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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

July 19, 2019 News General NewsNews

Woman Files Complaint After Police Intervened In Dental Fee Dispute

by Montreal Gazette

A woman has filed a complaint with the Montreal police ethics committee after she says she was threatened with arrest and a criminal charge over a disagreement concerning dental fees. “I felt that being a single mother on social assistance

July 15, 2019 News General NewsNews

Retired Dentist Dies After Being Stabbed By Ex-Patient

by South China Morning Post

Chen Zhongwei, 60, suffered massive blood loss from multiple stabs to his head, chest, abdomen, and arms A retired dentist who was stabbed by a former patient has died from his injures according to the Guangzhou hospital treating him, in

June 28, 2019 News DentistryGeneral NewsNewsOral Health

Peloton Capital Makes First Major Investment, Taking A Stake In A National Chain Of Dental Offices

by Andrew Willis

Private equity fund Peloton Capital Management is investing $75-million in national chain 123Dentist Inc., the latest financial player to target dentistry as an industry that’s ripe for consolidation. Peloton, launched last November by veterans of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

June 27, 2019 News General NewsNewsOral Health

Project Accessible Oral Health’s Annual Summit Honors Champions for Care in the Disability Community

by Project Accessible Oral Health

Event Gathered Oral Health and Disability Stakeholders to Foster Culturally Competent Oral Healthcare for the Disability Community Project Accessible Oral Health at The Viscardi Center, a global public-private partnership that aims to improve access to oral healthcare and improve the

May 7, 2019 Feature CharityCommunity Dental CareDentistryEndodonticsOral Health

8 Days – 8 Communities – 8 Clinics – 4,500 Patients, A typical Bridge To Health Brigade

by Ira Sankiewicz, DDS, BSc; Tina Papacosmas, RRDH

Bridge to Health was founded in 2012 by six passionate health care professionals brought together by a common desire to provide health care to those in tremendous need. In 2013, Bridge to Health set out with their first team and

March 19, 2018 News BlogsCommunity Dental Care

How Community Involvement Grows Your Dental Practice

by Jackson Hadley, My Social Practice

Being a truly great dental practice isn’t just about treating patients — it’s about creating a business that uplifts the lives of all around it. Finding meaningful ways to serve in your community will help you build a practice that

July 12, 2016 News Dental practice transitionGeneral NewsManagementPatient educationPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient CareTeam motivation

How Relevant Are You in Changing Times?

by Oral Health

Change is everywhere and especially in dentistry.  How are you adapting to the changes and using them to be more relevant to your patients? Technology, as we all know, is revolutionizing what the dentist is able to accomplish in the

July 11, 2016 News Community Dental CareCommunity outreachConnectivityGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsManagementOffice ManagementPatient educationPatient ManagementPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaSocial networkingWebsites

Addressing Changing Patient Preferences & Expectations

by Kahaliah Richards

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June 21, 2016 News Community Dental CareCommunity outreachDental CareGeneral NewsPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingWebsites

Have You Aligned Your Dental Website with Facebook?

by Kahaliah Richards

The sustained popularity of Facebook as the leading social media network can be effectively leveraged to promote your dental website. In a highly competitive online environment, you need more than just website promotion and internal SEO to reach your target

June 21, 2016 News BlogsDental CareDental industryGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPatient ManagementPublic Relations - Patient Care

Reducing Cancellations & No Shows

by Kahaliah Richards

DOWNTIME: What happens when patients cancel or just fail to show up? This is especially a problem in hygiene (which patients often skip because, after all to them, “It’s just a cleaning”), but it affects the whole practice. Think of

June 14, 2016 News ConnectivityDental CareDental TeamGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPractice managementSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingWebsites

6 Ways for Dental Brands to Master LinkedIn Marketing

by Kahaliah Richards
May 30, 2016 News BlogsComputer softwareElearningGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesMedical newsPatient educationPractice managementSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingWebsites

Two Vital Points to Remember for Online Dental Marketing

by Kahaliah Richards

The primary goal of your online dental marketing campaign should be to disseminate information, educate the readers and deliver real value. When the focus is on helping the patients through your dental website, blog, social media and other online efforts,

May 13, 2016 News Customer serviceDental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPatient educationPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaWebsites

Changing The Model of Dental Customer Care

by Kahaliah Richards

The traditional model of “dental customer care” has been in place for a long time, and it has seen little real change. It goes like this: modernize the dental office, promote expensive surgical procedures (e.g. implants and smile makeovers), put

April 25, 2016 News BlogsComputer softwareGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesSearch engineSocial networkingWebsites

Refrain from Using Outdated Dental SEO Tactics

by Kahaliah Richards

Search engine algorithms have evolved dramatically over the last few years. Following major search engine updates, particularly in the last three years, many of the traditional search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and tactics are no longer relevant. If you continue

April 14, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPreventive Dentistry

But what about the adults?!

by Kahaliah Richards

A new American website called End Cavities is actively promoting prevention of dental decay in children. This website is organized by the Children’s Dental Health Project and it is well done and very worthwhile. My guess is that End Cavities

April 7, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseCommunity Dental CareDental CareDental industryGeneral NewsOverall HealthPatient ManagementPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient Care

Where is dentistry going? A chain of prevention practices.

by Kahaliah Richards

Three news items crossed my desk in the past month. All seem to point to a future for dentistry which features more specialization around managing the cause of poor oral health. One news item was a video interview with a

April 5, 2016 News Dental CareGeneral NewsPatient ManagementPublic Relations - Patient Care

Patient Magic Ratio: Part Two

by Kahaliah Richards

4 ways to enhance patient satisfaction…… Patient communication is more likely to succeed when there are more positive interactions than negative interactions. Luckily, we as humans have a unique ability to turn negative thoughts and emotions into positive ones. Here

March 28, 2016 News BlogsComputer softwareDental CareFraudGeneral NewsPatient educationSocial networkingTechnologyWebsites

Is your Dental Practice Information Safe Online?

by Kahaliah Richards

Most independent dental practitioners have their own practice websites, and chances are that you are one of them. Some dentists have installed customized software programs for more effective communication and data storage. Web based solutions and technologies have also evolved

March 22, 2016 News Community Dental CareDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral News

Uber’s Message for Dental Care

by Kahaliah Richards

The March 3, 2016 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine has a provocative article called “Uber’s message for healthcare”. The thrust of this article is summarized below by the Kaiser Foundation: “Unreliable service, inconvenience, uncomfortable surroundings, and high