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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
April 12, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryFinancesOHGdataPractice management

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: A Financial Vaccine With a 90% Success Rate

by Oral Health

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 shutdown the world. The closures left many dentists uncertain about their future and finances. In response, the government introduced several financial vaccines, including the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), Canada Emergency Commercial Rent

Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic
April 7, 2021 News BlogsDental TeamOffice ManagementPractice managementTeam motivation

Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Running an efficient dental practice while keeping up with the advances of delivery of care during a pandemic can be an area that overwhelms many dental professionals. Whether you are a practice owner, administrative or clinical team member, being part

Taking the Technology Step
April 5, 2021 News BlogsDental TechnologyNew TechnologiesPractice management

Taking the Technology Step

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

It was right around this time in 2018, I presented before a group of dentists and office managers in Ottawa. Most of them were 45 years of age and older. The topic: technology that many experts predicted would become commonplace

5 Common Pitfalls of Patient Privacy
April 1, 2021 Feature Computer softwareDental TeamOral Health OfficePractice managementPrivacy issuesTechnology

5 Common Pitfalls of Patient Privacy

by Julian Perez, Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, dentalcorp

The original Hippocratic Oath, one of the oldest binding documents in history, dates back to the fourth century B.C. A 1943 translation of the Oath reads, “What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of

Creative Marketing
April 1, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Creative Marketing to Expand Your Practice

by Janice Wheeler, The Art Of Management Inc.

This past year has been the true test for many practices as to their efficiency, organization and marketing skills. Most survived. Many survived well. Some are still working on it. What is the biggest secret to flourishing and prospering against

Practice Management Software
April 1, 2021 Feature Computer softwareOral Health OfficePractice managementTechnology

Breathe New Life into Your Practice Management Software – Part 2

by David Rajczak, DJR Consulting

Part 2 – A Two Part Series Part 1 of this article introduced the benefits of several third-party software integrations. Part 2 continues by describing additional applications.Advertisement Recall management The most effective applications target overdue and inactive hygiene patients with

Aerosol Generating Procedures
April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Aerosol Generating Procedures, Fallow Time, and Air Changes/Hour: What You Should Know

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

This article is based on a review of the literature, personal communications with heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) experts, building contractors as well as information obtained from regulatory bodies. The goal is to create awareness on how construction of

April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

Growing & Maintaining Your Practice Website

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

The day your dental website goes live is an exciting milestone. Everything has been approved, reviewed for errors and optimized for Google. However, the website is not finished. Why? Because a website is never finished. It needs to grow and

7 Key Distinctions That Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance
April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice managementPractice Operations

7 Key Distinctions That Enhance the Patient Experience and Increase Case Acceptance

by Dr. Paul Homoly

There are seven key distinctions that set the bar for consistently delivering an ideal new patient experience and increasing satisfaction, retention, and referrals. Making a “distinction” involves refining one’s thinking. Dentists are good at making clinical distinctions. For example, recognizing

April 1, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Canary Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story Canary Dental has a unique story consisting of a hardworking husband and wife team who overcame multiple challenges to build their vibrant dream practice. Dr. Komal Lamba is the principal dentist and co-owner. She is an

April 1, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

The Importance of Unleashing Creativity

by James Yacyshyn

Is creativity important to you? Are you a creative person? If so, in what way? What defines you as creative? What makes you creative or increases your creative potential? How do you define creativity? Is creativity something that is just

March 31, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

6 Ways to Ask Patients for Reviews

by Simon Nowak, Authority Dental

There is no need to convince that online reviews play a crucial role in businesses nowadays. Numbers speak for themselves: 85% of dental patients look at the opinions on the Internet and consider them an important factor while choosing a

March 30, 2021 Video Dental VideoPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: Buying New vs Existing Practices

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, David Chong Yen CPA, CA, CFP discusses kinetic vs static energy and how the concept relates to the business of dentistry.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered

March 25, 2021 News FinancesNewsPractice management

The Next Federal Budget Could be a Dentist’s Tax Nightmare: Use it or Potentially Lose it

by DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants

Covid has resulted in many costly and some argue necessary government programs. Pundits suggest the top 1%, including dentists, will end up paying for these programs. How? Speculation is rife that tax breaks and/or tax rates will rise for this

March 23, 2021 Video Dental VideoPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: How to Achieve Operational Excellence

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Alex Zlatin describes how to achieve operational excellence in your practice.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox each week!

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneHuman ResourcesOffice ManagementPractice management

How to Get a Raise

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, CTP, C.A Ed

Would you rather: 1) do your taxes, 2) use a restroom with broken locks, or 3) listen to a young child learn how to play the violin, rather than approach your employer for a raise? In the field of dental

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Pandemic Proof your Hygiene Department!

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

When you stabilize your internal economy, your practice can weather the most volatile economic storms. The Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA) con-ducted a nation-wide survey in the fall of 2020 to evaluate the impact of Covid-19 on its members and

Solo Practitioner
March 15, 2021 News BlogsDentistryPractice management

How to Survive (and Thrive) as a Solo Practitioner in Dentistry

by Dr. Steven Ghim

Like most industries, dentistry is evolving rapidly. The field is now divided broadly into two categories of offices — corporate dentistry and solo practitioners. These two groups are similar in that the professionals all work to offer patients the proper

Strategies to Improve Dental Patient Retention
March 10, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice management

Strategies to Improve Dental Patient Retention

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

According to common wisdom, an increase in new patients equals growth for your dental practice. However, that is only part of the equation. If you are losing as many patients as you are getting, then your practice is not growing.

Have Opportunities Emerged from the COVID-19 Pandemic?
March 9, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Have Opportunities Emerged from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

by Oral Health

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the current pandemic has had many negative impacts on dentistry. As discussed last month, revenue has been down while costs are up. Despite the many hurdles you have had to face, we