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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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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Wesley Dunn: the beginnings of dentistry @ Western U

Dr. Wes Dunn, founding Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Western University, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the history of how dentistry started at Western University; the challenges and rewards.                Listen to the audio interview   Dr. Wesley Dunn Dr. Wesley Dunn was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at Western University.  Throughout his career at Western, Dunn was active in the Canadian and Ontario Dental Association and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, influencing education and practice across the country. An active Professor Emeritus, Dunn was previously awarded Western’s ...

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Dr. Benoit Soucy speaks about the CDA Position Statements on the use of antibiotics

Dr. Benoit Soucy, Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at the Canadian Dental Association, with Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Project Manager about two CDA Position Statements that deal with the use of antibiotics. CDA Position Statement on Dental Patients with Total Joint Replacement CDA Position Statement on the Prevention of Infective Endocarditis Highlights The Canadian Dental Association supports the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2007 guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis. The guidelines are based on a growing body of scientific evidence that shows the risks of taking preventive antibiotics outweigh the benefits for most patients. Based on ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Dr. Benoit Soucy on the new CDA Digital IDs

Dr. Benoit Soucy, Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the new CDA Digital IDs and why they are important in enhancing the security of dental claims submission.             Watch the video interview  

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Dr Philippe Gauthier et le premier programme francophone d’endodontie en Amérique du nord offert par la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval

Ms. Genevieve Gagnon, Rédactrice-réviseure à l’Association dentaire canadienne, s’est entretenue avec le Dr Philippe Gauthier, endodontiste et professeur à la Faculté de médecine dentaire de l’Université Laval, au sujet de l’inauguration du premier programme francophone d’études supérieures en endodontie en Amérique du Nord offert par la Faculté de médecine dentaire à l’Université Laval.  Plus d’infos sur le programme d’endodontie, suivez ce lien.         Voir l’entrevue vidéo    

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