July 30, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


Case Presentation: How would you treat this case?

This case was submitted by a team of dental faculty members in the Oral Medicine and Pathology departments of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

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Does Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) pose a threat for patients with embedded metal?

Dr. Ernie Lam provided the following commentary to the Globe and Mail article published on July 23rd, 2014: Heavy metal quandary; Tattoos, piercings, defibrillators, intrauterine devices – increasing metal use poses risks as magnetic resonance imaging gets stronger.

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"Failure to Erupt Syndrome": Myth or Reality?

Dr. Ian McConnachie, pediatric dentist at Woodroffe Pediatric Dentistry, provided the following initial and quick response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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Buyer Beware! Not all Curing Lights are Equal

Light cured materials (sealants, resin composite, cements) are a prominent part of dentistry.  As such, light curing units are a "must-have" in a dental practice.

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Does wearing dentures change sensory nerve responses under the denture base?

This summary is based on the article published in Gerodontology: Does wearing dentures change sensory nerve responses under the denture base? (March 2014)

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Video Presentation: Repair or Replace a Defective Restoration? Study Findings

This summary is based on the findings of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network's study on repair or replacement of defective restorations.

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How successful are implants placed in sites of previously failed implants? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in Implant Dentistry: Implants Placed in Sites of Previously Failed Implants: A Systematic Review (June 2014)

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What is the epidemiology of oral health conditions in older people?

This summary is based on the article published in Gerodontology: Epidemiology of oral health conditions in older people (February 2014)

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What are the effects of radiotherapy on dental hard tissue?

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Clinical Oral Investigation: The effect of radiotherapy on dental hard tissue. A systematic review (January 2014)

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How successful are implants for orthodontic anchorage and what are the reasons of their failures?

This summary is based on the article published in Implant Dentistry: Implants for Orthodontic Anchorage: Success Rates and Reasons of Failures (April 2014)

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The Toronto Implant Institute: the newest Oasis Discussions Contributor!

We are pleased to announce that the Toronto Implant Institute has joined Oasis Discussions as the newest contributor. The Institute aims to improve the quality of dental health by raising the level of awareness and skill of professionals through clinically applicable lectures, hands-on laboratories, and interactive group treatment planning sessions.


A call out to the dental community: missing person!

In troubled times, the dental community has a history of coming together.

It's what makes the profession strong. A member of dentistry's family needs your assistance now. Catherine Miller is the adult daughter of a Nova Scotia dentist. She is missing and has not been in touch with family since July 15th. The website link below has further information and a telephone number for police if anyone spots her.

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New! Complimentary Recruitment Advertisements

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association is now offering free posts on their job board for companies hiring registered dental hygienists. 

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DIAC 18th Annual Future of Dentistry Survey Prizes

On July 25th, 2014, Mr. Karl Schmidt, Market Research Director for the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC), announced the dentists winners of the Grand Prize and the 10 Consolation Prizes in the DIAC 18th Annual Future of Dentistry Survey.

The 2014 Grand Prize winner of a $1,000 travel voucher was Dr. Ron Brierley, of Lindsay, ON.

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Upload your content!

You can now upload your content to Oasis Discussions. Follow the simple instructions and you can easily share your content with us and see it featured on Oasis Discussions! Click here to upload your content.


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.


Discrimination and Access to Dental Care: What Can the Dental Profession Do?
Ms. Liz Lacharpagne, Ms. Martine Lévesque, and Dr. Christophe Bedos

HIV-positive individuals and social assistance recipients may face discrimination when trying to access dental care. The authors urge the dental community to take a stand on this issue.

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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 


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