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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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If I knew then what I know now…Reflections on Practice Management

David Chong Yen, from DCY Professional Corporation of Chartered Accountants, comes back with few rare pearls on practice management accounting. David spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about common unintentional mistakes dentists do in managing their finances and how they could best avoid them.  Interview Highlights After more than 30 years of experience working with dentists and in the dental industry, David Chong Yen sits down to share his reflections of lessons learned and insights gained. Invest wisely: Typically, the best investment is in what you know and in yourself and your own practice. Create your own vision: If you don’t know where ...

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Scheduling for Success with Amy Kirsch

  In an effort to keep you informed about CE opportunities available in Canada, we are pleased to offer a series of videos presented by prominent speakers who will lead CE sessions at the Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting ‘ASM 2016’ which will take place May 5 – 7, 2016. Amy Kirsch, RDH is a nationally known dental practice management speaker and consultant. For more than 20 years, she has provided customized consulting services and training for dentists and their teams on topics including practice analysis, leadership training, scheduling for success, internal marketing, customer service skills, effective communication skills, hiring for ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: What are the Value Drivers of Today’s Dental Practices?

Dr. Bernie Dolansky, past ODA and CDA President and current partner and consultant at Tier Three Brokerage, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the main drivers that make a dental practice valuable to buyers. Among these drivers, maintaining a dental hygiene department is of utmost importance.    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, ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Social Media for the Dental Practice with Dr. John Syrbu

  Dr. John Syrbu, dentist from Minneapolis MN, speaks about his latest book Practical Social media for Dentists. He explains the implementation of social media in the dental practice and gives advice about how dentists should use social media to promote their services.  Dr. Syrbu graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2013 and completed a General Practice Residency at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System the following year. He resides and practices in the Minneapolis area.  Practical Social media for Dentists is available for purchase on Amazon and for download on iTunes You can follow Dr. Syrbu ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: The Newly Implemented Taxes and How they Affect Your Business

David Chong Yen, from DCY Professional Corporation of Chartered Accountants, comes back to talk with Dr. Suham Alexander about the new taxes brought about by the new liberal government and to provide dentists with valuable tax tips.  Highlights Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) limits will be reduced to $5,500/year Dentists earning >$200K will have a larger tax bill The federal tax rate will increase from 29% to 33% (for any income over $200K) Tax rates for those earning between ~$45K-90K will be reduced from 22% to 20.5% Family Tax Cut credit will likely be eliminated Dentists with a household income of ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: What are the risks associated with digital communications?

Anne Genge, CEO and Co-founder of Healthcare Compliance Network Inc., is back with Dr. John O’Keefe to speak about risks associated with using digital communications in the dental office. Anne also presents some solutions that could help protect the dental team as well as patient privacy.     Watch the video interview  

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