June 10, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


CDA @ Work: Dr. Gary MacDonald speaks about CDA's Days on the Hill 2014

Dr. John O'Keefe interviewed Dr. Gary MacDonald, President of the Canadian Dental Association, about his participation in the recent Days on the Hill event. "Days on the Hill" is an opportunity for dentists to meet with parliamentarians and discuss federal issues that have an impact on dentistry. The team consists of CDA's President and President Elect, members of CDA's Advocacy Committee and CDA's public affairs specialists.

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New Provincial Dental Association Presidents

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association (NLDA): Dr. Jacqueline Tucker
  • New Brunswick Dental Society (NBDS): Dr. Kelly Manning

More information will be available in next week's bulletin.


New Chair of OSAP Board of Directors

Dr. John O'Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at CDA was elected chair of the Board of Directors for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention for the 2014-2015 term which will begin July 1, 2014.


Share Your Great Story

Dr. John O'Keefe and Dr. Suham Alexander speak about sharing your stories on Oasis Discussions

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The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) would like your input on the development of a new CDA code of ethics

The CDA Board of Directors has approved the development of a new CDA code of ethics, and has tasked its Committee on Clinical and Scientific Affairs to develop a draft code with input from its Trust and Value Working Group.

As part of this process, we are seeking your input on a new CDA code of ethics.

Your voice in this project is very important, so we thank you in advance for your valuable input!


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Audio Interview: What is the emergency treatment of an avulsed tooth?

Dr. Suham Alexander interviewed Drs. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha and Scott Leckie about the emergency treatment of an avulsed tooth.

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How does one decide whether a crack/craze line on an asymptomatic tooth should be attempted to be removed, either with a restoration or a crown?

Dr. Mary Dabuleanu provided a quick and initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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What is the crown-to-root ratio for short implants and crowns that are long or longer than the 50/50 guide for natural teeth?

Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Discussions Clinical Editor, and Dr. Effie Habsha prepared this quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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What criteria determine success in implant dentistry? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Success Criteria in Implant Dentistry: A Systematic Review (March 2012)

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Are reconstructive procedures successful in treating peri-implantitis? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Reconstructive Procedures for Treating Peri-implantitis: A Systematic Review (December 2013)

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What are the effects of different interventions used in the management of TMJ DDwoR? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: TMJ Disc Displacement without Reduction Management: A Systematic Review (2014)

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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 


Managing Patients with Gingival Graft Failure or Loss
Dr. Terrie Logue

Step-by-step advice on how to address a patient's concerns about healing following gingival augmentation surgery.



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