August 20, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


Take an Oasis Moment: share your clinical pearls and insights

Dr. John O'Keefe describes how the Oasis Discussions site is evolving and is inviting you to consider becoming more involved with its development.

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Your Feedback: How do you give a painless palatal injection?

Most patients are extremely anxious about any form of dental treatment. One of the reasons for this is the anxiety related to the local anaesthesia, particularly with one of the most painful injections: the palatal injections. Can you share your experience in giving a painless palatal injection? Email us at


BRONJ case: diagnosis and treatment

We would like to thank all our dentists who submitted their responses to the diagnosis and treatment challenge.

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What are the microbeads used in toothpaste and are they safe?

Dr. Leslie Winston at Procter and Gamble (P&G) provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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What are the immediate and long-term considerations for the GP dentist providing dental care to children who have undergone cancer therapy or bone marrow transplantation?"

Dr. Carol Janik and Caroline Fulop provided an initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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'Usual treatment' vs. 'psychosocial interventions' in the treatment of TMD: What's the difference? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache: A systematic review and meta-analysis of usual treatment versus psychosocial interventions in the treatment of myofacial temporomandibular disorder pain (summer 2014)

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Is bruxism hereditary?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation: Bruxism and genetics: a review of the literature (September 2014)

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What is the impact of diet on periodontal health and wound healing after periodontal surgery?

This summary is based on the article published in the Open Dentistry Journal: Dietary strategies to optimize wound healing after periodontal and dental implant surgery: an evidence-based review (April 2013)

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How do sleep disorders interact with oral diseases?

This summary is based on the article published in Oral Diseases: Interactions between sleep disorders and oral diseases (April 2014)

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What are some of the immunological diseases encountered in dental practice?

This summary is based on the article published in the British Dental Journal: General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners: part 5. Immunological disease and dental practice (August 2014)

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When it comes to lasting results and efficacy, Zoom WhiteSpeed outshines the competition. Clinically proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades in just 45 minutes*, in a recent study WhiteSpeed delivered more than 50% better whitening results than Opalescence Boost both immediately following the procedure and after 7 and 30 days post-procedure.

The unique light-activated WhiteSpeed system offers adjustable intensity settings to ensure patient comfort, with 99% of patients experiencing little to no sensitivity.** No wonder Zoom is the # 1 patient-requested professional whitening system.***

*Excluding prep time
**Data on file, 2013.
*** In the U.S.


Good health requires a healthy mouth: improving the oral health of Canada's seniors

Dr. John O'Keefe co-authored the editorial of the most recent issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The editorial is about improving seniors' oral health.

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The Alberta Dental Society of Anesthesiology will be hosting its 4th annual scientific presentation on October 18, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta.

The keynote speaker is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Michael Rollert and the theme will be the sedation team. This presentation will be of value to dentists and their staff providing levels of sedation up to and including moderate conscious sedation.

For further information click here

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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.


CDA Awards Recognition Program

The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) is seeking nominations for its 2014 award recognition program, including:

Please complete the appropriate nomination form and submit along with required supporting documentation to the address indicated on the form by September 15, 2014.


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.


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 


Visit our Oasis Discussions website to submit the most critical questions relating to your everyday practice. Or, call our toll-free line at 1-855-71-OASIS and leave us a message with your questions. We welcome a broad range of questions about diagnosis and treatment, techniques, materials, instruments, and devices or therapeutic agents. We encourage you to send us your questions as they arise.

Our goal is to have JCDA Expert panellists answer your questions as quickly as possible and share them through our various channels of knowledge translation.

You can help: Please send us the most common restorative emergency scenarios to which you need answers at 

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