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New ITRANS to TELUS Secure Connection Saves Dentists Time & Disruption

ITRANS Claim Service Speed Improvement Most CDAnet dental claims in Canada are transmitted to the TELUS Health network who receives them on behalf of the insurance claims processor. You may have noticed these claims are taking less time to send and receive. This is the result of the change CDA implemented in how the claims are transmitted from the ITRANS system to TELUS Health. As of July 8th, claims now travel over a secure private network rather than being sent through the phone system, making the average time of the “round trip” five seconds rather than the 20 to 30 ...

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Practical How To: Carestream’s 4-in-1 CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system

This post was prepared in collaboration with Carestream 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. Highlights The 4-in-1 CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system combines true 2D panoramic and cephalometric imaging with powerful and easy-to-use 3D imaging, and also the ability to digitize patient impressions and models. The system ...

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations

I thank Drs. Avinash Bidra and Don Curtis for taking the time to speak with me about the webinar they hosted as part of the Colgate Oral Health Network for Professional Education and Development.  The webinar discusses systematic reviews on the maintenance of tooth-borne and implant-borne restorations and clinical practice guidelines as the basis for effective maintenance programs. I hope you enjoy the conversation and find it relevant to your practice! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Visit the webinar website Clinical Practice Guidelines for Recall and Maintenance of Patients with Tooth-Borne and Implant-Borne Dental Restorations (PDF) Highlights The clinical practice guidelines presented ...

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Tips on Transitioning into a New Practice

Transitioning into a new practice as a new buyer or as a new owner after owning other practices has its unique challenges. In this video, Timothy Brown, CEO of ROI Corporation, discusses with Dr. Suham Alexander the strategies to make this transition easier. It is important to understand that patients also need time to adapt to this change along with the dental team. Helpful Tips Gain the trust of the new employees Try not to make any significant changes in the first year Initial changes that are required should be “invisible” to the patients and move slowly If new policy ...

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New Clinical Resource: Prevention Across the Lifespan: A Review of Evidence-Based Interventions for Common Oral Conditions

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Ann Spolarich and Dr. Fotinos S. Panagakos, editors of the new clinical resource: Prevention Across the Lifespan: A Review of Evidence-Based Interventions for Common Oral Conditions. The textbook is free for download and is a great resource for students, the dental team and dentists at chairside. I hope you find it helpful! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Download the free textbook (PDF) The material in this textbook is structured so that it can be used by those early in their educational journey as well as seasoned practitioners. It provides the reader with practical information ...

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Forget Backup, Here’s the newer safer alternative!

Anne Genge, CEO of Healthcare Compliance Network, discusses a novel approach to traditional data back-ups. Back-up data is important in healthcare as it protects and allows practices to restore their files in an unforeseen events, such as breaches, theft, fire etc. The table below illustrates how traditional back-ups compare with a newer method called virtualization. The accompanying video explains how the two differ in greater detail. Full Interview (11.54″)   Virtualization Presentation (6.10″)  

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What is the Impact of the Minamata Convention on Amalgam Use in Dentistry?

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Benoit Soucy, Director of Scientific Affairs at CDA. Dr. Soucy spoke about the impact of the Minamata Convention on the use of amalgam in dental restorations. Below, you will find more information on the Minamata Convention as well documentation pertinent to dentistry.  If you have any questions about the Minamata Convention or the use of amalgam, please email us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. The Convention draws attention to ...

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A Novel Strategy to Engineer Pre-Vascularized Full-Length Dental Pulp-like Tissue Constructs

It’s always exciting to learn more about new research that makes it possible for breakthroughs to happen. That was my interview with Dr. Luiz Bertassoni and Ms. Avathamsa Athirasala who developed a process to engineer new blood vessels in teeth, creating better long-term outcomes for patients and clinicians. We will certainly follow the progress of their research and invite them once again on Oasis Discussions to tell us about it. We wish them all the best in their endeavours! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Read the full-text article: A Novel Strategy to Engineer Pre-Vascularized Full-Length Dental Pulp-like Tissue Constructs (PDF)  Highlights The requirement for ...

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