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October 30, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneDog Dental CareGeneral Dentistry

Dog Bad Breath

by Kahaliah Richards

A lot of dog owners are often surprised when they find out that their cute puppies no longer have the fresh baby breath they used to have. Like people, dogs have relatively fresh breaths when they’re still young because they

October 20, 2014 News Dental CareEndodonticsGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical news

Celebrity Spaces: Dr. Gary Glassman

by Kahaliah Richards

It is not unusual for dentist Dr. Gary Glassman (www.rootcanals.ca/www.drgaryglassman.com) to speak at the Society of Aesthetic Dentistry in Romania, or run a course called Train the Trainer in Prague. He is also involved as a professor in the new

October 7, 2014 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

The “new” Drugstore

by Kahaliah Richards

Have you been watching how American drugstore chains like CVS and Walgreens are redefining themselves? They all want to be part of a healthcare network first rather than a convenient general store dispensing prescription medications. In Walgreens’ case, it is

October 7, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryPediatric dentistry

Dental care for babies

by Kahaliah Richards

Mississauga News Parents of very young children and babies may wonder how early to start tooth brushing and visits to the dentist.  The answer is the earlier the better. There are several advantages to starting children off very young with

September 30, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryInsuranceOverall HealthWellness

Wellness is coming soon to your neighbourhood

by Kahaliah Richards

Green Shield Canada announced recently that it was bringing the concept of wellness to Canada. According to this insurer’s announcement: “The company hopes to redefine the concept of wellness by utilizing analytics to target employee populations diagnosed with chronic disease

September 29, 2014 News AnatomyDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Extreme Exercise and oral Health

by Kahaliah Richards

Next time you avoid exercising just say you were doing it for the benefit of your oral health. Physical exercise is considered to be good for just about all elements of health and well being, however a recent study has

September 25, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryTooth decay

Sugar, sweeteners and dental decay

by Kahaliah Richards

Sugar = dental decay. Or so, that is a common public and professional perception. But sugar is now being replaced by all sorts of sweeteners, both natural and artificial. So what effect do these sweeteners have on promoting cavities? Two

September 18, 2014 News Dental TeamGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall HealthTeam motivation

The Secret To High Performing Teams Revealed!

by Kahaliah Richards

Do you ever wonder why your team isn’t performing at the level you envisioned?  No matter what you do it seems as if there’s a missing piece to the ‘perfect team’ formula.  With each new hire you’re hopeful, but you

September 17, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

What are you putting on your teeth?

by Kahaliah Richards

Dentist puts the squeeze on toothpaste hype New York, NY –  When you go to your local drugstore, there is a dizzying array of options to choose from when it comes to selecting the right toothpaste.  Whether it’s Crest, Colgate

September 16, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Dental Tourism: An Untapped Revenue Opportunity

by Kahaliah Richards

According to Patients Beyond Borders, about 1.2 million Americans will travel abroad for health and dental care in 2014. Commonly called “dental tourism,” the news media is promoting how patients can save money on dental work done in Mexico and

September 12, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryOverall Health

showing Canada’s retirees that dental care is worth it

by Kahaliah Richards

A new employer survey reports that the days of Canada’s retired workers having a dental plan, are rapidly passing. More than half of Canada’s employers do not offer healthcare benefits (including a dental plan) to their retirees, and another third

September 11, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryMedical news

Seeing is believing and motivating

by Kahaliah Richards

A wonderful series of pictures of dental plaque has been published in the UK’s Daily Telegraph. Two pictures are excerpted below. They show the infectious nature of dental disease. Both caries and periodontal disease are biological in origin and in

September 5, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsImplantologyMedical newsOverall Health

Want to get fit? Then get your gums in shape!

by Kahaliah Richards

Imagine if you were an influential on the physical fitness of your patients. You can be. A new Brazilian study shows that younger men with gum disease (indicated by bleeding gums amongst other symptoms) were in much poorer shape than

September 3, 2014 News Dental HygieneGeneral DentistryWebsites

Calling all diabetics

by Kahaliah Richards

Imagine if your dental practice could make the following claim: A visit to your hygienist can significantly reduce your blood sugars. So says a new Indian study which found that one hour of scaling below the gum line not only

September 2, 2014 News Dental industryGeneral Dentistry

A difficult discussion with the patient

by Kahaliah Richards

In a recent story on National Public Radio titled “For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions”, the case was made that the patient should be told about the chances for success of a possible treatment or a side

August 21, 2014 News Customer serviceGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthResearchSystemic links

Ever wonder what dental services consumers search for? FAIR Health offers an analysis

by Kahaliah Richards

Prophylaxis. Root canal. Periodic evaluation, or porcelain/ceramic crowns. While these are basically part of a second language to dental professionals, consumers want to know more about what procedures are available to them, and how much these services are going to

August 18, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryTeam motivation

Tuesday Tip from Pride Institute: Strategic planning retreats excellent tools for dental teams

by Kahaliah Richards

It is not too early to start planning for the last quarter of your Annual Plan, which truly feels like the last several miles of a marathon race. You have to make sure your long distance runners (aka, your team)

August 14, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingOverall HealthPediatric dentistry

Healthy Lunches For A New School Year

by Kahaliah Richards

Back to school for kids is always a nervous and exciting time for children and parents alike. What teacher will they get? Will their friends be in the in class with them? One often overlooked item is school lunch and

August 13, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

13 Characteristics of Patient Value

by Kahaliah Richards

 How do you rank? After decades of coaching thousands of dental practices in North America to be their best, via patient retention, new patient growth and case acceptance, I have created the following list of characteristics that patients value most,

August 7, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

The new “3Ds” of dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

This past week I met with several dental teams and asked them about the “3 Ds” which now characterize their patient caseloads: Do you have diabetic patients? Do you have patients on diuretics? Do you have patients with a dry