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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Demystifying Pain Among Women in Dentistry: Essential Ergonomic and Wellness Guidelines

I learned much about ergonomic problems experienced by female dentists from Dr. Bethany Valachi, author of Practice Dentistry Pain-Free and clinical instructor of ergonomics at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. She kindly offered few slides from her session at ASM 2017 and it was a pleasure to meet her. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights  Female dental professionals experience a higher prevalence and severity of occupational pain than their male counterparts, with the most problematic areas being the neck and shoulder followed closely by hand/ wrist pain. This research-based course for women dental professionals bridges the gap between ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Musculoskeletal Functional Disorders: Recap Your Knowledge

My interview with Drs. David Psutka and Peter Ta, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, revolved around their session at the upcoming ASM 2017. Their session is part of a 3-day symposium titled: Orofacial pain and management symposium.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Orofacial pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders presents much differently than pain caused by other sources (i.e., neurologic). In this lecture, the anatomy and etiology of joint intracapsular disorders will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion on the diagnosis and non-surgical management of myogenous temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), as well surgical protocols for internal derangement. Learning Objectives Learn ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Oral and Systemic Health of the Periodontal Patient

I had the pleasure to meet and speak with Patricia Worcester, RDH, CDA and founder and clinical director of Mission Possible…Best Hygiene, as well as international speaker and published author. She spoke about her session at ASM 2017 titled: Oral and Systemic Health of the Periodontal Patient. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The presentation tackles the new etiology of periodontal disease and how the patients’ systemic health is a major influencing factor in their susceptibility to acquire periodontal disease. The presentation shows the relationship factors between numerous systemic health conditions and oral health, and vice versa. Attendees will learn how to be ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Volunteerism: An Opportunity to Give Back

It’s always a pleasure to speak with Drs. Jack Cottrell and Donna Brode, speakers at the upcoming ASM 2017 in Toronto in May. They kindly accepted to be interviewed about their session: Volunteerism: An Opportunity to Give Back. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dentists are highly trained professionals possessing very unique and coveted health-care skills. As leaders of the oral health-care teams in our communities we understand the huge health burden of untreated oral disease in populations unable to access care. Our dilemma comes from knowing we have a moral and professional duty to assist the less fortunate; however, with ...

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Fedatured Richard

The Concept of Smart Tissue Regeneration with PRF

In this presentation, Dr. Richard Miron gives Oasis Discussions’ viewers an overview on the use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in regenerative dentistry. For those that would like to learn more about PRF in a full day hands on workshop, you can learn more and register at www.prfedu.com  Canadian dentists apply code CDA-Oasis to receive a $150 discount on your registration.  Highlights Blood contains various (~150) growth factors such as BMP (bone morphongenetic proteins), FGF (fibroblast grown factor), PDGF (platelet derived growth factor), IGF (insulin like growth factor) as well as VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) and each has a specific function. ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: A Practical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Common Oral Lesions

I had a great conversation with Dr. Scott De Rossi, Dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina. Dr. De Rossi will present two sessions at ASM 2017. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager A Practical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Common Oral Lesions This fun, informative, multimedia program will review many common oral manifestations of systemic drugs. Special attention will be paid to the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions, including bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis. May 5, 2017: 2:00 – 4:30 pm Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease: The Window to General Health The presentation will summarize known, ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Oral Sedation for Dentistry: Clinical “How-to” Concepts and Current Controversies

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 sedation will be about during ASM 2017. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights During the session pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of oral sedation will be reviewed, including the difference between duration and halflife and importance of the first pass effect. Emphasis will be on the benzodiazepines. “How might a dentist incorporate and/or improve an office sedation protocol?” “Monitoring, complications, reversal, safety and a suggested pediatric regimen are all included ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Maximizing Dental Practice Efficiency From the Front Desk to the Back Door

I had the pleasure to meet Mary Govoni, internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, working with dental teams for over 40 years on clinical efficiency, infection prevention, ergonomics, and team communication. She shared with me some pearls about maximizing efficiencies in the dental office, a topic she will be presenting during ASM 2017.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights A comprehensive review of current practices in managing patient flow, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. Topics include incorporating time-saving technology for patient communication, case acceptance and patient retention, organization techniques, scheduling for maximum productivity, efficient work flow in the clinical areas and ...

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