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Practical How To: MEDICOM SafeMask – Procedure Earloop Face Masks

This post was developed in collaboration with Medicom On an experimental basis, we have asked a 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. These posts do not constitute the CDA’s endorsement or marketing of any product showcased in these posts. The information is presented exclusively for educational purposes. Webinar Session: Personal Protective Equipment: Minimizing Risk Highlights There are several routes of cross-contamination and infection in healthcare settings. ...

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View from the Chairside: Artistic Interpretation and Smile Design

Highlights In the anterior segment, as the number of guiding landmarks to determine restorative tooth anatomy decreases, the need for artistic interpretation to create new landmarks increases. In this presentation, Dr. Paul Belzycki recounts his personal clinical experience in attaining that artistic vision. In his opinion, only so much can be acquired didactically, much of it is a result of trial and error, learned by personally contouring extensive restorations in the provisional phase to ensure the achievement of a mutually agreed upon design with the patient. Once established, that design must be effectively communicated with laboratory to guide that phase ...

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Oasis Critical Moments: How would you manage this endodontic accident?

Oasis Critical Moments is a series of posts that provide Canadian dentists with the opportunity to hear about every-day clinical incidents and learn about how to manage these events effectively. The series showcases different scenarios that are presented by dental professionals who experienced these critical moments and how they managed them.  We would like to hear from you. If you can identify with any of these situations or would like to share your own experience, reach out to us through our email at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca or call us at 1 855-716-2747.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) extrusion beyond the apex, ...

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship with Dr. Peter Daley

A CBC feature indicated that the province of NL is leading the country in the rate of antibiotic prescriptions by health professionals. I contacted Dr. Peter Daley to ask him about the importance of this issue for dentistry; to shed some light about the level of risk that Canada is currently at; and what we can do to reverse the trend. Dr. Peter Daley is Associate Professor of Medicine at Memorial University in St John’s Newfoundland and the regional director of the medical microbiology laboratory and consultant in infectious diseases. We hope you find the interview informative and share your questions, thoughts, ...

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Should Dentists Carry an Automated External Defibrillator in their Practice?

It is always a pleasure to host Dr. Joonyoung Ji again Oasis Discussions to speak about an increasingly important question: should dentists carry and AED in their practices. Dr. Ji spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about few considerations that dentists might want to know.  We hope you find the conversation valuable and that you share your feedback with us on Oasis Discussions or through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca. Bookmark our page and visit us frequently to keep up to date with the latest in the world of dentistry! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have become increasingly visible in ...

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Using Antibiotics Wisely to Combat Rising Drug Resistance

November 13 to 19, 2017 is World Antibiotic Awareness week. I have invited Dr. Shelita Dattani, Director, Practice Development and Knowledge Translation at the Canadian Pharmacists Association, to speak to our audience about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. The issue is at the forefront of the World Health Organization list of priorities as rising resistance becomes gradually a global phenomenon.  Dr. Dattani spoke about how dentists and pharmacists are playing a crucial role in helping solve this issue.  We hope you find the interview informative and join our conversation. You can always share your feedback with us on Oasis Discussions or through oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca. Bookmark our page ...

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Can I Run My Practice Like Other Small Business in Other Industries?

Highlights Dental practices are small businesses that are focused on optimizing oral health for their patients. However, there are many “best practices” that dental practice owners can adopt from other businesses in different industries to enhance their patients’ experiences and improve their profitability. In this video, Timothy Brown, CEO of ROICorp, shares some of the lessons he has learned over his decades of experience. Key Points Customer experience is a key indicator of success – customer comes first Follow-up and attention to detail by the team is paramount to success and builds loyalty Don’t be shy to ask patients to ...

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View from the Chairside: Root Resection Technique to Solve a Unique Clinical Dilemma

Continuing the series of cases that Dr. Paul Belzycki shared with us on CDA Oasis, here he is today presenting a case, using the root resection technique.  Dr. Paul Belzycki is a general dentist from Toronto, who has 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 welcomes your feedback and suggestions which you can share with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca We hope you find the case ...

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