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What Every Dental Office Needs to Know About CASL Before July 1, 2017

If you are communicating with your patients through email, social media and text messaging, you need to know the rules.  There is a legislation that has a direct affect on dental offices, it…

Solitary chair on misty day

One is a lonely number

Since this blog began, its focus has been to determine what those who visit it some 8.5K times a month want to read. Clinical content is by far the #1 area of interest….

Throwing the switch

Once more into the breach mes enfants – ENCRYPTION IN ONTARIO!

I’ve forgotten how many times an entry has asked for clarity, transparency, openness from the members of the committee appointed by the RCDSO to address this issue, however, the GUIDELINES are out and…

H-bomb testing at Bikini atoll

The power of social media

I sincerely hope that the reason for sharing this YOU TUBE video with dentists is understood. We are so incredibly fortunate to do what we do.  We are autonomous, even the insanity of…

Lorin Maazel's "1984" Opened at the Royal Opera House

This has nothing whatsoever to do with Chanukah…

Dentistry does not exist in a parallel universe to the rest of humanity – it will either learn to extrapolate, iterate, evolutionate, migrate, or potentiate or it will constipate, obfuscate, and obliterate it’s…

Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig Using Telephone

And a little ferret shall lead them…..REDUX

Please note – this entry is not being written to be dismissive or derisive. It is simply to demonstrate that the chasm between getting an email from a Provincial Association or a Provincial…

Joe Clark Speaking

And a little ferret shall lead them…..

I’m almost finished reviewing the Accessibility Act. There is nothing wrong with the concept, but I am forever in awe of the legislative process and how Joseph Hellerish it is.  That the spirit…

There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking…

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war – encryption of collegial communication looms in Ontario

Dangerous posting on many levels.  First look at the image below and ask yourself the following two questions:  1,,) Does everyone in Ontario receive this, which would imply that email is mandatory for…

New Gmail Design – read carefully, the word spot is not in the title

There is simply no longer an excuse for any dental practice in Canada not to be online and connected to receive email. You may not feel the need to be involved with Google…

Democracy 101 or Buddha in the dental chair

It’s raining in Hogtown today, thus a holi – day for a visit to the gym, a trip to the local no name coffee shop (Starbucks has tar and Tim’s is embroiled in…

Challenges Facing the American/Canadian Dental System – Are They Solvable?

From Worldental.org – June 1st, 2011 Oral health has long been the subject of debate. Many believe, and studies have proven, that effective oral care is essential to overall general health and well-being….

Dentistry advanced by science – not market??? Hmmmm

Science gets partial answers slowly – Margaret Scarlett – April 18, 2011 from Medscape Connect In these changing times with technology always changing, I’m reminded of a saying from a colleague at the…

Protected: Toronto Continues Tapping into Fluoride

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Guidelines Issued for Antibiotic Prophylaxis With Implanted Heart Devices

Laird Harrison February 17, 2011 — Dental patients should not take prophylactic antibiotics simply because they have pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). Although…

Protected: Now That’s Dental Trauma

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