January 21, 2014   

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


See you in Winnipeg January 23-25, 2014
During the CDA & MDA Convention!


Results of the eReferral survey

On December 16th 2013, we sent out a survey about the new CDA member service eReferral. We asked you what you wanted to know about this service.

We have the results and prepared an Oasis Discussions post which details the cost and benefit of the eReferral service. Next week, we will have a complete guide on how to register for the service.

Here are the results the eReferral survey:


What’s holding back your productivity?

Last week, we launched our mini-survey initiative asking you about what stresses you the most. This week, we would like to know about what’s preventing you from being as productive as you would like to be.

Click here to be directed to the one-question survey. Please feel free to add as much information as you wish. You can also email your response to oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or call us toll free at 1-855-716-2747 (1-855-71-OASIS).


The Manitoba Dental Association's "We Be Brushin" public service announcement video wins an international advertising award

Winnipeg’s Traffic Advertising company has been honoured with a Visionary Award and Leader Award in the 2013 Summit Emerging Media Award (EMA) competition in the Health/Fitness category for its 60-second public service announcement and two-minute music video “We Be Brushin”, created for the Manitoba Dental Association. Read more


View from the Chairside: Can you use CAD/CAM for tough aesthetic challenges?

By Dr. Amarjit Rihal

What would you do in this situation? A long-standing patient came in and informed me that his insurance is running out and would like to upgrade an endodontically treated tooth I restored 10 years ago with a full coverage restoration. When you look at the pre-op photo of #21 you can see that it is going to be a challenge.

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Schulich Dentistry opens unique operating suite for special needs patients

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has become the first dental school in North America to be equipped with a general anesthetic (GA) suite allowing the School’s dental clinic program to expand its scope of services for patients, especially those with physical and/or intellectual challenges who require sedation.

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Are gingival cells a therapeutic solution?

This summary is based on the article published in the Stem Cell and Development journal: Gingiva as a source of stem cells with therapeutic potential (December 2013)

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What are the new paradigms in diet and the microbial etiology of dental caries?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Dental Journal: Diet and the microbial aetiology of dental caries: new paradigms (December 2013)

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How do you manage a child patient with an acute asthma exacerbation?

This post is based on the Canadian Medical Association guidelines for managing the pediatric patient with an acute asthma exacerbation: CMA Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines Database (CPGs)

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: an occupational hazard?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Dental Journal: Carpal tunnel syndrome – an occupational hazard facing dentistry (October 2013)

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How do you manage double teeth in children and teenagers?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry: management of double teeth in children and adolescents (November 2012)

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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 oasishelp@cda-adc.ca


Managing bleeding under, or adjacent to, a dental prosthesis
Dr. Cheryl Cable

Step-by-step advice on managing bleeding under, or adjacent to, a dental prosthesis.

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How Do I Manage a Patient with an Extensive Odontogenic Infection?
Dr. Daisy Chemaly

Advice on managing a patient with an extensive odontogenic infection?

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How to Manage a Pediatric Patient with Oral Ulcers
Drs. Eric T. Stoopler and Ghada Al Zamel

Advice on treating a pediatric patient with oral ulcers.

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Visit our Oasis Discussions website to submit the most critical questions relating to your everyday practice. Or, call our toll-free line at 1-855-71-OASIS and leave us a message with your questions. We welcome a broad range of questions about diagnosis and treatment, techniques, materials, instruments, and devices or therapeutic agents. We encourage you to send us your questions as they arise.

Our goal is to have JCDA Expert panellists answer your questions as quickly as possible and share them through our various channels of knowledge translation.

You can help: Please send us the most common restorative emergency scenarios to which you need answers at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca 

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