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Dr. Carol Martin: Designer of Canada’s Official Tartan

The morning of her visit to CDA’s headquarters in Ottawa was one of the bright moments in my Oasis journey. Dr. Carol Martin joined the CDA Oasis and CDA Essentials Magazine team to tell us the beautiful story that led to her designing what has now become Canada’s official tartan.  She is a dentist from Beaverlodge, Alberta; and like many other dentists I have had the pleasure to meet and work with, Dr. Martin is an artist who loves arts, sculpting and working with colors. We now know that there is more beneath the white coat, and her story is ...

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How Important are Employee/Associate Contracts?

Timothy Brown, CEO of ROICorp, joins Dr. Suham Alexander to speak about the importance of employee and associate contracts in dentistry.  Highlights Contracts are important for the ongoing business of the practice and they help to avoid misunderstandings at the outset. The contracts package the rights and privilege of the employee and owner and helps to mitigate issues around termination. Additionally, when a business is appraised and is presented for sale, the purchaser and his/her advisors (banker, accountant, lawyer) generally view a practice more favourably if employee and associate contracts are already in place. Important elements of employee and associate ...

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Dr. Janet Leith on her Presidency of the Ottawa Dental Society

It was a great opportunity for me to meet Dr. Janet Leith in person at our CDA headquarters. Dr. Leith is the immediate past president of the Ottawa Dental Society and she joined me to tell me about her experience leading the ODS board of directors.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager    

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Tell It Like It Is: Positive Dentistry with Dr. Miguel Stanley

Two years ago, I invited Dr. Miguel Stanley for an interview about his participation in one of the international dental conferences. I very much enjoyed my talk with him then; and I did again, this time around, when I invited him to share his experience speaking about dentistry on the TED stage. There aren’t many TED talks about dentistry, so when I found his, I thought it should be featured as an incentive for other dentists to share their experiences and thoughts about dentistry on such a prominent stage!  Miguel is a renowned international dentist, speaker, author, and TV host. He ...

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Competency-Based Learning: ACFD Educational Framework for the Development of Competencies in Dental Programs

I had the pleasure to host Drs. Anne Charbonneau and Leandra Best, respectively from the Université de Montréal and the University of British Columbia. Our conversation was about the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry’s revised document: ACFD Educational Framework for the Development of Competencies in Dental Programs. Dr. Anne Charbonneau greatly contributed to the development of these new competencies and Dr. Leandra Best actively participated in the implementation of this new educational framework in the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. They shared their experiences with me and I hope you enjoy watching the conversation! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA OAsis Manager Resources ...

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Expenditures with the Most Return On Investment

During #ASM150, Dr. Suham Alexander spoke with Timothy A. Brown, CEO ROI Corporation, about expenditures in the dental practice that yield maximum return on investment.  We hope you enjoy the conversation!    

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Childhood Oral Health: Nova Scotia 2017 Oral Health Report

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Dr. Carla Sherman, Chair of the Oral Health Promotions Committee at the Nova Scotia Dental Association, and Dr. Jeff Bonang, President of NSDA.  we invited them on Oasis Discussions to tell us about the newly released Childhood Oral Health report which contains important information as well as a number of important recommendations on early childhood oral care. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Introducing good oral health habits early in life could mean Nova Scotia children will have better oral health, and better overall health, their whole lives. Early childhood caries (ECC), commonly known as ...

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How Important is Cashflow for the Dental Practice?

Tim Brown explains why “cash is King” in this video interview with Dr. Suham Alexander. Cash flow helps to determine the value of a practice and its debt-serviceability. In short, cash flow directly impacts its sale price. However, cash flow varies according to the stage or life cycle of the dental practice. Early on, especially as a start-up, a dental practice may cash flow negatively due to large initial investments in equipment and supplies. Between 5 to 10 years, it is not uncommon for a practice to cash flow upwards of 15-20% of revenues and even as high as 35%. ...

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