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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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CE Showcase: Knee-to-Knee Examination with Dr. Ross Anderson

Dr. Ross Anderson comes back to speak with Dr, John O’Keefe about the knee-toknee examination, a key component in the preparation of dentists to see children as early as age 1.    

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CDA Oasis Conversations: First Visit, First Tooth CE Series with Dr. Ross Anderson

The Canadian Dental Association Access to Care Working Group created a CE module that helps to empower dentists to carry out the first visit by 12 months of age. In this first video, Dr. Ross Anderson speaks with Dr. John O’Keefe about risk assessment, which is one component in this series of continuing education opportunities related to seeing children at age one.   Additional Resources The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD): Guideline on Caries-risk Assessment and Management for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool Assessing Patient Risk

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