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Oasis Resource: What are the common complaints and how could you avoid them?

This content is courtesy of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Dispatch Magazine (May/June 2015) Improved communication is one step that can go a long way to help resolve patient concerns and potentially avoid a complaint ever being filed. Here are some tips on how to avoid four of the most common concerns seen in the complaints arena, regarding communications issues. “The dentist never warned me this could happen!” One of the most common complaints arises when complications occur during a procedure or when a dental treatment subsequently fails. An endodontic instrument separates and can’t be removed. A ...

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Stress and resilience in the life of healthcare professionals

This resource is available through the Canadian Physician Health Institute. Although it is written primarily for physicians, much of the included information is applicable to healthcare providers in general and dentists in particular. The Basics. Strategies for coping with stress and building personal resilience for physicians (PDF)   Watch the complete video presentation Watch highlights of the video presentation “B” is for Body “A” is for Affect “S” is for Social “I” is for Intellect “C” is for Community “S” is for Spirituality    

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Is practicing dentistry becoming a pain in the neck? Ergonomic Solutions for the Dental Team

In this post, Pelton & Crane presents solutions to ergonomic problems frequently encountered in the dental practice.  As a dental professional, you have or will likely experience some type of work-related pain. Many dental professionals accept this pain as a part of daily life, but there is a better way!  Have you ever asked yourself “How much longer will I be able to practice feeling the way I do?” because you’re suffering from neck, shoulder, arm or leg pain. Perhaps you have numbness in your fingers and hands or pain down into your leg while you sit? If so, then ...

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Oasis Moment: Mr. Lyle Best on promoting the success of dentists in Canada

Mr. Lyle Best, Chairman of CDSPI Board of Directors, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest initiatives at CDSPI as well as their Member Assistance Program (MAP). Watch the full version of the video interview             Watch a shorter version of the video interview Resources CDSPI website CDSPI Member Assistance Program (MAP) CDSPI Insurance Program CDSPI Investment Program

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CDA Oasis Conversations: Mr. Lyle Best on promoting the success of dentists in Canada

Mr. Lyle Best, Chairman of CDSPI Board of Directors, spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest initiatives at CDSPI as well as their Member Assistance Program (MAP). Watch a shorter version of the video interview             Watch the shorter version of the video interview Resources CDSPI website CDSPI Member Assistance Program (MAP) CDSPI Insurance Program CDSPI Investment Program

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OSAP Symposium at end of May in Baltimore to feature top infection control leaders

As Chair of the Board, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015 Symposium of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), with the theme “Gain the Edge on Infection Control” in just a couple of weeks. The annual OSAP Symposium is the premier infection control education and networking event in the dental sector. Nationally and internationally known authorities discuss current and emerging issues relating to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings, and provide attendees with essential resources, valuable tools, and new approaches for better protecting patients and staff. Experts from leading research and educational facilities, ...

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Dental Clinical Ergonomics (8): Light positioning

We are pleased to present this video series on dental clinical ergonomics. The resource is based on the study module available from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre. The module is directed towards dental ergonomics and promoting the health of dental clinicians with hope to assist clinicians in better assessing and understanding their needs in this area and helping those who are interested in making some changes. Our special thanks go to the content authors Dr. Lance Rucker, DDS and Dr. Susanne Sunell, Ed.D, RDH for granting us permission to reproduce this material. Download the PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Watch the video ...

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Dental Clinical Ergonomics (7): Equipment layout

We are pleased to present this video series on dental clinical ergonomics. The resource is based on the study module available from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry, Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre. The module is directed towards dental ergonomics and promoting the health of dental clinicians with hope to assist clinicians in better assessing and understanding their needs in this area and helping those who are interested in making some changes. Our special thanks go to the content authors Dr. Lance Rucker, DDS and Dr. Susanne Sunell, Ed.D, RDH for granting us permission to reproduce this material. Download the PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) Watch the video ...

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