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April 10, 2014

April 9, 2013

This bulletin updates you on the three elements of JCDA Oasis
jcda.ca, Oasis Discussions and Oasis Help


We have rebranded our JCDA Oasis  products; please update the links in your Favourites:


Case Conference #3: Exploring treatment alternatives for the partially edentulous mandible and maxilla

We are pleased to present to you the third treatment challenge, in collaboration with Dr. Bill Abbott of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

The following link http://www.jcda.ca/cc brings you to the home page of the case conference where you will find further details on how to participate in the first two phases of this exercise. Please view the short video (<3 minutes) and anonymously submit your treatment suggestions, comments/feedback, and clinical questions online before April 21st, 2013. We will introduce the next phases after the case closing date.

As we hope you will enjoy this exercise, we would like to assure you that your responses and feedback are held in strict confidence by us. Answers to this treatment planning challenge are treated anonymously and are moderated by Dr. John O'Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at CDA.


Is inadequate osseointegration a concern in radiation-treated patients, if implants are treatment planned?

Dr. Jeff Chadwick, from Princess Margaret Hospital, provided a preliminary response to a question submitted by a general dentist

As with most questions related to this patient population, the answer is: “it depends.” Careful examination is a vital step in determining which restorative/prosthodontic approach best suits the individual. Read more…


What is Pre-Eruptive Intra-Coronal Radiolucency (PEIR)?

Dr. Anuradha Prakki, from the University of Toronto School of Dentistry, provided a quick initial response

Researchers identify these cases as pre-eruptive intra-coronal radiolucency (PEIR), as the etiology of pre-eruptive intra-coronal radiolucent lesions is not yet fully understood. Read more…


How do you treat a periodontal abscess?

This Urgent care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Ignacio Christian Marquez from Dalhousie University

Localized, purulent infection within the tissues adjacent to the periodontal pocket that may lead to the destruction of periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. Read more…


Are there any tooth-coloured materials that are free of BPA and estrogen-mimicking agents?

Dr. Omar El-Mowafy, Professor and Head of the Restorative Dentistry at the University of Toronto, provided a quick initial response

My patient requests that her tooth-coloured restorations be free of BPA and estrogen-mimicking agents. Can you suggest any tooth-coloured materials and cements that meet those criteria? Read more…


How do I manage a patient with asthma?

This medical Condition Consult is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory respiratory disease associated with increased airway hyper-responsiveness. Patients are sensitive to a variety of stimuli (e.g., cold air, salicylates, NSAIDs, cholinergic drugs, beta-adrenergic blocking drugs). Read more…


As promised in our previous bulletins, 40 prescription drugs have been added to the Oasis Help database. Click here to view the list of the added prescription drugs.

We are adding new medical conditions and dental Urgent Care Scenarios in various dental specialties. Those will be available for viewing during the week of April 15th 2013.

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 oasishelp@cda-adc.ca


Latest Research Articles


Symptoms Resembling Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Caused by a Pleomorphic Adenoma
Dr. Bruce V. Freeman et al.

Pleomorphic adenoma, a benign neoplasm of the salivary glands, may exhibit symptoms mimicking those of temporomandibular disorder. This case report highlights the difficulties of diagnosing this type of tumour.


Latest Clinical Dentistry Articles


Dental Implant Placement with Bone Augmentation in a Patient Who Received Intravenous Bisphosphonate Treatment for Osteoporosis
Dr. Nikos Mattheos et al.

Patients receiving intravenous bisphosphonate therapy for treatment of osteoporosis do not appear to be at increased risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) with placement of dental implants.


Managing Pain or Discomfort Caused by Orthodontic Appliances
Dr. James Noble

Advice for general practitioners for managing pain or discomfort caused by orthodontic appliances.


Managing Patients with Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis
Drs. Reem Nizar Atout and Sylvia Todescan

Diagnosis and treatment of necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.


Latest News & Updates


Joint Conference Focuses on Supporting Dentists with Addiction
Oral Health, Total Health Launches New Website
Updated CSA Standards on Cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation
Updated ADA Recommendations on Dental X-rays
Plugged In: Electronic Records Management—The Problem with Email
Celebrating 100 years of Dentistry at SickKids: Top 10 Accomplishments


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 question message. We welcome a broad range of questions about diagnosis and treatment, in relation to techniques, materials, instruments, 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 now: Please send us the most common restorative emergency scenarios to which you need answers at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  


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