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October 30, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Transform Your Practice Culture

by Judy Kay Mausolf, Speaker, Author, and Dental Culture Specialist

Regardless of whether you are just starting your business or already have an established business, the steps to building a great culture are the same! Step One: Clarify core values and eat, breathe and sleep them. In other words, live

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Times Are A Changin’

by James Yacyshyn

“There is nothing permanent except change.” This is a quote I was introduced to at a young age, and it has stuck with me. It is commonly attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. I think the reason it resonates with

October 13, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

Never Waste a Good Crisis: An Opportunity to Bounce Forward

by Dr. Peter Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA

Given the requirement for aerosol generating procedures to provide effective dental treatment, the COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for all dental professionals. As leaders of our teams, dentists are used to being prepared for all sorts of emergencies. However,

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October 2, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry Will Prevail If It Keeps Pivoting

by Lisa Philp, RDH, Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of TGNA

Without a doubt, 2020 will go down as one of the most unique “leap years” in history: 28 days in February, 100 days in March, and 500 days in April and May. In March, the state of emergency was announced

Clear Aligners
September 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

My Stint as a Pizzaiolo

by Bruno Vendittelli

I have a newfound respect for the simplicity of a perfectly made pizza. When done correctly there is total harmony between the definite crunch of the charred crust, the subtle chew of the soft and pillowy centre and the perfect

September 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Making Lemonade From 2020’s Lemons: Finding the Space for Transformational Change in the Midst of Uncertainty

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

This month’s issue of Oral Health Office is a perfect snapshot of fall 2020, with articles on COVID-19, patient retention, and taking better advantage of social media. These are three separate pieces, but I can’t help but see the narrative

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July 24, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyEditorialMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthProduct Report

Following the Money

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD

COVID-19 (the SARS-CoV-2 virus originating in Wuhan, China) has devastated the world. By July 2020, more than 11 million cases worldwide resulted in over 500,00 deaths. Untold misery, families shattered, businesses shuttered. Canadian dentists have faced practice- and career-threatening disruptions

Postoperative Complications
June 8, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Out of Africa: Surgical Skills & Life Experiences

by Dr. Bruce R. Pynn

In the 1990s, I initiated a resident exchange between our program at the University of Toronto and the same Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical program at the University of Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (RSA). The registrar (resident) from their university

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

May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

So How Have You Been?

by Catherine Wilson, Guest Editorial

Catherine Wilson was a British serial killer who was hanged for one murder, but was generally thought at the time to have committed six others. She worked as a nurse and poisoned her victims after encouraging them to leave her

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May 11, 2020 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Dentistry in the Coronavirus Era

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cert. Endo.

It’s fair to say that day-to-day life and dentistry as we’ve known it have been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, we went from normal, day-to-day dental care to a near medically induced coma with many, if

COVID-19 lessons
May 1, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice Management

The Lessons That I Didn’t Learn at School

by Hunter Soll

I never thought the day would come where I would be writing for Oral Health, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. My name is Hunter Soll, daughter of co-chairman of the editorial board of Oral Health, Dr.

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April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

What Motivates You?

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

As I write this editorial I certainly feel how time has flown by. Sitting in front of my computer, I realized that my 30th anniversary of graduating from dental school is approaching in May. I thought to myself, “Wow that’s

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

The Opioid Crisis

by Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc

Remember a few years back, when a new regulation came into effect that required us to ask our patients for a piece of ID when we wanted to prescribe something as common as Tylenol #3? Personally, I thought, “Oh sure,

February 28, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health Office

Digital Detox

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Do you recharge yourself as much as you recharge your phone? While I was home this past weekend visiting my family in the Niagara region, my five-year-old nephew told me that he lost a ‘digital detox contest’ that my brother

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyEditorialOral HealthPharmacology

Evidence-Based Guidelines and Regulations?

by Peter Nkansah

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign/Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind/Do this, don’t do that/Can’t you read the sign?” – Signs by The Five Man Electrical Band A repeated discussion that I have with colleagues is that dentistry, as a

January 31, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice Management

Together Everyone Achieves More

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

If you read this month’s Data Driven Dentistry feature, it focuses on the importance of loyalty to help your practice grow. Based on our survey findings, the data tells us that the number one reason your patients trust you is

Oral Health Editorial on Vaping
January 7, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Keep Calm and Don’t Vape

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc(Pedo), FRCDC

It is difficult these days to walk down the street and not have a cloud of smoke engulf your face from a nearby electronic vaping device. My first response to this occurrence is to hold my breath or attempt to

new year
January 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2020

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

Did you set any goals or New Year resolutions? Did you feel that by the time 2020 arrived you would have achieved or accomplished certain things? Have you reflected on why you have or haven’t succeeded? When the New Year

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Proactive Intervention Dentistry: Nurturing the Oral Environment

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

“Environment” is a real buzzword in the news today. Pollution, climate, sustainable, maintainable, crisis, emergency. Do we have control or not? One area where we as dental professionals have some control is the oral environment! We are the custodians of