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Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Paul Allison, Chair of a panel of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) about their recently published report: “Improving access to oral health care for vulnerable people living in Canada.” Dr. Paul Allison is also Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University.            Read the full report (PDF English) Read the full report (PDF French) Listen to Audio Interview   Interview Highlights There is evidence and data showing that there is an issue of access to oral health ...

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What is gutta percha and how did it come to be used in dentistry? An interview with Dr. Mary Dabuleanu

Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, interviewed Dr. Mary Dabuleanu, Endodontist at Dabuleanu Dental about the history of gutta percha and its use in dentistry.                 Listen to the Audio Interview (11 mins)   References Jeon KA, Lee IB, Bae KS, Lee WC, Baek SH. Measurement of thermal expansion characteristic of root canal filling materials : Gutta-percha and Resilon. J Kor Acad Cons Dent. 2006;31(5):344-351. doi: 10.5395/JKACD.2006.31.5.344.   Khatavkar RA, Hedge V. The weak link in endodontics: Gutta-percha – A need for change. World J Dent. 2010;1(3)217-24. Shipper G, Ørstavik D, Teixeira FB, Trope M. An ...

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What’s new in CDAnet V4 and SunLife Insurance Standards?

Dr. John O’Keefe spoke with Dr. Benoit Soucy about SunLife’s move to using CDAnet V4 which has created some issues for Canadian dentists.       Listen to the Audio Interview   Interview Highlights One of the features CDAnet version 4 that is of high value to dental offices is the ability to have within the claim a treating dentist who is different from the billing dentist. It allows dentists to send a payment to the person that is supposed to receive it when they assign claims.  While behaving in CDAnet V4 like offices did in CDAnet V2 is in ...

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Are you using the new Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs)?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knoweldge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr.Benoit Soucy, Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs at CDA about Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs)       Listen to the Audio Interview       Interview Highlights Current state of the issue Insurance carriers are increasingly insisting that dentists take their payments through the Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs).  The problem is that each company is doing it in its own way. We find that carriers don’t measure the extent of the burden that their change is imposing on dental offices; Dealing with a multitude of ...

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Dr. Larry Levin speaks about the CDA Trust and Value Working Group

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association, spoke with Dr. Larry Levin, CDA Board member and Chair of the CDA Trust and Value Working Group (TVWG) about the role of the working group in shaping the dentists’ and the public perceptions of the value of the dental profession.            Listen to the Audio Interview   Interview Highlights Among many reasons, the Trust and Value Working Group (TVWG) was formed to investigate the possible differences between the public’s and dentists’ perception of the value of dental care. The initial (2011) research showed ...

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Audio interview: What are the outcomes of implants and restorations placed in general dental practices?

Chiraz Guessaier, Manager of the CDA Oasis Project, spoke with Dr. Ronald Craig about the research featured in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association: Outcomes of implants and restorations placed in general dental practices. A retrospective study by the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning (PEARL) Network Drs. John D. Da Silva; Julie Kazimiroff; Athena Papas; Frederick A. Curro; Van P. Thompson; Donald A. Vena; Hongyu Wu; Damon Collie; Ronald G. Craig; for the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning (PEARL) Network Group   Courtesy of the American Dental Association, you can access the full-text article for the next 3 months here (PDF) Audio interview ...

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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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Audio Interview: Dealing with pain-related worry in patients with chronic orofacial pain

Chiraz Guessaier, Manager CDA Oasis, spoke with Dr. Ervin Davis, chief of the Behavioral Sciences unit and clinical assistant professor, School of Dental Medicine, East Carolina University, about the latest study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association: Pain-related worry in patients with chronic orofacial pain Listen to the audio interview   Context Pain-related worry is distinct from, but related to, pain catastrophizing (PC) and anxiety. Worry and its relationship with other variables have been studied in people with chronic pain but not in people with chronic orofacial pain. The authors explored the prevalence of trait, general and pain-related worry and the association of worry with higher ...

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