February 25, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


Oasis Mobile App

CDA is developing a mobile application for its Oasis suite of clinical services (Oasis Help and Oasis Discussions). We would like to know more about the type of device you are using in order to determine the best technology development approach.

Please follow this link to answer a two-question survey (1min). Thank you.

CADTH celebrates 25 years and holds a series of workshops on Practical Tools for Literature Searching

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Information Specialists use a variety of searching aids to perform comprehensive health literature searches. If you are in Ottawa, you are invited to join a workshop to learn about these tools and how they can aid your literature searching.

Click here for more information on the workshop, dates, location and registration.

CADTH is also holding a webinar session (90 minutes) on “Finding the evidence: literature search tools, techniques for systematic reviews, and health technology assessments.”

Click here for the date, time and method of registration.

Dr. Nicholas Mancini and Dr. Dennis C. Smith: In Memoriam

CDA has learned with deep sadness about the passing away of two dentists who greatly contributed to the dental profession in Canada, Dr. Nick Mancini and Dr. Dennis C. Smith.

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At what age should I stop all my insurance?

Insurance Advisory Services at CDSPI have provided this quick initial response to a question submitted by a dentist.

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Sodabriety: intervening against the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of School Health: Piloting ‘‘Sodabriety’’: A School-Based Intervention to Impact Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Rural Appalachian High Schools (March 2014)

Courtesy of Wiley Publishing: You can access the full-text article for the next 3 months

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What is the best antibiotic to prescribe for irreversible pulpitis?

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

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What are the early signs of periodontal disease?

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

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Maxillary implant overdentures: Why are they controversial? A Review

This summary is based on the review published in the journal of the Australian Dental Association: Maxillary implant overdentures: current controversies (December 2013)

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IADR Scientific Facts (2013): Universal Adhesive Strength

This scientific fact is adapted from the 3M ESPE compilation of IADR 2013 scientific facts.

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What factors have an impact on the performance of dentists?

This summary is based on the report published by the National Clinical Assessment Service (UK): Factors influencing dental practitioner performance: a literature review (March 2011)

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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


Detection and Prevention of Oral Cancer: Are Screening Methods Effective?

In dentistry, screening for oral cancer by visual inspection and palpation is an essential part of a clinician’s routine practise. Yet achieving the goals of screening—identification of precancerous lesions or cancers so that interventions can reduce malignant transformations or improve chances of survival—can be a major challenge.

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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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Disclaimer: JCDA Oasis supports clinical decisions; however, it does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. JCDA Oasis is intended to serve as a rapidly accessible, initial clinical reference resource and not as a complete reference resource. All statements of opinion and supposed fact are published on the authority of the author who submits them and do not necessarily express the views of the Canadian Dental Association. The editor reserves the right to edit all copy submitted to JCDA Oasis. Publication of an advertisement does not necessarily imply that the Canadian Dental Association agrees with or supports the claims therein. Furthermore, CDA is not responsible for typographical errors, grammatical errors, misspelled words or syntax that is unclear, or for errors in translations. CDA's Website Privacy Policy applies to this email communication.

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