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September 10, 2021 News NewsPractice management

Nominations Now Open for 2021 Leaders in Practice Awards

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp, Canada’s largest and fastest-growing network of dental practices, announced that nominations for the 2021 Leaders in Practice awards are now open. Now in its fourth year, the annual Leaders in Practice award program celebrates oral care professionals who are

September 6, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

Your Leadership Mettle is Being Tested!

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

After an early summer that seemed so promising, signs of a 4th wave are leaving all of us wondering what is next. How will we end 2021 and how will we begin 2022? Let’s face it…business planning has likely never

Oral Health Routines
September 2, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Preparing for the Return to Oral Health Routines

by Michelle McAra, VP, Partnership Development, dentalcorp

With the end of summer nearing, many Canadians are settling back into a routine with an increased focus on healthy habits. Numerous patients have delayed care for quite some time, and the demand ahead for treatment plans will be significant.

September 2, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Money Talk: The Benefits of Health Spending Accounts

by John Moakler, BMath, CFP, CLU, CSC; Rick Goldring, B.A., CFP, CLU, CH.F.C.

A dentist running a Dentistry Professional Corporation (DPC) is like any other small business owner who is challenged with how to pay for drug, dental and extended healthcare costs. If you do not have access to a group plan through

September 2, 2021 Feature APPsOral Health OfficePractice management

To App or Not to App

by Beau Peters

Technology has made its way to the healthcare industry, changing the way patient care is handled on a variety of levels. Telehealth and teledentistry are two prime examples. Though they were already on the rise, the COVID-19 pandemic created a

September 2, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Discuss Dentists’ Mental Health

by Jordan Glick; Aly Háji

Before he played Walter White, actor Bryan Cranston played the lothario dentist Tim Whatley on NBC’s “Seinfeld”. While little about Whatley is realistic, the character touches on mental health issues in the dental profession; namely, the stereotype that dentists have

September 2, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Understanding and Optimizing the Dental Marketing Funnel

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Understandably, most dentists hesitate to think of their patients as customers. Yet, today’s patients take a consumer approach to selecting dental care. They have information, they have options, and they shop around before choosing a provider. Therefore, the sales and

September 2, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: T-Dot Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story T-Dot Dental opened their doors in mid-February 2020. What followed was an almost complete global shutdown to most sectors of society including their newly opened practice. The pandemic was a true test to everyone on how

Team Members
September 2, 2021 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Why Do Team Members Disengage?

by Judy Kay Mausolf, speaker, author, and dental culture specialist

We hire fabulous, superstar team members who are: Happy to come to work and passionate about their career; Connected and loyal to the practice; Excited to learn new things to drive long-term success; Measure their success based on the team

marketing
August 23, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementSocial networking

Is Your Marketing Ready for the “Next Normal”?

by Ekwa Marketing

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August 17, 2021 Video Dental VideoNew dentistsNew gradsPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: How to Thrive in Your Newly Purchased Practice

by Oral Health

  In this week’s Weekly Wisdom, Peter Barry has some sound advice for new practice owners.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox every week!

Dental Website
August 16, 2021 News BlogsPractice managementWebsites

Top Tips for a Great “About Us” Section on Your Dental Website

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

You want your website’s home page and service page to look fantastic. All too often, everything else is dismissed as unimportant. Yet, over half of website visitors want to see the “About Us” information. It is most likely one of

August 9, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Amin Shivji

by Oral Health

Dr. Amin Shivji CEO and Co-Founder of 123Dentist What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I had a better understanding of how hard it is to

Teledentistry
August 9, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Does Teledentistry Have a Future Post Pandemic?

by Oral Health

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly half of dentists implemented teledentistry into their practice. Teledentistry benefitted the dental industry by providing an excellent way to provide care, such as diagnoses, education and treatment planning, to patients while following

August 9, 2021 News BlogsDental TeamOffice ManagementPractice management

Tips to Eliminate Staff Drama in Your Dental Office

by Dr. Gary Salwin

As a dental practice owner, your primary focus will always be to provide patients the best dental service possible. Whether you’re a general dentist or specializing in emergency dental services, you want your patients to have a great experience under

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