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October 15, 2013

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October 15, 2013  

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An Invitation from Dr. Peter Doig, President of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA)

In 2014, the CDA national convention will be hosted by the Manitoba Dental Association in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am delighted to invite you to my home province to attend this stellar event. For me, there is no place like home. I hope that you too can experience your "home away from home" in wonderful Winnipeg this January.

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Visit the CDA-MDA Convention website

CDA Knowledge Networks News (KNN)!

Make sure you keep up to date about important new developments in the world of dentistry. Read the latest News Bites from CDA Knowledge Networks.

 

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Diagnosing periodontal disease: what is the periodontal classification system?

Dr. Sayed Mirbod, representative of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology (CAP), provided this initial quick response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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View from the Chairside: Sharing my experience on Oasis Discussions
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Dr. Matt Gilchrist

Posting my clinical case presentation on the JCDA Oasis Discussions website has been more valuable than I could have ever imagined.

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View from the Chairside: October, Mental Health Month


Dr. Lesia Waschuk

Think about how easy it would be to do any of the following (maybe you already do, and know how much better it makes you feel). Take a stretch break when you can.

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Efudex: Should it be prescribed by dentists?

Dr. Mark Donaldson provided a quick initial response to a question submitted by a general dentist.

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What are the questions you should ask when selecting an intraoral camera?

Denika Smallwood, from Carestream Dental, provides a list of questions that will help you choose the appropriate intraoral camera for your practice.

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Composite restorations: how could matrixing and contact be less challenging?

In a series of articles, Dr. Dorothy McComb provides a response to a question related to the challenges of matrixing and contact of composite restorations.

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Are there metabolic changes of dental pulp after rapid palatal expansion (RPE)?

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Orthodontics and Cranofacial Research: Metabolic changes of human dental pulp after rapid palatal expansion (August 2013).

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How to preserve coronal tooth fragments prior to reattachment?

This summary is based on the article published in the Australian Dental Journal: Preservation of coronal tooth fragments prior to reattachment (September 2013).

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Posterior Partial Coverage Restorations: how fracture resistant and what is the risk of failure?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Evaluation of fracture resistance and failure risks of posterior partial coverage restorations (April 2013).

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AboutFace: My experience at Camp Trailblazers


Alex Rabalski

Throughout the month of September and in early October, AboutFace hosts “Camp Trailblazers” across Canada, a camping retreat for youth ages 10 to 18.

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Periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: what does the consensus report of the Joint EFP/AAP Workshop on Periodontitis and Systemic Diseases say?

This is the summary of the report issued by the Joint European Federation of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology Workshop on Periodontitis and Systemic Diseases: Periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: consensus report of the Joint EFP/AAP Workshop on Periodontitis and Systemic Diseases (April 2013).

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The following urgent care scenarios have been added to Oasis Help:

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Lateral Window Sinus Elevation Technique: Managing Challenges and Complications
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Drs. Suzanne Caudry and Michael Landzberg

Bone augmentation before placing an implant is a common technique, and patient selection, the use of CT in treatment planning and a thorough understanding of the anatomy of this region can reduce the risk of complications.

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New Tools to Reduce the Impact of Drug Shortages

The federal and Alberta ministers of health announced new tools to reduce the impact of drug shortages, which can affect the supply of local and general anesthetics, sedatives, antibiotics and other emergency drugs. Drug shortages remain a significant problem in the Canadian health care system and have been highlighted by CDA as an emerging issue affecting care of dental patients.

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Poor oral health linked to increased risk of oral HPV infection

A study published in Cancer Prevention Research found that people with poor oral health are at an increased risk of being infected by oral human papillomavirus (HPV)—a virus responsible for an estimated 40%-80% of oropharyngeal cancers.

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Letter: Minor Oral Surgery in Fasting Muslim Patients during Ramadan

Dental considerations for treating patients in accordance with the guidelines of Islam have been well summarized. Fasting among Muslim patients during Ramadan poses unique challenges for oral surgery

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Virtual Facebow App

A new application, developed by an assistant professor from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, functions as a digital replacement for the conventional facebow used to evaluate bite position.

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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 message with your questions. We welcome a broad range of questions about diagnosis and treatment, techniques, materials, instruments, and devices or therapeutic agents. We encourage you to send us your questions as they arise.

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