March 5, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


What’s in your pocket?

We would like to thank you for taking the time and answering our survey about the type of mobile device you use to seek and retrieve clinical information. Preliminary results indicate a majority of both iPhones and iPads (over 75%) and although these results hint that iOS may be the favoured mobile platform, Android devices are certainly gaining terrain with 24% of you using this operating system.

If you did not get a chance to complete the survey, you can still do so by clicking here. Thank you.


Learn more about World Oral Health Day and FDI World Dental Federation

On March 20th, FDI will celebrate World Oral Health Day. It is an international day to highlight the benefits of a healthy mouth and promote worldwide awareness of issues around oral health and the importance to everyone old and young of looking after oral hygiene. It is a day for people to have fun – a day that should be full of activities that make us laugh, sing and smile! Read more

Listen to Dr. Jack Cottrell speak about FDI and World oral Health Day.


Quick Fact: What are pre-eruptive caries?

Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided this quick fact as a response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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What is the link between periodontal disease and obesity?

This summary is based on the review article published in the International Journal of Stomatology and Occlusion Medicine: Periodontal disease and obesity (March 2013)

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How effective is photo-activated disinfection therapy for dental surgery?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response report published by the Canadian Agency for Drug and Technologies in Health (CADTH): Photo-Activated Disinfection Therapy for Dental Surgery: Review of the Clinical Effectiveness (September 2013)

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Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) 2014 Recommendations

This summary is based on the 2014 Recommendations of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program

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Does periodontal disease impact oral health-related quality of life?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Dental Journal: Impact of periodontal disease and periodontal therapy on oral health-related quality of life (June 2013)

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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


Optimizing Patient Safety: Can We Learn From the Airline Industry?
Drs. Richard D. Speers and Christopher A. McCulloch

Patient safety in dentistry can be improved by learning from our mistakes, using principles of risk management from the airline industry.

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DIAC’s Future of Dentistry Survey

The Dental Industry Association of Canada’s (DIAC) 18th Annual Future of Dentistry questionnaire is now available online. Please take a moment to complete the questionnaire.


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.

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