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ASM 2018: Oral Care for the Medically Compromised Patient

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. Deborah Saunders is the Medical Director of the Department of Dental Oncology and Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, Ont. She is a global adviser on the subject of osteonecrosis of the jaw ...

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ASM 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Dentistry: HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancers

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. Deborah Saunders is the Medical Director of the Department of Dental Oncology and Assistant Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, Ont. She is a global adviser on the subject of osteonecrosis of the jaw ...

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ASM 2018: The Diet to Promote Health and Prevent Disease

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. Warren Karp is a Professor Emeritus at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He holds a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from The Ohio State University and a DMD from the Dental College of Georgia. Dr. Karp ...

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Opioid Prescribing by Ontario Dentists 2014-2016

Dental patients in Ontario are getting the right drug, in the right amount, and only once. Such welcome good news were communicated in the recent report published by the College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), using data from 2014 to 2016 of opioid prescriptions given by dentists and dispensed by dental patients: Opioid Prescribing by Ontario Dentists 2014-2016. In the midst of the opioid crisis plaguing North America, this is such a welcome message for dentists. It is certainly the result of a concerted effort within organized dentistry to help dentists reduce the exposure of their patients to the ...

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Les dentistes canadiens ont une dent contre les soins inutiles

L’Association canadienne des dentistes en milieu hospitalier (ACDH) emboîte le pas aux professionnels de la santé des quatre coins du pays et se rallie à la campagne Choisir avec soin. La liste de recommandations « Les huit examens et traitements sur lesquels les dentistes et les patients devraient s’interroger », publiée le 18 avril, est la première liste conçue par une association ou une société de santé dentaire dans la campagne. Choisir avec soin compte actuellement plus de 300 recommandations de près de 50 sociétés de médecins spécialistes, ainsi que d’associations et de sociétés nationales représentant des pharmaciens, des infirmières et d’autres professionnels paramédicaux. La ...

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Canadian dentists take a bite out of unnecessary care

The Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists (CAHD) has joined our clinician colleagues from coast to coast in the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. The list of recommendations ‘8 Things Dentists and Patients Should Question’, released April 18, is the first list by a dental association and society in the campaign. Choosing Wisely Canada currently has over 300 recommendations from nearly 50 medical specialty societies, along with national associations and societies representing pharmacists, nurses and other allied health care professionals. Choosing Wisely Canada was first launched in 2014 in partnership with the Canadian Medical Association. The goal of the campaign is to ...

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Practice Online Presence: A Requirement or an Option?

Highlights Tamir Wolfson from myindustrybrand.com spoke to Dr. Suham Alexander about the importance and relevance of an online presence in today’s competitive dental marketplace. Having an online presence does not guarantee that a practice will see an increase in patients, however, it will make the practice more visible in online searches. Statistics show that there are ~175 million healthcare searches online daily. Furhtermore, 81% of people use a search engine before they decide on who they will visit.  In terms of ROI, if the practice is not available online then, there it is not available to capitalize on these potential ...

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ASM 2018: Geriatric Dentistry: Improve Your Clinical Confidence!

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. Joel Laudenbach is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, practises oral medicine and provides educational courses and workshops nationally and internationally. He is appointed on the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles ...

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