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CE Showcase ASM2017: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry

Based on the overwhelming success of the session CDSPI presented at the Pacific Dental Conference, I asked Ron Haik, VP Investment Advisory Services at CDSPI, to come back again to speak to us about their session at the ODA #ASM150: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry. Their session will feature a comprehensive financial and quality of life approach to retirement planning, based on lessons learned from CDSPI’s recent survey of retired Canadian dentists. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager If you’re not attending ASM and wish to receive Dr. Roadburg’s book Life after Dentistry, email investment@cdspi.com Highlights Whether you are years away or ...

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CE Showcase ASM 2017: Demystifying Pain Among Women in Dentistry: Essential Ergonomic and Wellness Guidelines

I learned much about ergonomic problems experienced by female dentists from Dr. Bethany Valachi, author of Practice Dentistry Pain-Free and clinical instructor of ergonomics at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. She kindly offered few slides from her session at ASM 2017 and it was a pleasure to meet her. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights  Female dental professionals experience a higher prevalence and severity of occupational pain than their male counterparts, with the most problematic areas being the neck and shoulder followed closely by hand/ wrist pain. This research-based course for women dental professionals bridges the gap between ...

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CE Showcase ASM2017: Volunteerism: An Opportunity to Give Back

It’s always a pleasure to speak with Drs. Jack Cottrell and Donna Brode, speakers at the upcoming ASM 2017 in Toronto in May. They kindly accepted to be interviewed about their session: Volunteerism: An Opportunity to Give Back. Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Highlights Dentists are highly trained professionals possessing very unique and coveted health-care skills. As leaders of the oral health-care teams in our communities we understand the huge health burden of untreated oral disease in populations unable to access care. Our dilemma comes from knowing we have a moral and professional duty to assist the less fortunate; however, with ...

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Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry

Ron Haik, VP Investment Advisory Services at CDSPI, Dr. Alan Roadburg, PhD, a leading authority on retirement lifestyle education, and Susan Roberts, VP Insurance Advisory Services at CDSPI, will be speaking at the upcoming Pacific Dental Conference in March 2017 in Vancouver. Their session will feature a comprehensive financial and quality of life approach to retirement planning, based on lessons learned from CDSPI’s recent survey of retired Canadian dentists. The session runs on Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30am – 11:00am and is titled: Navigating Retirement: Enhancing Your Life After Dentistry.  Highlights Planning for “retirement” is often most closely associated with ensuring ...

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You’ll never walk alone, Doctor!

Have you ever had to take a break from practice due to illness and lost confidence in yourself as a competent clinician because of these circumstances? If so, would you be prepared to share your story and give advice, on a totally confidential basis, to a colleague who is now emerging from a dark tunnel, but feeling very nervous about getting back chairside? If the answer to both questions is “yes” I invite you to keep reading. A couple of weeks back I received an email message from a colleague who had read an editorial of mine, written in 2008, ...

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Defining and Coping with Stress in the Dental Office

Illona McLay, high-team performance and dental business coach, spoke with Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about stress management in the dental office.  To contact Illona, please click here Link to Dr. Steve Peter’ book: The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness Highlights Dr. Illona McLay speaks to Dr. Chiraz Guessaier about her presentation at the Scottish Dental Conference titled, “Control Your Chimp, Check, Challenge, Change Your Behaviour to Reduce the Stress in Your Life”. Dental practitioners universally feel stressed about running their dental businesses. As an example, in Britain, dentists balance running their private practice ...

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From the Chairside: Your cortisol levels are higher than your loan interest payments!

This post is authored by Dr. Mona Shoman, Calgary, AB “Nothing personal, but I hate you” How many times a day do we hear this statement? And that’s only one version. There is also the “God I hate coming here”; “you hurt me”; “I’ve been dreading this for a week” and the “I’ve punched a dentist before”. If you have been fortunate enough not to hear the last one yet, just wait, you will. It’s a fact and there is no way around it. People hate us. The loathe they have starts from the moment they make the appointment (even if ...

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CDA Oasis Conversations: The importance of Ergonomics in Dentistry with Tim Caruso

In this video, Tim Caruso, physical therapist, speaks about the importance of ergonomics in dentistry. Good ergonomics should be an important consideration in a dental practice to ensure the clinician is comfortable, efficient, effective but, most importantly healthy! Ergonomic issues are related to aches and pains that are felt during or after the work day The design and layout of an operatory are important factors that contribute to good ergonomics If musculoskeletal discomfort or pain is occurring, the clinician should seek the help of a competent professional – Family physician, physiotherapist, further consultations with orthopedist, neurologist/neurosurgeon, as may be required ...

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