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October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsPractice management

Design Your Professional Future

by Mark Lin BSC, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C); Peter Barry CMC, RRDH

The learning curve for recent graduates transitioning into private practice is steep and very rewarding for those who prepare themselves for thriving in a profession that is under rapid transformation. After four challenging and rewarding years, you will anxiously await

October 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

Power of Partnerships and Perpetual Reinvention

by Peter Fritz, DDS, PhD, MBA, LLM (C)

It’s been over a year since we have been asked to lead our teams through the crisis and attempt to dismantle the disruption. Much progress has been made, but it’s never made alone and no one can forecast exactly how

September 13, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

Unsuccessful Outcomes

by Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D.ORTHO, FRCD(C)

If you’re like me, you’ve had your share of unsuccessful outcomes and can appreciate the negative feelings that come with them. Just the other week I ruminated over the need to leave posterior spaces on a case that was progressing

Perfectionism
September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Perfectionism: A Blessing and a Curse

by Loretta Langille, RDH

The dental profession often sets extremely high standards for excellence. I recall the pressure I felt to ensure I didn’t miss a thing. We were trained to measure in millimetres, feel specs of grain and see the slightest shade differences;

August 9, 2021 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Paradigm Shifts

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Dental implants are a standard of care in dentistry but this wasn’t always true. I distinctly remember one of my dental instructors saying I shouldn’t get involved in that “voodoo” dentistry. Perhaps he had heard the ADA say in the

Change
July 29, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Dancing with Disruption and Thriving on Change

by Peter Barry CMC., RRDH

In our world that has rapidly changed over the past 18 months, we have had the choice to either evolve proactively, beyond all of the extreme changes, or we could become paralyzed, stuck and increasingly diminished by them. Today, confidence

July 9, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

They Never Gave Us Hope…

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In recent history, in situations when the world was facing global calamity, our leaders countered with great initiative and unflagging hope. The Lincolns, Churchills and Roosevelts rose to the challenges and overcame extreme odds. In the ongoing response to the

June 30, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Choosing Dentistry – Did You Make the Right Choice?

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta B.Sc. DDS

Do you remember why you became a dentist? Are you happy you chose dentistry? What would you say to someone who wants to be a dentist – that it’s a dream job or to keep dreaming? Recently, my friend’s son

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons and, indeed, all of the dental profession have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic for over sixteen months. The first few months were particularly difficult. Oral and maxillofacial surgical care, and dental care in general, was

June 4, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Misadventures in Endodontics: Turning a Negative into a Positive

by Gary Glassman DDS, FRCD(C)

As a specialist, a significant portion of my patients present after endodontic treatment has failed or was abandoned mid-treatment, due to an unforeseen complication. Throughout my career, I have seen my fair share of my own failed treatments, and I

Pandemic Dental
May 10, 2021 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

The Impacts of the Pandemic on Dental Practice: A Shift in the Oral Health Paradigm

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, dental practices continue facing unprecedented challenges on both personal and professional levels. We have had to cope with the universal concerns about health risks to our patients, families, and ourselves. Added to our

April 12, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

2020: A Reflection of a Year in Dentistry

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

Upon reviewing my Editorial from the April 2020 issue, I had discussed what motivated any of us to continue to practice dentistry on a day-in, day-out basis. Little did I know what was in store for us all by the

April 1, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

The Importance of Unleashing Creativity

by James Yacyshyn

Is creativity important to you? Are you a creative person? If so, in what way? What defines you as creative? What makes you creative or increases your creative potential? How do you define creativity? Is creativity something that is just

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

It’s Been a Year… What Have We Learned?

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Well, it’s been a year. Most of us would agree that the current pandemic is not something we had ever imagined we would live through. What have we learned through this past year? How will our lives, our careers, our

March 9, 2021 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Orofacial Pain (OFP): The Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Sherif Elsaraj, BSc, DMD, MSc

This editorial is dedicated to Dr John Miner, a dear friend and a colleague who has served the dental community since 1966. His positive energy and intellectual input will never be forgotten. Dr Miner was an active member of the

Unstoppable You in 2021
February 26, 2021 Feature EditorialHealth & HealingOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Unstoppable You in 2021

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

We wanted a fresh start – but it began with a fizzle. Does 2021 appear to be a 2020 on repeat? Starting with good physical health can influence good mental health. If you want to make 2020 be forgettable –

February 8, 2021 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialPharmacology

Prepare to Win

by Peter Nkansah, DDS, Dip. Anes.

“It’s been too hard living/But I’m afraid to die/’Cause I don’t know what’s up there/Beyond the sky” – A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke. According to Bill Bryson’s book, The Body, there are about 8,000 things that can

January 29, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

My Way or the Highway!

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

Our relationships in life are the result of how well we communicate and collaborate personally and professionally. When we communicate openly, positively and effectively, we inspire connections and build sincere, strong, sustaining relationships. What often sabotages successful relationships is our

January 11, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Autism On the Rise: Coping in the Dental Office

by Robert Carmichael BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

The U.S. Department of Education reports on its website that an astonishing 1 in 59 children in the United States are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a far cry from the figure of 1 in 2,500 that had

December 21, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

2020 Pandemic: Adversity and the Silver Linings

by Lisa Philp, Chief Visionary Officer of TGNA

CONGRATULATIONS! If you’re reading this article, it means you are one of the lucky ones who responded, persevered and continue to survive through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 will forever be the year of COVID – the year that changed