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CDA Oasis Conversations: What are the Value Drivers of Today’s Dental Practices?

Dr. Bernie Dolansky, past ODA and CDA President and current partner and consultant at Tier Three Brokerage, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the main drivers that make a dental practice valuable to buyers. Among these drivers, maintaining a dental hygiene department is of utmost importance.    Dr. Bernard Dolansky B.A, DDS, MS, practiced Endodontics in Ottawa for 37 years. He is a past President of the Ottawa Dental Society, ODA, CDA, and the Dentistry Canada Fund. A principal of Tier Three Brokerage, after 16 years and dozens of transitions, he assists dentists with transition/retirement planning; evaluations/practice purchase and sale; associateship/partnership arrangements, ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Improving Oral Health in the Developing Countries with Dr. Saida Rasul

Dr. Saida Rasul, dentist and community volunteer, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about different initiatives undertaken to improve oral health in developing countries.   Dr. Saida Rasul is a health professional and community volunteer focused on the improvement of the lives of the less fortunate in society.  She achieves this through her work in education at several levels from policy advocacy to grass roots implementation of programs.  Dr. Rasul was appointed to the Board of Governors of Simon Fraser University in 2002 as an Order in Council Member. Dr. Rasul has been involved at the board level in several organizations, such as ...

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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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Dr. Deborah Saunders invites you to the Global Oral Cancer Forum

Dr. Deborah Saunders, Medical Director of the Department of Dental Oncology in the Northeast Cancer Center in Sudbury, ON, invites interested dentists to attend the Global Oral Cancer Forum which will take place in New York City in March 2016.  The Global Oral Cancer Forum 2016 will take place on March 4-5, at the New York University’s Kimmel Center, in New York City. It evolves around: Challenges in the Global Burden of Oral Cancer: Progress in Early Diagnosis and Prevention. This inaugural forum will highlight gaps and innovations in prevention, patient care, technology, and services across the oral cancer continuum. International speakers, panelists, and delegates will convene ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Super Chefs – An Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Drs. Greg Chang, Gail Hammond, Leeann Donnelly from the University of British Columbia, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about a new interdisciplinary collaboration between the Dietitic and the Dental Hygiene students. The collaborative project will result in the production of an article for Chop Chop magazine. The conversation continued with two groups of students from the UBC Dietitics and Dental Hygiene programs.  Read the Chop Chop magazine article (PDF)    

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Social Media for the Dental Practice with Dr. John Syrbu

  Dr. John Syrbu, dentist from Minneapolis MN, speaks about his latest book Practical Social media for Dentists. He explains the implementation of social media in the dental practice and gives advice about how dentists should use social media to promote their services.  Dr. Syrbu graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2013 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System the following year. He resides and practices in the Minneapolis area.  Practical Social media for Dentists is available for purchase on Amazon and for download on iTunes You can follow Dr. Syrbu ...

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Semiahmoo Dental Outreach to the Philippines

SEMIAHMOO DENTAL OUTREACH: November 21 to December 2, 2015 Siquijor, Philippines (Funding for this project was provided in part by the W.J. Spence – ICD Memorial Foundation of the Canadian Section of the International College of Dentists) The Team Our goals were to treat the children of three elementary schools near the village of San Juan, and to teach caries preventive measures to as many residents as possible. In November 2015, the Semiahmoo Dental Outreach team travelled for the sixth time to the Philippine Island of Siquijor. Our group of 35, the largest team yet, included five dentists (Ken Stones, ...

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