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Dr. Stephen Abrams speaks about modern caries management

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Stephen Abrams about modern caries management.  Dr. Stephen Abrams is a general practitioner in the Toronto area and was closely involved with the development of the CANARY System for the detection of caries.            Listen to the Audio Interview   Interview Highlights  Science is evolving in two directions: How do you detect and measure the progression of a lesion? How do you treat the lesion? Managing caries lesions is different than what it used to be 5 years ago. Consideration is ...

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Corporatization of Dentistry: What Does it Mean to You?

Dr. John O’Keefe introduces the concept of corporatization in dentistry in an attempt to begin a conversation about the topic:   What does corporatization mean to you?  Have you had any experience working in a corporate entity? Were you approached by a corporate entity to buy your practice? Do you have any questions about corporatization? We’d love to hear from you and share your experience. Any approach, correspondence, or conversation will be held in confidence. Email us at: jokeefe@cda-adc.ca or oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Call us at: 1-855-716-2747

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It’s ok to treat your spouse

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) has announced that the regulation permitting dentists in Ontario to treat their spouses has been approved by Ontario’s Cabinet on July 10, 2014. The regulation comes into force immediately.     Read the RCDSO announcement  Read the Ontario Dental Association’s News Release

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The new Canada Anti-Spam Law: Have you consented?

On July 1st, 2014, the new Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL) came into effect. The new law requires that users must consent to receiving commercial electronic messages before an organization can send those out to them. The law also requires senders to clearly identify themselves and to provide the recipients with an unsubscribe mechanism, allowing them to stop receiving these correspondences at any given point in time.  To comply with the stated law, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) sent two emails requesting dentists for their consent to continue to receive electronic messages, such as  JCDA Oasis Bulletin, the weekly electronic newsletter that keeps you informed ...

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Launch of instream, a new company offering specialized e-services for dental professionals and insurance carriers

OTTAWA, June 27, 2014 – Continovation Services Inc. (CSI), provider of the ITRANS suite of services, today announced the creation of instream, a specialized provider of secure online services for the dental community and insurers. instream’s primary mission is to reduce payment inefficiencies and improve communication between two primary groups – dental professionals and insurers. CSI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), currently provides secure real-time claim services exclusively to CDA members. These services will be licensed to instream, an independent privately owned company offering a broad range of new exchange services that are not part of CDA ...

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Bringing dental education to life: The “Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth” program

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Ms. Laura Schneider, founder of the “Don’t Forget to Brush Your Teeth” program.

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Are you using a licensed device?

CDA and the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) remind dentists of the importance of purchasing and using licensed devices.  Protect yourselves and your patients from suppliers and products that are not compliant with Health Canada’s Medical Device Regulations by consulting Health Canada’s listings for licensed products and licensed importers/distributors/dealers. 

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What are the barriers experienced by dentists when delivering oral health care to older people? A systematic literature review

This summary is based on the article published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology: Barriers of delivering oral health care to older people experienced by dentists: a systematic literature review (April 2014)

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