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Practice Online Presence: A Requirement or an Option?

Highlights Tamir Wolfson from myindustrybrand.com spoke to Dr. Suham Alexander about the importance and relevance of an online presence in today’s competitive dental marketplace. Having an online presence does not guarantee that a practice will see an increase in patients, however, it will make the practice more visible in online searches. Statistics show that there are ~175 million healthcare searches online daily. Furhtermore, 81% of people use a search engine before they decide on who they will visit.  In terms of ROI, if the practice is not available online then, there it is not available to capitalize on these potential ...

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Psychological Health & Safety: how does your office rank?

To open a conversation that I believe is important for every dentist, their team members and their patients, I ask you to please take a minute to read through these two scenarios and consider what you would do next in each circumstance. Scenario 1 The dental assistant who works with you most regularly comes to speak with you privately. She tells you that she has endured lower back pain for the past few months and she suspects it may have something to do with the chairside stools she has been using at the office. For some time, she has wanted ...

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ASM 2018: Lessons Learned About Money, Practice and Life

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. Wayne Kerr shares 38 years of clinical and business experience with the dental profession. Dr. Kerr earned Mastership in the AGD, and he was honored in 2011 with its presentation of the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award. ...

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ASM 2018: Google Juice for Dentists

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. Larry Emmott one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry. His high-energy programs provide the tools needed to make wise technological decisions, saving time and thousands of dollars. Originally from Canada, he now lives in the United States and ...

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Should you Lease or Buy a Car? What the Dealership Will Not Tell You

Welcome to the fourth conversation in this series with David Chong Yen and Eugene Chu, Chartered Accountants from DCY Professional Corporation in Toronto. David and Eugene have kindly agreed to record a series of videos that offer advice to new graduates and practicing dentists on the most common accounting and tax questions they are likely to face early in their career. I hope that you benefit from the information provided. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights Many new grads first major purchase will be a car, what tips ...

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Opening a Practice vs. Buying an Existing Practice: Static vs. Kinetic Energy

Welcome to the second conversation in this series with David Chong Yen and Eugene Chu, Chartered Accountants from DCY Professional Corporation in Toronto. David and Eugene have kindly agreed to record a series of videos that offer advice to new graduates and practicing dentists on the most common accounting and tax questions they are likely to face early in their career. I hope that you benefit from the information provided. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights Practice values have increased significantly and many new dentists are asking whether ...

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Dental Assistants Recognition Week with Dr. Jonathan Chen

I am thankful to Dr. Jonathan Chen, who accepted to join us in our celebration of Canadian Dental Assistants during the Dental Assistants Recognition Week.  Dr. Chen is a general dentist, with a family-oriented practice in Montreal, QC.  Share with us what you are doing this week for the dental assistants in your team. Your feedback, questions, and suggestions are also welcome at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights March 4th to the 10th has been designated by the American Dental Assistants Association, along with the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the Canadian Dental ...

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Tips and traps when associating: What do you need to know before signing an associate agreement?

I had the pleasure to host David Chong Yen and Eugene Chu, Chartered Accountants from DCY Professional Corporation in Toronto. They have kindly agreed to record a series of videos that offer advice to new graduates and practicing dentists on the most common accounting and tax questions they are likely to face early in their career. I hope that you benefit from the information provided. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights Many new dental grads are anxious to start working and paying down debt, do you have any tips ...

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