September 23, 2014  

This bulletin updates you on the 3 components of JCDA Oasis

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Smart Sugar Use: A New Position Statement from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Dr. John O'Keefe spoke with Ms. Christine LeGrand about a new position statement brought out by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada titled: Sugar, Heart Disease and Stroke.

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

Procter and Gamble (P&G) announces the timelines to eliminate microbeads from their toothpastes.

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FACT OR FOLLY? All light curing units are created equally. Summary of the Dalhousie University's First Conference on Light Curing

The post presents Short summaries of the topics covered at the 1st Halifax Conference along with links to the YouTube videos by various Key Opinion Leaders.

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NCOHR Feature: Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh, Clinician-Scientist in the Making

CDA spoke with Dr. Sheikh about his decision to follow a career in research.

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How effective are periodontal plastic surgery procedures in the treatment of localized facial gingival recessions? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology: Efficacy of periodontal plastic surgery procedures in the treatment of localized facial gingival recessions. A systematic review (April 2014)

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How are vertical root fractures managed?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Conservative Dentistry: Vertical root fractures and their management (March – April 2014)

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Literature Search Service pilot project

The Dentistry Library at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot project to provide a Literature Search Service (LSS) for dentists in Canada who are not affiliated with a hospital or a university.

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Dental Volunteerism Symposium at the ADA Meeting: Volunteer: The World Outside your Office

Drs. Kevin Hardwick, Chris Holmgren and Bella Monse will teach participants to recognize diverse and specific global oral health concerns, understand the importance of appropriateness and sustainability in volunteer programs and understand how successful primary health care programs use scientifically based public health principles.

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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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Light Curing Guidelines for Practitioners: A Consensus Statement from the 2014 Symposium on Light Curing in Dentistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Dr. Richard B. Price

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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