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Dr. Gary MacDonald speaks about the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress

Dr. Gary MacDonald, CDA President, was the head of the Canadian delegation to the 2014 FDI Annual World Dental Congress in New Delhi, India. Dr. MacDonald spoke with Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager, about Canada’s and CDA’s roles on the global dental scene.               Listen to the audio interview (11 min)   Downloadable audio version  Right click on the link and choose “Save Link As”   What is FDI? FDI World Dental Federation serves as the principal representative organization for more than one million dentists worldwide, developing health policy and continuing education programs, speaking ...

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Post Retrieved: New organizational models for dental care delivery

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What’s new in CDAnet V4 and SunLife Insurance Standards?

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Benoit Soucy about SunLife’s move to using CDAnet V4 which has created some issues for Canadian dentists.       Listen to the Audio Interview   Interview Highlights One of the features CDAnet version 4 that is of high value to dental offices is the ability to have within the claim a treating dentist who is different from the billing dentist. It allows dentists to send a payment to the person that is supposed to receive it when they assign claims.  While behaving in CDAnet V4 like offices did in CDAnet V2 is in ...

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Are you using the new Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs)?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knoweldge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr.Benoit Soucy, Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at CDA about Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs)       Listen to the Audio Interview       Interview Highlights Current state of the issue Insurance carriers are increasingly insisting that dentists take their payments through the Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs).  The problem is that each company is doing it in its own way. We find that carriers don’t measure the extent of the burden that their change is imposing on dental offices; Dealing with a multitude of ...

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Take an Oasis Moment: share your clinical pearls and insights

Dear colleagues, I write to keep you informed about how our Oasis Discussions site is evolving and to invite you to consider becoming more involved with its development. Our team members will be delighted to do much of the work to help you share your clinical pearls and insights with the profession – because we know how busy you are. One cornerstone of the Oasis initiative is that we set out to give science-based concise answers to clinical questions that come our way from dentists in practice. To provide answers to these questions, we depend on well recognized prestigious organizations ...

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Dr. Larry Levin speaks about the CDA Trust and Value Working Group

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Larry Levin, CDA Board member and Chair of the CDA Trust and Value Working Group (TVWG) about the role of the working group in shaping the dentists’ and the public perceptions of the value of the dental profession.            Listen to the Audio Interview   Interview Highlights Among many reasons, the Trust and Value Working Group (TVWG) was formed to investigate the possible differences between the public’s and dentists’ perception of the value of dental care. The initial (2011) research showed ...

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Dr. Stephen Abrams speaks about modern caries management

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Stephen Abrams about modern caries management.  Dr. Stephen Abrams is a general practitioner in the Toronto area and was closely involved with the development of the CANARY System for the detection of caries.            Listen to the Audio Interview   Interview Highlights  Science is evolving in two directions: How do you detect and measure the progression of a lesion? How do you treat the lesion? Managing caries lesions is different than what it used to be 5 years ago. Consideration is ...

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The new Canada Anti-Spam Law: Have you consented?

On July 1st, 2014, the new Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL) came into effect. The new law requires that users must consent to receiving commercial electronic messages before an organization can send those out to them. The law also requires senders to clearly identify themselves and to provide the recipients with an unsubscribe mechanism, allowing them to stop receiving these correspondences at any given point in time.  To comply with the stated law, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) sent two emails requesting dentists for their consent to continue to receive electronic messages, such as  JCDA Oasis Bulletin, the weekly electronic newsletter that keeps you informed ...

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