CDA Oasis Bulletin
December 22, 2014  

Instead of our usual bulletin, this week we'd like to look back by highlighting the year's most popular posts from Oasis Discussions and We also bring you the Knowledge Networks milestones for 2014, a year of many successes—each one made possible by the support of Canadian dentists.


2014 Milestones

  1. Contributions by hundreds of Canadian dentists
  2. Launch of CDA Oasis app
  3. Launch of CDA essentials magazine
  4. Revamping of Oasis Discussions website
  5. Clear mandate for community of support for dentists


Top 5 Oasis Discussions Posts

Dealing with the most frequent medical emergencies in the dental office This summary is based on the article published in the British Dental Journal: General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners: part 3. Management of specific medical emergencies in dental practice (August 2014) Read the post


How can I treat halitosis? Dr. Eric Stoopler, University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided this quick initial response. Read the post


At what age should I stop all my insurance? Insurance Advisory Services at CDSPI has provided this quick initial response to a question submitted by a dentist: Just wondering if anyone else feels 65 is too early for CDSPI to stop all my insurance? Isn't there a gap in how long people tend to practice these days? Read the post


What's your diagnosis of this case? Colleagues from the Department of Oral Medicine at the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania presented a diagnosis and treatment challenge. Read the post


Your Opinion: How would you treat this case? An 11 year-old presented to my office in December 2013 for a routine recall examination. The right bitewing revealed what appeared to be gross decay on the 1-4 occlusal. Upon further review of the bitewing from last year, it was noted that this exact same lesion had been present since the tooth first erupted into the child's mouth Read the post


Top 5 Articles

Managing Patients with a Loose Implant Abutment Screw
Diagnosis and treatment of a loose implant abutment screw. Read more


How to Manage a Patient with Peri-implantitis
Diagnosis and treatment of peri-implantitis, an infectious disease surrounding osseointegrated implants. Read more


Endodontic-Related Facial Paresthesia: Systematic Review
Paresthesia related to endodontic treatment most commonly affects the inferior alveolar and mental nerves. Diagnosis requires complete medical history, imaging, and mechanoceptive and nociceptive tests. No specific treatment is available. Read more


The Impact of Removing Fluoridation from Municipal Water Supplies in Canada: a Tale of Two Cities
Questions about the effectiveness of municipal water fluoridation in preventing tooth decay have polarized scores of communities across Canada. A researcher from the University of Calgary, along with a team of experts in public health and dentistry, is aiming to enrich the debate by examining whether Calgary's city council decision to stop fluoridating its water in 2011 has affected the oral health of children living in that city. Read more


A Macroeconomic Review of Dentistry in Canada in the 2000s
Despite increases in the number of dental professionals, dental care spending and dental visits, questions remain about whether Canadians most in need of services have access to oral health care and whether the system is effective and efficient. Read more


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