August 6, 2013   

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Oasis Help
Oasis Discussions &


We are pleased to feature the first of a series of posts by our newest contributor, the Canadian Armed Forces Dental Corps: How safe, clinically effective, and cost-effective are composite resin and amalgam dental filling materials?

We received many emails and amazing feedback related to the Class 2 Composite Restoration: How to Etch & Bond? posted on Oasis Discussions on July 31, 2013. What other procedures would you like to see us feature on Oasis Discussions? Send us an email at or call us toll free at 1-855-716-2747

How would you answer the following questions?

  • Temporization – What is the best material for veneer temps and what are the best techniques?
  • What is a good quality scanner to scan conventional dental radiographs and printouts of digital radiographs?

Send us your thoughts to one or both questions to or call us at 1-855-716-2747


How safe, clinically effective, and cost-effective are composite resin and amalgam dental filling materials?

Last year, as part of its continuous quality improvement program, the Canadian Armed Forces Dental Corps initiated an evaluation of its restorative practice, particularly its choice of direct restorative materials for treating caries.

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Are women more at risk for caries prevalence?

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: The Impact of Gender on Caries Prevalence and Risk Assessment (April 2013)

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Is there a relationship between dental injuries and the type of maxillofacial fractures?

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Dental Traumatology: Dental trauma in patients with maxillofacial fractures (August 2013)

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The following Urgent Care Scenario has been added to Oasis Help:

Primary tooth avulsion

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


Sam’s Story: How AboutFace is Helping People with Facial Differences

Dentists know that a great smile has the power to connect. But for people living with facial differences, connecting with others isn’t always easy. Everyday interactions can come with emotional hardships of feeling anxious, alone or depressed.

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Canadian Dental Students Meet in Ottawa

Student representatives from the 10 Canadian dental schools recently met at the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations (FDCSA) annual general meeting. The event, which took place in Ottawa on June 15, saw the continuation of the work initiated at group’s inaugural meeting in 2012.

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McGill Associate Dean Receives ACFD Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Marie Dagenais, associate dean of academic affairs at the McGill faculty of dentistry, received the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD) Distinguished Service Award at the association’s biennial conference held at Dalhousie University on June 16–17, 2013.

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