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Tips and traps when associating: What do you need to know before signing an associate agreement?

I had the pleasure to host David Chong Yen and Eugene Chu, Chartered Accountants from DCY Professional Corporation in Toronto. They 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 dental grads are anxious to start working and paying down debt, do you have any tips ...

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Clinical Case: Managing Post-operative Complications Following Connective Tissue Graft

In June 2016, Dr. Peter Halford presented the first part of a clinical case that involved post-operative complications following connective tissue graft. I have invited Dr. Aditya Patel to present how the case was managed and resolved.  Dr. Patel is a Periodontist and a registered Fellow in the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is part-time clinical instructor in the Graduate Periodontics department at Dalhousie University, Co-Director of the Perio By The Ocean Study Club for periodontics and implantology; and he practices in Halifax, Truro, and Sydney, Nova Scotia. As usual, I hope that you find the information valuable ...

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What are the Intergenerational and Social Interventions that Could Improve Children’s Oral Health?

Dr. Ariel Greenblatt was my guest to speak about social interventions that  could help improve children’s oral health. Dr. Greenblatt coauthored a recent review that was published in the Dental Clinics of North America, tackling intergenerational and social interventions to improve children’s oral health. Dr. Greenblatt is Clinical and Didactic Instructor in the School of Dental Hygiene at the Eastern International College in New Jersey. I hope you benefit from the conversation. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Community context and the influence of the broader social determinants of ...

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Could the prescription you write put you in legal jeopardy?

It was with much pleasure that I hosted once again Dr. Mark  Donaldson on CDA Oasis. Dr. Donaldson has been kind and most generous in sharing his recent publications as well as his expertise on very important pharmacological topics. Today he speaks to our audience about the liabilities dentists might incur when prescribing opioids in light opioid crisis experienced in North America.  Dr. Donaldson is senior executive director at Vizient Pharmacy Advisory Solutions as well as clinical professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana. I hope you enjoy and benefit from the conversation. Always remember that ...

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Quelles sont les informations sur les matériaux dentaires dont vous avez besoin?

J’ai discuté avec le Dr Benoit Soucy au sujet d’une initiative importante que l’ADC entreprend pour essayer de comprendre les besoins des dentistes dans le domaine de l’information sur les produits dentaires. Que vous sauvegardiez le petit papier imprimé fourni avec le produit, que vous le numérisiez et l’enregistriez sur votre disque dur, ou que vous parcouriez Internet pour en savoir plus, l’ADC aimerait vous aider. Vous trouverez ci-dessous plus d’informations sur un bref sondage qui nous permettra de comprendre et de répondre à vos besoins. Veuillez prendre le temps de remplir le court sondage et n’oubliez pas que vos ...

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What information do you need about the dental materials you use?

I spoke with Dr. Kevin Goheen about an important initiative that CDA is undertaking to try and understand dentists’ needs in the area of dental product information. Whether you save the printed little paper that comes with the product, or you scan and save it on your hard drive, or scour the internet to learn more, CDA would like to help you.  Below is more information about a brief survey that will let us understand and respond to your needs.  Please take the time to complete the short survey and remember that your feedback, questions, and suggestions are always welcome ...

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What is the Latest in Dental Ceramics for Restoration and Metal Veneering?

Dr. Yu Zhang is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics in the College of Dentistry at New York University. He recently coauthored an article on dental ceramics for restoration and metal veneering and he came on CDA Oasis to tell our audience about the article and the latest in the world of dental materials. I hope you enjoy the conversation and benefit from the information provided. Please remember to share your thoughts, questions and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The article provides an overview of the background and the current ...

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Dental Assistants Recognition Week with Dr. Isabel Mello

It was a great pleasure to welcome once again Dr. Isabel Mello, a regular CDA Oasis contributor. Dr. Mello spoke about recognizing and celebrating the important role that dental assistants play as member of the dental team and the closest collaborator with the dentist. For more information about this event, please visit the Canadian Dental Assistants Association’s website. Dr. Mello is Associate Professor and Head of the Endodontics division in the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences at Dalhousie University. Share with us what you are doing this week for the dental assistants in your team. Your feedback, questions, and suggestions ...

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