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January 3, 2017 News Dental OfficeNewsOral Health

‘Cake Culture’ in Dental Offices Leading to Unhealthy Habits

by Alexandra Topping, The Guardian

As many people return to work after Christmas full of good intentions, leading dentists are urging them to make one more resolution for the new year: eat less cake in the office. The faculty of dental surgery (FDS) at the

November 29, 2016 News Dental OfficeDental TeamNewsPractice management

Calgary Dentists Forced to Cut Staff Due to Poor Economy

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Thousands of layoffs that have hollowed out many of Calgary’s downtown office towers are translating into tough times for health-care businesses that offer services covered by workplace insurance plans. Dentists, massage therapists and optometrists say they’re cutting staff and getting

November 3, 2016 News Dental OfficeNewsPractice Operations

AADOM Member Given Green Leader Award for Sustainable Dental Practice

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that Claudia Paye, Office Manager for Dr. Frank Peritore’s New York-based Woodpoint Dental, has been selected as the recipient of the fourth annual Green Leader Award. The American Association of Dental Office Management

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November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPractice Operations

Mango: Patients’ Best Friend

by Krysten McCumber

A two-year-old is screaming and crying as they’re ushered into a dental office for a simple cleaning. Sound familiar? How about that same child leaving smiling and laughing after their appointment? Maybe that’s not the most common outcome, but it

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November 1, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental OfficeEditorialPractice management

I have to admit something – I prefer cats to dogs

by Jillian Cecchini, Assistant Editor

For my first editorial with the Oral Health Group, my blatant opinion to start this piece off might not be the smartest idea. But I feel that I owe it to our dedicated readers, and to my two feline children

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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:

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November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & Technology

Cellerant ‘Best of Class’ Technology Awards: Looking to 2017 and Beyond

by Oral Health

The live presentation to 2015 award winners at the American Dental Association’s annual session in October marked the end of a transition year for the industry’s most prestigious honor for dental companies. The Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award, formerly

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November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyMarketing strategiesPractice Operations

Step-Up the Digital for a Stellar Dental Market Performance

by Naren Arulrajah

In the age of digital disruption, the rules of success in dental marketing have been re-written. Growing local competition has led to a situation where providing outstanding dental care alone is no longer a guarantee to enjoying an outstanding business.

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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

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November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDentistryOral Health

Office Design: Stoney Creek Dental, A Breath of Fresh Air

by Oral Health

This bright and airy practice is situated in the heart of the Stoney Creek community – hence it’s name. When first discussing the project with our client, Dr. Allen Park, it became evident that this new location was his opportunity

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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

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November 1, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental OfficeDentistryPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Mission 2 Jamaica

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A., C.D.P.M.

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, a group of strangers from across Ontario gathered at the Toronto airport. Their mission: head down to Negril, Jamaica to provide free dental treatment and education to impoverished Jamaicans. This was the second annual trip

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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 24, 2016 News Dental OfficeDental TeamOffice ManagementTeam motivation

7 Tips to Bring Out the Best Results from Your Dental Team

by Dr. Amruta Patel

What makes a successful dental practice? Sometimes the sales numbers are decreasing and you may wonder why your company is not reaching its potential. The reason for such a situation may be that your employees are not happy. So how

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

October 17, 2016 News Dental OfficePractice managementPractice OperationsScheduling

How Efficient Is Your Scheduling?

by Lisa Philp

Once your patient has accepted their recommended treatment plan and has signed a financial agreement, the scheduling of their treatment may begin. One of the biggest challenges that we see practices dealing with on a daily basis is how to

October 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental OfficeNews

Join Hu-Friedy in Honouring Dental Hygienists and ‘Show Us Your Purple’

by Oral Health

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, will honor dental hygienists across the country by wearing purple (the official color of dental hygiene) on October 19, 2016, the fourth annual #ShowUsYourPurple Day. Hu-Friedy created this

September 26, 2016 News Dental OfficeDentistryMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementWebsites

Create Thought Leadership in Dentistry

by Oral Health

One of the key attributes that can distinguish your dental marketing approach from other competitors is thought leadership. When patients search for a local dentist online, they are not only looking for credentials of competence, but also for authority and

September 26, 2016 News Dental OfficeDental TechnologyNews

New Tech-Filled Office for Dynamic Dental Brings Modern Touch to Dentistry

by Marketwired

Dynamic Dental, a full service general, cosmetic and multi-specialty dental office, is pleased to announce it has relocated in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The new location is bigger, more modern, and highly advanced. The office, which now includes an in-house orthodontics team,

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September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeDental TechnologyOral HealthPractice Operations

How to Select a Dental Software for Your Practice

by Feda Bashbishi

Purchasing a new practice management software for a dental office is not a trivial task. There are a lot of different choices and packages offered by software vendors that confuse the buyer rather than help her/him. Each package has its