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August 7, 2020 News BlogsDentistryOverall Health

Accessible Care is Equal Care

by Neil Romano, Chairman, National Council on Disability and Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.

People with disabilities have a long history of unequal access to, and discrimination in, oral health and primary care, which has resulted in large health disparities between disabled individuals and their nondisabled peers – as well as poorer health outcomes.

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall Health

Caring for Your Back in Dentistry

by Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Whether you’re a dentist, dental hygienist or assistant, you work in a fabulous profession! Dental professionals take care of people for a living, our industry is relatively recession-proof and the dental field enjoys a well-deserved prestige. While clinical practice can

selfcare
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthWellness

A Selfcare Survival Guide for Busy Dental Professionals

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Many of us only think of getting fit and healthy to look good for college reunions or to rebound after the failure of a relationship (the proverbial “revenge body”). It’s beyond just looking good; it’s about creating a body that

April 8, 2020 News BlogsOverall Health

How to Stay Fit During Self-Quarantine

by Dr. Workout

The state of lockdown stops people from working out and exercising in their normal routine. People are spending most of the time at home and their outdoor activities have stopped completely. In this case, they not only affect their physical

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOverall Health

Are You Saving Lives or Saving Teeth?

by Jeffrey J. Harrison, DDS

These are exciting times in dentistry. We have technology available today which allows us to complete dental surgery with greater precision and more comfort for our patients than we ever could before. More and more general practitioners are performing what

health and fitness
February 28, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice Management

Paying it Forward: 8 Ideas that Helped Me Lose 50 lbs in 6 Months

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Why did I bother writing this? I’m no health and fitness expert. I have no relevant degrees attached to my name. I offer you no studies or citations. I have no books, pills, shakes or exercise equipment to sell you.

January 31, 2020 Feature Health & HealingOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice ManagementPublic Health

Overcoming the Unknown: 5 Tips to Combat Coronavirus

by Elaine Powell, RDH, dentalcorp Manager, Regulatory Compliance Programs; Jaime Robertson, RDH, dentalcorp Manager, Regulatory Compliance Programs

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “public health emergency of international concern”, meaning that it considers the emergence of novel coronavirus “an extraordinary event” posing a “public health risk … through the international spread of

exercises
January 15, 2020 News BlogsOverall Health

Best Bodyweight Exercises For Dentists to Stay Healthy

by Bozhidar Karailiev

As it is the New Year, it’s time to celebrate. It’s time to set new goals and start fresh. What’s better than starting to take care of our health and well being? As a dentist, or someone in the medical

mental health
December 2, 2019 News BlogsMental HealthOverall Health

Physician, Take Care Of Thyself!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

The Holidays are a time of year for celebration. Time to spend with family and friends. It can also be a time of reflection. Many of us will look back on “the year that was” to celebrate our successes. We

November 28, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPatient Management

Holiday Blues: Navigating Patients’ Loneliness

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp; Michelle Budd, DDS, Patient Safety Consultant at dentalcorp

It’s been said that there is no health without mental health—the truth of this statement is difficult to refute. Mental illness presents a serious barrier to receiving good health care and dental care is no exception. The enormity of this

healthy fit
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsOverall HealthWellness

7 Career Boosting Reasons To Being Healthy & Fit

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Forget trying to lose weight for the next selfie on Instagram – get healthy and fit to boost productivity and mental clarity. You see being physically fit has major physiological benefits that go far beyond fitting into your skinny jeans.

New Dental Graduate
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral HealthOverall HealthWellness

Seven Lessons To Create Balance For The New Graduate

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The new dental hygiene graduate is filled with enthusiasm and the promise of the future but their path can be full of landmines if they do not have life balance. This article was designed to provide support for a busy

July 1, 2019 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingOverall HealthPractice management

Dentistry’s Suicide Dilemma

by Sue Jeffries RDH, BSDH

When will the loss of life due to suicide begin to decline? In 2018 the CDCA released a study which showed an increase in suicide rates in every state except Nevada. Don’t get too excited about moving to Nevada, she

August 9, 2016 News FinancesManagementOffice ManagementOverall Health

Three Steps to Improved Financial Health

by Oral Health

Today’s unpredictable, uncertain and rapidly changing world demands that more attention than ever be paid to you mental health, physical health and ”fiscal” health. Here are three steps you can follow to improve your fiscal health: 1.    Responsibility – You

April 7, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseCommunity Dental CareDental CareDental industryGeneral NewsOverall HealthPatient ManagementPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient Care

Where is dentistry going? A chain of prevention practices.

by Kahaliah Richards

Three news items crossed my desk in the past month. All seem to point to a future for dentistry which features more specialization around managing the cause of poor oral health. One news item was a video interview with a

March 30, 2016 News Dental BenefitsDental CareDental ClaimsMedical newsOverall Health

The Next Approach to Dental Benefits

by Kahaliah Richards

Imagine if you shopped at Walmart and there was only one size of sweater, one variety of milk, or when you went to buy cereal, all it carried was Corn Flakes.And you grumbled to yourself that you would like some

March 24, 2016 News Dental CareMedical newsOverall Health

Improving outcomes from dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

American doctors will increasingly be paid according to the outcome of the healthcare services they deliver. Just seeing the patient will no longer be sufficient for payment by the insurer or Medicare/Medicaid. Rather, it is the results from medical services

February 10, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseDental industryInsuranceOverall HealthWellness

Giving Back is the New Normal in Dentistry

by Kahaliah Richards

The easiest and most effective way to highlight your commitment to oral health… Last week, we discussed that the future growth of the hygiene department is based on the foundational truth that oral health is the gateway to overall body

January 12, 2016 News Chronic dental care for the elderlyChronic DiseaseDental industryGeneral DentistryMedical newsOverall Health

$45 Per Month

by Kahaliah Richards

As of 2015, for the first time, Canada has more people over the age of 65 than under 15. The age group that now encompasses the boomer generation – 50 to 69 – makes up 27 per cent of the

December 3, 2015 News Dental industryGum DiseaseMedical newsOverall HealthPeriodontology

The linkages between the heart and the mouth grow stronger — so what?

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study of the contribution of the periodontal microbe, P. gingivalis, to inflammation of heart tissue is just one more step to justifying closer integration of dental services with medical services. The study reports certain byproducts of P. gingivalis