Oral Health Group

Topic
General Practice

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDentistryGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Office Design: Movin’ On Up

by Oral Health

Three years ago, Dr. Vesna Borovac acquired the practice of Dr. Nicolas Kemp in the updscale Bloor-Bay Street area in Toronto. Having become comfortable in her recently attained space and operation, she was unexpectedly faced with a seemingly daunting task:

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeFinancesGeneral Practice

Finding the Perfect Financial Advisor (For You)

by Dr. Wilson Chen, BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

There are over 9000 dentists practicing in Ontario. Each have built a loyal following of patients who think that she/he is the “perfect” dentist. Therefore, it can be a confusing exercise to choose a dentist that is right for you

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral PracticeManagementPractice Operations

Let’s Mix It Up To Attract New Patients

by Dan Pisak

Marketing your practice well requires the right marketing mix … it takes hard work, innovative, thoughtful ideas and consistent effort. Over the upcoming weeks, I will have many conversations with doctors and office managers wanting to attract more new patients

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDentistryFinancesGeneral Practice

The Life of a 58-Year-Old Dentist

by Mark McNulty

There are many key milestones in a dentist’s practice and personal life. One such milestone for the average dentist I know occurs when you turn 58. It is the day you actually start living your retirement plan. That’s because the

October 30, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeNewsOral HealthPractice Operations

Henry Schein Practice Solutions Wins Utah Business Diversity Award

by Oral Health

Henry Schein Practice Solutions Inc., the U.S. practice solutions business of Henry Schein, Inc., was recently awarded the Utah Business Diversity Award in the category of Large Business at the 2016 Utah Crossroads Conference. The company was selected by Utah Diversity

October 24, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDental OfficeDentistryGeneral PracticeNewsOral Surgery

Many Questions are Arising Around Alberta’s Anesthesia Guidelines

by Alexandra Zabjek, CBC News

Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. The majority of provinces require at least two “operators” be present

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Saving Face: Mask Form, Fit and Function

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

One of the critical choices made before treating each and every patient is choosing your protective face mask. While the mask construct is straight forward with layers of tissue and filtering materials suspended by elastic loops … the question of

September 13, 2016 News DentalGeneral PracticeNewsPractice Operations

Dental School Graduate Walks Straight Into Owning Dental Practice

by Deborah Neyens, The Gazette

Upon their graduation from dental school in June, most of Amy Scallon’s classmates went to work as employees in existing dental practices. Not Scallon. Instead, she became her own boss. On Aug. 1, the newly minted dentist purchased Palisades Family

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneGeneral PracticeOral HealthPractice Operations

Community Water Fluoridation: Tackling The Irrational Fears

by Dr. Pasquale Duronio and Dr. Steven Baum

Abstract Over the past several decades, a political movement has evolved whose agenda is to end community water fluoridation. Despite decades of data demonstrating safe and effective reductions in dental caries, anti-fluoridation activists continue their efforts globally. Under the banner

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Marketing 101: The Art Of The Referral

by Larry M. Guzzardo

Consider the type of patient you would like in your practice. Stop spending time putting out fires that consume valuable time and energy, with problem patients. Spend more time with your preferred patients and their friends. Birds of a feather

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Dental Office Must-Have: Eye Wash Stations

by Lauren McFarlane, BA, CHSC

Why would a dental practice require an eye wash station? Is it required by law? And if so, what type of equipment is needed? Although the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario recommends the installation of eye wash stations

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral Practice

Pure And Simple: DUWL Solutions

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

Providing clean, safe dental water is critical to implementing and maintaining effective infection control protocols. Exposure to poor water quality can pose a health risk for people and conflicts with universally accepted infection prevention protocols. Noted most recently, in 2011

August 17, 2016 News Dental OfficeGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Patients Are Going To The Emergency Room Instead Of Your Office

by Worcester Business Journal Online

More than 36,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms for preventable oral health conditions cost the Massachusetts health care system between $14.8 million and $36 million in 2014, according to a new Health Policy Commission report. Sixty percent of the the

August 11, 2016 News Dental OfficeGeneral PracticeNewsPractice Operations

Don’t Let Your Dental Office Become A Hazardous Environment For Employees

by David Quezada, Dentistry IQ

No one wants to get hurt on the job, or have to face a workers’ compensation claim. How can you keep your dental office safe for everyone? Chances are you became a dentist or dental professional to help others maintain

August 3, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Don’t Tell Your Patients To Stop Flossing Yet, CDA Says

by Sheryl Ubelacker, CTV News Kitchener

There may be sparse evidence in the medical literature that flossing helps prevent cavities and gum disease, but the Canadian Dental Association says that, for dentists, the proof is in a patient’s mouth. The Associated Press looked at the most

August 2, 2016 News Dental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPaediatric Dentistry

ADA Guidelines Indicate Sealants Are Beneficial Way To Fight Caries in Children

by Michelle Manchir, American Dental Association News

A systematic review and the updated clinical practice guidelines it helped generate published in the August edition of The Journal of the American Dental Association give a clear indication to dental professionals as to the marked benefit of the use

August 2, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Flossing May Not Be The Key To Good Oral Health

by Associated Press

It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the

July 15, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Light Up The Night!

by AboutFace

Celebrating Differences! AboutFace is excited to celebrate differences and uniqueness in everyone during our first annual “Light Up the Night” Fashion Show & Gala fundraiser on Friday, October 28, 2016. This one-of-a-kind fashion show event aims to promote beauty through

July 7, 2016 News AnnouncementCosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & Technology

Brian Vujnovich Named Regional Sales Manager at Cefla Medical Equipment

by Cefla Medical Equipment

Cefla Medical Equipment, a subsidiary of  Europe’s number one dental unit manufacturer, has announced that Brian Vujnovich has joined its team as Regional Sales Manager and will be responsible for the Western US market. Before accepting his new position at Cefla, Vujnovich

Henry Schein has joined 20 of its supplier partners to provide 3,000 Welcome Kits to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities, which will then distribute the kits to people undergoing cancer treatment far from their homes. Supplier partners supporting the program include: 3M, AllWays, Clorox, Colgate, Coltene, Dentsply, GC America, Gojo, GSK, Heraeus, Hu-Friedy, Kerr Group, Medico, Medicom, Oral-B, Revive, Septodont, Sunstar, Team Technologies, and Water Pik. (PRNewsFoto/Henry Schein, Inc.)
July 7, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Henry Schein Donates 3,000 Welcome Kits To American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Facilities

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Company Joins 20 Supplier Partners to Provide Personal Hygiene Products and Related Items for People Receiving Treatment Far from Home Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health