July 31, 2013   

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

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


Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at CDA, calls on dentists to participate in JCDA Oasis

In the short video below (2.04), Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, calls on dentists to participate in JCDA Oasis in a creative and innovative way. To make this a reality, we need dentists to share their experiences. If you are interested in doing so, we welcome your feedback and we look forward to receiving your clinical pearls.

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Class 2 Composite Restoration: How to Etch & Bond?

Dr. Stephen Ferrier, Assistant Professor in the Division of Restorative Dentistry at Western University, presented this clinical workflow component: How to etch and bond.

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Are there good imaging studies of upper airway obstruction in sleep apnea patients?

Dr. Reginald Goodday, Professor and Chair in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences at Dalhousie University, provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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The following medical conditions have been added to Oasis Help:

Congestive Heart Failure

Eating Disorders


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


New CDA Position Statement on Dental Patients with Orthopedic Implants

A newly revised CDA Position Statement emphasizes that routine antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated for dental patients with total joint replacement.

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Does Breastfeeding Increase Risk of Early Childhood Caries?

A long-held view in dentistry that breastfeeding, compared to other types of infant feeding, can contribute to early childhood caries (ECC) may have left some dentists feeling unsure about the implications of breastfeeding on infant oral health.

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Implications of Dabigatran, a Direct Thrombin Inhibitor, for Oral Surgery Practice
Dr. Clayton Davis et al.

This review examines the pharmacology of direct thrombin inhibitors (especially dabigatran) and other anticoagulant medications and summarizes existing literature on best management in the context of dental surgical procedures.

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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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