June 4, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


CDA @ Work: Dr. Gary MacDonald attended the Health Canada – WHO roundtable on maternal and child health that took place on May 30, 2014 hosted by the Hon. Rona Ambrose and Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General, from the World Health Organization.


Dr. Gerald Smith of Thunder Bay, the new ODA President

Dr. Gerald Smith of Thunder Bay is the new ODA president for 2014-2015. A graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Smith has practised in Thunder Bay for the past 27 years and is a staff dentist at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Smith's desire to enter the field of dentistry grew out of a childhood conviction that his interest in science and biology could lead to a profession in health care.

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Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples: Implementation Research Team Grants – Component 1

Pathways is a CIHR Signature Initiative with an overall goal to develop a better understanding of how to design, implement and scale up population health interventions that will improve First Nations, Inuit and Métis health in four exemplar areas: Suicide Prevention, Diabetes/Obesity, Tuberculosis, and Oral Health.

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The Dalhousie symposium on light curing wraps up

More than 40 internationally reputable light-curing experts gathered in Halifax last week for a light curing symposium organized by Dr. Richard Price at Dalhousie University.


The Nordic Institute on Dental Materials (NIOM) joins Oasis Discussions

We are pleased to announce the participation of the Nordic Institute on Dental Materials (NIOM) as a contributor on Oasis Discussions. NIOM is a joint Nordic biomaterial science institute, working to promote patient safety. The Institute undertakes research, materials testing, standardisation and research-based consulting directed towards health authorities and dental health services in the Nordic countries. Their research and consulting are required to be scientifically founded and applicable to clinical dentistry.

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CDA Knowledge Networks News (KNN)!

Make sure you keep up to date about important new developments in the world of dentistry. Read the latest News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks.


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Which to choose: complete vs. incomplete caries removal? A Systematic Review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Incomplete caries removal: a systematic review and meta-analysis (April 2013)

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Does numbness matter? A clinical review of trigeminal neuropathy

This summary is based on the article published in Cephalagia: Numbness matters: A clinical review of trigeminal neuropathy (July 2011)

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Which groups of drugs cause tooth discoloration? An update review

This summary is based on the article published in Clinical Pediatrics: Drug-Induced Discoloration of Teeth: An Updated Review (February 2012)

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Are short implants in patients with atrophic alveolar ridges successful?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Tooth Loss in Aggressive Periodontitis: A Systematic Review (2013)

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Is there a relationship between sugar-containing methadone and dental caries? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Health Education Journal: The relationship between sugar-containing methadone and dental caries: A systematic review (July 2013)

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