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June 30, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral NewsWellness

A big incentive to visit the dentist — a longer life!

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study which followed mortality of young Seniors over 5 years, found a significant predictor of death was the number of teeth. Even when allowing for other risk factors for mortality (gender, BMI, serum albumin level, current smoking status,

June 25, 2015 News Dental CareDental ClaimsDental industryGeneral NewsInsuranceMedical news

The drugs your older patients are taking.

by Kahaliah Richards

Green Shield Canada, our fourth largest administrator of dental claims, has just published the list of the most commonly prescribed medications for Canadians between ages 50 and 70. These are listed below in terms of number of prescriptions. Note that

June 9, 2015 News BlogsGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesOffice designOffice ManagementPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingWebsitesYouTube

Why Use Social Media for Your Dental Practice

by Kahaliah Richards

The impact of today’s technology on your business… Social Networking is the dialogue used by one or all of the above to converse, communicate and contribute online. Social networking can re-connect someone with their past, update today’s world on your

June 9, 2015 News Dental photographyGeneral NewsOffice ManagementSocial mediaSocial networking

Earn More Shares for Your Social Content

by Kahaliah Richards
June 2, 2015 News Dental industryGeneral NewsPediatric dentistry

Dentistry 2.0

by Kahaliah Richards

One of the most popular articles in dentistry today is written by a pediatric dental specialist at the University of Washington. The article has a long, complicated title but upon reading it, I thought it should have been called “Dentistry

May 26, 2015 News Dental HygieneGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthPatient ManagementTechnology

Tesla and what we know as a “cavity”

by Kahaliah Richards

Have you been following what Tesla (Elon Musk) is doing to electricity markets with its new Powerwall battery for your garage? This new technology promises to disrupt the source, distribution and use of electrical power and give the household new

May 21, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsPatient Management

The Boomers’ impact on dental care has just begun

by Kahaliah Richards

Andre Picard, the Globe’s healthcare columnist, recently wrote an article on the aging population’s impact on overall Canadian healthcare. But what about the impact of the aging Boomers on the dental care system? Many of you will already know —

May 19, 2015 News Dental practice transitionGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsPatient educationPatient ManagementPublic Relations - Patient CareWellness

The Patient is a CUSTOMER

by Kahaliah Richards

Your critical area of focus… In today’s fast paced world of change, competition and customer (patient) sophistication, it is critical to focus on your service, reputation and referrals. Also critical, is to know how your patients feel about you, talk

April 21, 2015 News Community Dental CareCommunity outreachDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral News

A new pitch to your community?

by Kahaliah Richards

Are we beginning to see a change in how dentistry is pitching itself to the community? Perhaps, if this ad in a local newspaper is indicative. The ad says a lot and very little. “Complete health dentistry” is a new

April 14, 2015 News General NewsWebsites

4 Reason Why Your Website Performance is Important

by Kahaliah Richards
April 1, 2015 News Community Dental CareDental CareGeneral DentistryPatient Management

How loyal are patients to their dentist?

by Kahaliah Richards

In the US, there has been a surprising level of shopping and switching health care insurance plans during this second season of renewals under Obamacare. Almost 1 in 3 changed plans on the public website for health care insurance (HealthCare.gov).

March 31, 2015 News Community outreachDental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsHealth screeningsMedical newsOverall HealthPublic Relations - Patient CareWellness

Where You Read – Dr. Daniel Lee

by Kahaliah Richards

Attached are 2 photos of our recent annual trip in January 2015 to Quesada, Guatemala. This is part of an official Canadian charity (12+ yrs going) called Health Outreach (founded by Dr. Tim Lee, Mississauga), where the volunteers (dentists and

March 30, 2015 News BlogsDental industryGeneral NewsSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networking

Three Time-tested Ways to Boost your Social Network Activity

by Kahaliah Richards

You probably have an established online marketing strategy for your dental practice already, including social networking via Facebook, Twitter or other social media. At least a few of your social media members may be commenting, sharing, retweeting or liking some

March 25, 2015 News Community Dental CareCommunity outreachDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

My community’s struggle to access dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

My community newspaper recently featured a story about an overload of patients visiting a non-profit community dental clinic. The irony of this story is that most dentists in my community have fewer and fewer recall patients. Most want and need

March 17, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

Oral Health Group at IDS 2015

by Kahaliah Richards

Oral Health Group had the opportunity to participate in the US Pavilion at IDS 2015 which took place in Cologne, Germany. Be sure to look out for the next IDS – the 37th International Dental Show – is scheduled to take place

March 17, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral NewsOverall HealthSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networking

Delivering an optimized mobile experience

by Kahaliah Richards
March 3, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsSocial media

Build Your Online Social Capital with Key Influencers

by Kahaliah Richards

Social capital refers to the value you derive because of your social contacts. In the online world, you need to make conscious efforts to build your online social capital in order to reap dividends from this intangible investment. You may

February 12, 2015 News General NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Taking a page from the shingles vaccine

by Kahaliah Richards

The shingles vaccine provides a good model for a new kind of dental care which is emerging to better serve an older, more knowledgeable and sicker population. The shingles vaccine is indicated for those at high risk of this acute

February 4, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsOffice ManagementPatient ManagementSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networking

Bloggers can be the Brand Ambassadors for your Dental Practice

by Kahaliah Richards

The best endorsement for your dental practice can come not from paid advertising or other forms of promotion, but from your own patients. New patients will typically have a greater trust in the reviews, comments and ratings that other people

February 4, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsManagementOffice ManagementOverall HealthPatient ManagementPractice management

STOP the Cancellations While you Sleep!

by Kahaliah Richards

Supporting and Enforcing Your Cancellation Policy..  One the quickest and easiest way to begin supporting your Cancellation Policy is to STOP accepting appointment changes and cancellations to be left with your service or on your voice message service! Many patients