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self-care
February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

As I’m writing this editorial, it happens to be the 10th #BellLetsTalk day. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is honouring Bell Canada for its visionary leadership on mental health and is urging everyone across Canada to join this

February 13, 2020 Feature CharityDental HygienePatient ManagementPeriodontology

Let Love Rule: Flight 1246, Seat 18A

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Crosscheck complete. Ready for departure from one of the most remarkable adventures I’ve had the privilege of embarking on. I’m faced with the incredibly challenging task of describing what seems to be an indescribable dream; a blur of circumstances sous

dental hygiene
February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

20/20 Vision on Dental Hygiene

by Katrina M. Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

With the ball drop at midnight and the off-key vocals of “Auld Lang Syne” bidding farewell to 2019, we enter a time of both reflection on what the previous year brought, as well as turning our sights to the future

February 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Collect What You Produce: Overcoming Objections

by Cathy Jameson, PhD

‘‘The # 1 secret to overcoming cost objections is to actively listen to your clients/patients and simply create value that exceeds their expectations.” — John DiLemme At the end of a great treatment presentation, you might think a patient is

dental hygienists
February 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Amazing, Innovative, Dental Hygienists!

by Linda M. Douglas BSc, RDH

According to CDHA, the key responsibilities of dental hygienists are health promotion, education, clinical therapy, research, change agent, and administration. The following five hygienists are amazing dental hygiene professionals who have definitely demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement. They have

February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

Communicating Oral Inflammation: A Chair-Side Conversation That Can Change a Life

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Have you ever said to a client during their dental hygiene appointment, “oh there is just a little bit of bleeding”?  Overall, giving the client the impression, this is expected, normal, or really not something to be overly concerned with.

February 4, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice Management

Loyalty Builds Your Practice

by Oral Health

According to our survey results, patients have told us that the main reason they will remain with a particular dental practice is because of “the dentist themselves”. An impressive 74 per cent of patients strongly agree that the main reason

February 4, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyInnovations in dentistryNew TechnologiesOral Health

Technology Augmented by AI to Truly Grow Your Practice…Simply

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Simplifeye changes the chat game with an AI Speech Engine I begin with a personal thank you to Jillian Cecchini and Melissa Summerfield to give me an opportunity to talk to you each month.Advertisement I have always been passionate about

February 4, 2020 Feature Infection controlOral Health

Key Components to a Comprehensive IPAC Plan: Are You Ready for a Public Health Inspection?

by Susan McGuire, Professional Consultant & Trainer, Certified WHMIS Trainer, CDA Level II, OSAP Member

Are you compliant with the current regulated IPAC protocols in your clinic? By now, every dentist should be acutely aware that changes are necessary to traditional IPAC processes. All clinics must now follow the latest protocols created by the Provincial

sterilization
February 4, 2020 Feature Dental PharmacologyInfection control

Managing Records Necessary for Sterilization of Instruments and Devices

by Mary Govoni, CDA, RDH, MBA

The profession of dentistry in Canada, particularly in Ontario, has experienced some negative publicity in recent years as a result of practices that have been inspected and closed due to infection prevention and control breaches. In some of the cases,

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Intraosseous Access to the Circulation: A Valuable Tool in Medical Emergencies

by Bomee Kim

The two most common methods for administering systemic medications to dental patients is by enteral (PO) or intravenous (IV) routes. In an emergency, the PO route has a slow onset of action. The drug, administered PO, needs to be absorbed

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

NPO Guidelines and Current Evidence-Based Considerations

by Cameron Goertzen, BMSc, MSc, DDS, MSc (Candidate Dental Anesthesia); Joonyoung Ji, DMD, MSc, DIP. ADBA

Current nil per os (npo) standards promote pre-operative fasting as an approach to reduce the volume and acidity of a patient’s stomach contents to reduce the risks of regurgitation and subsequent pulmonary aspiration. Pre-anesthesia fasting standards apply to any procedure

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Peri-Operative Epistaxis During Dentistry: A Case Report

by Sina Moshiri, BSc, DDS, MSc Candidate (Dental Anesthesia); Cameron Goertzen, BMSc, MSc, DDS, MSc Candidate (Dental Anesthesia); Kevin Dann, BSc, DDS, BScD (Dental Anesthesia)

Epistaxis (nasal bleeding) is a relatively common complication that may arise during a dental visit that utilizes sedation/anesthesia. While rarely fatal, appropriate and prompt management of peri-operative epistaxis is critical in order to prevent further harm. This article will discuss

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Reviewing Contraindications to Nitrous Oxide

by Derek Decloux, BSc, DMD, MSc (Dental Anesthesiology), Dip ADBA

All practitioners who deliver nitrous oxide to their patients should be intimately familiar with the relative and absolute contraindications to its administration. Relative Contraindications Nasal obstruction: Nitrous oxide sedation can proceed if despite some degree of nasal obstruction, the patient

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaAnesthesiologyDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Mandibular Anesthesia: Troubleshooting and Overcoming Failure to Anesthetize

by Dr. Waters

Abstract When difficulty in obtaining adequate mandibular anesthesia is encountered a systematic approach incorporating the evaluation of patient factors and operator technique will substantially improve outcomes. Even for the most experienced dental practitioners, consistent, profound mandibular anesthesia remains difficult to

Oversedation
February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyOral HealthPharmacology

Assessing BONES May Give You Moans, But it Can Help Manage Oversedation

by Rob Matsui; Paul Azzopardi, HBSc, MSc, DDS

Pre-operative airway assessment and management is essential to successful dental treatment under procedural sedation. In the event of oversedation, defined as the transition from an intended level of sedation to an unintended deeper level of sedation, the patient’s ability to

February 4, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaDental PharmacologyEditorialOral HealthPharmacology

Evidence-Based Guidelines and Regulations?

by Peter Nkansah

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign/Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind/Do this, don’t do that/Can’t you read the sign?” – Signs by The Five Man Electrical Band A repeated discussion that I have with colleagues is that dentistry, as a

dental continuing education
February 4, 2020 Feature Continuing EducationOral Health OfficePractice Management

At What Stage of Dental Continuing Education (CE) Requirements Are You?

by Dr. David Wolle

Dental professionals have different dental CE needs. What stage are you at? One of the best lines I heard from one of my professors in dental school was as I was nearing the end of my dental schooling. He said,

January 31, 2020 Feature Health & HealingOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice ManagementPublic Health

Overcoming the Unknown: 5 Tips to Combat Coronavirus

by Elaine Powell, RDH, dentalcorp Manager, Regulatory Compliance Programs; Jaime Robertson, RDH, dentalcorp Manager, Regulatory Compliance Programs

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “public health emergency of international concern”, meaning that it considers the emergence of novel coronavirus “an extraordinary event” posing a “public health risk … through the international spread of

January 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementSocial media

How Dental Practices Can Book Appointments Through Instagram

by Christie Simon

Instagram has over a billion active monthly users. What’s more, over half of Instagram’s users are 34 years old or younger. For anyone looking to grow their practice, these numbers say a lot – if you want to reach new