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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

September 28, 2018 Feature AwardsOral Health Office

Paid Introducing: Leaders in Practice

by Leaders in Practice

On October 1, dentalcorp, with support from Oral Health Group, opened nominations for the Leaders in Practice awards. This inaugural industry award program was established to recognize dental care professionals across Canada for their contributions to the industry, leadership in

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

Dental Hygiene Care for Survivors of Childhood Abuse

by Linda M. Douglas, RDH, BSc

We have all been mystified and even exasperated by our more challenging clients, for example: those with inadequate self-care despite having sufficient manual dexterity; and people who attend irregularly for dental care, or fail to show up for scheduled appointments.

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

An Emerging, Integrated Model of Oral Health Care

by Julie DiNardo, RDH

The traditional model of medicine treats the body as individual systems and organs. This “dis-integrated” model of medical care also frequently excludes the oral cavity. Some examples we are all too familiar with: a physician or an endocrinologist overlooks the

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Significant Trends in Global Oral Health and Oral Cancer: The Power of Cultural Oral Habits

by Sherry Priebe RDH, BDSc, MSc

Oral cancer is a serious disease and for dental professionals, the stakes are high. Detrimental cultural oral habits are deeply entrenched in today’s global societies resulting in greater potential for people to develop mucosal lesions and oral cancer. By learning

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Periodontitis Staging and Grading

by Beth Ryerse, RDH

We are being challenged every day to grow as professionals. It is often difficult to keep up with all of the new information that seems to bombard us. The necessity of oral cancer screening, routinely, on a younger demographic. Infection

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Fall

by Uche Odiatu

Is this you? “I get two bad colds a year, one in the winter and another in the summer.” A week or two of down time for a cold or flu can cost you thousands of dollars in sick days

September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Turning Over a New Leaf

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Simply put, change in inevitable. All around us, change is happening on a daily basis. Why is it that so many of us are instantly turned off by the thought of change? It’s constantly happening, yet we still allow ourselves

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

A Multidisciplinary Approach for An Aesthetic Rehabilitation

by Jordan Soll, BSc, DDS, Dip. ABAD; Bruno Vendettelli, DDS, D. Ortho, FRCD(C); Yair Lenga, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), Dip. ABP, Periodontist

Abstract Depending on the obstacles that may present, creating a beautiful smile can take on many different scenarios. Moreover, patient demands and the pseudo self-educated using the internet as a reference can add to the challenges of insuring a seamless

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

TMD: Eliminate All the Confusion with Proper Diagnosis (An Evidenced Based Approach)

by Harold Menchel, DMD

Introduction The single most controversial topic in dentistry is temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Because of the associated controversy and confusion most dentists are not prepared to deal with these patients when they appear in their practice. Proper diagnosis is the key.

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Predictable Open Bite Correction

by Mohammad R. Razavi, DDS, MSD, FRCD(C)

Introduction Since the mid-2000s, Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) have given orthodontists a helpful tool to move teeth in ways that were previously impossible. One such movement in the vertical dimension is the intrusion of the posterior dental segments to aid

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Presurgical Infant Orthopedics for Cleft Lip and Palate – Nasoalveolar Molding at The Hospital for Sick Children

by Richard J.H. Lee, BDSc (Hons), BSc Dent (Hons), DClinDent (Orthodontics), Clinical Fellow – Orthodontics; Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. Ortho, FRCD(C), Staff Orthodontist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Introduction and Background Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common craniofacial defects involving the face and jaws with a worldwide frequency of 1 in 700. 1 While cleft lip and palate rarely results in mortality, the associated

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

In Remembrance: Dr. Simon Weinberg (1935-2018)

by Oral Health

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Simon Weinberg on August 20, 2018 after suffering a severe stroke three weeks earlier. Simon graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

U of T’s Faculty of Dentistry Opens World-Class Research Space

by University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry

University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry launched an exciting new era with the official opening of its leading-edge lab and research space on the top two floors of 124 Edward Street. The May 25th celebration, hosted by U of T

September 11, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthOrthodontics

The Highs and Lows of Magnification Technology in Dentistry

by Dr. Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD (C)

Greetings fellow colleagues! I hope that all of you have had a great summer and are looking forward to fall. I am honored to be the new Orthodontic Editor for the Oral Health Journal. I follow in the footsteps of

September 11, 2018 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Cosmodont: Futuristic Dental Office with a Techno Flair

by Cosmodont Dentistry

This edgy office is a result of relentless planning and analytical thinking, together with a strategic placement of eye-catching elements, in order to stand out of the crowd in a busy Mall. When working with the client on this project,

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

September 11, 2018 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice managementTeam motivation

Strategizing for Success

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It’s the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. Teamwork divides the task and multiples the success. There is something to be said about working collaboratively with your

September 11, 2018 Feature Office ManagementOral Health OfficePractice management

Practice Purpose: The Core Pillar to Your Practice Success

by Carrie Webber

Read any business book, interview any business leader, ask any successful entrepreneur – what makes your business a success? Chances are, at least one of the following buzz-words are mentioned: Vision, mission, goals, values, culture, purpose. As business owners, we

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient educationPractice management

Practice Production: Case Acceptance #101

by Angie Drinic

Most would surely agree that having a semester dedicated exclusively to the psychology of Case Acceptance and New Patient Compounding before starting their dental career, would have been highly beneficial in dental school. Take into consideration these fundamental points before