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July 29, 2019 News General PracticeNews

Texting At Work Wasn’t Just Cause For Termination, B.C. Tribunal Rules

by CBC

A woman who was fired with cause for texting during a meeting and not being a “team player” has been awarded $5,164 in compensation for her seven years of service at the dental office where she worked. The employer, dentist Dr.

July 29, 2019 News Dental HygieneGeneral PracticeNews

After Career-Ending Work Injuries, Dental Hygienist Turns To Researching The Problem

by CBC

A P.E.I. dental hygienist who had to stop practising because of repetitive strain injuries is now researching just how common the problem is and coming up with strategies to prevent it. Marilyn Harris practiced for eight years, but had to

July 25, 2019 News DentistryGeneral PracticeNews

Amalgam Recycling Expert To Speak At ADA FDI World Dental Congress

by American Dental Association

Those with questions about the July 14, 2020, amalgam recycling rule deadline can get answers from a representative from HealthFirst at the at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in the Practice Institute area. Bryan Foss, product manager for the

July 9, 2019 News General PracticeNews

P.E.I. Dealing With Shortage Of Dental Assistants

by CBC

Dentists in Prince Edward Island are finding it harder and harder to hire dental assistants and it’s a problem right across Canada, according to the president of the Dental Association of P.E.I. With fewer people training for the profession, efforts are underway

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 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

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDentistryGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Office Design: Movin’ On Up

by Oral Health

Three years ago, Dr. Vesna Borovac acquired the practice of Dr. Nicolas Kemp in the updscale Bloor-Bay Street area in Toronto. Having become comfortable in her recently attained space and operation, she was unexpectedly faced with a seemingly daunting task:

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeFinancesGeneral Practice

Finding the Perfect Financial Advisor (For You)

by Dr. Wilson Chen, BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

There are over 9000 dentists practicing in Ontario. Each have built a loyal following of patients who think that she/he is the “perfect” dentist. Therefore, it can be a confusing exercise to choose a dentist that is right for you

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeGeneral PracticeManagementPractice Operations

Let’s Mix It Up To Attract New Patients

by Dan Pisak

Marketing your practice well requires the right marketing mix … it takes hard work, innovative, thoughtful ideas and consistent effort. Over the upcoming weeks, I will have many conversations with doctors and office managers wanting to attract more new patients

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDentistryFinancesGeneral Practice

The Life of a 58-Year-Old Dentist

by Mark McNulty

There are many key milestones in a dentist’s practice and personal life. One such milestone for the average dentist I know occurs when you turn 58. It is the day you actually start living your retirement plan. That’s because the

October 30, 2016 News DentistryGeneral PracticeNewsOral HealthPractice Operations

Henry Schein Practice Solutions Wins Utah Business Diversity Award

by Oral Health

Henry Schein Practice Solutions Inc., the U.S. practice solutions business of Henry Schein, Inc., was recently awarded the Utah Business Diversity Award in the category of Large Business at the 2016 Utah Crossroads Conference. The company was selected by Utah Diversity

October 24, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDental OfficeDentistryGeneral PracticeNewsOral Surgery

Many Questions are Arising Around Alberta’s Anesthesia Guidelines

by Alexandra Zabjek, CBC News

Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. The majority of provinces require at least two “operators” be present

September 20, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Saving Face: Mask Form, Fit and Function

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

One of the critical choices made before treating each and every patient is choosing your protective face mask. While the mask construct is straight forward with layers of tissue and filtering materials suspended by elastic loops … the question of

September 13, 2016 News DentalGeneral PracticeNewsPractice Operations

Dental School Graduate Walks Straight Into Owning Dental Practice

by Deborah Neyens, The Gazette

Upon their graduation from dental school in June, most of Amy Scallon’s classmates went to work as employees in existing dental practices. Not Scallon. Instead, she became her own boss. On Aug. 1, the newly minted dentist purchased Palisades Family

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneGeneral PracticeOral HealthPractice Operations

Community Water Fluoridation: Tackling The Irrational Fears

by Dr. Pasquale Duronio and Dr. Steven Baum

Abstract Over the past several decades, a political movement has evolved whose agenda is to end community water fluoridation. Despite decades of data demonstrating safe and effective reductions in dental caries, anti-fluoridation activists continue their efforts globally. Under the banner

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Marketing 101: The Art Of The Referral

by Larry M. Guzzardo

Consider the type of patient you would like in your practice. Stop spending time putting out fires that consume valuable time and energy, with problem patients. Spend more time with your preferred patients and their friends. Birds of a feather

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDental OfficeGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Dental Office Must-Have: Eye Wash Stations

by Lauren McFarlane, BA, CHSC

Why would a dental practice require an eye wash station? Is it required by law? And if so, what type of equipment is needed? Although the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario recommends the installation of eye wash stations

August 31, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral Practice

Pure And Simple: DUWL Solutions

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

Providing clean, safe dental water is critical to implementing and maintaining effective infection control protocols. Exposure to poor water quality can pose a health risk for people and conflicts with universally accepted infection prevention protocols. Noted most recently, in 2011

August 17, 2016 News Dental OfficeGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Patients Are Going To The Emergency Room Instead Of Your Office

by Worcester Business Journal Online

More than 36,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms for preventable oral health conditions cost the Massachusetts health care system between $14.8 million and $36 million in 2014, according to a new Health Policy Commission report. Sixty percent of the the