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Patients with Eating Disorders: Challenges for the Oral Health Professional

Dr. David Clark, Director of Dental Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his upcoming session at PDC 2017.  Highlights Dr. Clark’s session runs on March  March 9, 2017 between 1:30 and 4:00 pm. Eating disorders represent a serious, life threatening illness. The etiology of eating disorders is complex, involving an intricate interplay among biological, psychological and social issues as well as possible genetic predispositions. While food appears to be the central issue, it is really the characterization of food-related problems that become an outlet for the expression of a variety ...

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CE Showcase: What is Immediate Dentistry?

Christien Kopas  CDA, Chief Client Officer at Perfit Dental Solutions, and George Cowburn, Co Founder at Perfit Dental Solutions, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about a new concept: Immediate Dentistry.  Highlights Christien Kopas and George Cowburn present a session at the Pacific Dental Conference on March 11, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30. The session examines the changing ways dental professionals communicate with labs and explores the advantages and limitations of emerging technologies. The presenters will explore the pros and cons of historical and new methods of data acquisition and how they influence treatment planning. They hope to review past methods of data acquisition and compare them ...

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CE Showcase: From Pain to Wellness, Opioids and Beyond

In an effort to keep you informed about CE opportunities available in Canada and worldwide, we are pleased to offer a series of videos presented by prominent speakers who will lead CE sessions at the Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, BC between March 9 and 11, 2017. Dr. Mark Donaldson spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his session at PDC on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:30 – 11:00. Highlights What is the role of the dental profession in responding to the public health crisis caused by over prescribing? Practitioners are patients too. Learning Objectives To define the role of the ...

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Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry

Ron Haik, VP Investment Advisory Services at CDSPI, Dr. Alan Roadburg, PhD, a leading authority on retirement lifestyle education, and Susan Roberts, VP Insurance Advisory Services at CDSPI, will be speaking at the upcoming Pacific Dental Conference in March 2017 in Vancouver. Their session will feature a comprehensive financial and quality of life approach to retirement planning, based on lessons learned from CDSPI’s recent survey of retired Canadian dentists. The session runs on Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30am – 11:00am and is titled: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry.  Highlights Planning for “retirement” is often most closely associated with ensuring ...

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Welcome to the Pacific Dental Conference in March 2017!

Dr. Bruce Ward, Chair of the PDC organizing committee, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about what to expect if you plan to attend PDC in Vancouver in March 2017. Visit the PDC website Register for PDC 2017 Clinical and Scientific Conference Program Social Conference Program    

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CE Showcase: Dementia – Best Clinical Practices for Health Care Professionals

Ms. Yvonne Poulin, Registered Massage Therapist and Elder Planning Counsellor, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about the course she is offering to dental teams about dementia and its relevance to dentistry. The course is titled: Best clinical practices for health care professionals. To contact Yvonne, please email her at: info@dementiacareexpert.com Course website: courses.dementiacareexpert.com Review the Course Syllabus    

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Putting Social Media Back on Track for Dental Practices

Jack Hadley spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his recent lecture at the University of Toronto on dental marketing and social media fundamentals. The opinion shared in this video interview is considered general advice. Please check with you provincial dental association as well as regulatory authority for applicable requirements.   What should you know? Understand the mindset of social media marketing – you are not converting strangers into new patients Effective social media dental marketing starts within the practice first Post content that is “share”-worthy What should you NOT do? Engage an outside company to manage your social media Ignore people and ...

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The burden of oral diseases in an ageing population and link with general health

Dr. Georgios Tsakos, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, at the University College London, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about the lecture he presented at the British Dental Association Conference and Exhibition in May 2016. His lecture was titled: The burden of oral diseases in an ageing population and link with general health. Highlights Oral conditions are very prevalent in the global population including restoring decayed teeth and the excessive loss of natural teeth. These diseases have an impact on the quality of life on people and present a significant financial burden as well. Research shows that not maintaining good ...

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