November 19th, 2013   

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

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Following the distribution of the post on Primary Failure of Tooth Eruption, a number of dentists inquired whether clinical cases, images and radiographs of similar cases could be shared. If you have a clinical case, images or radiographs that you would like to share with us, please send them to and the collection will be featured in a future post.



An Invitation from Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA)

In 2014, the CDA national convention will be hosted by the Manitoba Dental Association in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am delighted to invite you to my home province to attend this stellar event. For me, there is no place like home. I hope that you too can experience your "home away from home" in wonderful Winnipeg this January.

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How do you manage a severely disabled and G tube-fed patient?

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

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How would you manage this case: crown fracture with complicated chisel-type fracture?

This case was presented in the Dental Traumatology journal (December 2013). We are asking for your feedback on how you would treat this case. The full-text article will be added to the case on November 22nd, 2013.

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Preserving Heritage in Dentistry: The Crawford Dental Collection

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Ralph Crawford, past CDA President and editor of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association about the Crawford Dental Collection at the Museum of Health Care (MHC) at Kingston.

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Your Opinion: How would you manage this case?

This case is presented by Dr. Emad Girgis.

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Follow-up: Anti-infectives pediatric dosage

This is a follow-up post to the Refresher: Why use anti-infectives? A number of dentists inquired about the pediatric doses for the anti-infectives mentioned in the post. Sources of information: Lexicomp and

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How safe is sedation for overweight/obese children?

This summary is based on the article published in the Pediatric Dentistry journal: The safety of sedation for overweight/obese children in the dental setting (September/October 2012)

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Early Childhood Caries the Leading Cause of Day Surgery for Canadian Children

Early childhood caries (ECC) accounts for about one-third of all day surgeries performed on Canadian children between the ages of 1 and 5, according to a study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The CIHI report highlights the prevalence of oral health neglect in Canadian children and raises awareness of a health care issue that can be avoided.

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Providing Care for Underserviced Communities

Initiatives from two Canadian dental schools are providing much-needed dental services to communities facing difficulties accessing dental care. Read more


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