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Dr. Patrick Arcache Becomes President of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Dr. John O’Keefe caught up with Dr. Patrick Arcache, who was recently installed as the new President of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and prosthodontics.  Here are his thoughts about the role and purpose of the CARDP and about his coming year as President.  We hope you enjoy the short interview and share your thoughts and feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca, we look forward to hearing from you! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager   Highlights The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP) provides knowledge and expertise through Annual Scientific Meeting Symposiums, outstanding continuing education programs for Dentists who wish ...

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Le Dr Patrick Arcache devient président de l’Académie canadienne de dentisterie restauratrice et de prosthodontie

Le Dr John O’Keefe a rencontré le Dr Patrick Arcache, récemment nommé président de l’Académie canadienne de dentisterie restauratrice et de prosthodontie (ACDRP). Voici ses réflexions sur le rôle et le but de l’ACDRP et sur son année à venir en tant que président. Nous espérons que vous apprécierez la courte entrevue et que vous nous ferez part de vos idées et de vos commentaires à oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca, Nous sommes impatients d’avoir de vos nouvelles! Chiraz Guessaier, Chef, ADC Oasis Points saillants L’Académie canadienne de dentisterie restauratrice et de prosthodontie (ACDRP) fournit des connaissances et de l’expertise grâce à des symposiums ...

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Can I Run My Practice Like Other Small Business in Other Industries?

Highlights Dental practices are small businesses that are focused on optimizing oral health for their patients. However, there are many “best practices” that dental practice owners can adopt from other businesses in different industries to enhance their patients’ experiences and improve their profitability. In this video, Timothy Brown, CEO of ROICorp, shares some of the lessons he has learned over his decades of experience. Key Points Customer experience is a key indicator of success – customer comes first Follow-up and attention to detail by the team is paramount to success and builds loyalty Don’t be shy to ask patients to ...

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Dental Student Placements: Gaining Valuable Professional Experience

I met Kerri-Lyn Chong for the first time on the day of the interview. Speaking with her, I discovered a bright ambitious and forward looking student who was getting ready to jump into the dental professional world. Kerri undertook two placements, a local and an international one, that in her view prepared her to experience the every-day dental profession and to practice much of what she has been learning in dental school at UBC.  It was a pleasure to host her on CDA Oasis and I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. Please share your feedback ...

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View from the Chairside: Root Resection Technique to Solve a Unique Clinical Dilemma

Continuing the series of cases that Dr. Paul Belzycki shared with us on CDA Oasis, here he is today presenting a case, using the root resection technique.  Dr. Paul Belzycki is a general dentist from Toronto, who has volunteered a number of clinical cases that will be presented on Oasis Discussions. Dr. Belzycki’s experience spans over 38 years of clinical practice in which he treated several complex cases that have required a combination of periodontal, endodontic, and prosthodontic treatments. Dr. Belzycki welcomes your feedback and suggestions which you can share with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca We hope you find the case ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. LouAnn Visconti: Life-Long Commitment to Dentistry

My first encounter with Dr. LouAnn Visconti, after ascending to the presidency of the Ontario Dental Association, was as much energetic and compelling as I imagined it to be. Dr. Visconti’s venture to open an orthodontic practice in Timmins, Ontario, where there were almost none, is testimony to her dedication to the dental profession and her willingness to offer a much-needed service in an area which was lacking it. And, her long-lasting contribution and volunteering in organized dentistry is another example of her commitment to make the dental profession the best it can be.  I hope you find the interview ...

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Practical How To: Rapidly Bond to Tooth Structure

This post has been developed in collaboration with Kuraray Noritake Dental. On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.     Kuraray Noritake Dental’s CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick universal adhesive contains the new original MDP and amide-based chemistry that provides a unique RAPID BOND TECHNOLOGY. The new amide monomer rapidly ...

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Should You Hire Team Members with IT Aptitudes?

Highlights Dentistry is a technologically advanced profession; and it continues to evolve. In today’s increasingly digital age, it is important that team members are proficient and confident in using the technology utilized in dental practice environments. To this end, it is important for practice owners to ensure the right team members are hired and then, trained appropriately on hardware, software and other applications that are used to provide care for patients. When hiring new employees, ask them how they feel about technology. A positive, enthusiastic response is a good sign. If the interview admits to being “computer illiterate”, heed his/her ...

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