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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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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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