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Interventions for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Recommendations

As part of our collaboration with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Sachin Pendharkar, Associate Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. CADTH conducted a comprehensive health technology assessment on Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The assessment was later used as the basis to develop a set of recommendations by CADTH expert committee. Dr. Pendharkar helped develop the recommendations for the CADTH report. I hope you find the interview informative. If you have questions related to OSA, email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager ...

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Dealing with Dental Adhesives Issues

Dr. Janine Schweppe, Global Scientific Affairs Manager at Kulzer GmbH, spoke with Dr. John O’keefe about a video they developed on the top 10 issues dentists encounter when using dental adhesives.  Full interview (3.55″) Dealing with Adhesives Issues from Canadian Dental Association on Vimeo.          

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Practical How To: Garrison’s FitStrip

This post was prepared in collaboration with Garrison Dental On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Garrison Dental Solutions’ FitStripTM (“Flexible Inteproximal finishers with a Twist”) are a complete line of finishers and trimmers. The Garrison FitStripTM system makes interproximal reduction easier and more predictable.  The removable handle allows ...

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Oral Cancer Complications: Dysgeusia

Drs. Debbie Saunders and Joel Epstein return to continue their series of presentations on oral cancer. Today they speak about one oral cancer complication: Dysgeusia.  Highlights Dysgeusia is another common oral complication which presents during cancer treatment. Dysgeusia is defined as an abnormal or impaired sense of taste, an unpleasant alteration of taste sensation or a distortion or perversion of the sense of taste. Taste is complex, with 5 tastes noted: sour, salt, sweet, bitter and umami.  In addition “spicy” taste is mediated by c-fibers and fat may be appreciated by specific receptors and by texture.  Taste along with texture, ...

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New ITRANS to TELUS Secure Connection Saves Dentists Time & Disruption

ITRANS Claim Service Speed Improvement Most CDAnet dental claims in Canada are transmitted to the TELUS Health network who receives them on behalf of the insurance claims processor. You may have noticed these claims are taking less time to send and receive. This is the result of the change CDA implemented in how the claims are transmitted from the ITRANS system to TELUS Health. As of July 8th, claims now travel over a secure private network rather than being sent through the phone system, making the average time of the “round trip” five seconds rather than the 20 to 30 ...

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Practical How To: Carestream’s 4-in-1 CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system

This post was prepared in collaboration with Carestream On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Highlights The 4-in-1 CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system combines true 2D panoramic and cephalometric imaging with powerful and easy-to-use 3D imaging, and also the ability to digitize patient impressions and models. The system ...

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations

I thank Drs. Avinash Bidra and Don Curtis for taking the time to speak with me about the webinar they hosted as part of the Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Education and Development.  The webinar discusses systematic reviews on the maintenance of tooth-borne and implant-borne restorations and clinical practice guidelines as the basis for effective maintenance programs. I hope you enjoy the conversation and find it relevant to your practice! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Visit the webinar website Clinical Practice Guidelines for Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations (PDF) Highlights The clinical practice guidelines presented ...

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Tips on Transitioning into a New Practice

Transitioning into a new practice as a new buyer or as a new owner after owning other practices has its unique challenges. In this video, Timothy Brown, CEO of ROI Corporation, discusses with Dr. Suham Alexander the strategies to make this transition easier. It is important to understand that patients also need time to adapt to this change along with the dental team. Helpful Tips Gain the trust of the new employees Try not to make any significant changes in the first year Initial changes that are required should be “invisible” to the patients and move slowly If new policy ...

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