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Intra-oral Camera
June 24, 2022 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental Technology

Seeing Is Believing: Maximizing the Use of an Intra-oral Camera During the Dental Hygiene Appointment to Motivate Patient Compliance

by Julianne Souza, RDH, BS

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” You may have heard this common phrase many times before. Have you thought about this when it comes to your daily interactions with patients? We are trained, educated and taught how to assess,

June 21, 2022 News Dental CareNews

UB Receives Grant to Provide Dental Care to Homeless, Uninsured

by University at Buffalo

The School of Dental Medicine has received a $550,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to provide dental care to individuals who are homeless, as well as underinsured families in Western New York, populations who are disproportionately impacted by

May 3, 2022 News Dental CareNews

Support for National Dental Care, Pharmacare and $10-a-day Daycare Drops to 4-in-10 Canadians (or less) When Tax Increases are Included, Poll Finds

by Financial Post

Support plummets to well below half of Canadians for new federal government programs, including dental care, pharmacare and $10-a-day daycare when the taxes needed to pay for them are included, finds a new Leger poll commissioned by the Fraser Institute,

April 13, 2022 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Interrupted Access to Vaccinations and Routine Dental Care for Many Children, Toronto’s Top Doctor Says

by CP24

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted access to dental care and routine immunizations for many children and a new report from Toronto’s top doctor says that the city needs to work with the province to create a plan to address the

August 9, 2021 News BlogsDental TeamOffice ManagementPractice management

Tips to Eliminate Staff Drama in Your Dental Office

by Dr. Gary Salwin

As a dental practice owner, your primary focus will always be to provide patients the best dental service possible. Whether you’re a general dentist or specializing in emergency dental services, you want your patients to have a great experience under

June 30, 2021 Feature Dental CareOral HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Cavities: Can You Stomach It?

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

According to the World Health Organization’s March 25th, 2020, report on oral health, dental caries remains the number one dental issue globally to this day. While we are seeing a decrease in dental caries in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities

May 3, 2021 News BlogsOffice ManagementPractice management

Congratulations! You’re the New Office Manager! Now What?

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Congratulations! This is incredible news. Your passion and pride in what you do in the healthcare field is truly being rewarded. Perhaps you were an excellent hygienist…a phenomenal dental assistant…a top-notch admin team member providing your clinicians with first rate

Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic
April 7, 2021 News BlogsDental TeamOffice ManagementPractice managementTeam motivation

Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Running an efficient dental practice while keeping up with the advances of delivery of care during a pandemic can be an area that overwhelms many dental professionals. Whether you are a practice owner, administrative or clinical team member, being part

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneHuman ResourcesOffice ManagementPractice management

How to Get a Raise

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, CTP, C.A Ed

Would you rather: 1) do your taxes, 2) use a restroom with broken locks, or 3) listen to a young child learn how to play the violin, rather than approach your employer for a raise? In the field of dental

February 26, 2021 Feature Office ManagementOral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Operations

What’s Good for The Buyer Can Be Good for The Seller

by Sean Robertson, DDS, The Dental Broker Team; Lisa Philp, Transitions Group

As a profession, we are currently in a fortunate position. Our practices provide us the ability to live a comfortable life, maximize our value when it’s time to sell, and leave a professional legacy in the communities in which we

February 3, 2021 News Dental CareNews

Jagmeet Singh Wants Millions Of Canadians To Have Access To Free Dental Care ASAP

by Helena Hanson, Narcity

Jagmeet Singh is calling on the prime minister to implement free dental care in Canada for the “millions” of Canadians who have no coverage. In a tweet shared on February 2, the NDP leader urged the Liberal government to “introduce comprehensive dental care as part of

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