February 19, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


Oasis Discussions website outage

In the last two weeks, Oasis Discussions was the target of two cyber hacking attempts. Some of you might have tried to access the site and received a Google warning note that you were being redirected to a malware site.

The site is back and operational; however, we would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience. We are diligently working on identifying and preventing the issue.

Evidence-Based Dentistry Champions 2.0 Conference: Implementing Science in Practice

The Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Champions Conference is being offered this year as a 2.0 version and is tailored for EBD enthusiasts and/or past EBD Champions to advance their existing skills and knowledge. Read more

Call for Survey

Dr. Marc-Olivier Aucoin, a graduate orthodontic resident from the University of Manitoba, is seeking colleagues’ support to complete an online survey for his masters’ thesis. Valuable prizes are available as a thank you for your participation.

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How can I treat halitosis?

Dr. Eric Stoopler in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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View from the Chairside: I use Motivational Interviewing, do you?

By Dr. Richard Anderson

Picture this: A patient walks into your dental office, and before you even pick up the drill or carry out an injection, a conversation takes place that leads your patient to a lifetime of optimal oral health.

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What causes a salty mouth taste?

Dr. Gary Klasser in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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What are the causes of a burning tongue?

Dr. Gary Klasser in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided a quick initial response to a 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 oasishelp@cda-adc.ca


Effect of Preheating on Microhardness and Viscosity of 4 Resin Composites

Dr. Jacinta MC Santos et al.

Preheating resin composite restorative materials increased microhardness and decreased viscosity. These effects may allow easier placement of composite restorations and greater monomer conversion.

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National Convention Brings Dentists Together in Winnipeg

In January, dentists from across Canada came to Winnipeg to attend the 2014 national convention, co-hosted by CDA and the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA). As CDA president Dr. Peter Doig noted in his welcome letter to convention delegates, “A national convention is the best way to bridge the gap of our country’s geography.”

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World Oral Health Day Celebrates Healthy Smiles

March 20 is World Oral Health Day—a day when dentists and others across the globe promote awareness about the importance of taking care of your teeth.

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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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