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Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

On November 13th, 2017, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued the first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade. To give us more details on the evidence behind this update to the guidelines, we invited Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa, a member of the joint American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology task force that developed and drafted these new guidelines.  I hope you enjoy the interview informative and find the PDF resource valuable. Please share your feedback, suggestions, and questions through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights ...

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Ankylosis in Young Patients

Highlights In this CDA Oasis Conversation, Dr. Isabel Mello speaks about ankylosis in young patients and the treatment options that exist, including the decoronation technique. Ankylosis usually occurs after trauma injures a tooth, such as avulsion. Oftentimes, the tooth would experience a long extra-oral drying period that leads to the death of the periodontal ligament cells. To diagnose ankylosis, a good dental history should be taken. The history is usually indicative of trauma to the area. However, other signs include: tooth discolouration, non-vital tooth, previous endodontic treatment, no mobility as well as a high-pitched percussion sound. Radiographs may show areas ...

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Practice-Based Clinical Research in Canadian Dental Practices: Dr. Hubert Gaucher

It was a pleasure to welcome Dr. Hubert Gaucher on CDA Oasis to speak about his lifelong experience doing practice-based research. Dr. Gaucher is a seasoned Prosthodontist from Quebec City with 4 decades of private practice experience. He is a former professor and administrator at the faculty of medicine and dentistry at Laval University. He is also the founder and administrator of the Canadian Dental Research Institute.  I hope you find a few pearls of wisdom in this conversation and share your thoughts, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Certificate of Continuance (PDF)   ...

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La recherche axée sur la pratique dans les cabinets dentaires canadiens: Dr Hubert Gaucher

  Nous avons eu le plaisir de nous entretenir avec le Dr Hubert Gaucher sur le thème de la recherche axée sur la pratique. Le Dr Gaucher est un prosthodontiste chevronné de Québec qui compte plus de quarante ans d’expérience en cabinet privé. C’est un ancien professeur et administrateur à la faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval. Il est également fondateur et administrateur de l’Institut canadien de recherche dentaire. Nous espérons que cet échange sera source d’inspiration et qu’il attisera votre curiosité. N’hésitez pas à nous envoyer vos questions ou commentaires à oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca À très bientôt sur CDA Oasis! Élodie ...

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Practice-Based Clinical Research in Canadian Dental Practices: Dr. Ken Luco

It was my pleasure and privilege to interview a dentist inventor, Dr. Ken Luco from Kingston ON. He is the designer of the Luco Hybrid OSA Appliance, which was approved by the FDA as well as Health Canada and the European Union. The appliance is used for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, primary snoring, as well as sleep-related bruxism and associated tension/migraine headaches. Dr. Luco shares his experience getting the various approvals and certifications for his device as well as doing research to prove the validity of his appliance. He encourages all dentists to try practice-based research for ...

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Understanding the Genetic Mutations and Interactions that Cause Cleft Lip with or without Cleft Palate

Highlights What is IRF6 and why was it important for you to look into this gene’s activity? The IRF6 gene is arguably one of the most significant contributors to the incidence of, and susceptibility to, cleft lip / palate. It encodes a protein, called a transcription factor, that functions in the nucleus of cells to turn on other genes. It primarily functions in epithelia, particularly in the developing embryo. It is a member of a small family of proteins, called interferon regulatory factors, that also have a role in immunity. What was the underlying theory of your research and how did you ...

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NCOHR Outreach activities in the Canadian dental schools

The Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR) was recently awarded five-year funding for the continued support of oral health researchers in Canada. The members of NCOHR are extremely grateful for the generous contributions received from their funding partners: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with three of its institutes: Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) Institute of Aging (IA) Institute of Infection and Immunity (III) the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry (ACFD), the Canadian Association of Dental Research (CADR), the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Réseau de recherche en Santé buccodentaire et osseuse (RSBO), and ...

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Activités de sensibilisation du RCRSB auprès des écoles dentaires canadiennes

Le Réseau canadien de recherche en santé buccodentaire (RCRSB) a obtenu récemment une subvention sur cinq ans pour soutenir la recherche en santé buccodentaire au pays. Les membres du RCRSB sont largement reconnaissants de la générosité de leurs bailleurs de fonds : les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, en partenariat avec trois de ses instituts : l’Institut de l’appareil locomoteur et de l’arthrite l’Institut du vieillissement l’Institut des maladies infectieuses et immunitaires l’Association canadienne des facultés dentaires du Canada l’Association canadienne de recherches dentaires l’Association dentaire canadienne le Réseau de recherche en santé buccodentaire et osseuse MEDTEQ, un consortium de recherche et ...

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