September 16, 2014  

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Oasis Discussions
Oasis Help


Are you using the new Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs)?

Dr. John O'Keefe spoke with Dr. Benoit Soucy, Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at CDA, about Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs).

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Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada

Dr. John O'Keefe spoke with Dr. Paul Allison, Chair of a panel of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), about their recently published report: "Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada."

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What's new in CDAnet V4 and SunLife Insurance Standards?

Dr. John O'Keefe spoke with Dr. Benoit Soucy about SunLife's move to using CDAnet V4 which has created some issues for Canadian dentists.

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What is gutta percha and how did it come to be used in dentistry? An interview with Dr. Mary Dabuleanu

Dr. Suham Alexander interviewed Dr. Mary Dabuleanu, from Dabuleanu Dental, about the history of gutta percha and its use in dentistry.

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What are the options for treating Papillary Hyperplasia in chronic denture wearers?

Drs. Joseph Fava and Suham Alexander provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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An Ebola toolkit for dentists by the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

The Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) released the Ebola toolkit for dentists. Drs. Nita Mazurat and Suham Alexander prepared the following resource based on the OSAP toolkit.

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Who should do the post-endodontic restoration – the restorative dentist or the endodontist?

Drs. Stephen Ferrier, Manny Friedman, and Suham Alexander provided this response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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We are requesting your feedback

This question was submitted by a general dentist:

I have encountered this problem several times. When a restoration or a crown is done, a space opens up between the 1st and 2nd molars. Contact is fine when the restoration or crown is placed; however, the space is noted months later. I tried replacing the restoration with amalgam, but it still opens up again. This gets even more frustrating when placing a crown. (It should be noted that in these situations, no wisdom tooth was present.)

  • Have you ever encountered such a situation?
  • Why do you think this happens?
  • Can this situation be prevented and how?

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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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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.


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Management of "Hidden Caries": A Case of Severe Pre-eruptive Intracoronal Resorption
Dr. Timucin Ari

Because of the relatively high prevalence of pre-eruptive intracoronal resorption, unerupted teeth discovered on routine radiographs should be scrutinized for this phenomenon.

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