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CE Showcase ASM2017: Volunteerism: An Opportunity to Give Back

It’s always a pleasure to speak with Drs. Jack Cottrell and Donna Brode, speakers at the upcoming ASM 2017 in Toronto in May. They kindly accepted to be interviewed about their session: Volunteerism: An Opportunity to Give Back. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dentists are highly trained professionals possessing very unique and coveted health-care skills. As leaders of the oral health-care teams in our communities we understand the huge health burden of untreated oral disease in populations unable to access care. Our dilemma comes from knowing we have a moral and professional duty to assist the less fortunate; however, with ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Maximizing Dental Practice Efficiency From the Front Desk to the Back Door

I had the pleasure to meet Mary Govoni, internationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, working with dental teams for over 40 years on clinical efficiency, infection prevention, ergonomics, and team communication. She shared with me some pearls about maximizing efficiencies in the dental office, a topic she will be presenting during ASM 2017.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights A comprehensive review of current practices in managing patient flow, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. Topics include incorporating time-saving technology for patient communication, case acceptance and patient retention, organization techniques, scheduling for maximum productivity, efficient work flow in the clinical areas and ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Purchasing a Practice

Dr. Bernie Dolansky, David Chong Yen, Bill Henderson, and David Rosenthal joined Dr. Suham Alexander to speak about their participation at ASM 2017 in Toronto.  This is a session for dentists  who are contemplating setting out on their own and purchasing a dental practice. Using a practical case-study approach, the four experts will guide dentists through the process of purchasing a practice and show them how to avoid common pitfalls. Learning Objectives Identify the key legal and financial considerations when purchasing a practice and recognize the tax advantages of incorporating a dental practice Analyze the key parameters when assessing the value of a ...

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Ownership vs. Tenantship of a Dental Practice

In this video, Tim Brown returns to speak with Dr. Suham Alexander about the advantages of owning the practice premises versus being owned by the landlord of the premises. Overall, owning the building is a much more palatable option for the following reasons: No lease or landlord issues to deal with Lease clauses can be difficult to navigate – relocation, demolition, renegotiations etc. Attractiveness of the practice increases when the real estate is part of the deal In short, when considering buying or relocating a practice, making an investment in real estate, even in today’s market, is very worthwhile. It ...

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CDA Secure Send: Demo Sessions at the Pacific Dental Conference 2017!

Come and check out the newest CDA member service at the Pacific Dental Conference 2017! On March 9 and 10, CDA will be at PDC to demo CDA Secure Send. Demos are scheduled for 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at booth #719. Drop by for a demo and you could win a $200 Visa gift card. What is CDA Secure Send? CDA Secure Send is an easy, simple-to-use system that allows dentists to exchange patient documents in a secure fashion. Send Information in Seconds CDA Secure Send meets the legal obligation to safeguard the confidentiality of patient data when ...

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What are the 2017 Tax Changes?

David Chong Yen from DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Accountants, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about tax changes that took effect at the beginning of 2017. Highlights What’s new as of January 1, 2017? Students Elimination of Education and Textbook tax credit (Federal) Tuition tax credit is still in place (Federal) Starting Sept 1, 2017, tuition, education, textbook tax credit will be eliminated (Provincial) Families Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly amount that families will receive if they meet the criteria Corporations With respect to costs involved in setting up a professional corporation (PC), the first $3000 is fully tax deductible ...

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Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry

Ron Haik, VP Investment Advisory Services at CDSPI, Dr. Alan Roadburg, PhD, a leading authority on retirement lifestyle education, and Susan Roberts, VP Insurance Advisory Services at CDSPI, will be speaking at the upcoming Pacific Dental Conference in March 2017 in Vancouver. Their session will feature a comprehensive financial and quality of life approach to retirement planning, based on lessons learned from CDSPI’s recent survey of retired Canadian dentists. The session runs on Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30am – 11:00am and is titled: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry.  Highlights Planning for “retirement” is often most closely associated with ensuring ...

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Privacy Policies, Documents, and Procedures

Anne Genge returns to discuss security and privacy policies and documentation which are extremely important in dentistry to protect and keep data safe. What policies do you need? Privacy – consent and access issues Security – safeguarding patient and business data Agreements – third parties who have access to information in the office (eg. Software vendors, co-op students, volunteers) Disaster planning Breach      

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