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CE Showcase ASM2017: Ask and Ye Shall Receive! The Art of Getting To “Yes”

Dr. Suham Alexander met with Dr. Mark Hyman, adjunct full-time professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, to talk about her lecture at the upcoming #ASM150: Ask and Ye Shall Receive! The Art of Getting To “Yes” Highlights Most people never receive optimal care because no one ever asked! Your team’s skill, talent and abilities are wasted if the patient doesn’t say “Yes.” Learn the 10 characteristics of super dental teams and the 10 steps to hearing “Yes” every time. Discover the five questions you must answer and the five keys to effective listening. Bring back to your ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Live Long and Prosper: Lifestyle Medicine in Dentistry

My encounter with Dr. Peter Jacobsen was enjoyable and full of valuable content. Dr. Jacobsen is a speaker at #ASM150 and his session is titled: Live Long and Prosper: Lifestyle Medicine in Dentistry. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights We get what we got by way of genes; now it’s up to us to make them last. Are there foods associated with long life? Is exercise healthy? Are there miracle drugs we should all be taking? What are the secrets of the Blue Zones on the planet, where people predictably live over 100 years of age? What laboratory tests best ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Advertising in Dentistry: Ethical Perspectives

It was a pleasure for me to speak with Dr. Jos Welie, Professor in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University, in Omaha. In an era where social and digital media are becoming too mainstream, and with heightened competition, where does advertising  in dentistry stand and does it succeed the ethics test? Dr. Welie is a speaker at #ASM150 and his lecture will be presented along with Drs. Speers and Quiñonez and is titled: Advertising in Dentistry: Ethical Perspectives. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager   Highlights Why is advertising (as opposed to simply informing patients) an ethically ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Medical Emergencies in Life!

It was a pleasure to meet and speak with Dr. Mel Hawkins for this interview. Generously, he prepared these slides to tell our audience what his session on medical emergencies will be about during ASM 2017. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dentists are treating an aging and pharmacologically drug dependent and ambulatory population. How can they be expected to respond/react to life-threatening situations when they “almost never occur” – or do they? Simplicity! Practical equipment adjuncts, a few good drugs, “red flags,” and understanding vasoconstrictor interactions, local anesthetic maximum doses, especially related to ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Grow Your Practice and Change People’s Lives

It’s always great to meet new oral health experts and learn about their practice. My interview with Dr. Jonathan Parker tackled a growing field in dentistry: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Parker is a speaker at the upcoming ASM meeting in May and his session is titled: Treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Grow Your Practice and Change People’s Lives. I hope you enjoy the interview and attend Dr. parker’s session.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Sixty-seven percent of the patients in your practice have a snoring problem, and it is now estimated that 17 percent of adults have ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Is Periodontal Disease Being Diagnosed in Your Practice?

I had the pleasure to welcome once again Patricia Worcester, CDA and RDH, to speak about her second lecture at #ASM150 titled: Is Periodontal Disease Being Diagnosed in Your Practice? She emphasized the importance of the dental hygienist role in identifying and remedying periodontal disease over time. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager    Highlights The lecture is about comprehensive care for the hygiene patient that involves the entire team. With 80 percent of the population having some form of gingival or periodontal disease, what is your practice diagnosing and treating? The lecture will guide oral health professionals through non-surgical periodontal protocols and ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry

Based on the overwhelming success of the session CDSPI presented at the Pacific Dental Conference, I asked Ron Haik, VP Investment Advisory Services at CDSPI, to come back again to speak to us about their session at the ODA #ASM150: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry. 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. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager If you’re not attending ASM and wish to receive Dr. Roadburg’s book Life after Dentistry, email investment@cdspi.com Highlights Whether you are years away or ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Anti-Infectives in the Dental Office: What’s New?

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the Unoiversity of Toronto, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his session in the upcoming ASM 2017.  Highlights Clinical dental practice is immersed in the primary treatment and corrective management of infectious diseases of the oral and peri-oral region. Dental practitioners are faced daily to bacterial, fungal and viral infections. It has been estimated that 10 percent of all anti-infective prescriptions are related with dental infections. All antimicrobial agents may cause adverse reactions of varying degrees of severity. Understanding the interplay of host, microorganism and antimicrobials fosters advances in ...

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