May 13, 2014  

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Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


The Ontario District of the International College of Dentists Meets During the ODA Annual Spring Meeting

The Fellows of the Ontario District of the International College of Dentists (ICD) gathered for a fellowship luncheon during the ODA's ASM in May. ICD is known for its humanitarian work worldwide and is a leading honorary dental organization dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service and the continued progress of the profession of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind.

A recent ICD-supported humanitarian mission to El Salvador was featured on Oasis Discussions. Drs. Jack Cottrell and Donna Brode spoke about their involvement in the mission and its positive impact on dentistry. Read the post

Dr. Randall Croutze, vice-president of CDA, is currently the President of the Canadian section of ICD.


Oral-Systemic Health Day Offers Unique Interprofessional Learning Experience Physicians and Dentists Bring Diversity of Views to the Table

More than 200 Manitoba-based dental and non-dental health care providers (HCPs) learned how to screen for oropharyngeal cancer in adults and rampant caries in pediatric patients during Oral-Systemic Health Day, hosted by the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Manitoba on February 7, 2014.

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On May 5, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) sent Canadian dentists a link to a survey asking for impressions of the Canadian dental profession. Unfortunately, the link was not functional and we apologize for the inconvenience. 

To complete the survey, please use the link contained in the email dated May 6 or May 12, 2014.

The survey should not take more than 15 minutes to complete and is intended to inform CDA’s efforts in showing trust and value in the dental profession.

The survey is conducted by Ipsos Reid, a professional research company. Your personal information will not be shared and your responses will be handled in confidentiality.

If you have already completed the survey, thank you for your collaboration.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Desjardins, Director, Public Affairs at the Canadian Dental Association.


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What is the real cost of removing water fluoridation?

This summary is based on the report published by the Wellesley Institute: The Real Cost Of Removing Water Fluoridation: A Health Equity Impact Assessment (September 2013)

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Are there differences between direct composite resin fillings and amalgam fillings for permanent or adult posterior teeth?

This summary is based on the Cochrane systematic review: Direct composite resin fillings versus amalgam fillings for permanent or adult posterior teeth (Review)

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV): A New Emerging Disease

This post was prepared by Dr. Nita Mazurat, representative of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

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Is there a difference in longevity between direct posterior amalgam and resin composite restorations?

This summary is based on the article published in Operative Dentistry: longevity of direct restorations in stress-bearing posterior cavities: a retrospective study (September/October 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 


Silorane Adhesive System: A Case Report
Dr. Vanessa Carla Ruschel et al.

The low-shrinkage property of silorane-based composite resin makes it a good choice for posterior restoration when it is used with a silorane-specific adhesive system and a layering technique.



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