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From the Chairside: The Art and Science of Dentistry: Days of Reflection

This is not a customary CDA Oasis post. Although this feature presentation is about the practice of dentistry, the post is more reflective in nature than based on a clinical inquiry. The idea started when Dr. Paul Belzycki agreed to collaborate with us on a series of posts in which he shares his extensive experience treating complex dental cases. Dr. Belzycki considered it helpful to share his own philosophy on the profession of dentistry; how he became a dentist, how he acquired his knowledge, solidified his clinical experience, and why dentistry for him is an amalgamation of art and science. ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Cindy Lyon: How I Became a Dentist

Over the last 40 years, the proportion of women in dentistry has been rising steadily, easing women’s access into a field that has historically been male dominated. Today, we usher a new era where data shows a clear trend shift, where women dentists in graduating classes have comfortably surpassed the 50% threshold, to the point when we have started talking about the feminization of dentistry. It wouldn’t have been possible without the women who made it this way, who found a passion in dentistry and a reward in practicing it. It is only fitting that we, at CDA Oasis, would ...

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Squid Ink in Photoacoustic Imaging for Periodontal Probing

Dr. Jesse Jokerst is Assistant Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California in San Diego and the co-author of a very recent study that examined the use this food-grade cuttlefish ink as a contrast medium in photoacoustic ultrasound for imaging of probing depths. The study was published in the Journal of Dental Research (September 2017) and is titled: Photoacoustic Imaging for Noninvasive Periodontal Probing Depth Measurements.  He kindly accepted my invitation to speak about his study and shed some light about a promising bourgeoning technique. He also prepared a very informative presentation to further explain the new ...

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Where there’s efficiency, there’s success! Tips on how to run a super efficient dental practice

The following video segment is part of another project that we at CDA are working on. We thought the information that our valued contributor David Chong Yen presented, is so valuable that we wanted to share it with our CDA Oasis viewers. The Two dentists present were part of the CDA project and provided their consent to be featured and present the video.  David harnessed the long-time experience he has working with dentists and provided these excellent tips on creating a super efficient dental practice.   I hope you enjoy the conversation and that you share your feedback with us ...

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Oral Complications during Cancer Therapy: Bacterial Infections

Submit your question or share your feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Highlights In this Oasis Discussions segment, Dr. Deborah Saunders and Dr. Joel Epstein discuss the management of bacterial infections in oncology patients undergoing treatment. Periodontal and odontogenic infections are commonly found worldwide. However, Periodontal pathogens may cause serious problems in cancer patients. As such, dentists play a crucial role in decontaminating patients and ensuring safe treatments for these patients. All patients should be examined prior to the cancer treatment. It is important to understand his his/her cancer diagnosis and the type of treatment he/she will be having. The work-up ...

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CDHA 2017 Conference: Translating Knowledge into Action

I had the pleasure to welcome from the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, Ondina Love, CEO, and Victoria Leck, Manager Professional Development. They kindly accepted my invitation to give us more information about their upcoming conference, to be held in Ottawa, October 19 to 21. As Ottawa celebrates its 150th Anniversary, the conference attendees will enjoy not only a rich clinical program presented by nationally and internationally renowned speakers, but also a varied and promising social program.  Through the links, you can find more information on the CDHA 2017 conference, the conference program, and how to register! Enjoy the interview! Chiraz ...

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To Graft or Not? The Effect of Placing a Bone Replacement Graft with Immediate Implants

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Mariano Sanz, Professor in the Faculty of Odontology at the University Complutense in Madrid. our conversation was about whether or not to use a bone replacement graft in combination with immediate implants. I hope you will find the interview informative and will share your feedback and questions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The aim of the study was to assess the added value of using a bone replacement graft in combination with immediate implants in reducing the bone dimensional changes occurring in the residual ridge. Material and methods Randomized ...

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COHN Webinar: What a real pain! Appropriately prescribing opioid analgesics in dentistry

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Thomas Viola, pharmacist, clinical educator, published writer and professional speaker. Dr. Viola’s hosted a webinar on the Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Development and Education, titled: what a real pain! Appropriately prescribing opioid analgesics in dentistry. We hope you enjoy the interview and share your feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Management of dental pain is accomplished with the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Since the treatment of such pain relies heavily on individual factors, it is essential for the dental professional to not only assess ...

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