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Work the World: Broadening Health Care Students’ Horizons

By Ashley Sutton, Nursing student at the University of Ottawa   Work the World works closely with partner hospitals and the local community, supporting them with financial and equipment donationsthat. The organization crafts tailored internships in developing countries for health care students in the fields of dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, midwifery and radiology. Earlier this summer, I left the comfort of my Ottawa home to do a nursing internship with Work the World in the Philippines. Well aware of the precarious conditions of the hospitals I’d be working at during my stay, we contacted the Henry Schein Cares ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Ms. Lisa Philp on Optimizing Communication in the Dental Office

Ms. Lisa Philp, from Transitions Group, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the importance of communciation in the dental office and how to optimize communciation among the dental team and with patients.             Watch the video interview Lisa Philp, RDH is the Chief Visionary Officer of Transitions Group North America, a full service coaching company for dentistry. Her career began with clinical hygiene in United States and Canada to the creation of a periodontal disease management program in which she coached thousands of dental professionals. She is currently a leader, author, and coach and highly sought ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Embezzlement in the dental office with David Harris

David Harris, CEO Prosperident, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about embezzlement in the dental office.               Watch the video interview  

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Results of the DIAC 19th Annual Future of Dentistry Survey: Consolidation of the Canadian Dental Practice Continues

A press release by the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) presented the results of their Nineteenth Annual Future of Dentistry Survey.  Read the Press Release (PDF)   Released Results While the number of patients being treated per day per respondent has remained relatively consistent over the past eight years, there have been some real shifts in the practice profile appearing since the 2008 study. As reported in 2013, the trend towards recent Canadian dental graduates taking longer to set up their practices than those who graduated in past decades is continuing and, in fact, appears to be accelerating. The number of practice owners taking 1 year ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin: Helping Dentists Succeed in a Changing Paradigm

Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin, Executive Director of the American Dental Association, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the new economic and generational realities facing the dental profession in the US and North America. Highlights Change in the economic environment with a general slowdown in dental demand in US, particularly among adult patients. Finances represent a big barrier to accessing care, and dentistry hasn’t recovered from the 2008 recession. The Millennials are different: young dentists view dental organizations differently than Baby Boomer dentists did. With the health care reform in the US, there has been a big move to increase the number of ...

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Audio interview with David Marks: What is DIAC and What are its priorities?

Mr. David Marks, President of the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC), spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the purpose of the association and its key priorities. Highlights DIAC is an association of manufacturers, distributors, laboratories, and service providers dedicated to providing the highest standards of products and services to dental professionals in Canada. The association represents the interests of its members in areas requiring collaboration, such as market research, regulatory monitoring and reporting, trade shows and conventions, and relations with professional associations.  This year, DIAC is placing emphasis on access to care for children with compromised oral health issues, ...

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Oasis Moment: Mr. Lyle Best on promoting the success of dentists in Canada

Mr. Lyle Best, Chairman of CDSPI Board of Directors, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest initiatives at CDSPI as well as their Member Assistance Program (MAP). Watch the full version of the video interview             Watch a shorter version of the video interview Resources CDSPI website CDSPI Member Assistance Program (MAP) CDSPI Insurance Program CDSPI Investment Program

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Mr. Lyle Best on promoting the success of dentists in Canada

Mr. Lyle Best, Chairman of CDSPI Board of Directors, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest initiatives at CDSPI as well as their Member Assistance Program (MAP). Watch a shorter version of the video interview             Watch the shorter version of the video interview Resources CDSPI website CDSPI Member Assistance Program (MAP) CDSPI Insurance Program CDSPI Investment Program

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