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August 27, 2018 News BlogsDental OfficeOffice designOral Health Office

Your New Dental Office: 12 Ways to Prepare for What’s Ahead

by Kathryn Gaysinsky, De Style Design

You are excited to start making your dream of ownership a reality and already see yourself welcoming your very first patient into the practice – but how do you get there? After the first information session we hold with our

October 4, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice Management

I Now Pronounce You…

by Catherine Wilson

In 1984, Oral Health, our monthly clinical journal, was 73-years-old and Dental Practice Management was born. DPM was meant to be the source for all things not clinical. Employer concerns, staffing, legal matters, marketing, finance, transitioning, office design were all

October 4, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice Management

Potential New Tax Changes

by David Chong Yen, CPA, CA, CFP; Louise Wong, CPA, CA, TEP; Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

Is this the end of professional corporations? It’s been over a decade since the government allowed non-dentist family members to become shareholders of a dentistry professional corporation (DPC). Just as the government gives, it can also take away. The introduction

October 4, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice Management

Planning for Peak Performance

by Naren Arulrajah

You don’t approach a cosmetic case with the intention of creating a smile that looks “okay,” or design a crown to fit “good enough.” Why should you settle for a profit margin that is “okay,” or practice growth that is

October 4, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice Management

Legal Audit Approaches for Peak Performance

by John McMillan, LL.B

Achieving and maintaining peak performance certainly involves a focus on marketing, operational efficiencies and controls and the use of new technologies. Often overlooked or neglected are the many legal relationships, agreements and statutory requirements that have over the years become

October 4, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice designOffice Management

Mackenzie Dental Centre

by Mackenzie Dental Centre

When Dr. Lloyd Pedvis decided to open a new practice in a different demographic area from his previous location, his intention was to provide outstanding service by investing in state-of-the-art technologies, and to promote a sense of well-being for new

October 4, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice designOffice Management

Aurora Borealis Orthodontics

by Aurora Borealis Orthodontics

Live Long and Prosper Aurora Borealis Orthodontics is believed to be the world’s only Star Trek themed orthodontic practice, filled with authentic, screen-used props from all of the television series and motion pictures. Located in downtown Aurora, ON site started out

October 4, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice designOffice Management

Motivo Dental

by Motivo Dental

The idea of this project is to create a dental office that is functional but at the same time, beautiful and relaxing for the patients. In most cases, patients are nervous when they go to the dentist, so we decided

May 15, 2017 News Computer softwareDental OfficeNews

Recent Cyber Attacks Should Worry Dentists

by Bill Siwicki, Healthcare IT News

Ransomware attacks more than quadrupled in 2016, with nearly half happening in the healthcare sector, according to a recent report that looked at multiple industries and found hackers setting their sights on on the healthcare industry. The Beazley Breach Insights

April 24, 2017 News Dental OfficeNewsOffice Management

Dentist Accused of Illegal Staffing, Defrauding Healthcare System

by CBS New York

A Brooklyn dentist used unlicensed people to perform dental work in his office and sent the bills to Medicaid, the New York State Attorney General’s Office alleged Friday. Licensed dentist Joseph Shyknevsky, 46, of Brooklyn, was accused in an indictment

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice design

Dentistry on Centrepointe

by Dentistry on Centrepointe

Dentistry on Centrepointe is a study in thoughtful design. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the new office is the fulfillment of Dr. Gurneen Sidhu and her husband (and Operations Manager), Shubho Biswas’ vision for a space that enhances productivity, reduces stress,

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeOffice design

Moonstone Dental: A Cosmic Experience

by Moonstone Dental

What happens when the perfect client meets a Daring Designer and Dedicated Construction team? The stars align, and something exciting is created. Such is the case for Moonstone Dental – a new office situated in Oakville, Ontario. The design approach,

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeMarketing strategies

Top 10 Secrets Dental Marketers Don’t Want You to Know

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A.

He is young and sharply dressed. A so-called ‘marketing guru’ for dentists and a real smooth talker. His elevator pitch puts dollar signs in your eyes. He promises you a steady stream of new patients through flashy direct mail campaigns,

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeFinances

Are You Sabotaging Your Retirement?

by Dr. Wilson Chen, BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

Humans are emotional beings. They have survived and thrived through the centuries by trusting their gut instincts, regardless of the prevailing logic. These deep-rooted behaviours have helped in many instances but have also become a burden in important situations. The

March 23, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeFinances

Investor Dentists™ and the Return on Investment (ROI)

by Timothy A. Brown

Our firm was recently asked by a bank to measure the return on investment of an Investor Dentist™ acquisition. Specifically, they wanted to know the annualized Return on Investment (ROI) for the absentee owner (hands-off) dental practice investment model. This

March 18, 2017 Feature Dental OfficeManagementMarketing strategies

Editorial: To Market, To Market to Buy That Next Thing….

by Catherine Wilson

“Old school mentalities – like dentistry is a profession, not a business OR doing good dentistry is your best marketing – still permeate. There hasn’t been much in terms of teaching proper marketing for the new millennium.” Michael Carabash, managing

March 2, 2017 News Dental OfficeDentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Assistant Recognition Week is March 6-12

by PR Newswire

March 6-12 is national Dental Assistants Recognition Week. “Dental Assistants: Patient focused with Passion and Purpose” is the theme for the 40th annual Dental Assistants Recognition Week. Fortis stands in partnership with the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) to celebrate

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygieneDental Office

Wipe Away Your Worries: How to Choose the Right Wipe

by Barbara Albom, RDH

Regardless of where your office is located or what type of practice you work in, a common factor is Infection Control. Everyone needs a surface disinfectant to keep the workplace clean and safe. Not all surface disinfectants are created equally.

January 3, 2017 News Dental OfficeNewsOral Health

‘Cake Culture’ in Dental Offices Leading to Unhealthy Habits

by Alexandra Topping, The Guardian

As many people return to work after Christmas full of good intentions, leading dentists are urging them to make one more resolution for the new year: eat less cake in the office. The faculty of dental surgery (FDS) at the

November 29, 2016 News Dental OfficeDental TeamNewsPractice management

Calgary Dentists Forced to Cut Staff Due to Poor Economy

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Thousands of layoffs that have hollowed out many of Calgary’s downtown office towers are translating into tough times for health-care businesses that offer services covered by workplace insurance plans. Dentists, massage therapists and optometrists say they’re cutting staff and getting