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CDSPI and its Role in the Dental Community
As a not-for-pro t organization exclusively serving the dental community, CDSPI is unique compared to other  nancial services organizations. It is governed by its Members, which include the NLDA, the CDA and participating provincial and territorial dental associations.  e programs and services o ered by CDSPI are member bene ts of these associations, o ered for the sole bene t of dentists, their families and sta .
 rough its relationship with the dental community, and its not-for-pro t status, CDSPI has returned over $27 million
to dentists in the last  ve years thanks to insurance premium reductions, below market investment fees, student programs and a host of other support initiatives for the profession.
Many dentists may know CDSPI as a provider of insurance protection through malpractice insurance, the TripleGuardTM o ce insurance program, and a host of other plans. However, CDSPI has evolved to become much more, through its successful investment o erings and its active support of the profession.
 e CDSPI of today manages over $800 million of investment assets through CDSPI Funds and its Private Wealth Management service. Low fees, no commissions and consistent above average long-term performance make CDSPI Funds one of the most compelling fund families in Canada. In addition, these investment o erings are
coupled with no-cost  nancial planning advice from experienced Certi ed Financial Planner® professionals who work exclusively with dentists and their families to help them reach their  nancial goals. Beyond their core  nancial service o erings, CDSPI supports
a number of programs to help the dental community. A prime example of this is your Members’ Assistance Program (MAP). Operated by Shepell, MAP provides support from nutritionists, family counsellors, substance abuse specialists, mental health advisors, physical  tness experts and more, to help you achieve
a more satisfying personal and professional life. We encourage members to contact MAP at 1-844-578-4040, or visit workhealthlife. com, to take advantage of their professional support services.
CDSPI’s mandate is to support dentists in all phases of their professional lives, from dental student to retirement, through a variety of dedicated  nancial services and professional support programs. Please take advantage. It’s there for your bene t.
Dr. Carla Cohn
President, Manitoba Dental Association
Insurance advisory and  nancial planning services are provided by licensed advisors at CDSPI Advisory Services Inc. Restrictions to advisory services may apply in certain jurisdictions.
On behalf of our Executive Director and the MDAA Board of Directors, I hope our membership has enjoyed a great summer!  e MDAA will return to the board table on September 21, 2016 and continue to advocate on behalf of our membership for the profession of dental assisting in Manitoba.
Together with Chris Redekop, outgoing CDAA Director and Sina Allegro-Sacco, incoming Director, I attended the CDAA AGM held in Gatineau, Quebec June 10-12, 2016.  e CDAA continues to
be a strong and respected voice, advocating on behalf of the dental assisting profession nationally. At the Presidents Dinner in Gatineau, Chris Redekop received the prestigious Presidents Commendation Award while the MDAA was acknowledged for their contribution to the CDAA.  e following weekend I was in attendance for the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) AGM in Ottawa, Ontario.  e NDAEB assures individuals have met the current national standards in the knowledge and skills required by provincial regulatory authorities for recognition as an intra-oral dental assistant.
 e MDAA is excited to announce our upcoming CE session which will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 am to 1 pm at
the Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg. Kathy Purves will speak  rst on Sterilization
Monitoring Procedures and the changes which have le  some dental professionals with questions concerning updated protocols. Our second speaker will be Dr. Robert Kaufmann who will speak on the topic of Radiographic Imaging.  is lecture will examine strategies and imaging techniques for optimal diagnosis and endodontic treatment.
Please continue to check the MDAA website ( for updated information and registration details.
Please circle the dates of January 27-28, 2017 on your calendar as the MDA will host the “Dentistry and All  at Jazz” convention. At our MDAA AGM held in January 2016, some members expressed an interest in moving our AGM from  ursday evening to Friday morning. With that in mind, please continue to check your email for a survey that will arrive from the MDA in the fall to poll our membership on this potential change.
 ank you to our MDAA membership for the privilege to continue to serve as your president as we continue to promote the profession of dental assisting in Manitoba.
Janet Neduzak President, MDAA
MDAA President’s Message

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