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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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Focusing the Medical History When Administering Nitrous Oxide

In this short video, Dr. Joonyoung Ji speaks to Dr. John O’Keefe about the absolute and relative contraindications for the use of nitrous oxide guide by the dental clinician. Highlights Nitrous oxide is often used to allay patient fears and anxiety that may occur during dental treatment. However, it should be used only after a thorough medical history by the dentist. Absolute contraindication Pregnancy Bowel obstruction Bleomycin Recent surgery in closed spaces such as eyes or middle ear Relative contraindications Pulmonary hypertension Intracranial pressure Folate deficiency Predisposition to nausea and vomiting In some instances, modifications can be made for patients ...

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CE Showcase: Root Canals Done Better, Faster and Safer: A Practical Course for GPs

Dr. Manor Haas, Certified Specialist in Endodontics in Toronto, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about his upcoming session at PDC 2017. Highlights Dr. Haas sessions run as follows:  Thursday, March 9, 2017: 8:30 – 11:00: Root Canals Done Better, Faster and Safer: A Practical Course for GPs Thursday, March 9, 2017: 1:30 – 4:00: Endo Workshop for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals Friday, March 10, 2017: 8:30 – 11:00: Endo Workshop for GPs: Locate, Instrument and Obturate Canals (repeat)      

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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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Local Anesthetics for the Patient Suffering from Methemoglobinemia

Dr. Joonyoung Ji speaks with Dr. John O’Keefe about the risks of administering local anesthetics to patients suffering from methemoglobinemia. Highlights Scenario A patient has a scope performed in a hospital setting and benzocaine was used to numb the area before inserting the scope. Subsequently, the patient developed methemoglobinemia. The patient’s physician has now advised that all “-caine-type” anesthetics must be avoided in this patient for all dental work. Management Context is important to determine why a scope was performed and how the situation that developed was managed. Often, in medical settings the amounts of local anesthetics that are used ...

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This post was created in collaboration with VOCO On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with “Practical How To” answers to clinical questions/dilemmas. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Profluorid Varnish (PFV) is a white transparent, great tasting 5% NaF varnish. It is indicated for desensitization as the varnish seals off dentinal tubules to relieve hypersensitivity. Additionally, as with other fluoride varnishes, ...

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What happens when a gutta percha is extruded and broken beyond the apex?

Dr. Joel Fransen, Endodontist in Richmond BC, responded to a question submitted by a general dentist. Q: What happens when a gutta percha is extruded and broken beyond the apex? To share your comments, feedback or to ask a question, please email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  

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Silver Diamine Fluoride in Caries Management

Dr. Flavia Lamberghini, Pediatric dentist in Chicago, spoke with Dr, Suham Alexander about silver diamine fluoride and its use in caries management.  Highlights Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), although not currently available in Canada, is a safe and effective topical agent which helps to arrest tooth decay in patients with high caries risk who are unable to tolerate conventional care from the very young to the elderly. It is currently being used in the United States and has been used in Japan for more than 80 years. SDF, a colourless solution with a pH of 10, is composed of silver, fluoride and ...

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