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leadership
May 29, 2020 Feature Dental TeamEditorialOffice ManagementOral Health OfficePractice managementTeam motivation

What Does Practice Leadership Look Like During COVID-19?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

The Oral Health Group has a fantastic resource on its site, curating several helpful news items and “what-comes-next” features all related to COVID-19. A number of the headlines reflect both frustration about the lack of clear reopening guidelines in different

Hygienists
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental HygieneHygienistsPatient Management

Keep Calm & ADPIE: Unleashing Hygienists’ Potential

by Tracy Poirier, RDH, IMC™

Did you know that acronyms are actually very modern inventions? They were found to be in existence around World War 1, but were still not used very much until World War 2. The word “acronym” did not even come into

May 4, 2020 News BlogsOffice ManagementPatient Management

No Time for Doom and Gloom…But Be Prepared to Make Some Changes!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

Well we are seeing signs of the flattening of the curve and the hope is we will start to return to some degree of “normal” very soon. New Brunswick and Saskatchewan seem to be leading the charge in loosening restrictions.

April 7, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOffice ManagementPractice management

Making the Initial Phone Call Count

by Oral Health

Despite the digital advancements of email, websites and social media, the importance of phone calls remains. When first contacting a dental office, our data shows nearly 75% of patients would prefer doing so by phone. Therefore, you must make sure

January 6, 2020 News BlogsOffice ManagementPractice management

Vision 2020: You Don’t Have to be Alone!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

As we close the book on 2019 and move into a new decade, it is an interesting time to consider the evolving landscape for dentistry. The constant “yin and yang” between the profession versus the business of dentistry will continue

opening your own practice
November 22, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOffice Management

Q&A With Michelle Worton, RDH, Blooming Smiles Dental Hygiene, Fort St. John, British Columbia 

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Irene: When did you know you wanted to open your own practice?   Michelle: In 2015, the entrepreneurial vision began. Why? I’ve always had a passion for health. For wellness. For connection. For beautiful SMILES. My beginning was a shift.

opening practice
November 22, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeHygienistsOffice designOffice Management

Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Owning my own practice seemed insurmountable in 2010 when I put together my first business plan. It took me three months to add the lines and numbers into various spreadsheets and when I realized that I didn’t have enough money,

October 31, 2019 Feature Office ManagementOral Health OfficePractice management

Services To Streamline Your Dental Practice

by Savannah Koran

Navigating the dental business world can be one of the toughest jobs in the dental space. Choosing what services are needed, what is necessary, what to keep in office, what to outsource, where do you start? Every time you open

dental meeting
October 7, 2019 News BlogsDental StudentsDental TeamNew dentistsNew gradsOffice ManagementPractice management

(Business) Questions Your Mother (Dental School) Never Told You About!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

We probably all remember listening to the music of our parents when we were kids. Some of it we liked…others, not so much. My parents grew up in the juke box/malt shop era, so 50’s rock and roll was part

July 8, 2019 News BlogsDentistryFinancesGeneral PracticeOffice Management

Investing To Maximize Your Sales Value

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

There comes a time in the life of every dentist/owner when the moment to sell their practice is upon them. It can be a difficult decision. Your practice is “your baby”…your life’s work. For most, it will be their most

July 1, 2019 Feature Dental equipmentDental OfficeGeneral PracticeNew dentistsOffice ManagementOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Opening A New Dental Practice: How Important Is Good Design?

by Jean Akerman, ARIDO, IDC

The task of opening a new dental office can be formidable. There are so many considerations: Is there adequate usable area for my needs? What dental equipment will best suit my practice? What are the health and safety requirements and

April 15, 2019 News BlogsPublic Relations - Patient Care

Obstacles and Solutions in Delivering Dental Care to LTC Patients

by Parmar Dental

As we age our natural teeth and gums are more susceptible to dental caries, gingival recession, demineralisation, fungal infections, and periodontal disease. Regular hygiene and dental care is important but is often neglected, especially by those who require long-term care.

April 2, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryGeneral PracticeOffice designOffice ManagementOHGdata

Your Patients Are Judging You Before They Meet You

by Oral Health

First impressions matter. Whether it’s the first handshake, the first walk-through or the first “hello” in a phone call – they matter. Those firsts are how you base your opinion on an experience, and that’s what your patients are doing

New Patient Exam
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPatient educationPublic Relations - Patient Care

A Structured Approach to the New Patient Exam in Pediatric Dentistry

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

When a child is scheduled to be seen by a dentist, it is important to remember that this visit will likely involve at least two individuals: the child and his or her parents. Today, parents want to play an active

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health OfficePublic Relations - Patient Care

Sentiment Analysis as a Unique ‘Smile Improvement’ Technology for Dentists

by Dr. Steffany Mohan

For dentists, advanced technology means using the latest treatment tools, such as digital X-rays, diode lasers, CAD/CAM, etc., but something like Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a practice assistant, I bet most of us never gave much thought to the idea.

Dental Hygiene abuse
September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

Dental Hygiene Care for Survivors of Childhood Abuse

by Linda M. Douglas, RDH, BSc

We have all been mystified and even exasperated by our more challenging clients, for example: those with inadequate self-care despite having sufficient manual dexterity; and people who attend irregularly for dental care, or fail to show up for scheduled appointments.

September 17, 2018 News BlogsCustomer servicePublic Relations - Patient Care

Tips for Dentists on Treating Anxious Patients

by Amanda McIntyre, Dental Studio 101
Business Success
September 11, 2018 Feature Office ManagementOral Health OfficePractice management

Practice Purpose: The Core Pillar to Your Practice Success

by Carrie Webber

Read any business book, interview any business leader, ask any successful entrepreneur – what makes your business a success? Chances are, at least one of the following buzz-words are mentioned: Vision, mission, goals, values, culture, purpose. As business owners, we

Practice Revenue
September 11, 2018 Feature Office ManagementOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Five Ways to Positively Impact Practice Revenue

by Lisa Philp

Every dental practice has key engines that drive and determine practice health, stability and longevity. These engines include building and maintaining a strong and thriving patient base, generating consistent and predictable revenue, efficiently managing expenses, and fostering effective communication. Ultimately,

March 19, 2018 News Dental CareNews

Ontario NDP Announces Full Dental Care Coverage If Elected

by CBC News

Ontario’s NDP is promising to introduce “Canada’s first universal Pharmacare plan” that would cover dental care and prescription drug costs should the party form a government following the June provincial election. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath announced the plan at a campaign-style event in downtown Toronto on Saturday that