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CDA Oasis Conversations: What should you look for in an accountant?

David Chong Yen from DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Accountants, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about what to look for when choosing an accountant for a dental practice and the fees involved.             Watch the video interview  

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Selling a dental practice

David Chong Yen from DCY Professional Corporation of Chartered Accountants, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about what to consider when selling a dental practice.             Watch the video interview  

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Oasis Moment: Mr. Lyle Best on promoting the success of dentists in Canada

Mr. Lyle Best, Chairman of CDSPI Board of Directors, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest initiatives at CDSPI as well as their Member Assistance Program (MAP). Watch the full version of the video interview             Watch a shorter version of the video interview Resources CDSPI website CDSPI Member Assistance Program (MAP) CDSPI Insurance Program CDSPI Investment Program

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Mr. Lyle Best on promoting the success of dentists in Canada

Mr. Lyle Best, Chairman of CDSPI Board of Directors, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest initiatives at CDSPI as well as their Member Assistance Program (MAP). Watch a shorter version of the video interview             Watch the shorter version of the video interview Resources CDSPI website CDSPI Member Assistance Program (MAP) CDSPI Insurance Program CDSPI Investment Program

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Great-West Life – Payment and statement changes

Great West Bulk Pay Dental FAQ Great West Bulk Pay Dental FAQ (French) Great West Dental Provider Statement Explained Great West Dental Provider Statement Explained (French) In July, Great-West Life is enhancing the payment process for all Dentists by offering weekly direct deposit payments instead of individual cheques per visit. Payments will include an easy-to-read electronic statement with more details – breakdowns by family and patient, service codes, tooth numbers and more – to help you reconcile payments. Great-West is working with TELUS Health to make signing up for direct deposit and electronic statements fast, easy and secure. If you ...

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Video Interview: What do you need to know when purchasing a dental practice?

Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Discussions Clincial Advisor, interviewed David Chong Yen, Chartered Professional Accountant about key information dentists need to know when purchasing a dental practice. David obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1980 and his Chartered Accountant designation in 1983. He has completed the CICA In-Depth Tax courses and is a tax specialist as well as a certified financial planner. David advises dentists on tax, estate & financial planning, valuations and accounting and has been a speaker at dental associations across Ontario including the Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting, Toronto Academy of Dentistry Winter ...

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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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Dr. Sheela Raja reflects on the “unsatisfied patient” communication scenario

Dr. Sheila Raja, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Chicago Illinois, reviewed the prolific feedback that we had received for the communication scenario, posted on April 2nd, 2015. She spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the importance of communication in the dental office and she shared some valuable strategies that dentists could use, if ever they find themselves in this situation.  Dr. Raja is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Behavioral Sciences. She is a highly sought after speaker and has given invited talks at the U.S. federal and national ...

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