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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

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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.

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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

November 26, 2015 News General NewsMedical newsOverall Health

Falls by the elderly and poor oral health

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study reports that nearly half of falls by older folks are caused by an infection. Falls are one of the leading cause of death for those over 75 years of age, due to complications arising from a fracture.

October 29, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral NewsManagementOffice ManagementOverall HealthPatient educationPractice managementPreventive DentistryWebsites

Exceeding Patient Expectations

by Kahaliah Richards

Surpassing the “been there, done that” dental visit … Numerous studies have shown that the way patients rate their level of satisfaction with services provided is largely based on the depth of emotional connection they have received.  Patients rate connection

October 14, 2015 News Community Dental CareDental CareGeneral NewsManagementOverall HealthPatient ManagementPublic Relations - Patient Care

The New Patient Call

by Kahaliah Richards

Turning inquiries into appointments.. Dental  administration team members are truly the “Directors of the First Impression” for new patients, and they have approximately 17 seconds to “make it or break it.” Many new patient phone calls start with the patient

October 7, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsInsuranceMedical newsOverall HealthTreatment PlanTreatment planning

Does My Insurance Cover It?

by Kahaliah Richards

The number one reason patients do not accept treatment plans is lack of perceived value; how the dental treatment plan or recommendations will relate to them or their individual health goals. The lack of value is often expressed by patients

September 29, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Gum disease and high blood pressure

by Kahaliah Richards

A new, 3-year prospective Japanese study involving over 2500 university students (mean age of 18 years at baseline) examined various risk factors for the emergence of high blood pressure (hypertension). The study found that amongst a group of students who

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

September 2, 2015 News Keeping you guessingOverall Health

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

by Kahaliah Richards

“Look it up, size it up, but don’t postpone your life and business because you won’t make up your mind” Decision making is a necessity of all leaders who are owners and manage a team, customers and their business. In

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 20, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral NewsOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Diabetes, hypertension and the need for more preventive dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

As many as 1 in 4 older Canadians are diabetic, or in danger of this chronic disease. Likewise, more than 1 in 4 older Canadians have high blood pressure. The overlap of these conditions is common and makes for a