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April 23, 2013


April 23, 2013

 
   
 
 

CDA is pleased to announce the official launch of JCDA Oasis during the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Dental Association on Friday April 19th, 2013. The launch kick starts a new era for the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, which is now composed of three main elements:

   

jcda.ca: the CDA flagship peer-reviewed publication which offers online open access to clinical scientific information as well as news in research, clinical dentistry, and various issues related to the dental profession (www.jcda.ca & www.jcdaf.ca)

   

Oasis Help: online clinical decision support system designed to help dentists and dental team members with clinical decisions. The searchable database will include clinical information about: (www.oasishelp.ca)

  • Medical conditions that have an impact on dental treatment
  • Prescription drugs that have an impact on dental treatment
  • Dental and medical emergencies that most often occur in the dental practice
   

Oasis Discussions: an online gathering place to discuss challenging clinical cases and an innovative and exciting approach to showcase clinical content. The website offers an experimental environment to seek and present clinical information (www.oasisdiscussions.ca)

   

In other news

 
 

CDA is celebrating April, Oral Health Month, with a series of clinical articles in the Globe & Mail about preventive dental care and access to care for seniors and children. Read the Globe & Mail supplement here.

The Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) conducted an interview that with Dr. John O’Keefeabout Oasis Help and Oasis Discussions titled Oasis: Guiding knowledge translation in oral health. Read the interview here.

JCDA Oasis celebrates its newly forged collaboration with new prominent contributors to the Oasis Discussions website:

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
•   Dr. Nita Mazurat, Associate Professor, Director of Infection Prevention & Control, and Director of International Dental Degree Program in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba

Princess Margaret Hospital
•   Dr. Jeff Chadwick, General Dentist in the Department of Dental Oncology, Maxillofacial and Ocular Prosthetics at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University:
•   Dr. Bob Loney, Professor and Chair of the Dental Clinical Sciences Department
•   Dr. Richard Price, Professor and Head of Fixed Prosthodontics in the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences

Carestream Dental
On an experimental basis, a request was made to a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. Carestream is our first contributor.

Various dentists, specialists, and university faculty members have been very generous and have provided us with articles and videos to feature on our site. Our sincere thanks go to:
•   Dr. Daisy Chemaly, Oral Surgeon
•   Dr. Henry Lapointe, Oral Surgeon
•   Dr. Steve Armstrong (University of Iowa)
•   Dr. Marcos Vargas (university of Iowa)
•   Dr. Jack Ferracane (Oregon Health & Science University)

   

   

How can I perform restorations in one appointment? Video Demonstration

This “Practical How To” is presented by Heather Tuggle, Communications Manager at Carestream Dental, Imaging Software and Practice management Solutions

View the video

 
 
   

How do I treat a mandible fracture during extraction?

This Urgent Care Scenario (USC) is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Henry Lapointe. It is also available on the Oasis Help system

Read the post

 
 
   

How would you manage the patient with a dry socket (Alveolar Osteitis)?

This Urgent Care Scenario (USC) is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Daisy Chemaly. The USC is also available through the Oasis Help system

Read the post

 
 
   

Video Presentation: How can adverse stresses be removed during polymerization shrinkage of composites?

This short video on the "Effects of High Irradiance on Curing Rate and Stress Generation in Dental Composites", is presented by Dr. Jack Ferracane, Professor and Chair of Restorative Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University

View the video

 
   

How safe are benzodiazepines?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH): High dose and watchful dosing of benzodiazepines: a review of the safety and guidelines.

Read the post

 
   

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using dental crowns for vital and endodontically treated teeth?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH): The use of dental crowns for vital and endodontically treated teeth: a review of the clinical and cost effectiveness and guidelines

Read the post

 
   

Teaching Effective Light Curing: What is the energy required and the energy delivered?

This video is presented by Drs. Steve Armstrong and Marcos Vargas from the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics at the University of Iowa

View the video

 
   

Could Botulinum Toxin A be a treatment for trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint dysfunction?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response Report developed by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH): Botulinum Toxin A for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a review of the clinical effectiveness

Read the post

 
 
 
 

The following prescription drugs have been added to the Oasis Help system:

Clopidogrel
Trazodone

Verapamil
Bumetanide

Fosinopril
Nitrazepam

Risperidone
Zolpidem


Stay tuned for more clinical content coming soon to Oasis Help!

 
   
 
 

UBC Dentistry Researchers Recognized with IADR/AADR Award

Point-of-care article: How Do I Manage a Patient with Aphthous Ulcers?

 
   
 
 

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, and 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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