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August 9, 2022 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Trusting Nature

by Luisa Schuldt, DDS MSc FRCD(C)

The opportunity to learn many lessons has been hurled upon us over the last two and a half years. We have seen storms come and go and temperatures rise to new limits. We have also witnessed almost every aspect of

July 27, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Create a Code of Commitments

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Even the best of us can lose our way in all the noise and hubbub of the day-to-day stresses. Establishing a code of commitments for the practice will help the entire team keep on track – even in stressful situations

July 11, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

Why Has the Public Lost Trust in Doctors? And How Can Dentists Rebuild It?

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In March 2022, the Edelman Trust Barometer provided a significant warning that eroding trust has harmed, and is likely to continue to damage, individual and public health outcomes in the post-COVID-19 era.1 More than 50 percent of those surveyed worry

June 30, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Emotional Dentistry From the Heart

by Peter Barry, C.M.C., Practice Success Coach

Each new grad enters the world of private practice with dreams and visions of maintaining that fresh and vital feeling of importance. As dental professionals, we are excited to deliver great dental healthcare experiences to happy, appreciative patients that value

June 8, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Lessons Learned

by Ben Davis, DDS, FRCD(C)

I’m sitting at my desk on a Sunday afternoon in March, contemplating the past 24 months. It was around this time in 2020 that I travelled to Malaysia for an annual academic meeting at IMU, our partner university in Kuala

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialPractice management

Four Skills That Make a Great Leader

by Judy Kay Mausolf

I would like to tell you a story about a woman who was a great leader. Her name is Ione Miller, and she just happens to be my mom.  Mom was a city girl who, at the age of 19, married

May 10, 2022 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Confidence vs Competence in Dentistry

by Bruce V. Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Definitions Confidence and competence are two words that are neither synonymous nor interchangeable. Confidence must be earned, as when it is simply imagined it can lead to a false sense of security in one’s abilities, which results in, you guessed

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

The Dawn of a New Day

by Dr Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FICD, FIADFE

Doom and Gloom. That is all that we have been consistently living with for the last 2 years. It’s time for all of this to end. We cannot possibly live comfortably with all of this negativity around us. Is life

April 1, 2022 Feature Dental TeamEditorialOral Health OfficePractice managementTeam motivation

The Key to Creating a Powerful Team in Your Practice

by Nada Albatish, DDS

Being a boss is hard! Ask any business owner in any industry the most challenging aspect of running a business and they will all give you the same answer: people. As dentists, our focus is on seeing patients and we

March 18, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Know Your Worth

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

Heading into the third year of the pandemic, many dental hygienists are feeling frustrated, beat down and overworked. There is no doubt that we are experiencing a shortage of dental hygienists. You just Google the topic and find many articles

March 15, 2022 Feature Dental TeamEditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Staff Shortage: Yet Another Challenge to Overcome

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Just when we thought that we had the PPE shortage issue under control, had put up barriers, air purifiers and made sure our patients felt safe to come back to the office for treatment, here comes yet another hurdle we

March 15, 2022 Feature Dental TeamEditorialOral Health

Re: Editorial: Staff Shortage: Yet Another Challenge to Overcome

by James Younger, DDS

In the world of dentistry, we all know that, in reality, there is no such thing as a “solo practitioner”. Even a dental office owned and run by a single dentist needs a team to create a prosperous dental practice.

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February 7, 2022 Feature AnaesthesiaAnesthesiologyEditorialOral HealthPharmacology

Got ‘Til It’s Gone

by Peter Nkansah, MSc, DDS, Dip. Anes.

Don’t it always seem to go/That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. – Joni Mitchell (“Big Yellow Taxi”) There is an active application to recognize Dental Anesthesia as a dental specialty nationwide. Dental Anesthesia is recognized as

February 4, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Two Years with COVID-19

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE, FICD

Welcome to 2022. We, as dentists, hygienists, assistants and office administrators, have now been affected by COVID-19 for almost two years in some way, shape or form. Our dental offices have experienced situations that none of us ever dreamed of

January 7, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

When Are We Going Back to “Normal”?

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

COVID-19 has certainly turned our world upside down. Nowhere is this truer than in the dental profession. Dental offices all over our country have had to step up measures to ensure that our patients and staff are safe. In fact,

December 22, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Getting It Right: Vaccine Policies in Dentistry

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C); Julian Perez, J.D., SVP

On September 20, 2021, the RCDSO (Ontario’s dental regulator) encouraged all dentists to “support vaccination efforts, model responsible behaviour … and address vaccine hesitancy.” Other provincial dental regulators have recommended that all dentists and dental health care professionals get vaccinated

December 6, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

How Do We Know What We Know?

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

We go through life on many roads picking up information and details as we grow, mature and age. The journey of life is a journey of knowledge. How do we gain knowledge? How do we know what we know? The

December 3, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

What I Learned from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, B.Sc., DDS

Do you remember the classic animated movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss? It’s my favourite Christmas movie. You probably know the premise: an evil monster – The Grinch – steals all the Christmas presents hoping he can

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November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

The Tooth Fairy Gone Rogue

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

Thousands applied, 10 were selected. Ready, set, BAKE! These three unassuming words are hovering over my head as I take part in Season 5 of “The Great Canadian Baking Show!” If you asked me what some of my favourite things

November 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

Knowledge in Life

by Mark H.E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

Knowledge is defined as facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. According to Krathwohl (2002), knowledge can be categorized into four subtypes: factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive. It’s important to