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July 13, 2020 News BlogsDentistry

The Future of Teledentistry

by Victoria Montisano, Connect2d Teledentistry

Introducing Teledentistry According to the Association of Ontario Health Centres, in 2015 there were nearly 61,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms and over 221,000 visits to physician offices for dental related issues. These numbers suggest that over 282,000 patients sought

July 6, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

What Can the Cost Conscious Dentist Do?

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Normally, I like to use my blog to focus on the business of dentistry. I have periodically ventured into ancillary topics, such as mental health, bullying and gender matters. While not business related, I do hope those subjects also generated

July 1, 2020 News BlogsCommunity outreachMarketing strategiesPractice Management

How to Improve Dental Patient Experience with Text Message Marketing

by Alexa Lemzy, TextMagic

SMS marketing could be the vital ingredient you need to optimize your dental patient experience. According to a study by The Daily Egg, the rate at which people open branded text messages is a whopping 98%. This is a glaring

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June 29, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Brave New World: A Lawyer’s Suggestions for Dentists in the COVID-19 Era

by Neil M. Abramson

In merely a few short months, life as we know it has changed dramatically. Since the beginning of the COVID‑19 pandemic, the way in which we do virtually everything has changed. It is hardly surprising, then, that the same is

June 24, 2020 News BlogsCharityCommunity Dental CareDental Students

Dental Volunteering: Should You Do It? What is Stopping You? How to Plan a Volunteering Trip That Works for YOU!

by Dr Natalia Trisna

In 2019, Dr Natalia Trisna and Dr Trevor Pinchin, general dentists from London, Ontario took a leave of absence to travel the world and volunteer. Their experiences led them to start The Travelling Dentists, a non-profit organization that aims to

June 22, 2020 News BlogsMarketing strategies

Steer Clear of These Dental Marketing Mistakes

by Shawn Byrne, My Digital Dentistry

Considering how intense the competition is getting, all dental practices must engage in dental marketing, or they will be left eating the dust of everyone else. Back then, dental marketing consisted mostly of getting your ads aired on TV and

June 17, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

7 Time Management Tips For Dentists and Hygienists

by Vicki Mozo, Biology Online

As a dental professional, you can easily feel overwhelmed and overworked. This is especially true for those who are new to the job. You’ve heard it million times: TIME IS OUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET, but… …You are constantly running against

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June 15, 2020 News BlogsFinancesPractice management

Hanging Out One’s Shingle: Why COVID Presents a Commercial Real Estate Opportunity for Dentists

by Bob Zariczniak, HBSc, DDS

McDonald’s is famous for inventing (and continuously re-inventing) the fast-food industry. What most people don’t understand, however, is that the majority of their profits isn’t from the burger-flipping business, but from the commercial real estate business. Dentists, although known for

June 10, 2020 News BlogsMarketing strategiesSocial media

Employ the Power of Social Media for Dental Marketing

by Ekwa Marketing

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information!

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June 8, 2020 News Blogs

Take Charge of Your Emergency Response and Practice Recovery Plan

by Sandie Baillargeon, Business Analyst/Dental Practice Management Advisor

The forced closure of your dental office has, in many ways, pressed the reset button on your daily operations. Now is the time to restart your practice and take proactive steps to prepare for a full and robust recovery post

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June 3, 2020 News Blogs

The Peculiar Reality of COVID-19

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

From its earliest days COVID – 19 has been an evolving dilemma. As this is being written in mid May 2020, it would be foolish to predict the future profile of the infection. Instead, some of the known and unknown

June 1, 2020 News BlogsPractice Management

After the Curve is Gone! Dealing With the Reluctant Patient!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

Bit by bit, some tentative optimism is creeping in as we see a slow, reopening of some parts of our economy. Even the Ontario government has given dentists the green light to begin opening for non-emergency procedures. Vigilance is still

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May 29, 2020 News Blogs

Dentistry in the COVID Era: How to Stay Safe and Stay in Practice

by Neil M. Abramson

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the ways in which society operates as a whole. For the time being, large public gatherings are prohibited and cultural and sporting events have been brought to an end. Restaurants and most businesses

May 28, 2020 News BlogsDental Team

Employment Law Considerations When Reopening Your Dental Business

by Anthony Panacci, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP

As provinces begin to restart their economies, employers should have a strategy in place to minimize legal liability when reopening their businesses. This article highlights employment law considerations that are critical for the successful reopening of dental businesses. Ensuring Safety

teledentistry
May 27, 2020 News Blogs

How COVID-19 Revealed the Value of Teledentistry

by Bruce Hogan, SoftwarePundit

Despite the growing popularity of telemedicine globally, Canada’s adoption of this technology has been slow. This is unexpected considering Canada was an early pioneer in the development of virtual care! Dr. Maxwell House of Memorial University of Newfoundland used telephone

May 25, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

6 Surprising Ways You Influence Your Patients

by Dr. Fadi Swaida

It will come as no surprise to know that dentists, as well as other healthcare professionals, influence their patients in many different ways. While some ways – such as filling your patient’s cavity – are obvious, others may be surprising.

May 20, 2020 News BlogsDental TeamPractice management

The Single BEST Thing You Can Do For Your Team As You Re-Open

by ClinchCM

Dental teams across the nation have been at home and out of work. At first, many took this time to re-group, re-think and re-charge. However, anxiety and nervousness have settled in as many questions go unanswered. What will the industry

May 18, 2020 News Blogs

Dental Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Practice This 2020

by Shawn Byrne, My Digital Dentistry

Marketing plays a vital role in the growth and success of any business.  And when you’re working in a saturated market like dentistry, effective marketing becomes even more crucial to bringing patients to your doorstep. If you’re like most dentists,

May 15, 2020 News Blogs

Use YouTube Analytics to Fine-Tune Your Dental Video Marketing

by Ekwa Marketing

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information!

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May 13, 2020 News Blogs

How Dentists Can Use Text Messaging to Engage Patients

by Bruce Hogan, SoftwarePundit

Here is a truth you probably already know – dental practices should be text messaging their patients. Why? It’s what the patients want! Studies have shown that texting is the preferred communication channel for many patients. According to a survey