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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Making Smart Financial Decisions – Expert Advice for New Dentists with Ron Haik

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 third interview with speakers from the symposium is with Ron Haik, Vice President, Investment Advisory Services, at CDSPI. Ron will be accompanied by Susan Roberts, Deputy Principal Broker at CDSPI Advisory Services Inc. Their session focuses on helping young dentists make sound and beneficial financial decisions.  I hope you ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Linda Blakey

My conversation with Dr. Linda Blakey, Dental Surgeon from Mount Pearl, NL and past president of the Newfoundland Dental Association, touched upon a number of topics. Most importantly, it highlighted her dedication to becoming a dentist from an early and never swaying from that dream. it also touched upon some of the leadership and work-life balance challenges that women dentists continue to face and what they might do to overcome those barriers.  I hope you enjoy the interview and share your thoughts and feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dr. Linda Blakey continues the conversation ...

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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Volunteerism, An Opportunity to Give Back with Dr. Jack Cottrell

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 second interview with speakers from the symposium is with Dr. jack Cottrell, general dentist from Port Hope, Ontario; long-time dentist volunteer, and Treasurer at the FDI, World Dental Federation. His sessions focuses on the benefits of volunteering and demystifies some of the aspects of getting involved in dental volunteer missions.  ...

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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Top 10 Aspects of Purchasing a Practice with Timothy Brown

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 first interview with speakers from the symposium is with Timothy Brown, President and CEO of Roi Corporation. His session focuses on helping new dentists make the transition through the purchase of their own practice.  I hope you enjoy the interview and attend the symposium. Please share ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Janet Leith

It’s always a pleasure to host Dr. Janet Leith on Oasis Discussions. This time, Dr. Leith shared with me her personal journey in becoming an accomplished dentist and getting involved in organized dentistry. It takes a lot of determination and sacrifice to build a successful career, but it also requires a willingness to take on small steps for women dentists to reach their professional goals.  I hope you enjoy my conversation with her and share your feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights Dr. Leith decided to pursue dentistry because she was genuinely interested in hands-on ...

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ADA: Evaluation of Potentially Malignant Disorders in the Oral Cavity Clinical Practice Guideline (2017)

Adapted from the American Dental Association website A panel of experts convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs presents an evidence-based clinical practice guideline called the “Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation of Potentially Malignant Disorders in the Oral Cavity.” The goal for this 2017 clinical practice guideline is to inform clinicians about the potential use of adjuncts as triage tools for the evaluation of lesions, including potentially malignant disorders (PMDs), in the oral cavity. Among the guideline’s recommendations: Clinicians should obtain an updated medical, social, and dental history and perform an intraoral and extraoral ...

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CDA @ Work: CDA Submission to the Consultation on Tax Planning Using Private Corporations

On October 2nd, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) submitted its brief to the Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, as part of the consultation on Tax Planning Using Private Corporations. In the submission, the CDA emphasized that the tax policies that are addressed in the government’s consultation are not “loopholes”, but long-standing tax measures that recognize the risk small business owners take, and their contribution to Canada’s economic and social well-being. Click here to view the CDA’s submission. And on September 27, 2017, Dr. Larry Levin, President of the Canadian Dental Association, and Kevin Desjardins, Director of Public Affairs at ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Effie Habsha: The Sky is the Limit!

I had the pleasure to welcome Df. Effie Habsha, Prosthodontist from Toronto. Dr. Habsha’s successful career represents women dentists’ access to dental specialties and their willingness to participate and contribute equally alongside their male counterparts in the dental profession. Through her initiative “Women in Dentistry, Work-Life Balance“, she strives to help her female colleagues navigate through some of the unique challenges that face women in dentistry. I hope you enjoy this conversation and share your thoughts and feedback with us through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca   Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights Dr. Habsha is an accomplished prosthodontist with several accolades. Having loved studying ...

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