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Computer vulnerabilities are real and a serious threat to the livelihood of your practice!

Dentists are remarkable individuals with much to offer and share with fellow dentists. In this section, which we call the “Masked Dentist”, we present real-life stories in the hope of shedding some light on the most commonly encountered issues in clinical dentistry and the delivery of dental care. These stories are presented by dentists of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences.  If you have an experience that could be a valuable experience for your colleagues, please be generous and consider sharing it with us and your colleagues on Oasis Discussions. We encourage you to send your stories through email, phone or by uploading ...

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Embracing the infant first visit – one GP dentist’s experience

By Dr. John O’Keefe When I sat in the waiting room at the office of Dr. Janet Leith of Ottawa for my recall visit recently, the first thing I noticed was the prominently featured CDA poster informing patients that her dental office encourages parents to bring their children for a first dental visit by age one. At the end of my visit, I sat and asked Janet  about when she had incorporated this approach into her practice, what trepidation she had prior to adopting it, how she used it as a practice building strategy and what sort of benefits she ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: What should you look for in a lawyer?

Karin Pagé spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the most important elements in hiring a lawyer for your dental practice. Karin Pagé practices civil litigation and international and domestic arbitration at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall. She has exceptional experience in corporate governance and executive management in the health care industry. She served as a panellist at the 2010 Canadian Council on International Law and the 2011 Canadian International Law Students’ Conference and presented at the accredited Civil Litigation Practice conference. She has participated as a moot court judge at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and has had several articles published ...

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8 Secrets to Growing your Practice: A Breakthrough Blueprint

Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH and President of rdhu.ca, is presenting a series of 3 webinars on the best kept secrets to grow your dental practice. In this post, we feature a video of the first webinar: 8 Secrets to Growing your Practice: A Breakthrough Blueprint.  Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH has brought engaging energy to the dental profession for the last 30 years. Kathleen is the founder of D-Sharp Dental Instruments, rdhu, RDH Portfolio Manager and QA Coach. Her vision is to help “Transform the Dental Hygiene Experience’ for the patient, the clinician and the dental practice.”  Kathleen’s “8 Simple Secrets” is a full-day workshop ...

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Stress and resilience in the life of healthcare professionals

This resource is available through the Canadian Physician Health Institute. Although it is written primarily for physicians, much of the included information is applicable to healthcare providers in general and dentists in particular. The Basics. Strategies for coping with stress and building personal resilience for physicians (PDF)   Watch the complete video presentation Watch highlights of the video presentation “B” is for Body “A” is for Affect “S” is for Social “I” is for Intellect “C” is for Community “S” is for Spirituality    

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Is practicing dentistry becoming a pain in the neck? Ergonomic Solutions for the Dental Team

In this post, Pelton & Crane presents solutions to ergonomic problems frequently encountered in the dental practice.  As a dental professional, you have or will likely experience some type of work-related pain. Many dental professionals accept this pain as a part of daily life, but there is a better way!  Have you ever asked yourself “How much longer will I be able to practice feeling the way I do?” because you’re suffering from neck, shoulder, arm or leg pain. Perhaps you have numbness in your fingers and hands or pain down into your leg while you sit? If so, then ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Ms. Lisa Philp on Optimizing Communication in the Dental Office

Ms. Lisa Philp, from Transitions Group, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about the importance of communciation in the dental office and how to optimize communciation among the dental team and with patients.             Watch the video interview Lisa Philp, RDH is the Chief Visionary Officer of Transitions Group North America, a full service coaching company for dentistry. Her career began with clinical hygiene in United States and Canada to the creation of a periodontal disease management program in which she coached thousands of dental professionals. She is currently a leader, author, and coach and highly sought ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Embezzlement in the dental office with David Harris

David Harris, CEO Prosperident, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about embezzlement in the dental office.               Watch the video interview  

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