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OSAP Symposium at end of May in Baltimore to feature top infection control leaders

As Chair of the Board, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015 Symposium of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), with the theme “Gain the Edge on Infection Control” in just a couple of weeks. The annual OSAP Symposium is the premier infection control education and networking event in the dental sector. Nationally and internationally known authorities discuss current and emerging issues relating to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings, and provide attendees with essential resources, valuable tools, and new approaches for better protecting patients and staff. Experts from leading research and educational facilities, ...

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What are the implications of electronic health records for dentists? A video interview with Dr. Jennifer Zelmer

Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Executive Vice President of Canada Health Infoway, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about electronic health records and their impact on dentistry. Dr. Zelmer received her PhD and her MA in economics from McMaster University and her B.Sc. in health information science from the University of Victoria. In addition to her role at Canada Health Infoway, she is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Policy and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Victoria, School of Health Information Science. Jennifer also serves on a range of health-related advisory committees and boards. Prior to joining Canada Health Infoway, she held a ...

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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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Launch of instream, a new company offering specialized e-services for dental professionals and insurance carriers

OTTAWA, June 27, 2014 – Continovation Services Inc. (CSI), provider of the ITRANS suite of services, today announced the creation of instream, a specialized provider of secure online services for the dental community and insurers. instream’s primary mission is to reduce payment inefficiencies and improve communication between two primary groups – dental professionals and insurers. CSI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), currently provides secure real-time claim services exclusively to CDA members. These services will be licensed to instream, an independent privately owned company offering a broad range of new exchange services that are not part of CDA ...

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Are you using a licensed device?

CDA and the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) remind dentists of the importance of purchasing and using licensed devices.  Protect yourselves and your patients from suppliers and products that are not compliant with Health Canada’s Medical Device Regulations by consulting Health Canada’s listings for licensed products and licensed importers/distributors/dealers. 

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What are the Implications of Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law?

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks at the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), interviewed Dean Smith, Manager, Information Technology at CDA about the implications of Canada’s new anti-spam law which will take effect on July 1st, 2014.

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Dr. Ron Smith speaks about the newest CDA member service: eReferral

Dr. John O’Keefe, Director Knowledge Networks at CDA, interviewed Dr. Ron Smith, past CDA President and present Chair of the board of Continovation Services Inc. about the new CDA member service eReferral.

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At what age should I stop all my insurance?

Insurance Advisory Services at CDSPI has provided this quick initial response to a question submitted by a dentist: Just wondering if anyone else feels 65 is too early for CDSPI to stop all my insurance? Isn’t there a gap in how long people tend to practice these days? Given the complexity regarding insurance needs when approaching retirement, it might be best that you speak to one of our qualified advisors at Insurance Advisory Services, at 1-877-293-9455 extension 5002 for further discussion. In our experience, a variety of issues can cause boomer dentists to need to delay retirement – so it’s important for ...

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