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March 6, 2013

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This bulletin updates you on the three components of JCDA Oasis

JCDA Case Conferences
JCDA Clinical Q&A
JCDA Oasis Mobile


Exploring treatment alternatives for the unsatisfactory removable partial denture

We are pleased to present to you the second JCDA Oasis Case Conference, a new treatment challenge, in conjunction 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 March 16th, 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.


How do I manage a patient who swallowed or aspirated parts of an orthodontic appliance?

This Dental Urgent Care Scenario (USC) is adapted and presented by the JCDA Oasis team in collaboration with Dr. James Noble of  Orthodontics at Don Mills in Toronto

Patients receiving orthodontic treatment are at a very high risk of having appliances swallowed into the oropharynx during treatment due to the small size of brackets and clipped wires. Read more…


Do Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have an impact on outcomes in health-care settings?

Dr. Alan Lane, Anaesthesiologist at the Ottawa General Hospital provided an initial response

Sudden OOHCA survival depends on adequate bystander CPR, on successful early defibrillation of a shockable rhythm, and on appropriate definitive care via the EMS. It’s then easy to see why survival rates are so low. Read more…


Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS): what should you know?

This Dental Urgent Care Scenario (USC) was adapted and presented by the JCDA Oasis team in collaboration with Dr. Deepika Chugh

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is an idiopathic burning sensation of the oral mucosa with no apparent underlying cause. Although the origin of the condition is unknown, there is possible evidence of a neuropathic basis. Read more…


What type of palliative care can I provide for persistent generalized dentin hypersensitivity?

Dr. Hardy Limeback, former Head of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Toronto provided an initial response

Persistent generalized dentin hypersensitivity is difficult to manage, if the etiology cannot be determined. In the absence of gingival recession, bruxism, or acid erosion, one can assume that there are enamel micro fractures or subgingival abfraction lesions forming. Read more…


All-ceramic dental crowns VS. metal-ceramic dental crowns: what is the clinical and cost effectiveness?

This Rapid Response is produced by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health CADTH

The short term (< 5 years) survival of all-ceramic crowns when used for anterior teeth is comparable to porcelain fused to metal crowns. Read more…


How would you manage and restore this severely worn dentition?

Dr. Stephen Abrams from Cliffcrest Dental is seeking colleagues’ opinions about the best treatment approach to the case presented in this video. Read more…


Which medications are most effective for moderate to severe post-operative dental pain?

The initial response to this clinical question was provided by:
Dr. Mark Donaldson from the University of Montana and the Oregon Health & Sciences University & Dr. Archie McNicol of the University of Manitoba

The goal should be: “the most effective dose for the shortest period of time.”  We want to get our patients out of pain as quickly as possible. Read more…


What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-adhesive resin cements for crown & bridge cementation?

Dr. Omar El-Mowafy, Head of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Toronto provided an initial response to a question about the pros and cons of self-adhesive resin cements in crown and bridge cementation. Read more…


The Online Advice and Searchable Information System (www.jcdaoasis.ca) is a clinical decision support system developed by dentists for dentists. The system provides point-of-care support through a user-friendly mobile searchable database of clinical knowledge in three priority areas:

  • Medical conditions with implications for dental treatment
  • Prescription drugs with implications for dental treatment
  • The most common medical and dental emergencies (urgent care scenarios) likely to be encountered in dental practice

You can help now: Please send us the most common restorative emergency scenarios that you need answers for. jcdaoasis@cda-adc.ca

Visit JCDA Oasis Mobile to check out the latest additions in clinical content.


Visit our Clinical Q&A 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 message question. 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 JCDA.

Tell us how we are doing: visit our website and give us your feedback www.jcdablogs.ca


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