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Artificial Intelligence
May 12, 2021 News BlogsDentistry

How Artificial Intelligence Is Propelling Forward-Thinking Dentists Out of the Pandemic Slump

by Avni Parekh, Dental Whale

More than a year into the global spread of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to affect businesses across the globe. With the first quarter of 2021 now behind us, there’s still very little information available about the pandemic’s effects during that

May 10, 2021 News DentistryNewsSocial media

How Twitter Could Help Improve Dental Education

by The Star

Twitter could be a helpful learning tool in dental education, according to research from Australia. Could social networks offer a means of improving dental education? An analysis of seven studies, published in the Journal Of Dental Education, highlights the advantages of

Dental School Debt
May 10, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

Practical Tips For Paying Off Your Dental School Debt

by Dr. Gary Salwin

When you do a search online for the highest paid jobs in the healthcare industry, you’ll see that dentists almost always make it to the top five, even the top three. Even lower-tier dental jobs pay nicely. And if you’re

May 5, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

How Increased Remote Life is Changing Aspects of Oral Health

by Beau Peters

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of ordinary life, from work to education to entertainment. Among the most significant effects, however, may be on the practice of healthcare, including dentistry. The transition to telemedicine has required dental

Dental SEO
May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementSearch engineWebsites

Dental SEO is Not All About Your Website

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

When you think of improving your dental SEO (search engine optimization), you probably think about better content, keywords, or technical factors such as site loading time. There are virtually endless ways to improve and optimize your website, but that is

May 3, 2021 News BlogsOffice ManagementPractice management

Congratulations! You’re the New Office Manager! Now What?

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Congratulations! This is incredible news. Your passion and pride in what you do in the healthcare field is truly being rewarded. Perhaps you were an excellent hygienist…a phenomenal dental assistant…a top-notch admin team member providing your clinicians with first rate

COVID-19
April 28, 2021 News BlogsOral Health

How Oral Health and Severity of COVID-19 Complications Might Be Linked

by Dr. Gary Salwin

Right at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was made clear that older people infected with the coronavirus were most at risk of developing serious illnesses. Those with diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and lung disease were also warned

Heading Off the Orthodontics DIYers
April 26, 2021 News BlogsOral Health

Heading Off the Orthodontics DIYers

by Charles Sutera, DMD, FAGD

There will always be people who will try to go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, even when it comes to their teeth. And there’s no shortage of companies willing to take advantage of that fact. But, when it comes to the

April 21, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementWebsites

A Quick Guide to Creating Interactive Dental Content

by Ekwa Marketing

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April 19, 2021 News BlogsOral HealthPractice managementSocial media

Online Trends That Are Damaging to Oral Health

by Beau Peters

Trends are a familiar part of life and most are typically harmless. However, with the rise of social media apps such as TikTok and Twitter, there has also been a concerning rise in dangerous behaviors. While some trends are a

April 16, 2021 News BlogsDentistry

Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Dental Office

by Ljubica Durlovska, BA, LLB, CDPM

With vaccination rollouts now going strong and workers in the dental field being prioritized for vaccines, we are getting daily calls from dentists asking, “Should I make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for my staff?” My lawyer answer is, “it depends”. But

Voice Search
April 14, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementWebsites

Keeping Up with Google: Is Your Dental Website Ready for Voice and Visual Search?

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

If you market your dental practice online, you are surely familiar with SEO (search engine optimization). It has been the foundation of digital marketing for decades. In that time, the internet has grown and changed dramatically, as has Google itself.

April 12, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthPractice ManagementWellness

How To Manage Dental Patients Dealing With Poor Mental Health

by Dr. Ben Lynch

The last year has been chaotic for a myriad of reasons, and there can’t be many people around who haven’t suffered as a result. The most common damage, of course, is psychological. People have lost loved ones, been left in

Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic
April 7, 2021 News BlogsDental TeamOffice ManagementPractice managementTeam motivation

Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Running an efficient dental practice while keeping up with the advances of delivery of care during a pandemic can be an area that overwhelms many dental professionals. Whether you are a practice owner, administrative or clinical team member, being part

Taking the Technology Step
April 5, 2021 News BlogsDental TechnologyNew TechnologiesPractice management

Taking the Technology Step

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

It was right around this time in 2018, I presented before a group of dentists and office managers in Ottawa. Most of them were 45 years of age and older. The topic: technology that many experts predicted would become commonplace

5 Common Pitfalls of Patient Privacy
April 1, 2021 Feature Computer softwareDental TeamOral Health OfficePractice managementPrivacy issuesTechnology

5 Common Pitfalls of Patient Privacy

by Julian Perez, Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, dentalcorp

The original Hippocratic Oath, one of the oldest binding documents in history, dates back to the fourth century B.C. A 1943 translation of the Oath reads, “What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of

Practice Management Software
April 1, 2021 Feature Computer softwareOral Health OfficePractice managementTechnology

Breathe New Life into Your Practice Management Software – Part 2

by David Rajczak, DJR Consulting

Part 2 – A Two Part Series Part 1 of this article introduced the benefits of several third-party software integrations. Part 2 continues by describing additional applications.Advertisement Recall management The most effective applications target overdue and inactive hygiene patients with

April 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

Growing & Maintaining Your Practice Website

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

The day your dental website goes live is an exciting milestone. Everything has been approved, reviewed for errors and optimized for Google. However, the website is not finished. Why? Because a website is never finished. It needs to grow and

Reviews
March 31, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

6 Ways to Ask Patients for Reviews

by Simon Nowak, Authority Dental

There is no need to convince that online reviews play a crucial role in businesses nowadays. Numbers speak for themselves: 85% of dental patients look at the opinions on the Internet and consider them an important factor while choosing a

March 29, 2021 News BlogsFinancesPractice Management

Why Dentists Should Consider an Individual Pension Plan (IPP)

by Jordan Schaffran, Silver Cedar Wealth Management

From greater savings to protection, an IPP offers more for Canada’s high-income professionals Most people are familiar with an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan). While an RRSP is ideal for many, an IPP offers unique advantages for dentists. The IPP