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November 11, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Retirement Trends in Dentistry

by Oral Health

Last year’s survey provided some interesting statistics regarding retirement among Canadian dentists. One-third of dentists shared that the pandemic had hastened their decision to retire from the field. With more dentists retiring and many leaving the field for other reasons,

October 11, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental ProductDental TechnologyOHGdata

Planning Your Purchases

by Oral Health

In this month’s Data Driven Dentistry feature, we decided to take a look at your purchasing plans. While many dentists took a financial hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, over half of our reader respondents still had plans to purchase new

Word of Mouth
September 12, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOHGdata

Word of Mouth Stays On Top

by Oral Health

With so much of a recent focus on digital marketing, it’s important to remember how vital word-of-mouth marketing is for your dental practice. Of course, all of the marketing advice shared through Oral Health’s blog and Oral Health Office is

August 9, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

It’s Time to Update!

by Oral Health

The transition of using more digital platforms to communicate has been happening for years and the pandemic only increased the need for it. Nearly half of surveyed dentists agreed that they have changed the way they’ve been communicating with patients

staff
June 8, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Treating Staff as an Asset, Not an Expense

by staff

At this point it is a well-known fact that the dental industry is going through a very stressful phase. Staff shortages, increased costs, increased safety measures – these all impact the stress levels of practice owners and team members alike.

May 10, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Don’t Let Your Team Be the One That Got Away

by Team

Not only have practices been struggling to attract new staff, but many practice owners are having trouble retaining current staff as well. In fact, 35 percent reported they had staff members voluntarily leave their practice last year. Most dentists took

April 12, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental HygieneOHGdataPractice management

Let’s Bring Those Hygiene Patients Back!

by Oral Health

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, now is the time to bring back those patients who have avoided their dental appointments due to the pandemic. In fact, 86 percent of dentists that saw a decrease in their active patients over the last

March 14, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Maintain Safety Protocols to Protect Your Body and Mind

by Oral Health

Provinces across the country are slowly beginning to reduce the protocols and restrictions that were put in place as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is important to stay diligent when practicing safety protocols in your dental office.

New staff
February 7, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Attracting New Staff to Your Practice

by Oral Health

While over a third of dental practices have seen no change to their staffing, there are many dentists that are struggling to hire new team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over ½ of dentists have begun offering higher wages to

January 7, 2022 Feature OHGdataPractice management

Data Driven Dentistry 2022: A Summary

by Oral Health

Oral Health is excited to share the results of our annual Data Driven Dentistry survey! After the success of last year’s survey, which focused predominantly on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dental industry, we have collected data

December 6, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Data Driven Dentistry: 2021 Round-Up!

by Oral Health

The Biggest Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry According to our survey results, the largest impact of the pandemic on dental practices in Canada has been the drop in revenue. However, it has been proven that dentistry is an essential service

November 8, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryMental HealthOHGdata

Your Mental Health Matters

by Oral Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has given the dental industry an opportunity to discuss many topics, including the importance of mental health. During the Data Driven Dentistry survey last year, 21 percent of dentists responded that the one positive thing they could

October 7, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Government Rent Subsidy – Too little, too late

by Oral Health

When lockdowns were first announced, the first question many dentists and business owners had was, “How will I pay the rent?” Unlike staff wages, your place of business could not be furloughed. Rent was due regardless of whether your business

September 13, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

The Biggest Takeaways From the COVID-19 Experience

by Oral Health

As we observe more vaccinations being completed and reopenings happening across the country, we can see the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is on the horizon. Now is the time to reflect on what the biggest takeaways have been from

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

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

June 7, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryHuman ResourcesOHGdataPractice management

Have You Updated Your Office Manual Lately? It Might Be Time to Do So

by Oral Health

The office manual (or HR manual) is an extremely important practice management tool for you as a practice owner. These manuals should include all the policies and procedures in place at your office and be accessible to the entire team.

How You Can Decrease Staff and Patient Concerns
May 10, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

How You Can Decrease Staff and Patient Concerns

by Oral Health

Our survey revealed that returning to work after the shut down last year resulted in over half of staff members feeling highly concerned for their personal safety. However, less than half of patients felt highly concerned returning to their dental

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 David Chong Yen, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

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

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