June 17, 2014  

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NCOHR and IADH new contributors on Oasis Discussions

We are pleased to announce the joining of the Network for Canadian Oral Health and Research (NCOHR) and the International Association for Disability and Oral Health (IADH) as contributors on Oasis Discussions.


Q&A with Shannon Munsie, President of the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations (FCDSA)


Dr. David Baird, President of the British Columbia Dental Association

The British Columbia Dental Association is pleased to welcome Dr. David Baird as President of its 2014–2015 Board of Directors. With over 34 years of rural practice experience, Dr. Baird has been involved in organized dentistry from the start of his career. As a student, he chaired the CDA's Council on Student Affairs and has since served the profession as BCDA President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and Upper Island District Board representative as well as on numerous committees and task forces. Dr. Baird is joined by fellow table officers, Dr. Peter Lobb, President-Elect and Dr. Robert Staschuk, Secretary-Treasurer.


NCOHR Annual Student Workshop: Enhancing Student Involvement in Oral Health Research

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) hosts the second Canadian dental student workshop: Enhancing Student Involvement in Oral Health Research. The workshop is held at the School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta on June 16 and 17, 2014. The workshop is open to graduate students and faculty members from each dental school in Canada.

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Your Opinion: how would you deal with this situation?

A greater number of families are coming to dental practices with children lacking full immunization against communicable diseases such as measles and mumps.

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What is the effect of different surface treatments and adhesives on repair bond strength of resin composites?

This summary is based on the research done by the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials (NIOM) and published in the journal of Operative Dentistry: Effect of Different Surface Treatments and Adhesives on Repair Bond Strength of Resin Composites After One and 12 Months of Storage Using an Improved Microtensile Test Method (May 2014)

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What are the indications for third molar extractions?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association: The indications for third molar extractions (June 2014)

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What is the relationship between smoking and periodontal disease? Review of the literature

This summary is based on the article published in the New York State Dental Journal: The relationship between smoking and periodontal disease. Review of the literature and case report (November 2013)

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Findings of the WHO 2014 Report on Antibiotics Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasingly serious threat to global public health. AMR develops when a microorganism (bacteria, fungus, virus or parasite) no longer responds to a drug to which it  was originally sensitive.

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Diagnosing and treating post-traumatic pain

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of the American Dental Association: Acute post-traumatic jaw pain (June 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 


Screening for Oral Potentially Malignant Epithelial Lesions and Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Discussion of Benefit and Risk
Dr. Joel B. Epstein

General population screening for oral cancers is not recommended given the low prevalence of these diseases and the current state of testing methods.



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