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September 30, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Great Expectations: Navigating Warranties and Guarantees in Dentistry

by Kiran Madesha, Legal Advisor, dentalcorp; Kristy Pilatzke, Risk and Compliance Officer, dentalcorp

Every dentist aims to please by providing their patients with optimal treatment outcomes. This dedication to success can sometimes lead a dentist to offer patients a guarantee (a promise of a satisfactory outcome) or a warranty (a time-limited agreement to

fraud
September 30, 2022 Feature Dental TeamFinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Stop the F Word in Your Practice: FRAUD!

by Lori Margiotta, Bookkeeper For Dentists and founder of I Work Dental Inc.

Fraud is on the rise now more than ever in the dental industry. Usually, seven percent of dentists’ monthly revenue is embezzled, and it happens to two-thirds of all dentists, so don’t ever think it can’t happen to you. Dentists

September 30, 2022 Feature Dental practice transitionOral Health OfficePractice management

Make Time for Time: Time and Attention are the Most Valuable Assets You Have.

by Robert Spillane, BA, ROI Corporation

Our limited time becomes increasingly apparent the further on we progress in our careers. Yet it can become an abstraction when a large offer to purchase your practice is being placed in front of you over the course of a

press release
September 30, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

How (and When) to Write a Press Release for Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Earned media, particularly mentions in the news, is probably the best brand exposure that your dental practice can get. Research has shown that earned media has a much greater influence on lead conversion than other brand exposure, potentially leading to

September 30, 2022 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Why Recession-Proof Your Practice Now?

by Janice Wheeler, President of The Art Of Management Inc.

Did you know that the price of a box of mac and cheese was about $0.99 before COVID and is now $2.50? The price of gas has gone up and down and up beyond anything we could have anticipated. And

September 30, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPublic Relations - Patient Care

Radical Candor and the Patient-Dentist Relationship

by Julian Perez, Chief Legal Officer at dentalcorp

A new patient walks into your practice. They’re in their early twenties, and generally healthy. After reporting their medical history, which reveals struggles with mental health, they tell you, “I’m not happy with my smile. I want white crowns on

September 30, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Viva Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, C.M.C. Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story Over the span of a 32-year dental career, Dr. Craig Siemens has transitioned his career through various practice settings. He owned and operated three offices in North Vancouver, eventually selling his final practice and moving to

September 30, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Retirement and the Two Universes

by R. Paul Jacobson

I think I might be getting old (I am almost a senior!). Time passes quickly and with age comes reflection. What I have learned from my journey is that most people view their lives in two possible universes as it

Chlorhexidine
September 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDental Product

Chlorhexidine: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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

When you hear the word chlorhexidine it is easy to guess the first things that pop into your mind: stain, poor patient compliance, great bacterial killer, terrible taste, works well but causes calculus, and adds a lot more work. If

oral cancer
September 12, 2022 Feature CancerCancerDental HygieneOral cancer

Oral Cancer: Screening and Early Discovery

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

A vast amount of my career has been spent on defining our powerful role as dental hygienists in the earlier discovery of an abnormal lesion through effective visual and tactile examination of the structures of the head, neck and oral

September 12, 2022 Feature Chronic dental care for the elderlyDental HygieneOral HealthPeriodontology

Prevora as a Successful Therapy for Oral Dysbiosis in High-risk, Complex-needs Adults: A Series of Four Patients and a Review of the Literature

by Julie DiNardo, RDH; Irene DeHaan, RDH; Julie Stang, RDH

Oral dysbiosis is an imbalance of bacteria in the dental plaque whereby pathogenic bacteria dominate the biofilm and, in turn, initiate destruction of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. Caries and periodontal diseases result from oral dysbiosis. A

Dry Mouth
September 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDental Product

Preventive Protocols and Quality Recommendations: Helping Your High-Risk Dry Mouth Patients

by Brooke Crouch, RDH

Is dry mouth a complaint you hear frequently from your patients? Does your mirror ever stick to your patient’s cheek during their dental visit? We can all probably think of those patients – those patients with severe dry mouth. The

September 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontology

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist. (Part 5)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc. BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Q: Has the definition of “localized” and “generalized” changed in reference to describing the extent of periodontal disease? There seems to be a lot of debate among the new grads and seasoned hygienists in our office. A: The new 2018

September 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDentistryEditorial

Behind Every Hurricane is a Rainbow

by Lisa Philp RDH

A rainbow has arrived – no more fallow time! For years, dentistry has weathered the pandemic storm (“Hurricane”) of shut-down, isolation, cabin fever, new normal and re-build. It experienced waves of shock, fear, worry, paralysis, confusion, conflict, loss and change.

September 12, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health

Honouring Tradition

by James Posluns, DDS, D Ortho, MEd, FRCD(C)

There are times when tradition is to be embraced – a marriage ceremony, a parade or a graduation.  And there are times when doing things the way they have always been done just doesn’t cut it.Advertisement If you are a

September 12, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Mike Finn

by Oral Health

Dr. Mike Finn Compass Dental, Campbell River, BC How would you define or summarize your practice philosophy? Our philosophy has always been to treat everyone like they are family. We believe in forming long-term relationships with our patients and delivering

Word of Mouth
September 12, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOHGdata

Word of Mouth Stays On Top

by Oral Health

With so much of a recent focus on digital marketing, it’s important to remember how vital word-of-mouth marketing is for your dental practice. Of course, all of the marketing advice shared through Oral Health’s blog and Oral Health Office is

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

U of T Alumni: Defy Gravity Pace Setting Campaign is Building the Future of Good Oral Health

by Selina Esteves

Now that Defy Gravity, the University of Toronto’s new campaign, has been launched, the faculty has put together a Campaign Cabinet of alumni who want to help the school achieve its goals.Advertisement This volunteer group is made up of nine

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Periodontal Health and Maintenance for Clear Aligner Therapy

by Tiantong Lou, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Periodontal diseases are a diverse family of inflammatory conditions that affect the periodontium and negatively impact our oral health.1,2 Orthodontic appliances, such as traditional brackets and wires can create numerous plaque retention sites, increasing the patients’ risk of developing

September 12, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisors and Considerations for Treatment Plans

by Aura Sofia C. Manfio, DDS, Cert Ortho, MSc, FRCDC; Anthony Mair, DDS, MCID

The congenital absence of one or more teeth is the most common anomaly of dental development in humans. Several terms have been used in the literature to describe this anomaly. Agenesis is considered to be the most suitable term, since