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November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

The Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Care: Two Case Reports

by Neena L. D’Souza, BDS, MDS, Dip. (Prostho), MSc, FRCD, GCSRT (Harvard); Girish S. Deshpande, BDS, MDS (Ortho), FRCD

Abstract Patients present to us dental professionals with complex restorative problems seeking our help. These problems often do not have straight forward solutions. A seemingly innocuous restoration such as a crown is often complicated by problems such as inadequate tooth

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Alternative Verification Jig for the Assessment of Mandibular Flexure

by Jonathan C Wong B.Sc, D.D.S, F.R.C.D(C)

PATIENT: M, Age: 62, ASA II (pharmacological management of hypertension and high cholesterol). CHIEF COMPLAINT: Patient presented for the fabrication of a mandibular implant supported fixed prosthesis, with implants having been placed 6 months ago.Advertisement CLINICAL FINDINGS: Maxillary arch contained

November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

Provisional Restorations in Fixed Prosthodontics: An Essential Step for Success

by Oliver Pin-Harry, DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), FACP

Introduction Provisional restorations, by definition, have a limited lifespan of utilization in fixed prosthodontic treatments. They have alternatively been referred to as “interim” or “transitional” restorations. Some clinicians and patients alike, may be tempted to minimize and devalue their importance

November 10, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Solutions for Stress-Induced Bruxism: You Can’t Treat Patient Anxiety, But New Technology Can Help You Treat Its Symptoms

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

Of all the ways that COVID-19 is rewriting our expectations for this year, new safety protocols tend to grab the most headlines. There is a story that doesn’t grab the “front page” as often, but is quietly making its way

November 10, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOHGdataSocial media

What Should You Post on Social Media?

by Oral Health

Social media is a great way to boost marketing efforts for your practice. The majority of patients use social media on a regular basis with Facebook being the most popular. Once you have created a business account for your dental

October 30, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeSearch engineWebsites

Driving Patient Growth Through Your Digital Footprint

by Tanja Harlingten, Director, Marketing, dentalcorp

With the rise of the digital savvy consumer and an increase in a younger patient demographic, the digital landscape plays a key factor in driving growth for your practice. Whether a potential patient has received a referral or heard of

October 30, 2020 Feature New dentistsNew gradsOral Health OfficePractice management

Preparing to Go Independent: Buying VS Building

by Alex Zlatin, MaxiDent

1/3 NEW OWNER POCKETBOOK – A Three Part Series At a conference in January with dental students (CDSC 2020), I saw a remarkable enthusiasm within many to own a clinic. I couldn’t hide my thrill to see driven, focused and

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October 30, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health Office

The 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winners

by Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD CAGS and Noah Levine, Editorial Director Dental Products Report.

Being the best can mean a lot of things to different people, but in general it means standing apart from peers and competitors by simply doing what you do more efficiently, more effectively, and  more completely. When it comes to

The Financial Future of Your Practice
October 30, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

The Financial Future of Your Practice

by Janice Wheeler, The Art Of Management Inc.

Most dental offices across Canada were severely affected by the pandemic lockdown period. However, although most are doing fairly well in the first 3 months after being reopened, there are lessons learned that are important to prevent future financial crises

October 30, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Smile Studio Dental

by Smile Studio Dental

Smile Studio Dental, located in Richmond Hill, Ont., wanted a unique “boutique hotel” design feel for their dental office. Serene, spa-like, sophisticated with restrained elegance are all terms that could be used to describe the result of the new concept.

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October 30, 2020 Feature Human ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice management

Why Every Small Business Needs HR

by Tannis Jarvis, HR, Strategy & Talent Lead at Brite Hive HR

What are human resources? The first thing you may think of is a corporate department who hires, fires, pushes paperwork and manages payroll. Perhaps you associate this role as the “rule maker” or a department that only has a place

October 30, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Transform Your Practice Culture

by Judy Kay Mausolf, Speaker, Author, and Dental Culture Specialist

Regardless of whether you are just starting your business or already have an established business, the steps to building a great culture are the same! Step One: Clarify core values and eat, breathe and sleep them. In other words, live

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Times Are A Changin’

by James Yacyshyn

“There is nothing permanent except change.” This is a quote I was introduced to at a young age, and it has stuck with me. It is commonly attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. I think the reason it resonates with

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

A Note from the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations

by Stephanie Wiseman, President FCDSA

At 26 years old, there are only a handful of moments in my life that I would define as “life-changing” to date – one of which was the day I received a phone call from Dr. Paul Allison, former Dean

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Dentistry in a Time of Covid: What to Expect in the “New Normal”

by Elaine Powell, RDH, Director of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager of Regulatory Compliance Programs, dentalcorp; Michelle Schwarze, CDA, Manager of Operations and Compliance, dentalcorp

Dentistry has faced more challenges in the last six months than in any similar span of time in history. A torrent of information about COVID-19 has overwhelmed not only practice teams, but all of society. Patients and dental team members

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October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

How to Thrive as The New Kid on The Block!

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Congratulations! You are a recent dental graduate who just got hired as the new associate to work with Dr. Wonderful and her team! It’s your first glorious day! You are ready to take on the world and deliver exceptional service

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Considerations When Buying a Practice Post-COVID

by Chris Molloy, B.A.Sc., CFP

This is undoubtedly a weird time to be finishing your final years of dental school. Uncertainty is everywhere around you. When will class return to normal? Will there be associate roles available upon graduation? Will you be able to pay

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Work-Life Balance

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The demands of student life are intense. Professionals programs like law, medicine, dentistry and dental hygiene require the devotion of a Tibetan monk, the physical endurance of NFL gladiator Tom Brady, the toughness of Serena Williams and the mental acuity

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsDental TechnologyNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Technology Beyond the Classroom

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

As founder and CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group, dentistry’s leading incubator and accelerator, I am exposed to new technologies and brilliant entrepreneurs on a routine basis. As founder of the annual Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards – now in

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October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

There Is No “I” in Marketing: 5 Marketing Rules to Help Patients Find You

by David Darab, DDS, MS, MBA

As the CEO of your practice, you will have a multitude of clinical and business decisions to make daily; one of those is marketing. As your own Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), you need to understand the “nuts and bolts” of