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September 28, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

What You Need to Know About the Controversial “COVID-19 Fee”

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

While dentists and patients alike are happy to see practices reopening, the new normal carries some harsh realities. One of the most notable is the increased cost of doing business. Increasing prices and usage of PPE (personal protective equipment) is

September 21, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

How COVID-19 Has Changed Dental Staffing Forever and What You Can Do to Stay Ahead

by Trey Tepichin, CloudDentistry.com

COVID-19 has affected many parts of our daily lives, including what it’s like to run or work in a dental practice. From thoroughly disinfecting every surface in the treatment room in between patients to changing tools so as few water

September 14, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

The Power of Asking

by Oral Health

Communication is key if you want to develop long lasting relationships with your patients. Good communication can be accomplished by taking the time to speak with patients during their appointments and conducting follow-up phone calls. Using social media is also

September 8, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Building Your Basics: Building Your Confidence

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Turning the page on August was particularly challenging this year. Let’s face it, as much as we cannot wait to see the end of 2020, the ease with which we enjoyed outdoor time during the summer was also a tremendous

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry in the COVID Era: Beware of Blind Spots

by Carrie Webber, The Jameson Group

Dental practices worldwide have adapted and adopted new processes, protective measures and steps within the patient appointment to align with recommendations, mandates and regulations that experts are instructing to keep doctors, team and patients safe during this time of COVID-19.

September 3, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Life Dentistry

by Life Dentistry

Life Dentistry is a new 6-operatory, 2,300- square-foot dental clinic located in southeast Edmonton. The partnership of Dr. Brett Shkopich and Dr. Saud Ahmad included a vision that was dynamic in colour with timeless architectural features for their first clinic

September 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Making Lemonade From 2020’s Lemons: Finding the Space for Transformational Change in the Midst of Uncertainty

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

This month’s issue of Oral Health Office is a perfect snapshot of fall 2020, with articles on COVID-19, patient retention, and taking better advantage of social media. These are three separate pieces, but I can’t help but see the narrative

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August 26, 2020 News BlogsPractice managementSocial media

Dentists and Social Media

by Dr. Robert Berry

Take the Time to Invest in Social Media to Attract More Clients and Improve Your Search Engine Rank Having a social media presence and strategy plan plays an improved role in attracting new clients, keeping your existing clients, and helping

August 24, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Increasing Efficiency to Improve Productivity During COVID-19

by Sandro Persia, Logic Tech Corp

The CDC’s guidance for dental settings to minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread requires dental offices to thoroughly sterilize tools and disinfect operatory rooms between patients. The added time for these procedures means dental offices need to operate at a

August 12, 2020 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice management

Do You Need to Adjust Your Dental Marketing Strategy?

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Do you feel like the world has turned upside-down in the past few months? If so, you are not alone. Odds are, most of your patients – as well as fellow dentists – would agree. Even as most medical practices

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July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Implementation of IPAC Standards Through Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA

Infection prevention and control (IPAC) has never been discussed or read about more until now. The pandemic, caused by COVID-19, is having a devastating impact on our world. Will you and your staff carry on business as usual when you

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ending the Employment Relationship

by Amber Weber & David Harris, Prosperident

No employment relationship lasts forever. Sometimes, employees leave of their own volition. People find other jobs, retire, or pass away. At other times, the employee is fired because they are incompetent, unmotivated or a thief. There can be sizeable financial

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry is Back! RE-flect and RE-learn to RE-build

by Lisa Philp RDH, Chief Visionary Officer and founder of TGNA

Dentistry is finally back after a historical and unprecedented shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transitions Group, whose mission was to remain open as an essential service to support dentistry through this pandemic, lived it for 100 days and nights

July 31, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Floss Dentistry

by Floss Dentistry

The first new dental clinic build for Dr. Nathaniel Wong, Floss Dentistry, is an extension of his passion for his craft, the ongoing technological advances in dentistry fused with high design. Located in the new community of Chappelle in Southwest

July 31, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Developing a Post-Pandemic Marketing Plan

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

As the COVID-19 curve flattens, communities across North America are cautiously lifting restrictions, and health services are among the first to resume in most regions. Odds are, your dental practice recently reopened, or you are preparing to do so soon.

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Courageously Facing The Challenge Ahead

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney, CEO of Unleashing Influence & Unleashing Dentistry’s Potential

Everyone will go through trying times – often alone. For the first time in many of our lives, we are collectively going through the same trying time – together. It has been fascinating to watch reactions to the evolving COVID-19

July 31, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

To-Do List for Starting Your Own Dental Practice Business

by Christian White, White & Associates Practice Consulting

Starting a private dental practice can be an incredibly rewarding venture for dentists. However, setting up a dental practice and effective dental practice management does not come without challenges. It takes rigorous efforts and lots and time and patience on

July 29, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Possible Implications for Returning to Practice

by Dr Robert Carroll

As we review what we have learned from other countries and other provinces, it is quite apparent that dental offices will be allowed to open before Covid-19 is eliminated as a risk to patients and health care workers. Reopening our

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July 24, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Helping Anxious Patients Feel Comfortable, Safe, and Smile-Ready

by Dr. Charles Sutera, FAGD

Dental anxiety is real. And it can have serious health impacts if allowed to interfere with dental care. Studies estimate that as many as 60% of dental patients have anywhere from mild to severe dental fear, and as many as

July 21, 2020 Video Dental VideoPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: The Importance of Time Management

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom: This week Peter Barry speaks on how to find happiness in dentistry through time management.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox each week!   Sponsored by