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Will dental practice ownership still be attractive in future?

Key message: I invite dentists, at different parts of the career life cycle, who are willing to share advice about the different practice options (associateship / ownership / involvement in a large network) facing young dentists today, to contact me please. All information will be treated in confidence. Please contact me at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or 1-800-267-6354 ext. 5000.   Dear colleagues, What practice options will face the young graduates coming into our profession in the foreseeable future? That was the subject of some very persuasive presentations at the conference of the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations in Toronto in January. ...

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ASM 2018: Eating for Optimal Dental and Mental Health and a Healthy Waistline

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.  Liz Pearson is a registered dietitian with a passion for peanut butter sandwiches and an undying love for chocolate. She speaks regularly across North America to health professionals, corporations and associations about eating for optimal health and the prevention ...

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ASM 2018: Evaluating the Interprofessional Model of Care

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.  Dr. Sean Boynes is a dental anesthesiologist who received his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a three-year anesthesiology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He currently serves as Director of Interprofessional Practice at the ...

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Dr. Charles Shin Welcomes You to ASM 2018

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 Dr. Charles Shin, Charles Shin, Chair of Education Advisory Committee at ODA. Dr. Shin is a graduate of The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University and practices in Stouffville, ON.  ASM2018 is the ...

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The Dental Association of PEI Welcomes You to the CDA’s 2018 Convention

It promises to be the event of the summer! The Dental Association of PEI is holding its joint convention with the Canadian Dental Association in Charlottetown August 22nd to 25th, 2018. A great scientific as well as social  program awaits PEI guests along with a sizeable number of exhibitors who are showing their latest and brightest products and technologies.  In this conversation, I welcomed Dr. Mike Connolly, Dr. Richard Holden, and Dr. Brian Barrett. Dr. Connolly is Chair of the exhibitors and Sponsors committee. Dr. Richard Holden is CDA Board member and Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. And, Dr. ...

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Ontario Dental Association’s Campaign: Doing More for Low-Income Children

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Gerald Smith, spokesperson for the ongoing campaign the Ontario Dental Association is holding to ensure adequate funding for the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. Dr. Smith is a general dentist from Thunder Bay, ON. He has been an active member of ODA, contributing to various committees and becoming the ODA president in 2014.  If you would like to share your thoughts, questions, or suggestions, please do so by emailing us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The Ontario Dental Association (ODA) has developed a public campaign focused on children ...

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Childhood Oral Health: Nova Scotia 2017 Oral Health Report

I had the great pleasure of speaking with Dr. Carla Sherman, Chair of the Oral Health Promotions Committee at the Nova Scotia Dental Association, and Dr. Jeff Bonang, President of NSDA.  we invited them on Oasis Discussions to tell us about the newly released Childhood Oral Health report which contains important information as well as a number of important recommendations on early childhood oral care. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Introducing good oral health habits early in life could mean Nova Scotia children will have better oral health, and better overall health, their whole lives. Early childhood caries (ECC), commonly known as ...

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Dr. Randall Croutze selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Dental Association + College

Dr. Allan Graas, President of the Alberta Dental Association and College has announced that Dr. Randall Croutze has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer effective September 1.  Dr. Croutze currently operates general dentistry practices in Edmonton and St. Albert and is the President of the Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Randall Croutze was born and raised in Edmonton and has practiced there since he graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Alberta in 1985.  He has been involved in organized dentistry locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.  He has served as President of the Dental Undergraduate Society, ...

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