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CE Showcase ASM2017: Oral Implications and Prevention Strategies for Older Adults

Last week, Ms. Annette Wolfe, Academic Manager at Colgate Pharmaceuticals, joined me to speak about her session at ASM 2017. She will be speaking about oral health implications for medically compromised older adults and will present ways to prevent oral health disease in that population. I hope you enjoy the interview and that you can join Annette at ASM 2017. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights With the fertility rate declining and life expectancy increasing, older adults make up one of the fastest growing segments of the world’s population. The goal of this session is to provide the participant with ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Orthodontic Assessment: Where There is Smoke, There is Fire!

I had a real pleasure speaking with Dr. Tim Agapas, who will be speaking at ASM 2017 in May. Tim shared some slides from his upcoming presentation and promised to come back to show us some of his very interesting cases.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights This presentation covers diagnostic information pointing to growth, occlusal and dental problems prior to becoming complicated orthodontic treatment concerns. Orthodontic and occlusal issues can usually be identified and diagnosed at an early age. If the patient and parent are informed at an appropriate age, future orthodontic treatment can usually be optimized and significant orthodontic ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Staged Care: New Solutions in Treating Early Childhood Caries

Dr. Ian McConnachie, pediatric dentist in Ottawa, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his session at ASM 2017: Staged Care New Solution in Treating Early Childhood Caries. Highlights The new standard of care for infants and young children is initial examination by first birthday at the latest. In spite of this, many dentists do not follow this, and incidence of early childhood caries remains unacceptably high and treatment needs often require significant interventions, including general anesthesia. A new treatment algorithm will be discussed, along with specific treatment solutions which will assist the general practitioner to treat this child and enjoy doing ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Purchasing a Practice

Dr. Bernie Dolansky, David Chong Yen, Bill Henderson, and David Rosenthal joined Dr. Suham Alexander to speak about their participation at ASM 2017 in Toronto.  This is a session for dentists  who are contemplating setting out on their own and purchasing a dental practice. Using a practical case-study approach, the four experts will guide dentists through the process of purchasing a practice and show them how to avoid common pitfalls. Learning Objectives Identify the key legal and financial considerations when purchasing a practice and recognize the tax advantages of incorporating a dental practice Analyze the key parameters when assessing the value of a ...

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Annual Spring Meeting 2017: ODA Celebrating 150 Years!

Dr. Kerr Banduk, Chair of the Education Advisory Committee for the ODA’s Annual Spring Meeting, gives the audience an overview of what to expect at this year’s landmark 150th meeting in Toronto, Ontario. The meeting will be held at the Metro Convention Centre May 4-6, 2017. The meeting will be jointly hosted by the CDA and ODA. Keynote speakers will include Dr. Stephen Lewis and Steven Page. As always, there will be speakers on various subjects for dentists and dental team members as well as hands-on courses. The ODA will be hosting a party at the Convention Centre on Thursday ...

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CE Showcase: Root Canals Done Better, Faster and Safer: A Practical Course for GPs

Dr. Manor Haas, Certified Specialist in Endodontics in Toronto, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his upcoming session at PDC 2017. Highlights Dr. Haas sessions run as follows:  Thursday, March 9, 2017: 8:30 – 11:00: Root Canals Done Better, Faster and Safer: A Practical Course for GPs Thursday, March 9, 2017: 1:30 – 4:00: Endo Workshop for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals Friday, March 10, 2017: 8:30 – 11:00: Endo Workshop for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals (repeat)      

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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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