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December 1, 2002 Feature

You say defalcation, I reach for Webster’s

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

I am going to write about fraud. “Dentists’ Fraud Growing” screamed a recent headline in a national newspaper. ‘Experts’ told a national conference on health care fraud that fraud and billing abuse among Canada’s dentists appears to be growing fast

December 1, 2002 Feature

Office Design: Out of Africa

by Dental Practice Management

When Dr Andrew Jedrzejewski started to plan his new dental practice in Barrie, ON, the inspiration was drawn from South Africa, where he grew up and completed his dental studies. The aim was not only to recreate the tranquil beauty

December 1, 2002 Feature

Finance: When… should you start thinking about transition?

by Barry McNulty

A question I am asked frequently these days is, “When should I start thinking about transition?” My response is often a surprise; “It’s earlier than you might think.” In my view, it is prudent to start thinking about your transition

December 1, 2002 Feature

Finance: New Retirement Options For Incorporated Professionals

by Angelo Vicere

Some of Ontario’s professional class including members in the dental profession are smiling these days. Long hampered with inadequate retirement contribution limits, they, and other regulated professionals, can now form Professional Corporations (PCs) and will finally have a few new

Clayton Seidlitz
October 1, 2002 Feature

Exhibitors Surpass 2001 Totals

by Dental Practice Management

Cologne, Germany–IDS Cologne 2003 organizers are expecting 1,400 suppliers from 43 countries at the next show, March 25-29, 2003. The world fair for the dental sector is being held for the 30th time in its 80-year history. In 2001, close

October 1, 2002 Feature

Dentistry and a Geriatric First

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

In 2000, there were an estimated 3.8 million Canadians aged 65 and over; up 62 percent from 2.4 million in 1981.In fact, the senior population has grown about twice as fast as the overall population since the early 1980s. As

October 1, 2002 Feature

Office Design: Child’s Play

by Dental Practice Management

The office of Dr. Magdalena Quinn, recently opened in Oakville, ON, focuses on child-friendly paediatric dentistry. Dr. Quinn’s desire to build an early foundation for a lifetime of dental health made it imperative that the interior design create an environment

October 1, 2002 Feature

Wealth Creation: Building Something to Count On

by Barry McNulty

Throughout the 1990s, with its bullish market and unprecedented growth in equity markets, many dentists believed that the most effective way to create wealth was investing in stocks.

October 1, 2002 Feature

Practice Management: Post Lease Stress Syndrome

by Stefanie Herron

You’ve worked hard building a practice. You have the right equipment, a great staff, a growing patient base and an office in a great location. One day, you get a letter from your landlord stating that he wishes to renovate

October 1, 2002 Feature

Practice Management: Finding Your Passion

by Maureen Bogoroch-Ditkofsky

Can you imagine any movie or play being produced, or any novel published without the producer’s or author’s passionate belief that it should happen?

October 1, 2002 Feature

Office Design: Out of This World

by Dental Practice Management

Upon entering, Davis Orthodontics’ patients are greeted with smiles. When they leave, they look forward to their next visits because, well, it’s simply… fun. In fact, patients often bring their friends to show off “their orthodontic office.” It’s all part

Common Placement Configurations -- The sites most often used for component placement in an operatory.
October 1, 2002 Feature

Technology: Positioning Operatory Information System Components

by Craig Wilson

Information System components are being installed in dental operatories at an accelerating rate. There are many good reasons for this, including digital radiography, patient education programs and any number of software applications.

October 1, 2002 Feature

Technology: Why on earth would you need a Website?

by Dimos Zarkadas

A Website is an effective and inexpensive means of advertisingIt can have far more useful and comprehensive information about your practice than a Yellow Pages ad, at a fraction of the cost. You can have “before” and “after” pictures, detailed

June 1, 2002 Feature

Fortune-Telling

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

According to the austere Encyclopedia Britannica, fortune telling is “the forecasting of future events or the delineation of character by methods not ordinarily considered to have a rational basis. Evidence indicates that forms of fortune telling were practiced in ancient

June 1, 2002 Feature

Hygiene: Finding the mask for YOU!

by Dental Practice Management

Read the LabelsMake sure your mask meets the requirements for filtration efficiency. Don’t get lost in the technical information; try to stick to the basics and recognize the standards that must be followed.Comfort and FitChoose what you feel is right

June 1, 2002 Feature

Roundtable: The Future of Dentistry

by Dental Practice Management

DPM’S First Annual ‘virtual’ roundtable featuring leaders of Canada’s dental industry

June 1, 2002 Feature

Office Design: A Practice with a Twist

by Dental Practice Management

It’s just a space… …but what a space!

Dentistry Canada Fund president Dr. Doug Smith (left) and CDA president Dr. George Sweetnam (middle) honour Dr. Ralph Crawford during CDA's gala soiree in Montreal.
June 1, 2002 Feature

CDA celebrates its Centennial in style

by Dental Practice Management

Montreal–More than 11,000 delegates and exhibitors attended the Canadian Dental Association’s joint convention with Les Journes dentaires internationales du Qubec in Montreal, the city where CDA was founded in 1902. The high point of the convention was the 100th Anniversary

June 1, 2002 Feature

Management: Seven Deadly Leadership Sins

by Steve Anderson and Walter Hailey

Are you making any of these common but critical mistakes that silently destroy your dental team?

June 1, 2002 Feature

Management: Maximizing the potential of your practice through leadership

by Cathy Jameson, Ph.D.

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success. Leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.; An outstanding leader believes in the people within his/her organization and, because of this belief, is willing and able to delegate responsibility effectively to those people.