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September 15, 2015 News Dental CareDental ClaimsDental industryGeneral DentistryInsurance

Feeling Blue and Then Getting Cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

Drugs to relieve mood disorders (depression, anxiety) are the most prescribed medications for Canadians in their 30s, 40s and 50s, according to data published by Green Shield Canada. An American study published in 2005 showed that adults taking antidepressants had

September 9, 2015 News BlogsConnectivityDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsManagementMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPatient educationPatient ManagementPractice managementSocial mediaSocial networkingSocial NetworkingTechnologyWebinarsWebsites

5 Ways to Attract New Patients to your Practice

by Kahaliah Richards

Modern vector template for your business project

September 8, 2015 News BlogsDental industryGeneral DentistryManagementOffice ManagementOverall HealthPatient education

What your patients are reading!

by Kahaliah Richards

What follows are excerpts from popular article in a leading international newspaper called the Guardian. This article shows how and why your older patients are now more informed about their oral health, and why they say “overall health” is their

August 31, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsOffice ManagementPractice management

Great Practice Marketing Is Your Competitive Advantage

by Kahaliah Richards

“5 Success Factors To Better Compete” For many dental offices, the business year correlates to the calendar year. Here we are at Q4 and it’s time to be strategizing and executing on business growth initiatives to finish the year strong,

August 26, 2015 News Dental HygieneDental HygieneGeneral DentistryHygienists

“Hygienists treating cavities is something to smile about!”

by Kahaliah Richards

This was a recent headline in the Los Angeles Times. The article outlines a new California law that authorizes dental hygienists to treat cavities without a dentist on site by placing low-cost, temporary fillings. The temporary fillings applied by the

August 20, 2015 News Dental CareDental practice transitionGeneral DentistryOffice ManagementOverall HealthPractice managementSocial Networking

Does Your Practice Schedule Run Behind?

by Kahaliah Richards

Be aware of the little habits that make a big difference.. Below are some common reasons that dental practices run behind. Identify if any apply to your practice and then discuss at the next team meeting to brainstorm solutions. 1.

August 11, 2015 News Dental industryDental practice transitionGeneral DentistryManagementMedical newsOffice ManagementPractice management

Capture the Brain Power in your Practice

by Kahaliah Richards

Move great ideas forward….. Ever have a great idea bubbling in your brain that you share with one or two colleagues throughout the day? An idea to minimize tasks, bring new patients to your practice or how to save on

August 4, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsManagementOverall HealthPractice management

Dental spending is a significant to Canadian employers

by Kahaliah Richards

Recently, I reviewed the spending on healthcare benefits by a mid-sized Canadian employer. In particular, I looked at the dental plan and the drug plan. Here is what I found: dental spending grew by 12% over the past year at

July 28, 2015 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryManagementMedical newsOffice Management

Tips to Motivate your Employees

by Kahaliah Richards

What are the top 10 tips? Tip #1: Act as a role model and inspire employees to identify what they are passionate about at work. Then provide them with some projects in their area of passion or interest. A happy

July 23, 2015 News Community Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

The BIG issue: Affordability

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent survey of American adults found that 1 in 4 did not purchase needed dental care last year, because they couldn’t afford this service. Dentistry was, amongst all healthcare services, the least affordable (see chart).   And this was

July 13, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networking

Improve Your Mobile Marketing Campaign in 5 Easy Steps

by Kahaliah Richards

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June 24, 2015 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareDental HygieneGeneral Dentistry

To prevent heart disease — brush your teeth frequently!

by Kahaliah Richards

A Scottish study of over 11,000 adults tracked over 8 years found that frequent brushing of the teeth significantly lowered the risks of having a coronary event (e.g. heart attack). This association allowed for other risk factors for heart disease

June 23, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryMarketing strategiesOffice designOffice ManagementPractice management

Help your Practice Run Smoothly in 4 Steps

by Kahaliah Richards

Ensure patient confidence with this post-hygiene system… EVERY DENTIST HAS experienced it: a choppy hygiene report that createschaos, patient confusion and a ripple effect of schedule delays. When it becomes chronic, it has a deleterious effect on your entire operation.

June 10, 2015 News Dental CareDental TraumaGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingOverall Health

Dental care in the Emergency Department

by Kahaliah Richards

Treatment of acute dental problems in the Emergency Department of hospitals has been growing relentlessly in Canada and the US for several years. A new study in Health Affairs shows that dental visits are impacted by government coverage of dental

June 9, 2015 News BlogsGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesOffice designOffice ManagementPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaSocial networkingSocial NetworkingWebsitesYouTube

Why Use Social Media for Your Dental Practice

by Kahaliah Richards

The impact of today’s technology on your business… Social Networking is the dialogue used by one or all of the above to converse, communicate and contribute online. Social networking can re-connect someone with their past, update today’s world on your

May 29, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryTooth decay

1 in 4 American adults have untreated cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

This (shocking) statistic was recently released by the US CDC. How does this level of under-treatment compare to untreated diabetes or hypertension, 2 other prevalent chronic conditions in America? A study published in 2011 found that 2.4% of American diabetics

May 27, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryMedical news

The Boomers’ impact on dental care has just begun

by Kahaliah Richards

Andre Picard, the Globe’s healthcare columnist, recently wrote an article on the aging population’s impact on overall Canadian healthcare. But what about the impact of the aging Boomers on the dental care system? Many of you will already know —

May 21, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsPatient Management

The Boomers’ impact on dental care has just begun

by Kahaliah Richards

Andre Picard, the Globe’s healthcare columnist, recently wrote an article on the aging population’s impact on overall Canadian healthcare. But what about the impact of the aging Boomers on the dental care system? Many of you will already know —

May 19, 2015 News Dental practice transitionGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsPatient educationPatient ManagementPublic Relations - Patient CareWellness

The Patient is a CUSTOMER

by Kahaliah Richards

Your critical area of focus… In today’s fast paced world of change, competition and customer (patient) sophistication, it is critical to focus on your service, reputation and referrals. Also critical, is to know how your patients feel about you, talk

May 7, 2015 News Dental HygieneGeneral DentistryMedical news

Your eyes and your gums

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study reports that gum disease is an independent risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at mid life. The study showed those adults between 40 and 60 years of age suffering from periodontal disease, had double the risk