March 25, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


How do you prepare primary molars for stainless steel crowns? Video Presentation

Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Discussions Editor, provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

Dr. Ross Anderson provided a video presentation for stainless steel crown preparation.

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Your opinion: How would you treat this case?

A female patient in her 50's, with no medical conditions and who is not taking any medications, had CTG done 8 months ago. Now she complains of burning sensation from the donor site in the palate. The tissues look normal, but she says she experiences a burning sensation when her tongue touches the area. She says she sometimes has to take Advil. Any advice?

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What do you think about the supervision of dental assisting practice in Canada?

Today’s dental assistant is a multi-skilled professional with a scope of practice that is expanding as the dental profession continues to evolve and change.

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Which handpieces are appropriate to use in bone removal and tooth sectioning during exodontia to minimize the risk of air embolism?

Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Discussions Editor, provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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FAQs: Are bead sterilizers an effective means of sterilization?

Bead sterilizers are not acceptable for sterilization of items between patients.

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FAQs: What should you do in case of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and aerosols?

What constitutes an occupational exposure in dentistry?
What is the risk of infection after an occupational exposure?
What should be done following an occupational exposure?

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The following Urgent Care Scenario is available on Oasis Help:

Acute herpes zoster affecting the trigeminal nerves

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Reconstruction of the Temporomandibular Joint After Surgical Ablation of a Multiply Recurrent Ameloblastoma: A Case Report
Drs. Matthew D. Morrison and David J. Psutka

After removal of this benign tumour, reconstruction with alloplastic material coupled with a nonvascularized bone graft resulted in nearly immediate return to normal function.

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