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Oral Care in Cancer Therapy: Oral Care During Cancer Therapy

This second segment of the six-part series of oral complications in cancer treatment deals with fungal infections, most commonly candidiasis. See also: Oral Care in Cancer Therapy Part 1: Oral Care Pre-Head & Neck Cancer TreatmentOral Care in Cancer Therapy Part 3: Oral Care During Cancer Therapy Candidiasis or condidosis is an overgrowth of a commensal organism. The infection usually involves C. albicans, but C. krusei, dublinensis and torolopsilosis are also seen. It is important to note that resistance has been noted to medications by Candida spp. Etiology Due to systemic immune effects Extremes of age Malnutrition Cytotoxic CT Immune T-cell defects (HIV, ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Ask and Ye Shall Receive! The Art of Getting To “Yes”

Dr. Suham Alexander met with Dr. Mark Hyman, adjunct full-time professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, to talk about her lecture at the upcoming #ASM150: Ask and Ye Shall Receive! The Art of Getting To “Yes” Highlights Most people never receive optimal care because no one ever asked! Your team’s skill, talent and abilities are wasted if the patient doesn’t say “Yes.” Learn the 10 characteristics of super dental teams and the 10 steps to hearing “Yes” every time. Discover the five questions you must answer and the five keys to effective listening. Bring back to your ...

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Oral Care in Cancer Therapy: Oral Care Pre-Head & Neck Cancer Treatment

Drs. Deborah Saunders and Joel Epstein return to Oasis Discussions to discuss oral care before, during and after head and neck cancer treatment. See also: Oral Care in Cancer Therapy Part 2: Oral Care During Cancer TherapyOral Care in Cancer Therapy Part 3: Oral Care After Head & Neck Cancer Treatment Cancer is the leading cause of mortality in the world and it is expected to continue to grow. Infection-related cancers such as HPV, EBV and HCV are expected to play an important role in this increase. It is forecasted that a dentist will see ~1.3 newly diagnosed case of ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Live Long and Prosper: Lifestyle Medicine in Dentistry

My encounter with Dr. Peter Jacobsen was enjoyable and full of valuable content. Dr. Jacobsen is a speaker at #ASM150 and his session is titled: Live Long and Prosper: Lifestyle Medicine in Dentistry. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights We get what we got by way of genes; now it’s up to us to make them last. Are there foods associated with long life? Is exercise healthy? Are there miracle drugs we should all be taking? What are the secrets of the Blue Zones on the planet, where people predictably live over 100 years of age? What laboratory tests best ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Advertising in Dentistry: Ethical Perspectives

It was a pleasure for me to speak with Dr. Jos Welie, Professor in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University, in Omaha. In an era where social and digital media are becoming too mainstream, and with heightened competition, where does advertising  in dentistry stand and does it succeed the ethics test? Dr. Welie is a speaker at #ASM150 and his lecture will be presented along with Drs. Speers and Quiñonez and is titled: Advertising in Dentistry: Ethical Perspectives. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager   Highlights Why is advertising (as opposed to simply informing patients) an ethically ...

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The Impact of Human Error on the Practice’s Systems and Processes

Anne Genge returns to speak to Dr. Suham Alexander about the impact that human error can have in a dental practice. While security and privacy issues can be circumvented by systems and software, people still have a significant touch point in the practice. Ways in which the human element can affect the practice: Access – who has access? to what, from where? Internet – access the “wrong” sites Email – ransomwares, viruses, breaches of common email services (eg. Yahoo) Systems – updates to operating systems and applications are not installed, as required Backups – configuration should be verified Devices/Drives – ...

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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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