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The Clinical Use of Dental Hypnosis and Its Role in Stress Management

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.  I had the pleasure to host Dr. Gabor Filo. Dr. Filo is a Diplomat of the American Board of Hypnosis in Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and an Honorary Member of the Ontario Division of ...

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Dr. Charles Shin Welcomes You to ASM 2018

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.  I had the pleasure to host Dr. Charles Shin, Charles Shin, Chair of Education Advisory Committee at ODA. Dr. Shin is a graduate of The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University and practices in Stouffville, ON.  ASM2018 is the ...

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Opening a Practice vs. Buying an Existing Practice: Static vs. Kinetic Energy

Welcome to the second 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 Practice values have increased significantly and many new dentists are asking whether ...

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View from the Chairside: Why I love Cast Post-Cores & You Should Too!

We are certainly very grateful to Dr. Paul Belzycki for the amount of time and effort he put in developing today’s presentation. Although you may find it long, the presentation is packed with valuable clinical information about complex cases that were restored using cast post-cores. In his hands, this technique has proven very successful at delivering restorations that continue to defy the test of time even after many years.  Dr. Belzycki is a dental surgeon from Toronto. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1979 and has kindly accepted to share four decades of ...

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Can Silver Diamine Fluoride Arrest Post-Radiation Caries? Case Report

Dr. Jessica Metcalfe prepared an Oasis presentation about the possibility of using silver diamine fluoride to arrest post-radiation caries. Silver diamine fluoride is fairly new in Canada; and to date its efficacy has only been proven with children and older adults. Through these cases, Dr. Metcalfe is exploring the possibility of helping patients who undergo radiation and experience dry mouth and subsequent caries. Dr. Metcalfe is staff dentist in the Department of Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics at Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre. I hope you find the information valuable and we always welcome your feedback, suggestions and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca ...

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Dental Assistants Recognition Week with Dr. Jonathan Chen

I am thankful to Dr. Jonathan Chen, who accepted to join us in our celebration of Canadian Dental Assistants during the Dental Assistants Recognition Week.  Dr. Chen is a general dentist, with a family-oriented practice in Montreal, QC.  Share with us what you are doing this week for the dental assistants in your team. Your feedback, questions, and suggestions are also welcome at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights March 4th to the 10th has been designated by the American Dental Assistants Association, along with the American Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association and the Canadian Dental ...

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What Are the Risks of Treating Patients with Intraoral/Perioral Piercing and Oral Jewelry/Accessories?

It was a great pleasure to host Dr. Raymond Lee on CDA Oasis. Dr. Lee spoke about the dangers and risks of wearing intraoral/perioral piercing and oral jewelry/accessories and how dentists should deal and communicate with patients who wear these accessories.  Dr. Lee is Staff Pediatric Dentist and Co-Site Chief in Pediatric Dentistry at Victoria Hospital. I hope you find the conversation valuable. Please remember to share your thoughts, questions and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The use of intraoral jewelry and piercings of oral and perioral tissues have been gaining popularity among ...

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Measuring the Impact of Oral Cancer on Quality of Life

I hosted Dr. Jesus Amadeo Valdez as the primary author of a recent article that was published in the Dental Clinics of North America. The article speaks about the importance of measuring the impact of oral cancer on the patients’ quality of health. The physical and financial impacts of such as devastating disease are well known and documented. However, the psychological impacts are less obvious and on some occasions form a communication barrier between the patient and their oral health care provider. We thought it would be beneficial to shed some light on such a topic.  Dr. Valdez is Chief resident ...

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