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Practical How To: Rapidly Bond to Tooth Structure

This post has been developed in collaboration with Kuraray Noritake Dental. On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. 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.     Kuraray Noritake Dental’s CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick universal adhesive contains the new original MDP and amide-based chemistry that provides a unique RAPID BOND TECHNOLOGY. The new amide monomer rapidly ...

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Should You Hire Team Members with IT Aptitudes?

Highlights Dentistry is a technologically advanced profession; and it continues to evolve. In today’s increasingly digital age, it is important that team members are proficient and confident in using the technology utilized in dental practice environments. To this end, it is important for practice owners to ensure the right team members are hired and then, trained appropriately on hardware, software and other applications that are used to provide care for patients. When hiring new employees, ask them how they feel about technology. A positive, enthusiastic response is a good sign. If the interview admits to being “computer illiterate”, heed his/her ...

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Dental Talks 2017: The Nature of Oral Biofilms in Childhood – a Key for Health and Disease

In preparation of the Dental Talks event that is offered by the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, I spoke with Dr. Svante Twetman about the topic of his keynote speech: The Nature of Oral Biofilms in Childhood – a Key for Health and Disease.  Dr. Twetman is a pediatric dentist and professor in cariology and pediatric dentistry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.  I hope you enjoy the conversation and have a chance to attend the Dental Talks 2017 in Toronto. Please share your thoughts and feedback with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights ...

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Oasis Case Conference: Managing a Patient with a Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

The following conversation occurred between Drs. Paul Belzycki and Erin Watson, general Dentists in Toronto. Dr. Belzycki is a private practitioner and Dr. Watson is a dentist operating at Princess Margaret Hospital. The conversation is about the management of a patient with a nasopharyngeal carcinoma and who was treated by both Drs. Belzycki and Watson. Drs. Belzycki and Watson emphasized the importance of clearly and regularly communicating between professionals to ensure the best treatment for the patient. Dr. Belzycki is accustomed to thoroughly document his cases, a fact that Dr. Watson praised and considered instrumental for the patient’s treatment and most helpful. I ...

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The 2017 Dental Market Fall Forecast

Highlights Timothy Brown, CEO of ROI Corp and Jackie Joachim, Chief Operating Officer of ROI Corp give the Oasis Discussions audience an idea of the trends that are occurring in the dental marketplace as of late September 2017. Key Trends Dental corporations are still interested in acquiring practices Strictly looking at multiples of EBITDA The investors are looking for return on investment A well-run practice with existing associates in place is attractive to corporations Currently 3-5% of all dental practices are owned by dental corporations and this will likely increase The dental market peaked approximately 9 months ago and has changed There ...

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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Inspirational Leadership with Peter Barry

The Ontario Dental Association is holding a New Dentist Symposium, October 21st and 22nd, 2017. This innovative Continuing Education event aims to bring together like-minded ODA members who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. The symposium was specifically crafted for new dentists who have been practicing dentistry for 10 years or less. Leadership and the debate between innate and acquired leadership are important topics to the dental profession. My fifth interview of speakers from the ODA New Dentist Symposium is with Peter Barry, a renowned speaker, coach and trainer who has helped dentists achieve successful professional careers for over 20 years.  I hope ...

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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Making Smart Financial Decisions – Expert Advice for New Dentists with Ron Haik

The Ontario Dental Association is holding a New Dentist Symposium, October 21st and 22nd, 2017. This innovative Continuing Education event aims to bring together like-minded ODA members who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. The symposium was specifically crafted for new dentists who have been practicing dentistry for 10 years or less. My third interview with speakers from the symposium is with Ron Haik, Vice President, Investment Advisory Services, at CDSPI. Ron will be accompanied by Susan Roberts, Deputy Principal Broker at CDSPI Advisory Services Inc. Their session focuses on helping young dentists make sound and beneficial financial decisions.  I hope you ...

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ODA New Dentist Symposium: Top 10 Aspects of Purchasing a Practice with Timothy Brown

The Ontario Dental Association is holding a New Dentist Symposium, October 21st and 22nd, 2017. This innovative Continuing Education event aims to bring together like-minded ODA members who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. The symposium was specifically crafted for new dentists who have been practicing dentistry for 10 years or less. My first interview with speakers from the symposium is with Timothy Brown, President and CEO of Roi Corporation. His session focuses on helping new dentists make the transition through the purchase of their own practice.  I hope you enjoy the interview and attend the symposium. Please share ...

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