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April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health Office

A Letter from dentalcorp

by dentalcorp

Dear Dental Community, In recent weeks, Canadians have had to come to grips with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the profound impact it has and will have on our country.Advertisement As an organization dentalcorp recognizes that in this crisis we

management tools
April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

10 Top Management Tools for a Successful Practice

by Lois Banta, CEO and Founder of Banta Consulting, Inc.

In dental practice management…it takes a “total team” to run a “practice”. This article will reveal the 10 key management tools for running a successful dental practice. There is a domino effect that takes place in running a practice. I

patient retention
April 3, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

It’s Not Just About New Patients – Tips for Increasing Retention

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Not everyone will come back. It’s a simple fact that every business owner must come to terms with, but the percentage for dental practices is higher than many industries. According to some reports, an attrition rate above 201 percent is

April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

3 Ways LinkedIn Can Be a Marketing Tool for Dentists

by Frank Hamilton

Although LinkedIn might not have caught on as quickly as other platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest, in recent times, it has experienced significant growth, with a broad user demographic. With over 675 million users worldwide, of which 16

Data Security and Your Dental Practice
April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Data Security and Your Dental Practice

by Sandro Persia, Logic Tech Corp

The amount of data generated from humans and computers continues to grow each day, and with it, the number of data breaches. This holds true for the healthcare industry, including dental practices, which is why having a solid data security

April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

After Selling – Finding a New Life Rhythm

by Alex Zlatin, MaxiDent

3/3 The Experienced Dentist Pocketbook — A Three Part Series It is done, you’ve gone through due diligence, you are done with all lawyers, accountants and consultants. You have inked the agreement and a sigh of relief is noticeable. Welcome

April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Warm Welcome

by College Park Dental

When Dr. Terran Strang of College Park Dental in Lloydminster, AB went to expand and build a new practice, he engaged the services of Bold Interior Design Inc. in Edmonton, AB. Advertisement Design elements requested by Dr Strang included the

April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Dentists’ Tax Saving Tips & Strategies

by David Chong Yen, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

1. Sharing is Caring/Saving Use family members in the tax savings game. Many dentists have a dentistry professional corporation (DPC). DPC’s if structured appropriately facilitate “sharing of income”. Family members may be eligible to receive dividends provided they work 20

April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Management Systems for Success

by Lois Banta, CEO and Founder of Banta Consulting, Inc.

There has never been a more important time than now to implement effective practice management systems. Having a good back up plan is integral to practice success. Keep in mind that focus needs to be on the here and now.

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March 3, 2020 Feature General Dentistry

Small Particles, Big Possibilities: Understanding the Implications of Nanoscience in the Dental Profession

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

Innovation is a term that gets tossed around quite a bit, but it is a rare privilege to bear witness to truly pioneering technology.1 Nanodentistry –the application of nanotechnology to dentistry – is one such technology, and one that I

March 3, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataWebsites

Your Website Content is Crucial

by Oral Health

When it comes to searching for a new dentist, our data revealed that a referral from a family member or friend is typically the first step. But step two is a simple Google (or internet) search, which means that your

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Molecular Iodine: Could This Be a Game Changer for Dentistry?

by Herb Moskowitz, DDS; Janice Goodman, DDS, MS Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain

It looks like 2020 is bringing the Canadian dental profession a gift, in the new selection of molecular iodine (I2) products from ioTech International. These products, surpass all of the existing gold standard disinfectants. Coming out of the gate, these

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

The MINIETM Laser Approach to Esthetic Crown Lengthening and Excellent Aesthetics!

by Preety Desai, BSc, DDS, Dip. Periodontics, MSc Laser Dentistry

One of the most gratifying, yet often overlooked procedures, in dentistry today, is the treatment of excessive gingival display (EGD), or the “gummy smile”. A multi-disciplinary approach to treatment includes: the general dentist; the periodontist; and perhaps the treating orthodontist.

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

Apicoectomy Performed Using the Er,Cr:YSGG Laser System: A Case Report

by William H. Chen, DMD, MAGD

Introduction Er,Cr:YSGG laser has been chosen to perform the apicoectomy1,9,13 as an alternative for the use of a scalpel and rotary instruments due to the laser’s precision, lack of vibration16,17 and lack of microfracture occurrence on hard tissues, such as

dentistry photography
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Photography Essentials in Dentistry

by Fred Peck, DDS, FAACD

As the saying goes, “do you know what the best camera is?” It’s the one that you have with you. Photography usage in dentistry is an essential part of proper documentation of a patient’s current condition. Just as a dentist

Activa Bioactive Cement
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cementing Crowns with Activa Bioactive Cement

by Marty Zase

Pulpdent’s dual-cure ACTIVA BioACTIVE-CEMENT is a game changer. As a bioactive product, the cement not only is a superb adhesive agent but also mimics nature and utilizes saliva as a source of minerals to aid in the natural development of

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOverall Health

Are You Saving Lives or Saving Teeth?

by Jeffrey J. Harrison, DDS

These are exciting times in dentistry. We have technology available today which allows us to complete dental surgery with greater precision and more comfort for our patients than we ever could before. More and more general practitioners are performing what

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Use of Photobiomodulation for Oral Mucositis in Patients Receiving Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center Experience

by Annette Quinn, RN, MSN; David Clump, MD; Karen Holeva, MS; Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO

Introduction Oral mucositis (OM) is an acute complication resulting from chemoradiotherapy in the management of head and neck malignancies causing pain, decreased oral intake, risk of infection, and modifications to a patient’s treatment regimen. Over the last decade, the prevalence

Dentures and Orofacial Pain
March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Dentures and Orofacial Pain: A Case Report

by Sherif M. Elsaraj, DMD, MS; Mervyn Gornitsky, DDS, FRCD; Ana Miriam Velly, DDS, MS, PhD

Abstract Orofacial pain can pose a diagnostic challenge to a practitioner who is examining a patient with history of facial pain. Known and unknown aetiologies can contribute to pain symptoms. There are often problems arising from the subjective nature of

Acute pain management
March 3, 2020 Feature Geriatric DentistryOral Health

The Opioid Crisis and Dentistry: Alternatives for the Management of Acute Post-Operative Dental Pain

by Andrew Lombardi; Sarah Lam; Dr. Aviv Ouanounou

Abstract The dental profession represents a significant player in the future trajectory of the current opioid crisis. Exercising sound clinical judgement and adhering to evidence-based principles of pain management are essential. The aim of the present report is to review