September 30, 2014  

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How effective is metronidazole as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in the treatment of chronic periodontitis? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Periodontal Research: Effectiveness of metronidazole as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis (February 2014)

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What are the surgical treatment options for grafting areas of gingival recession association with cervical lesions? A Review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Surgical Treatment Options for Grafting Areas of Gingival Recession Association with Cervical Lesions: A Review (December 2013)

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Does treating periodontitis improve the atherosclerotic profile? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology: Treatment of periodontitis improves the atherosclerotic profile: a systematic review and meta-analysis (January 2014)

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The International Association of Dental Traumatology invites you to help with their project, which aims to develop a core outcome set for traumatic dental injuries in children and adults. The association is seeking your input on what these core outcomes should be. Click here to complete a survey that should not take more than 10 minutes to complete. The survey is available for one month and will close on October 16th, 2014 at 2300 GMT. All answers will remain anonymous.

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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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The latest issue of CDA Essentials is now availible!

CDA Essentials is the new official print publication of CDA, providing dialogue between the national association and the dental community. It is dedicated to keeping dentists informed about news, issues and clinically relevant information.

Issue 5 is now available


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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.


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 


Are we ready for HIV screening in dental clinics?
Dr. Mario A. Brondani and Dr. Steven M. Chang

Dental professionals can be the first to recognize signs and symptoms consistent with HIV infection and can be important allies in its early diagnosis.

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