August 20, 2013   

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Oasis Help
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We are pleased to introduce a series of posts on Oasis Discussions by Dr. Sayed Mirbod, representing the Canadian Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Mirbod provided an initial response to questions submitted by general dentists.

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Dr. Sayed Mirbod, representing the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, provided quick initial responses to the following questions:

What are the clinical differences between gingivitis and periodontitis?

What are the main components of a comprehensive periodontal examination?

What is the significance of periodontal-probing depth measurement?

What is the significance of bleeding on probing?

Why are furcation areas important and how can they be treated?


Opening the Conversation: What is the recommended protocol for remineralizing incipient cervical carious lesions using Recaldent (MI paste)?

A dentist provided an initial response to open the conversation about this question submitted by a general dentist.

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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


Letter: Dentistry Needs to Address the Cost of Care

"Dr. Peter Doig’s column titled Developing a National Oral Health Strategy was certainly good news. However, unless there’s been astounding new developments in funding availability or a new attitude has emerged among the different levels of government towards accepting oral health as an integral part of general health, the whole exercise is destined to lead precisely nowhere."

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CDA and CIHR Partner to Promote Health Equity for Aboriginal Canadians

CDA is partnering with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to address a shared goal of improving the oral health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Aboriginal) peoples. Addressing inequalities in oral health status between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians is an important focus of CDA’s advocacy work and a key challenge addressed in the CIHR initiative, Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples.

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Studying Abroad, Practising in Canada

Practising in Canada after studying abroad has become easier in recent years thanks to reciprocal agreements ratified by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) and the accreditation bodies from other countries.

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