April 8, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


CDA Essentials the new official CDA magazine

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the new CDA Essentials magazine, facilitating dialogue between the national association and the dental community. It is dedicated to keeping dentists informed about news, issues and clinically relevant information.

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   Meeting of the Non-Insured Health Benefits Technical Working Group (NIHB TWG)

Dr. Peter Doig describes the work of the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) technical working group

Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association, was interviewed by Dr. John O’Keefe about his participation in a recent NIHB technical working group meeting.

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Using LED Lights in Your Office: Are Your Eyes At Risk?

Dr. Richard Price, from Dalhousie University, is organizing a two-day symposium in May 2014 aimed at developing strategies to educate other practitioners about the proper use of curing lights.

In preparation of the symposium, Dr. Price would like to know your opinion: would you like to see Canadian funding agencies support research to examine if LED curing lights, bleaching lights, operatory lights or headlamps are damaging your eyes?

What do you think? Vote here


The Alberta Dental Association and College introduces a new standard of practice

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Gary Fong, President of the Alberta Dental Association and College, about a new standard of practice on facial esthetic therapies and adjunctive therapies in dental practice.

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It’s CDHA National Dental Hygiene Week!

April 6-12 is National Dental Hygiene Week. The Canadian Dental Hygiene Association takes this opportunity to take up the challenge of making oral hygiene a priority in your daily life. The week’s theme is “Oral Health for Total Health,” and it reminds us that taking care of our mouth, teeth, and gums positively impacts our overall health and well-being.

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Dr. Ron Smith speaks about the newest CDA member service: eReferral

Dr. John O’Keefe interviewed Dr. Ron Smith, past CDA President and present Chair of the board of Continovation Services Inc. about the new CDA member service eReferral.

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A new curriculum for oral-systemic health education for non-dental healthcare providers

The Oral-Systemic Health Education for Non-Dental Healthcare Providers curriculum bridges the gap between medicine and dentistry, and is the first of its kind in health science education.

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FAQs: What is contact dermatitis and latex allergy?

Occupationally related contact dermatitis can develop from frequent and repeated use of hand hygiene products, exposure to chemicals, and glove use.

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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 


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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