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January 14, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdataPractice Operations

Data Driven Dentistry 2019: A Summary

by Oral Health

As seen in the print issue of Oral Health January 2019Advertisement

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Operations

Meet Dr. James Yacyshyn – Oral Health’s New Practice Management Expert

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

When asked to write the editorial for the January issue of Oral Health Office, I wondered what direction to take. There’s so much going on in dentistry, so many changes one could talk about, so many challenges, and yet, opportunity.

hiring success
January 3, 2019 Feature Dental TeamHuman ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Attracting & Hiring A-Players: A Win-Win Strategy for Recruitment Success

by Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H., Transformational Trainer & Strategic Enhancement Coach

The most important task your office will ever undertake is the hiring of great team members to join you in growing your practice and serving your patients. Hiring new team members is an exciting opportunity but it also often comes

December 27, 2018 News BlogsOffice designPractice managementPractice Operations

Start 2019 By Telling Me What You See!

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

When you look around your office, tell me what you see. We all know that first impressions matter and creating a positive patient experience can start with the first impressions created by visual cues from our surroundings. So it is

November 5, 2018 News BlogsPractice OperationsTechnology

Rise of the Dental Machines?

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Many markets across Canada are experiencing a serious shortage in qualified team members across all positions. Whether you are looking for a dental assistant, hygienist or admin team member, gone are the days of having multiple candidates to choose from.

October 5, 2018 Feature OHGdataPractice Operations

Pick One: Balancing Practice Operations or Meeting Patient Expectations

by Oral Health

What’s more challenging: Finding qualified Level II Assistants, or keeping up with patient expectations? It’s a trick question because they’re both vital to the success of your practice. However, based on our recent survey*, we probably could have predicted your

October 1, 2018 News BlogsPractice managementPractice OperationsTechnology

Using Technology to Enhance, Not Eliminate, Patient Interaction

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

My last blog on the legalization of cannabis did alter my recent focus on how technologies, not yet widely used in dentistry, are making their way into our industry. For some, “new” technology is a source of stress. It “de-personalizes”

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Operations

7 Habits of Highly Effective Dentists

by Heidi Mount

Know your patients’ name before you walk into the room! Be sure to say it when you are greeting your patients and when you or your team members are saying their “Goodbye”. Learn something new about your patients and follow

Practice Revenue
September 11, 2018 Feature Office ManagementOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Five Ways to Positively Impact Practice Revenue

by Lisa Philp

Every dental practice has key engines that drive and determine practice health, stability and longevity. These engines include building and maintaining a strong and thriving patient base, generating consistent and predictable revenue, efficiently managing expenses, and fostering effective communication. Ultimately,

August 15, 2018 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdataPractice Operations

Does Your Practice Deserve a Generous Tip?

by Oral Health

Think about a time when you had a great dining experience. Chances are it’s not just the food that made it a memorable experience. From the minute you walked in the door and was greeted by the smiling hostess, to

August 15, 2018 News BlogsPractice managementPractice Operations

How to Create a Unique 5 Star Dental Practice

by Shen Chao

Running a dental practice can be stressful, and at times it can be difficult to remember the reasons you went into medicine. Good dental practice management keeps your patients smiling, which is good for both your wallet and mind. Happy

July 2, 2018 News BlogsPractice Operations

Making the Most of Our Contact Points

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Tracking expert predictions on future trends in dentistry is one of the things a geek like me enjoys. Planning for the future requires us to anticipate the future. We may not be right in our predictions…but it never hurts to

June 15, 2018 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdataPractice Operations

How Do New Patients Find Out About Your Practice?

by Oral Health

STANDARD Traditional marketing for your practice has stood the test of time and proven itself beneficial. It is an easy and free marketing service for your practice, which is solely based on the experience of your patients. These forms of

April 15, 2018 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdataPractice Operations

Data Driven Dentistry 2018: A Summary

by Oral Health

As seen in the print issue of Oral Health April 2018Advertisement

Leadership
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

The Song of Leadership

by Katherine Eitel Belt

Lessons in leadership show up in unlikely places. As the mother of two rough and tumble boys, one of life’s greatest gifts was unexpectedly having to raise my niece, Carrie, from the age of five. While I’ve cheered at baseball

Coronary Heart Disease
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

The Magic of Effective Communication

by Lois Banta

“I’m sorry… we have not received your claim.” “Why did I get a statement? I have already paid your office my co-payment!” Ah, the wonderful effects of non-communication. Nothing is more frustrating for a dental office than a patient or

August 8, 2017 News BlogsPatient educationPractice Operations

Creating a Culture of Patient Education in Your Practice

by Brent Parr, Optio Publishing Inc.

Patient education is fundamental in raising treatment acceptance rates and improving your marketing, but many dentists don’t take full advantage of the patient education resources they already have. Here’s how you can create a culture of education at your practice:

July 24, 2017 News BlogsDental TeamPractice Operations

Are You Paying Attention to Your Dental Team?

by TGNA Dental

As leaders, we can be too busy sometimes to see the warning signs that our team members are showing that they are falling out of engagement with us. We often don’t notice this until it’s too late and our team

July 4, 2017 News NewsPractice OperationsPublic Health

Guelph Practice’s Patients Urged to Get HIV Testing

by CTVNews.ca Staff

Patients at a Guelph dental practice are being urged to get tested for HIV and other serious infections over concerns some dental instruments at the clinic were not being sterilized properly. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced Friday that they were sending letters

June 28, 2017 News NewsPractice Operations

Nitrous Oxide Leaks Too Common in Dental Practices

by Safety + Health Magazine

Although most dental professionals use a scavenging system to prevent nitrous oxide gas from escaping during a dental procedure, adherence to other recommended practices – such as checking equipment for leaks – is lacking, according to a new study from