October 1, 2013  

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Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program/Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Joint Communication

The NIHB Program is pleased to announce that the Endodontic Trial Project has been extended until March 31, 2016. The NIHB Program initiated this two-year nationwide project on April 1, 2011, to assess the merits, feasibility, and appropriateness of removing the predetermination requirement for standard root canal treatment procedures on bicuspids and first molars.

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Is there an association between periodontitis and obstructive sleep apnea?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Periodontal Research: The association between periodontitis and obstructive sleep apnea: a preliminary study (August 2013)

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Are there underlying psychological factors for tooth wear?

This summary is based on the article published in Special Care in Dentistry: The psychology of tooth wear (January/February 2013)

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Does stepwise excavation enhance pulp preservation?

This is a summary of the article published in the Journal of Dentistry: Ways of enhancing pulp preservation by stepwise excavation. A systemic review (February 2011)

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What are the clinical considerations for dental implant therapy in irradiated head and neck cancer patients?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Prosthodontics: Updated Clinical Considerations for Dental Implant Therapy in Irradiated Head and Neck Cancer Patients (August 2013)

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What are the clinical outcomes of implant abutments in the anterior region?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Clinical outcomes of implant abutments in the anterior region: a systematic review (June 2013)

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What is the concept of restorative volume?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Clinical decisions for anterior restorations: the concept of restorative volume (December 2012)

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The following medical conditions and urgent care scenarios have been added to Oasis Help:

Medical Conditions

Urgent Care Scenarios


Alternative Interim Treatment for Single-Tooth Loss and Diastema: Two Clinical Reports
Dr. Bora Bagis and Dr. Sedanur Turgut

The evolution of adhesive materials and techniques is creating new options for replacing missing teeth and repairing diastema. Read more


Managing Patients with Oral Candidiasis
Dr. Samson Ng

Common opportunistic infection from yeast-like organism Candida albicans. Read more


Managing Patients with Primary Incisor Root Fracture
Dr. Jennifer MacLellan

Injury to a primary incisor following a traumatic injury. Diagnosis of a root fracture may be suspected but must be confirmed radiographically. Read more


New Patient Resources from ADA&C

The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) has developed educational videos that describe what to expect on a dental visit and provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques. Read more


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