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What material is the best choice for a short span fixed partial denture?

What material is the best choice for a short span fixed partial denture?
Dr. Berge Wazirian, McGill University Prosthodontis, Dr. Mark Straus, General Practitioner (Stratford, Ontario), Dr. Ian Furst, Coronation Dental Specialty Group Crowns on teeth #1.1 and 2.1 are overcontoured and failing. The mini-implants in the 1.2 and 2.2 areas have failed.  How will you manage the aesthetic challenge? Read more
Posted in Clinical News on January 23, 2013

Oasis Bulletin: How Would You Save A Tooth With An Open Apex?

Oasis Bulletin: How Would You Save A Tooth With An Open Apex?
A new Clinical Case has been posted on the JCDA Clinical Q&A website. Dr. Ian Furst, from Coronation Dental Specialty Group, in collaboration with Dr. Sarah Abitbol, endodontist, are presenting the clinical case How would you save a tooth with an open apex? Help plan the case with this interactive review of regenerative endodontics. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on December 04, 2012

JCDA Bulletin:  Introducing JCDA Clinical Q&A

JCDA Bulletin:  Introducing JCDA Clinical Q&A
I am pleased to present to you JCDA Clinical Q&A, our newest addition to the JCDA suite of clinical support tools. We encourage dentists to subscribe to this blog site, follow the JCDA Clinical Q&A, and submit burning clinical questions to jcdablogs.ca. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on November 02, 2012

Dental Restoration Materials and Physical Development in Children

Dental Restoration Materials and Physical  Development in Children
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research, resin-based dental composites do not have a negative effect on growth outcomes in children. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on October 12, 2012

Review Examines Irrigants for Non-surgical Root Canal Treatment

Review Examines Irrigants for Non-surgical Root Canal Treatment
A recent Cochrane Review, examining the antiseptic and antibacterial irrigating solutions used to prevent infection during root canal treatment, has found a lack of evidence to strongly support one type of irrigating solution over another. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on October 12, 2012

Removal Versus Retention of Trouble-free Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Removal Versus Retention of Trouble-free Impacted Wisdom Teeth
A recent Cochrane review found there is insufficient evidence to support or refute the common practice of removing trouble-free impacted wisdom teeth. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on July 10, 2012

Dental Plaque and Cancer Mortality – Is There a Link?

Dental Plaque and Cancer Mortality – Is There a Link?
Dental plaque may be associated with premature death due to cancer, according to a study of randomly selected adults in Sweden. The study authors suggest that there may be a link between plaque levels and cancer and death due to cancer. The cause and development of cancer is not studied; however, the presence of high bacterial load on tooth surfaces and in gingival accumulations was associated with poor outcomes. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on July 06, 2012

Cochrane Review Reveals Benefits of Flossing for Reducing Gingivitis

Cochrane Review Reveals Benefits of Flossing for Reducing Gingivitis
Flossing remains an effective adjunct to toothbrushing, according to the results of a recent systematic review. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on January 19, 2012

Xylitol for Preventing Ear Infections in Children

Xylitol for Preventing Ear Infections  in Children
Xylitol might help guard against ear infections in healthy young children, according to initial evidence published in a Cochrane review conducted by University of Toronto researchers. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on December 13, 2011

Best Practices for Aging Adults in Private Dental Practice

Best Practices for Aging Adults in Private Dental Practice
An excerpt from “Optimal Health for Frail Older Adults: Best Practices Along the Continuum of Care” appears in the print edition of JCDA 2011, Issue 2, pages 105–8. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on June 02, 2011

Integrating Oral Health and Medicine: Impending Change in the Canadian Health Care System?

Integrating Oral Health and Medicine: Impending Change in the Canadian Health Care System?
Tangible demonstrations of applying knowledge of the oral health and systemic health relationship to new models of population health within the Canadian health care system have begun to take place. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on March 10, 2011

Research at UBC Dentistry

Research at UBC Dentistry
The UBC faculty of dentistry has an exceptional history of research achievement and has implemented, through its strategic plan, a foundation for continued excellence in research. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on February 07, 2011

ADA Publishes Clinical Recommendations on Infant Formula and Enamel Fluorosis

ADA Publishes Clinical Recommendations on Infant Formula and Enamel Fluorosis
The American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs (CSA) published a report1 in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) concerning potential associations between infant formula and enamel fluorosis. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on January 12, 2011

Vaccines and Acute Myocardial Infarction

Vaccines and Acute Myocardial Infarction
A case control study1 examining the possible relationship between the flu vaccine and acute myocardial infarction (MI) was recently published in CMAJ. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on December 16, 2010

Oral Hygiene and Patient Self-Reports as Risk Indicators for Cardiovascular Disease

Oral Hygiene and Patient Self-Reports as Risk Indicators for Cardiovascular Disease
Two recent studies on self-reported toothbrushing behaviour and validated self-report questionnaires show that these surrogate methods are as reliable as traditional clinical indices for establishing the presence of periodontitis. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on December 02, 2010

CDA Position Statements Related to Access to Care

CDA Position Statements Related to Access to Care
In 2010, the CDA Board of Directors approved 2 position statements related to access to care, the first focusing on disadvantaged Canadians, the second aimed at residents of long-term care facilities. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on November 29, 2010

CDA Position Statements on Early Childhood Caries and Use of Fluorides in Caries Prevention

CDA Position Statements on Early Childhood Caries and Use of Fluorides in Caries Prevention
In April 2010, the CDA Board of Directors approved a new position statement on early childhood caries (ECC) and an updated statement on the use of fluorides in caries prevention. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on October 13, 2010

Sjögren Syndrome: Reduced Quality of Life as an Oral-Systemic Consequence

Sjögren Syndrome: Reduced Quality of Life as an Oral-Systemic Consequence
Studies highlighted in the latest installment by Dr. Anthony Iacopino examine quality of life issues in patients with Sjögren syndrome. This research reinforces the importance of the dental team in the co-management of patients with systemic diseases. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on July 29, 2010

Epigenetics: New Explanations for Old Problems?

Epigenetics: New Explanations for Old Problems?
The International Centre for Oral–Systemic Health, based at the University of Manitoba’s faculty of dentistry, was launched in January 2008. The centre is proud to partner with JCDA to provide summaries of contemporary literature and news in oral–systemic health that may affect modern dental practice Read more
Posted in Clinical News on June 17, 2010

BC Authorities Seek Dentists’ Help with Patient Identification

BC Authorities Seek Dentists’ Help with Patient Identification
The police department in Victoria, BC, is hoping that dentists can help identify a missing person, believed to have undergone a sex change from man to woman. Ronald Wayne Siemens (born January 8, 1956) is thought to have assumed the female identity Kyla Dawn Siemens. Victoria police are looking for dental records to help facilitate a positive identification. Read more
Posted in Clinical News on May 04, 2010