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View from the Chairside: Comprehensive Management of Restorative Endeavour of a Patient with a Cleft Lip and Palate

It is always a pleasure to welcome Dr. Paul Belzycki, general dentist from Toronto, who volunteered a number of clinical cases that will be presented on Oasis Discussions. Dr. Belzycki’s experience spans over 38 years of clinical practice in which he treated several complex cases that have required a combination of periodontal, endodontic, and prosthodontic treatments.  Dr. Belzycki shared his thoughts about the art and science of dentistry in a previous post that you can view by following this link. I hope you find the case presentation valuable. Should you wish to ask Dr. Belzycki a question or to share ...

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From the Chairside: The Art and Science of Dentistry: Days of Reflection

This is not a customary CDA Oasis post. Although this feature presentation is about the practice of dentistry, the post is more reflective in nature than based on a clinical inquiry. The idea started when Dr. Paul Belzycki agreed to collaborate with us on a series of posts in which he shares his extensive experience treating complex dental cases. Dr. Belzycki considered it helpful to share his own philosophy on the profession of dentistry; how he became a dentist, how he acquired his knowledge, solidified his clinical experience, and why dentistry for him is an amalgamation of art and science. ...

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Women in Dentistry with Dr. Cindy Lyon: How I Became a Dentist

Over the last 40 years, the proportion of women in dentistry has been rising steadily, easing women’s access into a field that has historically been male dominated. Today, we usher a new era where data shows a clear trend shift, where women dentists in graduating classes have comfortably surpassed the 50% threshold, to the point when we have started talking about the feminization of dentistry. It wouldn’t have been possible without the women who made it this way, who found a passion in dentistry and a reward in practicing it. It is only fitting that we, at CDA Oasis, would ...

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Tell It Like It Is: Positive Dentistry with Dr. Miguel Stanley

Two years ago, I invited Dr. Miguel Stanley for an interview about his participation in one of the international dental conferences. I very much enjoyed my talk with him then; and I did again, this time around, when I invited him to share his experience speaking about dentistry on the TED stage. There aren’t many TED talks about dentistry, so when I found his, I thought it should be featured as an incentive for other dentists to share their experiences and thoughts about dentistry on such a prominent stage!  Miguel is a renowned international dentist, speaker, author, and TV host. He ...

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From the Chairside: Dealing with and Resolving Computer Security Issues in the Dental Office

This is one of a series of posts related to practice enhancing technology that are provided by dentists who share their thoughts and experience about a piece of technology that changed their practice for the better. Dr. Rob Joseph from Sydney, Nova Scotia, shared his experience about how he dealt with computer security issues in his newly purchased practice. We invite interested dentists to tell us on camera about one technology (it can be a material, an instrument, a device, or a system) that has really made a difference to their clinical practice. Dentists can use four default draft questions for guidance (some of ...

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From the Chairside: The Digital Scanner

This is the first in a series “From the Chairside” provided by dentists who share their thoughts and experience about a piece of technology that changed their practice for the better. Dr. Azhar Pardhan shares the reasons why he decided to introduce digital scanning in his office and the benefits of using this technology. He also provides some pieces of advice for dentists who are thinking of using digital scanners. We invite interested dentists to tell us on camera about one technology (it can be a material, an instrument, a device, or a system) that has really made a difference ...

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From the Chairside: Techniques for Improved Local Anesthetic in Patients

This is the second in a series “From the Chairside” provided by dentists who share their thoughts and experience about a piece of technology that changed their practice for the better. Dr. Joonyoung Ji shared his experience with a patient who was referred to huim because of the difficulty of instilling local anesthesia. Dr. Ji explains what he did with the patient when he discovered that he couldn’t put him under GA.  We invite interested dentists to tell us on camera about one technology (it can be a material, an instrument, a device, or a system) that has really made a ...

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View from the Chairside: the 2014 Henry Schein Back-to-School Program

By Alexandra Rabalski For over 9 years Henry Schein has been running the Back to School Program across Canada for children that come from underprivileged families. At this fun event, children receive backpacks filled with school supplies and healthy snacks. This year the program broke their record with the highest number of backpacks distributed in Canada, an amazing 710! At the Niagara location, many activity tents were set up for families to visit. Children were able to go on the bouncy castles, get their face painted, visit the reptile booth and interact with EMS and Fire services. When rest was ...

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