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Leadership
August 2, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

Care to Lead

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves. That’s why we choose courage. Brené Brown Many of you are likely familiar with the work of Brené Brown. She has become a renowned coach and thought leader on the

Virtual Treatment Planning
July 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Operations

Virtual Treatment Planning: 5 Tips for Providing a Convenient & Secure Patient Experience

by Michelle Budd, D.D.S, Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Julian Perez, Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, dentalcorp

In a (post) pandemic world, where the population is more aware of the risks of airborne transmission and “work from anywhere” has become de rigueur, some patients will prefer to avoid commuting to the dental practice as often. But that

Airing it Out: How Dental Offices Can Improve Safety and Patient Peace of Mind
July 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Airing it Out: How Dental Offices Can Improve Safety and Patient Peace of Mind

by Marshal Sterio, Surgically Clean Air Inc.

Every aspect of our lives was completely upended in March 2020 when the novel coronavirus first reached Canada, and in a matter of days all of us had to adjust to a “new normal” that was anything but normal. The

Dental App
July 29, 2021 Feature New TechnologiesOral Health OfficePractice management

There’s an App for That: Got an Idea for a Dental App and Wondering What To Do with It?

by Dr. James Younger

At least once a week I have someone reach out to me asking about bringing an app idea to market. As you’re reading this – chances are high that you, your spouse, friend, cousin or co-worker has an app idea

Google Reviews
July 29, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

7 Must-Follow Habits to Gain More Dental Patient Google Reviews

by Luke Warnock, Weave

In the past, dental practices built their reputation by word-of-mouth advertising, print and mass media campaigns, and establishing themselves in communities. These forms of marketing are still valuable and necessary tools, but they don’t account for a major source of

July 29, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Mission Creek Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story After 11 years of practice as an associate in Edmonton, AB, Dr. Daniel Kim and his family decided to open their dream practice in the thriving community of Kelowna, BC, which is cradled within a glorious

Video Marketing
July 29, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

Video Marketing for Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

A nice website with good articles is a great start to marketing your dental practice. However, in today’s multi-media, multi-platform world, that alone is not enough. You need a variety of content types, with video being one of the most

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 27, 2021 Video Dental VideoPractice managementSocial media

Weekly Wisdom: Not All Social Media is Created Equal

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom: Get some tips on which social media platform is best suited for your practice from Alex Zlatin.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox every week!

July 26, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesSearch engineSocial networkingWebsites

Improve Your Dental SEO with Backlinks

by Ekwa Marketing

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information!

A Lighthouse report in Chrome DevTools (Photo: Google)
July 19, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesSearch engineWebsites

How to Assess Your Dental Website Quality with Google Lighthouse

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

You know that every dental practice needs a good website, and yours looks fantastic. Yet, appearances can be deceiving. Unless you happen to be a skilled webmaster, you probably have no idea how your website performs or how well optimized

social media
July 14, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesSocial mediaSocial networking

5 Reasons Why Your Dental Practice Needs to Engage in Social Media

by Shawn Byrne, My Digital Dentistry

Social media started as a platform for meeting and connecting people, but it has evolved to become so much more. Nowadays, social media is a commercial force with enough influence to make or break a business — including dental practices.

Tech Neck Is Even More Pronounced In Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture
July 12, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthPractice management

Tech Neck Is Even More Pronounced In Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture

by Jennifer Hawley

Tech neck, a layman’s term for the onset of muscular pain and disorders stemming from modern smart device and computer usage, is a big problem for dental professionals. An important study published by the Journal of Education and Health Promotion found that

July 9, 2021 Feature Customer serviceData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice ManagementSocial media

Pros and Cons of Communication Platforms

by Oral Health

While the telephone remains the most popular way for dental offices to communicate with patients, there is no denying that, as the result of many digital developments, the number of platforms to reach patients has grown. With so many options

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPractice managementProduct Report

Teledentistry: Trending Post-COVID-19

by Paola Ochoa, DDS, DiplABAD, FASDA

Practicing dentistry at a distance, utilizing instantaneous virtual mobile technology, was the stuff of science fiction just a few decades ago. We were taught in dental school that our capacity to diagnose disease and to perform dentistry relied entirely upon

July 9, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral HealthPractice management

Can You Market to Millennials? Mapping a New Patient Journey to Ensure Your Practice is on the Right Course

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO

It is vitally important to look past stereotypes and get into the real data about millennial behaviour that can inform how you interact with them as a potential customers and patients. Is your practice ready to meet this generation where

Retirement
July 7, 2021 News BlogsDentistryPractice management

Common Things Dentists Forget When Planning Their Retirement

by Jordan Schaffran, Silver Cedar Wealth Management

It is important to thoroughly plan for retirement; any mistakes can mean you run out of money in what should be a peaceful, carefree time. There are a number of things dentists can take into account when retirement planning: unexpected

July 6, 2021 Video Dental VideoOffice designPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: Organize Clutter Through Digital Spaces

by Oral Health

  In this week’s Weekly Wisdom video, Darcie Galbraith shares how and why you should be organizing and removing the clutter at your office.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to

You NEED to be the Ideal Employer
July 5, 2021 News BlogsDental OfficeDental TeamPractice management

You NEED to be the Ideal Employer

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to!” – Sir Richard Branson. At a time of incredible labour shortages for so many dental positions, the ability to attract and keep top

June 30, 2021 Feature Dental CareOral HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Cavities: Can You Stomach It?

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

According to the World Health Organization’s March 25th, 2020, report on oral health, dental caries remains the number one dental issue globally to this day. While we are seeing a decrease in dental caries in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities