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CE Showcase ASM2017: Ask and Ye Shall Receive! The Art of Getting To “Yes”

Dr. Suham Alexander met with Dr. Mark Hyman, adjunct full-time professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, to talk about her lecture at the upcoming #ASM150: Ask and Ye Shall Receive! The Art of Getting To “Yes” Highlights Most people never receive optimal care because no one ever asked! Your team’s skill, talent and abilities are wasted if the patient doesn’t say “Yes.” Learn the 10 characteristics of super dental teams and the 10 steps to hearing “Yes” every time. Discover the five questions you must answer and the five keys to effective listening. Bring back to your ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Advertising in Dentistry: Ethical Perspectives

It was a pleasure for me to speak with Dr. Jos Welie, Professor in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University, in Omaha. In an era where social and digital media are becoming too mainstream, and with heightened competition, where does advertising  in dentistry stand and does it succeed the ethics test? Dr. Welie is a speaker at #ASM150 and his lecture will be presented along with Drs. Speers and Quiñonez and is titled: Advertising in Dentistry: Ethical Perspectives. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager   Highlights Why is advertising (as opposed to simply informing patients) an ethically ...

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The Impact of Human Error on the Practice’s Systems and Processes

Anne Genge returns to speak to Dr. Suham Alexander about the impact that human error can have in a dental practice. While security and privacy issues can be circumvented by systems and software, people still have a significant touch point in the practice. Ways in which the human element can affect the practice: Access – who has access? to what, from where? Internet – access the “wrong” sites Email – ransomwares, viruses, breaches of common email services (eg. Yahoo) Systems – updates to operating systems and applications are not installed, as required Backups – configuration should be verified Devices/Drives – ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry

Based on the overwhelming success of the session CDSPI presented at the Pacific Dental Conference, I asked Ron Haik, VP Investment Advisory Services at CDSPI, to come back again to speak to us about their session at the ODA #ASM150: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry. 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. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager If you’re not attending ASM and wish to receive Dr. Roadburg’s book Life after Dentistry, email investment@cdspi.com Highlights Whether you are years away or ...

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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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