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June 20, 2017 News NewsPractice Operations

Control Plans for Bloodborne Exposures Aren’t Common in Dental Offices

by Safety + Health

Twenty-eight percent of private dental practices have not fulfilled OSHA’s requirement for a written, site-specific bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by NIOSH and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, an oral health care

Oral Systemic Links
June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

Making the Shift: Enhancing Our Impact Through Oral Systemic Links

by Sara DeNino Paone, RDH, RNCP

On March 29, the Oral Wellness Learning Institute for Dentistry (OWL) where I serve as the educational director, had the privilege to assemble an amazing group of dental and medical practitioners and advocates. Our guests included representatives from Diabetes Canada,

April 21, 2017 News Dental TechnologyNewsPractice Operations

Earth Day Initiatives by Hu-Friedy Encourage Greener Dental Choices

by Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in dental manufacturing, today announced its plans to promote earth-friendly initiatives in support of Earth Day, April 22nd,, with a focus on its dental instrument recycling program, Environdent. The Hu-Friedy Environdent program, facilitates the ecologically responsible

March 14, 2017 Video FinancesPractice Operations

3 Factors to Consider When Buying a Practice

by Oral Health

Account Manager, Eugene Chu, talking about buying a dental practice in this week’s Best Practices video. Eugene gives the 3 factors you MUST think about if you’re buying a dental practice. He’ll go into great detail about WHY Billing, Chart

February 28, 2017 News DentistryNewsPractice Operations

B.C. Dentists Seeing a Growth in Dental Corporatization

by BC Business

If you’re one of B.C.’s 3,400-odd dentists, chances are you run your own business. But several trends, from crushing student debt to the rising price of setting up shop, are paving the way for large corporate dental groups to push

February 21, 2017 Video FinancesPractice Operations

Top 2 Tips for Buying a Dental Practice

by Oral Health

In this financial video, David Chong Yen, chartered accountant, talks about two of his biggest tips when buying a dental practice: 1. Synergy and 2. Realizing Value. His biggest advice: “Control risk.” Watch last week’s Best Practices video: 3 Keys

February 14, 2017 Video FinancesPractice Operations

3 Keys to a Successful Associateship

by Oral Health

Patient care shouldn’t be the only area of dentistry you concern yourself with. Financial management is a key factor to running a successful practice and seeing a thriving future. Eugene Chu goes through some important information you, as dentists, need

January 24, 2017 Video FinancesPractice Operations

Best Advice: David Chong Yen Talks Taxes

by Oral Health

David Chong Yen shares his best advice for dentists looking to run their practices without running low on cash. Fresh out of dentistry school? Watch “The 411 on Your Student Debt.”

January 9, 2017 News BlogsOffice ManagementPractice Operations

Getting Control of Your Email

by TGNA Practice Management

Email overload is a common stressor in the modern workplace.  If you feel that email is impacting your productivity, the following tips may help: Check email only a few times a day. Turn off  e-mail alerts so you don’t have the

January 3, 2017 Video DentistryOral HealthPractice Operations

‘Best Practices’ Introduction

by Oral Health

‘Best Practices‘ is a weekly editorial video series exploring clinical dentistry and practice management. Look for advice and expertise on industry developments, office communication, digital marketing and more. Melissa Summerfield, Oral Health Group’s managing director, guides you through this series

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPractice Operations

Workplace Diversity a Major Problem in Dentistry

by Scott Maier, UCSF

Underrepresented minority dentists represent a smaller percentage of the dental workforce and are unevenly distributed in relation to minority populations in the United States, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Dental

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Evidence-Based Dentistry: How to Find Answers to Apply in Clinical Practice

by Eduardo B. Moffa, DDS, PhD1-2; Bella Luna Colombini Ishikiriama, DDS, PhD2; Yuliya Mulyiar, DDS, Student1; Harinder H. Sandhu, DDS, PhD1; Thais Marchini de Oliveira, DDS, PhD2; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado, DDS, PhD2; Walter L. Siqueira, DDS, PhD1*

Evidence-Based Medicine Since the 1980s, when McMaster Medical School in Canada termed the process of integrating scientific information into medical practice, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), it was formally adapted by the Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, and a new paradigm for medical

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProsthodontics

Forward to the Past: Dentistry in the Information Age

by René Brewer

A Crisis of Trust In a Gallup poll taken in November 2012, Americans were asked to rate service providers, including dentists, on ethical standards and honesty. Among health professionals, nurses came out on top with 85 percent of respondents rating

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePractice Operations

Get Fit, Get Smarter!

by Dr. Uche Odiatu DMD

Your three-pound brain is the CEO of your whole body’s operation. It’s the playmaker, manager and overseer. It keeps 2000 gallons of blood surging through your heart each day and throughout 63,000 miles of blood vessels. It has you place

November 7, 2016 News Office ManagementPractice managementPractice Operations

Tracking for Success

by Lisa Philp, TGNA

Scoring is all part of our everyday life.  We use scores and rankings to make our decisions, for example about where we shop,  who we vote for, and what we aim for to improve, based on where we are in

November 3, 2016 News Dental OfficeNewsPractice Operations

AADOM Member Given Green Leader Award for Sustainable Dental Practice

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that Claudia Paye, Office Manager for Dr. Frank Peritore’s New York-based Woodpoint Dental, has been selected as the recipient of the fourth annual Green Leader Award. The American Association of Dental Office Management

November 2, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPractice Operations

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy New Way to Reduce Children’s Dental Anxiety

by News Medical

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled “Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children’s Dental Anxiety” in the OnlineFirst portion of JDR Clinical & Translational Research. In this study,

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPractice Operations

Mango: Patients’ Best Friend

by Krysten McCumber

A two-year-old is screaming and crying as they’re ushered into a dental office for a simple cleaning. Sound familiar? How about that same child leaving smiling and laughing after their appointment? Maybe that’s not the most common outcome, but it

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDentistryGeneral PracticePractice Operations

Office Design: Movin’ On Up

by Oral Health

Three years ago, Dr. Vesna Borovac acquired the practice of Dr. Nicolas Kemp in the updscale Bloor-Bay Street area in Toronto. Having become comfortable in her recently attained space and operation, she was unexpectedly faced with a seemingly daunting task:

Step-Up the Digital for a Stellar Dental Market Performance
November 1, 2016 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyMarketing strategiesPractice Operations

Step-Up the Digital for a Stellar Dental Market Performance

by Naren Arulrajah

In the age of digital disruption, the rules of success in dental marketing have been re-written. Growing local competition has led to a situation where providing outstanding dental care alone is no longer a guarantee to enjoying an outstanding business.