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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office – Medical Emergencies in Life!

It was a pleasure to meet and speak with Dr. Mel Hawkins for this interview. Generously, he prepared these slides to tell our audience what his session on medical emergencies will be about during ASM 2017. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dentists are treating an aging and pharmacologically drug dependent and ambulatory population. How can they be expected to respond/react to life-threatening situations when they “almost never occur” – or do they? Simplicity! Practical equipment adjuncts, a few good drugs, “red flags,” and understanding vasoconstrictor interactions, local anesthetic maximum doses, especially related to ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Grow Your Practice and Change People’s Lives

It’s always great to meet new oral health experts and learn about their practice. My interview with Dr. Jonathan Parker tackled a growing field in dentistry: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Parker is a speaker at the upcoming ASM meeting in May and his session is titled: Treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Grow Your Practice and Change People’s Lives. I hope you enjoy the interview and attend Dr. parker’s session.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Sixty-seven percent of the patients in your practice have a snoring problem, and it is now estimated that 17 percent of adults have ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Is Periodontal Disease Being Diagnosed in Your Practice?

I had the pleasure to welcome once again Patricia Worcester, CDA and RDH, to speak about her second lecture at #ASM150 titled: Is Periodontal Disease Being Diagnosed in Your Practice? She emphasized the importance of the dental hygienist role in identifying and remedying periodontal disease over time. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager    Highlights The lecture is about comprehensive care for the hygiene patient that involves the entire team. With 80 percent of the population having some form of gingival or periodontal disease, what is your practice diagnosing and treating? The lecture will guide oral health professionals through non-surgical periodontal protocols and ...

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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: Anti-Infectives in the Dental Office: What’s New?

Dr. Aviv Ouanounou, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the Unoiversity of Toronto, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his session in the upcoming ASM 2017.  Highlights Clinical dental practice is immersed in the primary treatment and corrective management of infectious diseases of the oral and peri-oral region. Dental practitioners are faced daily to bacterial, fungal and viral infections. It has been estimated that 10 percent of all anti-infective prescriptions are related with dental infections. All antimicrobial agents may cause adverse reactions of varying degrees of severity. Understanding the interplay of host, microorganism and antimicrobials fosters advances in ...

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Craniofacial Implications of Osteogenesis Imperfecta

I had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey and view his presentation on the craniofacial implications of osteogenesis imperfecta. This is a disease that causes weak bones that break easily. It is also known as brittle bone disease where bones sometimes break for no known reason. OI can also cause many other problems, such as weak muscles, brittle teeth, and hearing loss. Dr. Retrouvey delved into the implications of treating patients that suffer from OI and what the possible treatments are. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey presents various craniofacial aspects of osteogenesis imperfecta. This is ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Demystifying Pain Among Women in Dentistry: Essential Ergonomic and Wellness Guidelines

I learned much about ergonomic problems experienced by female dentists from Dr. Bethany Valachi, author of Practice Dentistry Pain-Free and clinical instructor of ergonomics at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. She kindly offered few slides from her session at ASM 2017 and it was a pleasure to meet her. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights  Female dental professionals experience a higher prevalence and severity of occupational pain than their male counterparts, with the most problematic areas being the neck and shoulder followed closely by hand/ wrist pain. This research-based course for women dental professionals bridges the gap between ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Musculoskeletal Functional Disorders: Recap Your Knowledge

My interview with Drs. David Psutka and Peter Ta, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, revolved around their session at the upcoming ASM 2017. Their session is part of a 3-day symposium titled: Orofacial pain and management symposium.  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Orofacial pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders presents much differently than pain caused by other sources (i.e., neurologic). In this lecture, the anatomy and etiology of joint intracapsular disorders will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion on the diagnosis and non-surgical management of myogenous temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), as well surgical protocols for internal derangement. Learning Objectives Learn ...

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