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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Heather Carr: Contributing Meaningfully to the Profession

It was a pleasure for me to walk down memory lane with Dr. Heather Carr, Dental Surgeon in Nova Scotia, past President of the Nova Scotia Dental Association, and presently, member of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Carr is a passionate professional who dedicated her life to her family, her career, and who donated much of her time and efforts to organized dentistry.  I hope you enjoy our conversation and share your thoughts and feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dr. Carr has been involved in both private clinical and ...

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What Should You Look For In An IT Provider?

Highlights In an effort to help dental teams better navigate issues related to business and IT, Anne Genge returns to Oasis Discussions to give the audience some helpful information when selecting an IT person or team support your practice. Key Messages Dentistry is a complex hardware and software environment with security needs as well. All systems must be integrated so that the day can flow easily. Referral sources for IT services can come from software providers. Qualifications for reliable providers should include the usual Microsoft certifications dealing with servers, workstations, clouds etc as well as privacy and security certifications. IT ...

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Conversation with Dr. Sree Koka: How Do You Attract and Retain Patients?

Highlights Dr. Sree Koka spoke to Dr. John O’Keefe and a live audience about attracting and retaining new patients based on his experience starting a prosthodontic practice from scratch. Helpful hints Have a vision of what YOU want your practice to be. Remain true to your own value systems and surround yourself with team member that share them. The 1st appointment is very important in making an impression on a patient. Patients want to know their dental practitioner is confident. competent and professional. Updated knowledge and technology within the office. Comfort level in speaking to and answering the patient’s questions ...

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View from the Chairside: Comprehensive Management of Restorative Endeavour of a Patient with a Cleft Lip and Palate

It is always a pleasure to welcome Dr. Paul Belzycki, general dentist from Toronto, who 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 shared his thoughts about the art and science of dentistry in a previous post that you can view by following this link. I hope you find the case presentation valuable. Should you wish to ask Dr. Belzycki a question or to share ...

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Conversation with Dr. Howard Farran: Why Did You Build Dentaltown?

Highlights Dr. Howard Farran spoke to Dr. Suham Alexander about the inspiration behind the creation of Dentaltown and the ensuing formation of the “Townie” community. Dentaltown was originally created to encourage dentists to communicate with one another, share information and discuss cases simulating an online study club. The community has grown substantially to include ~ 250,000 dentists and has searchable information on most disciplines in dentistry as well as business and marketing information. As Dentaltown has evolved over the years, the goal of this community forum has been to create community and transfer knowledge from mentors and experts in dentistry. ...

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Practical How To: NeoMTA

This post was prepared in collaboration with Endo/tech 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.   NeoMTA from Avalon Biomed is a bioactive tricalcium silicate-based cement. This bioceramic material delivers a wide range of therapeutic clinical applications. It has been proven to provide superior results in both direct ...

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A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Acute Dental Infections in Emergency Departments

Highlights To understand the impact of the study and collaboration undertaken by Dr. Connors and Dr. Rabie, it is essential to recognize the current role that emergency medical care plays in dental infection management. Oftentimes, untreated dental abscesses are triaged and acute medical care in the form of analgesics and antibiotic therapy is initiated in emergency rooms. In North America: The number of dental cases presenting for emergency medical care and their severity has been significantly increasing. In Canada: 1/20 Canadians have accessed urgent/emergency care for dental issues over, of which ~50% were dental infections ~50% of Canadians do not ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Lynn Tomkins: A Leader’s Journey

It was my pleasure to host Dr. Lynn Tomkins on Oasis Discussions to speak about her journey as a private practitioner and a leader in Canadian organized dentistry.  Dr. Tomkins is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. She held a number of important roles in the Ontario Dental Association various committees and became the association’s President in 2010. She is the recipient of numerous awards from reputable organizations, such as the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the CDA, and the Toronto Central Dental Society.  Dr. Tomkins was the first woman ever to serve on the ...

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