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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 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

A Note from the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations

by Stephanie Wiseman, President FCDSA

At 26 years old, there are only a handful of moments in my life that I would define as “life-changing” to date – one of which was the day I received a phone call from Dr. Paul Allison, former Dean

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Dentistry in a Time of Covid: What to Expect in the “New Normal”

by Elaine Powell, RDH, Director of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Michelle Schwarze, CDA, Manager of Operations and Compliance, dentalcorp

Dentistry has faced more challenges in the last six months than in any similar span of time in history. A torrent of information about COVID-19 has overwhelmed not only practice teams, but all of society. Patients and dental team members

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October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

How to Thrive as The New Kid on The Block!

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Congratulations! You are a recent dental graduate who just got hired as the new associate to work with Dr. Wonderful and her team! It’s your first glorious day! You are ready to take on the world and deliver exceptional service

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Considerations When Buying a Practice Post-COVID

by Chris Molloy, B.A.Sc., CFP

This is undoubtedly a weird time to be finishing your final years of dental school. Uncertainty is everywhere around you. When will class return to normal? Will there be associate roles available upon graduation? Will you be able to pay

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Work-Life Balance

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The demands of student life are intense. Professionals programs like law, medicine, dentistry and dental hygiene require the devotion of a Tibetan monk, the physical endurance of NFL gladiator Tom Brady, the toughness of Serena Williams and the mental acuity

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsDental TechnologyNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Technology Beyond the Classroom

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

As founder and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group, dentistry’s leading incubator and accelerator, I am exposed to new technologies and brilliant entrepreneurs on a routine basis. As founder of the annual Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards – now in

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October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

There Is No “I” in Marketing: 5 Marketing Rules to Help Patients Find You

by David Darab, DDS, MS, MBA

As the CEO of your practice, you will have a multitude of clinical and business decisions to make daily; one of those is marketing. As your own Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), you need to understand the “nuts and bolts” of

June 24, 2020 News BlogsCharityCommunity Dental CareDental Students

Dental Volunteering: Should You Do It? What is Stopping You? How to Plan a Volunteering Trip That Works for YOU!

by Dr Natalia Trisna

In 2019, Dr Natalia Trisna and Dr Trevor Pinchin, general dentists from London, Ontario took a leave of absence to travel the world and volunteer. Their experiences led them to start The Travelling Dentists, a non-profit organization that aims to

Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?
May 1, 2020 Feature Dental practice transitionNew dentistsOral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

ABSOLUTELY!!! And here is why. If your ultimate goal is to own your own practice, then do not pass on a good office because of the times we are currently in. An economic crisis can be the best possible time

December 18, 2019 News BlogsNew dentistsPractice managementPractice OperationsSocial networking

Tips For Growing Your Private Practice As A Dentist

by Derek Edison

Congratulations on choosing one of the most transformative career paths. Indeed, you must have sacrificed a lot to complete a training program in dentistry. So, you’re here now and have chosen to take the private practice route. Another great move

November 22, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew gradsPractice management

Oral Hygiene Presents: The Hygienist Handbook

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

As you are all very aware, dental hygienists are educated health professionals who specialize in the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases. But in the grand scheme of things, you are so much more than that.

November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew grads

Financial Tips, Tricks And Traps For The Dental Hygienists

by David Chong Yen, CPA, CA, CFP; Louise Wong, CPA, CA, TEP; and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

As we approach the end of the year, it’s common for many people to look at their bank accounts and question where all the money they made has gone. Taking control of your finances requires discipline and we have provided

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsHygienistsNew dentistsNew grads

Strategies To Help Land Your Dream Job

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Ivividly remember my interview, first job and very first day. I thought outside of the box to secure my first job. Writing my resume was a challenge being a new graduate without any dental experience. Unlike some of my 2007

job contracts
November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneDental StudentsNew dentistsNew grads

So, You Just Got A Job Offer… Contracts: What You Need To Know

by Stuart Rudner, Employment Lawyer and Mediator

Perhaps you’re fresh out of school, looking for your first position as a hygienist. Or maybe you have been working as a hygienist for many years and are looking to move to a new practice (or multiple practices). Or, perhaps

New Dentists Mistakes
October 31, 2019 Feature New dentistsNew gradsOral Health OfficePractice Management

Top Ten Mistakes Of New Dentists Breaking Into The Industry

by Kurt Rosentreter, CPA, CA, CFP, CLU, FCSI, CIM, FMA, TEP, CIMA

In the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones had to figure out which stones in a pathway to step on to reach his goal and to avoid falling to his death. Succeeding as a dentist financially involves making similar

October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

A Note From The Federation Of Canadian Dentistry Student Association

by Natalie Pollock, President, FCDSA

I clearly remember sitting in the aisle seat of my undergraduate lecture hall, anxiously waiting for my phone to light up with a call. When it did, I’m not sure I caught a single word Dr. Paul Allison (McGill’s former

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October 31, 2019 Feature Dental FAQDental StudentsFinancesNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

5 Burning Questions For Dental Students & Associates

by Melanie Langevin, CPA, CMA

Dental students and associates are a busy bunch. With long hours and a hectic schedule, figuring out your tax filings can slip down your priority list. This group typically asks about five topics: deductions against your income, moving expenses, impact

Graduating Dentists
October 31, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationDental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

What’s Next For The Graduating Dentist?

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

Dental students who have recently completed their education may find themselves pondering many questions. For example, they may be considering their need to find a stable job. Geographic location may be a particular focus – what setting would encourage a

New Dental Graduate
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral HealthOverall HealthWellness

Seven Lessons To Create Balance For The New Graduate

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The new dental hygiene graduate is filled with enthusiasm and the promise of the future but their path can be full of landmines if they do not have life balance. This article was designed to provide support for a busy