary is based on the article published in the Globe and Mail (July 15, 2013): Are stevia and agave syrup healthier sweeteners than sugar?

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Do mouthguards enhance athletic performance? Additional Research Resources

Additional research resources are provided to complement the post published on June 28, 2013 on Oasis Discussions: Do mouthguards enhance athletic performance?

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The following urgent care scenario and medical condition have been added to Oasis Help:

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


Dental Volunteerism: Is the Current Model Working?
Soomin Janet Han and Carlos R. Quiñonez

Revisiting the traditional dental volunteerism model—to acknowledge the realities in the host country—could lead to more sustainable solutions. 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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