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ASM 2018: Lessons Learned About Money, Practice and Life

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event.  Dr. Wayne Kerr shares 38 years of clinical and business experience with the dental profession. Dr. Kerr earned Mastership in the AGD, and he was honored in 2011 with its presentation of the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award. ...

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ASM 2018: Google Juice for Dentists

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event.  Dr. Larry Emmott one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry. His high-energy programs provide the tools needed to make wise technological decisions, saving time and thousands of dollars. Originally from Canada, he now lives in the United States and ...

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ASM2018: Dental Management of Patients with Endocrine Disorders

As the Ontario Dental Association‘s Annual Spring Meeting approaches, we at CDA Oasis are pleased to bring you highlights of some of the speakers and the sessions that will be offered this year. It is my hope that you learn from the various conversations; and if you happen to be in Toronto, you find it interesting enough to attend the event.  Dr. Aviv Ouanounou will be presenting two sessions at ASM this year. Dr. Ouanounou is Assistant Professor in clinical sciences and pharmacology in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto.  ASM2018 is the single largest venue where ...

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What do you do when the coroner’s office calls?

Case Scenario You are about to head to your operatory to start a molar endo case, when the receptionist tells you that the Coroner’s Office is on the line and the person at the other end wants to speak to you as a matter of urgency. Thinking it unusual, you pick up the receiver – “all ears.” The person at the other end of the line identifies himself as an agent at the Coroner’s office and tells you that skeletal remains have recently been located and the police suspect they are of a young man who probably died as a ...

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Cannabis and the Canadian Dentist: Are you ready for the legalization of Cannabis?

Cannabis will become legal on July 1st, 2018; and we at CDA Oasis are exploring the many facets of this professional issue. In particular, we are exploring the various impacts of this substance, namely clinical and legal.  I welcomed once again Dr. Mark Donaldson, pharmacologist and senior executive director at Vizient Pharmacy Advisory Solutions. He is also clinical professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana. Dr. Donaldson shared his expertise on the topic of cannabis in the dental office.  We recognize this is an important conversation that needs to take place in the dental practice as ...

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How Important Is It to Treatment Plan for the Patient with Oral Cancer?

I had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Lauren Levi to a CDA Oasis conversation about treating patients with head and neck cancer. Oral cancer therapy is associated with a multitude of head and neck sequelae and dentists are pressed to come up with a treatment plan that not only minimizes the risk of these sequelae but also help educate the patient about oral hygiene instruction and methods to help reduce risk for developing these conditions. Dr. Levi is is Clinical Instructor in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.  My hope is that you find the information ...

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Should you Lease or Buy a Car? What the Dealership Will Not Tell You

Welcome to the fourth conversation in this series with David Chong Yen and Eugene Chu, Chartered Accountants from DCY Professional Corporation in Toronto. David and Eugene have kindly agreed to record a series of videos that offer advice to new graduates and practicing dentists on the most common accounting and tax questions they are likely to face early in their career. I hope that you benefit from the information provided. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager  Highlights Many new grads first major purchase will be a car, what tips ...

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Incidental Radiographic Findings: Why You Should Never Ignore Them!

Dr. John O’Keefe welcomed Dr. Bob Wood to speak about a clinical case that shows important incidental radiographic findings. Dr. Wood is a dental radiologist and a forensic dentist. He is also Chief of Dentistry at Princess Margaret Hospital.  The radiograph shown and shared in this video presentation is courtesy of our valuable CDA Oasis contributor Dr. Jessica Metcalfe.  We hope you find the information valuable and we always welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Important Principles of radiographic Interpretation An essential first step is to ensure that there ...

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