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April 17, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

A True Patient Experience – Part II

by Kahaliah Richards

Part II of III In my previous writings about the patient experience, I talked about how to “wow” a patient from their perspective, not just the dental offices. We all know that most people don’t want to be getting dental

April 15, 2014 News CancerDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

UNDIAGNOSED Oral cancer is KILLING one person every HOUR in this continent EVERYDAY

by Kahaliah Richards

ONLY Fourteen (14 %) of North American patients report knowledge or awareness of their dental office performing an Oral Cancer Screening. Oral cancer is considered one of the most preventable of all cancers and if detected early has an 80%

April 9, 2014 News ConnectivityDental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Breakthrough Documentary Connects the Dots between Oral Health and Complete Wellness

by Kahaliah Richards

Partners in Complete Health today announced its film “Say Ahh,” the world’s first documentary on oral health, is now available to the public, including non-dental and non-medical communities. Featuring doctors, patients and a few minor miracles, “Say Ahh” takes an

April 8, 2014 News Dental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

Salt Study Sparks Media Frenzy and Misleads Millions Who Suffer from Hypertension

by Kahaliah Richards

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio –  Over the last week, well-meaning, educated people including physicians and nurses have approached heart surgeon Dr. Surender R. Neravetla by email, by phone and in person about a recent, well-publicized study published in the American Journal of

April 7, 2014 News General NewsOverall Health

Half the population of the Americas is at risk of diseases carried by small insects

by Kahaliah Richards

Top health experts call for stepped-up action on West Nile virus, dengue and other vector-borne diseases Roughly 50% of people living in the Western Hemisphere are at risk of one or more diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other

April 3, 2014 News BlogsDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsOverall Health

Can dental care save medical costs?

by Kahaliah Richards

From my ongoing meetings with Canadian employers and benefit consultants, there is one overriding theme: healthcare benefits (primarily the drug plan and the dental plan) need further containment, particularly as the workforce ages and new biological drugs become available. One

March 26, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall HealthWellness

What Makes Your Day Great?

by Kahaliah Richards

What makes your day great? Here it is, put simply: What does a day at work look like that has you pulling out of the parking lot saying “What an amazing day!” I’m fortunate to say I grew up in

March 20, 2014 News BlogsDental practice transitionDental TeamGeneral NewsManagementOverall Health

Six Keys to Cohesive Leadership

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental practices are similar to other businesses in corporate America:  They’re made up of a team of people working towards a common goal.  Much like other businesses, every practice has a leadership team.  The size of that team can vary

March 19, 2014 News General NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

New Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Unit to Open at Ontario Shores this Fall

by Kahaliah Richards

Children and adolescents will no longer need to travel out of country for treatment with the opening of a new 12-bed Eating Disorders Unit at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of

February 28, 2014 News BlogsGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthPeriodontologyPreventive Dentistry

Explaining the importance of scaling to your patients

by Kahaliah Richards

The current issue of Odontology has a report on the role of non-surgical periodontal scaling in controlling inflammatory chemicals (anti-cardiolipin antibodies) in the blood. After 1 to 3 sessions of scaling (as adjusted to the patient’s needs), not only did

February 26, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOffice designOverall HealthPractice managementWellness

Kerr Asks “What Music Works Best in a Dentist’s Office?”

by Kahaliah Richards

Kerr Corporation, a leading manufacturer of innovative dental products, has posted a detailed investigative report about the music heard in dental offices.  The article explores recent trends in what music is played at dental practices and includes interviews with a

February 18, 2014 News General DentistryKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

Your diabetic patients and root decay

by Kahaliah Richards

For years, dental professionals have been on the alert for special high risk patients: Sjogren’s, perhaps Parkinson’s, and head and neck cancer patients. Frequently, when I discuss Prevora with a new dental team, that’s the immediate thinking in the meeting

February 11, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthPractice management

Why Is Work So Stressful? Reduce Stress In Your Dental Practice.

by Kahaliah Richards

This is the age old question that’s been plaguing mankind since the first sheep herder clocked in at the farm. The reason work is so stressful is because of us. That’s right, we do it to ourselves. Sure, many jobs

February 10, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

3 Tips for a Fresher Kiss This Valentine’s Day

by Kahaliah Richards

Love is in the air—but for millions of Americans, so is embarrassing bad breath. Before smooching your valentine, follow the Academy of General Dentistry’s(AGD) tips for halting halitosis. “In many cases, patients aren’t aware that they have a bad breath

January 30, 2014 News General DentistryOverall HealthPreventive DentistryResearch

Charity welcomes Action on Sugar group

by Kahaliah Richards

A new group formed to tackle and reverse the growing obesity epidemic has been welcomed by the British Dental Health Foundation. Action on Sugar, formed of a number of leading worldwide experts, hopes to educate the public on the dangers

January 23, 2014 News Chronic dental care for the elderlyDental CareGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

New Dental Project Fights Elder Abuse

by Kahaliah Richards

The primary portal to the body is the mouth.  Quite simply, you can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mouth.  For example, acquired pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death in the elderly and is often a

January 21, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryOverall Health

Feeback from Facebook

by Kahaliah Richards

We started a targeted Facebook campaign for Partners in Prevention about 2 months ago. The focus is on older women (over age 40) who live in the Toronto Region, who read Prevention Magazine and/or Women’s Health Magazine, and who mention

January 14, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

Assure A Smile Publishes New Holistic Health Guides for 2014

by Kahaliah Richards

Assure A Smile publishes new holistic health guides for South Florida families looking to live richer, happier lives in 2014. Assure A Smile recommends a diet and nutrition plan not just to lose weight in 2014, but also to create

January 7, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryDental researchGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

Chewing Gum Is Often Culprit for Migraine Headaches in Teens

by Kahaliah Richards

Teenagers are notorious for chewing a lot of gum. The lip smacking, bubble popping, discarded gum stuck to the sole give teachers and parents a headache. Now, Dr. Nathan Watemberg of Tel Aviv University-affiliated Meir Medical Center has found that

December 20, 2013 News General DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

At family gatherings this Christmas get to the heart of your medical history

by Kahaliah Richards

Doctors are encouraging people to take advantage of Christmas gatherings with relatives to discuss family medical histories to help tackle ill-health. The call from clinical academics follows a study which shows that individuals with a family history of premature heart