August 28, 2013   

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New features on Oasis Discussions

CDA Knowledge Networks News (KNN)!

On a weekly basis, Dr. John O’Keefe will give you a sampling of news items that come across our desks at CDA in the past week. We welcome your comments and we invite you to send us leads to news stories worth sharing that you have come across.

Check out this week’s News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks

View from the Chairside

We are pleased to introduce the View from the Chairside, a new space on our Oasis Discussions website. Posts featured under this section introduce conversations about topics that matter to general dentists on the front line of care.

Visit our first post: Temporary Crowns Protocol



View from the Chairside: Temporary Crowns Protocol

By Dr. Mark Venditti

Until a few years ago, when making temporary crowns for my patients, I would start by taking a full-mouth alginate impression…Later on, I learned about a different technique

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Opening the Conversation: Is Dental Caries an Infectious Disease?

This question is a conversation opener on the nature of the caries process

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How do you treat a portion of an-all porcelain crown that breaks off in esthetic zone?

Dr. Omar El-Mowafy, from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto provided this quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist

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How can I use CBCT and barium markers when placing temporary implants?

On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with “Practical How To” answers to clinical questions. This is the second post by Carestream

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What is the safest way to clean up the cement found inside a porcelain crown?

Dr. Alan Kilistoff, from the  University of Alberta, provided the following initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist

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Should amalgam fillings be changed to the latest white composites?

Dr. Anuradha Prakki, from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, provided this quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist

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Opening the conversation: What is the best restorative material still in existence and use?

This question was submitted by a general dentist and is a conversation opener on the best restorative materials based on your experience

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Do the newer amalgam non-corrosion alloys fill with corrosion products and seal better as they age?

Dr. Anuradha Prakki, from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto, provided this quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist

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Primary Extranodal B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Mimicking an Endodontic Lesion: Report of 2 Cases
Dr. Gordon B. Wong et al.

In cases that fail to respond to conventional therapy, dentists should avoid multiple procedures without the benefit of a biopsy, which might reveal an aggressive, neoplastic condition.

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Benefits of Antibiotics for Dental Implant Placement

The findings of a new systematic review by the Cochrane Oral Health Group suggest that people given antibiotics before having dental implants placed have a reduced risk of implant failure. The study found that 2 or 3 grams of amoxicillin given orally, as a single administration, 1 hour before placement of dental implants reduces implant failures.

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New Resources for Providing Care to Older Adults

Researchers and community partners, led by a team from Dalhousie University, have developed new resources to promote optimal oral care in long-term care (LTC) and home care settings. As previously reported in JCDA, the Brushing Up on Mouth Care project resources can be used to educate staff working in continuing care settings.

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