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BravoEd DDS Events: The Mobile App for Continuing Education Events

I had the pleasure to meet and speak with Melanie Fortier, Founder of Bravo Ed DDS and the developer of the BravoED DDS Events mobile app. Melanie hopes to offer dentists and dental teams a central mobile location that will allow them to find continuing education events and plan for their educational needs.  Melanie is happy to receive your feedback through her email at: melanie@bravoed.com Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Visit BravoEd.om and try out the mobile app.  Highlights BravoEd DDS app—launched in 2016—provides an all-in-one mobile solution for Dental users on the go. Available for free on the App Store ...

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COHN Webinar: Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ): An Update for the Dental Practitioner

The webinar is hosted by Dr. Tanya Gibson. The webinar explores the pathogenesis and risk factors of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. As well, it looks at the recommended management strategies based on the clinical stage at the time of presentation. Participants will learn: the pathogenesis of MRONJ. risk factors for developing MRONJ. the clinical staging of MRONJ. management strategies for MRONJ. To register and attend the webinar, you can find more information here   Dr. Tanya Gibson DDS Tanya Marie Gibson, DDS, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) ...

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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: 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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Oasis Survey on Complete Dentures

In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Lifelong Learning (L3) at the University of Alberta, Dr. Cheryl Cable, Prosthodontist and Associate Professor in the School of Dentistry, presents a survey on complete dentures. She is the Principal Investigator in a study that aims to compare real clinical dentistry done by successful private practice dentists to what is taught in academic institutions. The goal is to make the teaching environments reflective of successful practice techniques. Let’s set up our new graduates for success!  We at CDA Oasis are happy to collaborate with Dr. Cable and the University of Alberta ...

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Welcome to the Pacific Dental Conference in March 2017!

Dr. Bruce Ward, Chair of the PDC organizing committee, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about what to expect if you plan to attend PDC in Vancouver in March 2017. Visit the PDC website Register for PDC 2017 Clinical and Scientific Conference Program Social Conference Program    

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CE Showcase: Dementia – Best Clinical Practices for Health Care Professionals

Ms. Yvonne Poulin, Registered Massage Therapist and Elder Planning Counsellor, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about the course she is offering to dental teams about dementia and its relevance to dentistry. The course is titled: Best clinical practices for health care professionals. To contact Yvonne, please email her at: info@dementiacareexpert.com Course website: courses.dementiacareexpert.com Review the Course Syllabus    

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Case Conference: Diagnosing and Treating Trauma Using CBCT

This case is presented by Dr. Isabel Mello, Dalhousie University We have initiated a pilot project with the Nova Scotia Dental Association which allows dentists in Nova Scotia to get CE points when completing this case along with the Case Conference on Post-operative complications following connective tissue graft. We encourage Nova Scotia dentists to visit their website and participate in this initiative. Dentists in other Canadian provinces are welcome to send in their responses to this case by completing the form below. Please note that CDA Oasis does not confer CE points for any participation on Oasis Discussions.  Watch the Case Presentation (Password 1234) ...

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