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Psychological Health & Safety: how does your office rank?

To open a conversation that I believe is important for every dentist, their team members and their patients, I ask you to please take a minute to read through these two scenarios and consider what you would do next in each circumstance. Scenario 1 The dental assistant who works with you most regularly comes to speak with you privately. She tells you that she has endured lower back pain for the past few months and she suspects it may have something to do with the chairside stools she has been using at the office. For some time, she has wanted ...

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Cannabis and the Canadian Dentist: Are you ready for the legalization of Cannabis?

Cannabis will become legal on July 1st, 2018; and we at CDA Oasis are exploring the many facets of this professional issue. In particular, we are exploring the various impacts of this substance, namely clinical and legal.  I welcomed once again Dr. Mark Donaldson, pharmacologist and senior executive director at Vizient Pharmacy Advisory Solutions. He is also clinical professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana. Dr. Donaldson shared his expertise on the topic of cannabis in the dental office.  We recognize this is an important conversation that needs to take place in the dental practice as ...

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ASM2018: Dealing with the College in an Era of Transparency and Accountability

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event.  I had the pleasure to host Lonny Rosen, certified specialist in health law and founder of the law firm Rosen Sunshine LLP. Mr. Rosen advises dentists and other health-care professionals as well as regulators and health-care organizations. Mr. Rosen will ...

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ASM2018: A Privacy Law Primer for Dentists

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event.  I had the pleasure to host Lonny Rosen, certified specialist in health law and founder of the law firm Rosen Sunshine LLP. Mr. Rosen advises dentists and other health-care professionals as well as regulators and health-care organizations. Mr. Rosen will ...

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Les femmes en médecine dentaire : Diriger avec vision et passion

C’était un réel plaisir d’échanger avec la Dre Suzanne Drapeau-McNally, présidente élue de la Société dentaire du Nouveau-Brunswick. Originaire de Moncton au Nouveau-Brunswick, Dre McNally est dentiste en cabinet privé depuis 1981. Depuis le début de sa carrière, elle s’est engagée en dentisterie organisée et a toujours donné en retour à la communauté. Dre McNally a su concilier carrière et famille avec brio, avec l’aide de ses proches et de son équipe. Dre McNally prendra ses fonctions de présidente de la Société dentaire du Nouveau-Brunswick début juin, et nous lui souhaitons tous nos vœux de succès dans ses activités futures. ...

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Women in Dentistry: Dr. Suzanne Drapeau-McNally, Leading with Vision and Passion

It was a great encounter with Dr. Suzanne Drapeau-McNally, President-elect of the New Brunswick Dental Society. Dr. McNally is a general dentist in Moncton with a life-long involvement in organized dentistry as well as the general community. Being a woman dentist certainly presented her with a great set of challenges that she was able to overcome, thanks to her family’s commitment and her dental staff. Dr. McNally assumes the role of President of the New Brunswick Dental Society on June 1st, 2018 and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.  My hope is that you enjoy the conversation and ...

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Dental Assistants Recognition Week with Dr. Jonathan Chen

I am thankful to Dr. Jonathan Chen, who accepted to join us in our celebration of Canadian Dental Assistants during the Dental Assistants Recognition Week.  Dr. Chen is a general dentist, with a family-oriented practice in Montreal, QC.  Share with us what you are doing this week for the dental assistants in your team. Your feedback, questions, and suggestions are also welcome at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights March 4th to the 10th has been designated by the American Dental Assistants Association, along with the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the Canadian Dental ...

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Dental Assistants Recognition Week with Dr. Isabel Mello

It was a great pleasure to welcome once again Dr. Isabel Mello, a regular CDA Oasis contributor. Dr. Mello spoke about recognizing and celebrating the important role that dental assistants play as member of the dental team and the closest collaborator with the dentist. For more information about this event, please visit the Canadian Dental Assistants Association’s website. Dr. Mello is Associate Professor and Head of the Endodontics division in the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences at Dalhousie University. Share with us what you are doing this week for the dental assistants in your team. Your feedback, questions, and suggestions ...

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