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ASM 2018: Peri-implant Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment and Maintenance Therapy 101 for the Dental Team

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. Jim Grisdale received his undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees in prosthodontics from McGill University. He received another postgraduate degree in periodontics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Grisdale was a full-time faculty member at Loma Linda School ...

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Is this a game-changing technology for dentistry?

Colleagues, A press release that came across my desk today particularly caught my attention. It relates to Straumann acquiring an interest in a company called Dental Monitoring. I share this with you as I believe it could be of interest to all in the oral health care sector. My sensitivity to the profound implications of rapid technological change for healthcare in general and oral health care in particular has been heightened through my recent involvement with a CDA Task Force on the Future of the Profession. I will tell you more about that a little later, but first, I invite ...

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ASM 2018: Eating for Optimal Dental and Mental Health and a Healthy Waistline

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.  Liz Pearson is a registered dietitian with a passion for peanut butter sandwiches and an undying love for chocolate. She speaks regularly across North America to health professionals, corporations and associations about eating for optimal health and the prevention ...

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Psychological Health & Safety: how does your office rank?

To open a conversation that I believe is important for every dentist, their team members and their patients, I ask you to please take a minute to read through these two scenarios and consider what you would do next in each circumstance. Scenario 1 The dental assistant who works with you most regularly comes to speak with you privately. She tells you that she has endured lower back pain for the past few months and she suspects it may have something to do with the chairside stools she has been using at the office. For some time, she has wanted ...

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Dr. Effie Habsha on the 8th Women in Dentistry Symposium

It is always a pleasure for me to meet with my friend Dr. Effie Habsha. Dr. Habsha is renowned lecturer and prosthodontist at Prosthodontics Associates in Toronto. This year, she is organizing the 8th Women in Dentistry symposium, which promises to be a great educational and social event.  Here she is speaking about the event, its educational and logistical components. The symposium will take place on May 15th at 5.30 to 9 pm. As always, we seek and welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions. you can always reach us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time!  Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The ...

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Pattern of Opioid Analgesic Prescription for Adults by Dentists in Nova Scotia

Colleagues, I have just come across this paper that was recently published by Canadian authors in the journal JDR Clinical & Translational Research. I thought it would interest you, so I present below the publicly-available abstract along with a link to the journal, in the event that you wish to purchase the article and/or familiarize yourself with the publication. Dr. Jocelyne Feine of McGill University is editor in chief of the journal. All the best, John   Pattern of Opioid Analgesic Prescription for Adults by Dentists in Nova Scotia, Canada K.O. Jimoh, D.C. Matthews, M. Brillant, and I. Sketris JDR ...

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ASM 2018: Dentistry – Talk about Pain in the Neck!

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. Tim Pendergrass is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock, Texas, where he teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He completed his doctorate of ...

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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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