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CDA Oasis Webinar: Encryption in the Dental Office: What you need to know

On September 23rd, Anne Genge and Dr. John O’Keefe hosted a live webinar on encryption in the dental office.  Download the PPT used in the webinar (PDF) Highlights Anne Genge returns to Oasis Discussions in this webinar to speak to dental practitioners and team members about encryption. Encryption is the gold or legal standard for securing data wherever it “lives” and during data transmission. Dental offices are vulnerable to attacks and, at times, a lot of personal information is stored in the electronic health record sometimes even credit card information. Encryption takes readable data, scrambles it and unlocks the data ...

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Defining and Coping with Stress in the Dental Office

Illona McLay, high-team performance and dental business coach, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about stress management in the dental office.  To contact Illona, please click here Link to Dr. Steve Peter’ book: The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness Highlights Dr. Illona McLay speaks to Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about her presentation at the Scottish Dental Conference titled, “Control Your Chimp, Check, Challenge, Change Your Behaviour to Reduce the Stress in Your Life”. Dental practitioners universally feel stressed about running their dental businesses. As an example, in Britain, dentists balance running their private practice ...

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Dental Practice Ownership Options

David Chong Yen from DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Accountants, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the different ownership options of dental practices. Highlights The dental industry has changed significantly over the past decade. The low interest rate environment has significantly impacted the dental landscape because this has facilitated “easy money” to purchase practices. Many dentists are realizing that their best investment is in their own profession, namely the dental profession because they know this business better than any other. Overall, the dental industry is recession-resistant. The primary ownership types are: Traditional “hands on” dentists. These are individuals or partners who own a ...

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Protecting Yourself against Ransomware

In this webinar, Anne Genge, CEO and Co-Founder of Healthcare Compliance Network, Inc. comes back to update us on the ever present threat of Ransomware. Highlights It’s currently the number one virus of virus crippling healthcare. (March 2016) Ransomware prevents you from using your PC. It holds your PC or files for ransom. It can also steal your data (crysis variant est. Feb 2016), meaning it can cause a breach         Additional Resources  Ransomware Prevention and Preparation for Dental Offices US Federal Bureau of Investigation: Ransomware Ransomware: What to do if your data is held hostage and how ...

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About Digital Dentistry: A Panel Conversation

Digital applications in dentistry are increasingly more popular in the dental industry. This interview with three experts, Christien Kopas, David Chong Yen and Dr. Bernie Dolansky, outlines the considerations that practitioners should take into account when investing in these technologies. Highlights Digital technologies can increase the efficiency of the office and workflow. Open systems are more easily integrated into the office workflow because they can communicate with other applications. They can increase both patient satisfaction and practitioner satisfaction. Revenues and valuations can be enhanced with the prudent addition of digital technology but, there can be a downside if there is ...

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Market Metrics and the Value of Hygiene in the Dental Practice

Dr. Bernie Dolansky, past ODA and CDA President and current partner and consultant at Tier Three Brokerage, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about trends in the market metrics for dental practices as well as the role of hygiene in driving the value of the dental practice.  Dr. Bernard Dolansky B.A, DDS, MS, practiced Endodontics in Ottawa for 37 years. He is a past President of the Ottawa Dental Society, ODA, CDA, and the Dentistry Canada Fund. A principal of Tier Three Brokerage, after 16 years and dozens of transitions, he assists dentists with transition/retirement planning; evaluations/practice purchase and sale; associateship/partnership arrangements, and lectures/ ...

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#WOHD16 Resources: Celebrate Your Own World Oral Health Day

Every year, the World Dental Federation (FDI) provides a wealth of resources for dentists and local and international dental organizations to celebrate World Oral Health Day. Resources provide guidance on what can be done to mark this important day and flexible tools which can be adapted and localized by you for use in your own activities and events. The toolkit contains key aspects to take into consideration in the areas of: branding, media relations, social media and special activities. Communication Tips The emergence of internet-based social media has made it possible for one person to communicate with hundreds or even thousands of ...

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#WOHD16: Healthy Teeth, Healthy Life

Patient Resource A healthy and well-functioning dentition is im-portant during all stages of life since it supports essential human functions, such as speaking, smiling, socializing and eating. Teeth help to give the face its individual shape and form. The normal set of teeth comprises 20 primary teeth, which are replaced by 32 permanent teeth. Tooth eruption begins when babies are around 6 to 10 months old, usually starting with the lower primary incisors. By the age of two and a half, all primary teeth have erupted. Healthy primary teeth maintain the space for their permanent successors developing in the jaw ...

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