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COHN Webinar: What a real pain! Appropriately prescribing opioid analgesics in dentistry

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Thomas Viola, pharmacist, clinical educator, published writer and professional speaker. Dr. Viola’s hosted a webinar on the Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Development and Education, titled: what a real pain! Appropriately prescribing opioid analgesics in dentistry. We hope you enjoy the interview and share your feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Management of dental pain is accomplished with the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics. Since the treatment of such pain relies heavily on individual factors, it is essential for the dental professional to not only assess ...

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CAPD 2017: Treatment of Facial Injuries in Children and Adolescents

I had the pleasure to meet and speak with Dr. Leland McFadden about his participation in the upcoming meeting of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Winnipeg, September 14 to 16, 2017. His session is titled: Treatment of Facial Injuries in Children and Adolescents.  if you are interested in attending the conference, you can find more information on how to register by visiting the CAPD meeting webpage.  Enjoy the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights This talk will discuss the etiology and incidence of facial trauma in children and adolescent patients. Clinical and radiographic assessment of the injured patient ...

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What’s on the Agenda of the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s 2017 Meeting?

Dr. Charles Lekic is the Chair of the CAPD Winnipeg Organizing Committee. He joined me to provide more information on the conference scientific and social programs. The CAPD 2017 conference will take place in Winnipeg, MB, September 14 to 16, 2017. We hope you can join! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager  Visit the CAPD website Visit the CAPD Winnipeg Conference website Register to attend the conference   Full Interview ( 8.25″)  

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Global Dental Hygiene Conference: Translating Knowledge to Action

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Ann Spolarich, Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, a partner organization in hosting the CDHA conference, that will take place in October 2017 in Ottawa.  Ann spoke about the theme of the conference as well as how prospective attendees could register to attend the conference and what they should expect in terms of topics to be presented. As we promised her, there is more information below in the post on the conference and the registration process. Enjoy the interview! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The conference ...

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COHN Webinar: Pediatric Oral Pathology: An Overview of Diagnosis and Management

I had the privilege to speak with Dr. Michael Sigal renowned expert in the field of pediatric dentistry. Dr. Sigal will host a webinar on the Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Education and Development on June 13, 2017. The webinar is titled: Pediatric Oral Pathology: An Overview of Diagnosis And Management. We hope you enjoy the interview and get a chance to participate in the webinar.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The presentation will provide an overview of Pediatric Oral Pathology from infancy to early childhood with an emphasis on diagnosis and management. The patient examination and consultation process will ...

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COHN Webinar: Motivational Interviewing and Patient Engagement

Why don’t patients follow home care instructions? It is often frustrating for the dental professional to spend time on patient education to find out that the patient did not follow through with instructions. How the dental professional talks with the patient about their health influences their intrinsic motivation for change. Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach that seeks to engage and activate patients in their own health. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual’s motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: All TMJ Patients are Nuts, Right? How to Evaluate, Diagnose and Treat the Most Common TMJ Problems

TMJ disorders are one of those areas where almost every dentist feels uncomfortable. In dental school we didn’t get much classroom information, and little or no clinical experience. Our treatments in practice are often hit and miss, without clarity on why sometimes we hit, and other times we miss. In this lecture Dr. Spencer will review the relevant anatomy and discuss simple examination, diagnosis and treatment techniques that will allow you to stun your next TMJD patients with your understanding of their issues, and allow you to help many more people. Learning Objectives Review and remember the relevant anatomy of ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Looking Beyond the Teeth and Saving Lives!

Dentists are uniquely positioned among health-care providers to easily evaluate for signs of obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy performed by a qualified dentist can also be an effective treatment, literally saving lives. In this lecture, Dr. Spencer will review the basics of normal sleep, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children. You will most likely be thinking that you and everyone you know must have sleep apnea before he is through! Don’t worry though, he will also cover diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, including the dentist’s role and appliance selection. If you or someone close ...

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