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Dental Talks 2017: The Nature of Oral Biofilms in Childhood – a Key for Health and Disease

In preparation of the Dental Talks event that is offered by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, I spoke with Dr. Svante Twetman about the topic of his keynote speech: The Nature of Oral Biofilms in Childhood – a Key for Health and Disease.  Dr. Twetman is a pediatric dentist and professor in cariology and pediatric dentistry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  I hope you enjoy the conversation and have a chance to attend the Dental Talks 2017 in Toronto. Please share your thoughts and feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights ...

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Oasis Case Conference: Managing a Patient with a Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

The following conversation occurred between Drs. Paul Belzycki and Erin Watson, general Dentists in Toronto. Dr. Belzycki is a private practitioner and Dr. Watson is a dentist operating at Princess Margaret Hospital. The conversation is about the management of a patient with a nasopharyngeal carcinoma and who was treated by both Drs. Belzycki and Watson. Drs. Belzycki and Watson emphasized the importance of clearly and regularly communicating between professionals to ensure the best treatment for the patient. Dr. Belzycki is accustomed to thoroughly document his cases, a fact that Dr. Watson praised and considered instrumental for the patient’s treatment and most helpful. I ...

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The 2017 Dental Market Fall Forecast

Highlights Timothy Brown, CEO of ROI Corp and Jackie Joachim, Chief Operating Officer of ROI Corp give the Oasis Discussions audience an idea of the trends that are occurring in the dental marketplace as of late September 2017. Key Trends Dental corporations are still interested in acquiring practices Strictly looking at multiples of EBITDA The investors are looking for return on investment A well-run practice with existing associates in place is attractive to corporations Currently 3-5% of all dental practices are owned by dental corporations and this will likely increase The dental market peaked approximately 9 months ago and has changed There ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Erin Hennessy: the Art of Dentistry

I had the great pleasure of meeting virtually and for the first time Dr. Erin Hennessy, President of the Nova Scotia Dental Association. Her journey started with the arts, traveled through education and landed in dentistry. She graduated in 2004 as a valedictorian from Dalhousie University and was awarded the CDA President’s award “presented to the graduate who has shown the most outstanding qualities of leadership and character, and who may be expected to become a leader in the dental profession, the dental community, and society at large”. I hope you find the conversation enjoyable and informative and that you will share ...

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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Inspirational Leadership with Peter Barry

The Ontario Dental Association is holding a New Dentist Symposium, October 21st and 22nd, 2017. This innovative Continuing Education event aims to bring together like-minded ODA members who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. The symposium was specifically crafted for new dentists who have been practicing dentistry for 10 years or less. Leadership and the debate between innate and acquired leadership are important topics to the dental profession. My fifth interview of speakers from the ODA New Dentist Symposium is with Peter Barry, a renowned speaker, coach and trainer who has helped dentists achieve successful professional careers for over 20 years.  I hope ...

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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Clinical Tips, Tricks, and Techniques! with Dr. Wayne Kerr

The Ontario Dental Association is holding a New Dentist Symposium, October 21st and 22nd, 2017. This innovative Continuing Education event aims to bring together like-minded ODA members who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. The symposium was specifically crafted for new dentists who have been practicing dentistry for 10 years or less. My final interview with speakers from the symposium is with Dr. Wayne Kerr, a speaker, author and a clinician, whose professional career in dentistry spans over 38 years. His session titled Clinical Tips, Tricks, and Techniques! promises to be very interesting and informative and he was kind enough to share some of ...

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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Importance of Informed Consent & Recordkeeping with Dr. Lionel Lenkinski

The Ontario Dental Association is holding a New Dentist Symposium, October 21st and 22nd, 2017. This innovative Continuing Education event aims to bring together like-minded ODA members who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. The symposium was specifically crafted for new dentists who have been practicing dentistry for 10 years or less. My fourth interview with speakers from the symposium is with Dr. Lionel Lenkinski, Endodontist and the President and CEO of the Canadian Dental Protective Association. His session focuses on the importance of informed consent and recordkeeping.  I hope you enjoy the interview and attend the symposium. Please share your thoughts ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays: Leadership in Action

  This was a great conversation! I welcomed Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays to this Oasis Conversation about Women in Dentistry and learned quite a bit speaking with her. Dr. Summerhays brings both her clinical perspective and her long involvement in organized dentistry when addressing a variety of professional issues, such as income disparities between female and male dentists and women’s access to top leadership positions.  During her presidency of the American Dental Association, Dr. Summerhays encouraged the association and its members to positively think about the one constant in the world of associations: Change. And she approaches the topic of ...

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