April 02, 2014  

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Dr. Peter Doig speaks about the National Oral Health Action Plan (NOHAP) Symposium

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, interviewed Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association, about the National Oral Health Action Plan (NOHAP) Symposium that was held in Ottawa on February 27th, 2014.

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Is it time to retire your office modem?

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Geoff Valentine, Manager of Health Informatics at CDA, about emerging issues surrounding the use of modems in dental offices for the transmission of dental claims.

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The 59th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology in association with the Ontario Society of Periodontists

The Ontario Society of Periodontists has teamed up with the Canadian Academy of Periodontology for a joint meeting in Toronto in June 2014.

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What can you do to prevent early childhood caries?

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Ross Anderson about the prevalence of early childhood caries, also known as “the silent epidemic” and what dentists can do to help.

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Between Gluma, Duraflor and other 1.1% fluoride toothpastes, what works best for dentin hypersensitivity?

Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, and Dr. Gordon Schwartz, Periodontist at GumDocs, provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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Saint John, NB, decides negatively on water fluoridation

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Drs. Jeff Clark and Kelly Manning about the March 10th debate on the future of water fluoridation.

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FAQs: What is the risk of bloodborne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV) being transmitted through aerosols generated during the use of an ultrasonic scaler or high-speed dental drill?

A visible spray is created during the use of rotary dental and surgical instruments (e.g., handpieces, ultrasonic scalers) and air-water syringes.

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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 


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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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