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October 31, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficeSocial media

Are You Being Strategic With Social Media?

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

In early October, Oral Health was graciously invited to attend Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas ¬¬– and it did not disappoint. We were given the opportunity to experience three full days of education, networking, and social events in Sin

October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

A Note From The Federation Of Canadian Dentistry Student Association

by Natalie Pollock, President, FCDSA

I clearly remember sitting in the aisle seat of my undergraduate lecture hall, anxiously waiting for my phone to light up with a call. When it did, I’m not sure I caught a single word Dr. Paul Allison (McGill’s former

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October 31, 2019 Feature Dental FAQDental StudentsFinancesNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

5 Burning Questions For Dental Students & Associates

by Melanie Langevin, CPA, CMA

Dental students and associates are a busy bunch. With long hours and a hectic schedule, figuring out your tax filings can slip down your priority list. This group typically asks about five topics: deductions against your income, moving expenses, impact

Graduating Dentists
October 31, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationDental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

What’s Next For The Graduating Dentist?

by Mark H. E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

Dental students who have recently completed their education may find themselves pondering many questions. For example, they may be considering their need to find a stable job. Geographic location may be a particular focus – what setting would encourage a

New Dental Graduate
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral HealthOverall HealthWellness

Seven Lessons To Create Balance For The New Graduate

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The new dental hygiene graduate is filled with enthusiasm and the promise of the future but their path can be full of landmines if they do not have life balance. This article was designed to provide support for a busy

October 31, 2019 Feature Continuing EducationOral Health

Life-Long Learning

by James Yacyshyn

Have you ever thought about the process of learning? How we learn, why we learn what we do, the mechanics of learning? What does learning mean to you? How does it impact you? What opportunities will you have because of

October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsFinancesNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Road Map To Being Debt-Free

by David Chong Yen, Louise Wong & Eugene Chu

Graduating from dental school can be bittersweet. You’ve climbed the mountain that is dental school and at the summit you find a taller mountain of debt and an avalanche of interest and bills to come. That’s the harsh reality for

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October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsInfection controlNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

The Shared Responsibility Of Infection Prevention and Control

by Elaine Powell, RDH, RDA, dentalcorp Practice Auditor; Jaime Robertson, RDH, dentalcorp Practice Auditor

Imagine you or a family member received a letter from your dentist indicating that, due to an oversight on the practice’s part, you should be tested for bloodborne diseases, such as HIV or Hepatitis C. Now, imagine if the letter

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October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsNew gradsOral HealthSocial mediaSocial Networking

MICRO- Managed TO MICRO- Influencer

by Irene Iancu BSc, RDH, CTDP

Instagram is the place to go to find beautifully curated feeds, thoughtfully created captions and systematically planned hashtags. It’s the place we lose hours to, deep diving into people’s accounts and getting to the abyss of their pages. Creeping, exploring

Dentistry career options
October 31, 2019 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Navigating Career Options In The Complex World Of Dentistry

by Guy Amini, President, dentalcorp

Now more than ever, dentists, like all new professionals, are prioritizing work-life balance and overall well-being. This is having a profound impact on their ambitions and career choices. Unfortunately, with unprecedented debt loads burdening most dental grads, there is overwhelming

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October 8, 2019 Feature CharityOral HealthPeriodontics

A Love Affair: DMC’s 2019 Grenada Dental Mission Trip

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Hello soul. I see you there. No more defences.  NowhereAdvertisement for you to hide.  No cloak to wear. You can’t prepare and I shall not spare you from me. For I am self-aware. Rise up now soul.  Burn hot and flare

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening

by Dre Nancy Mouradian DMD, FRCD(C), Cert. Paro, Dip. ABP Professeure assistante, Parodontiste Faculté de médecine dentaire, Université Laval, Québec, Canada; Tal Rapoport, DMD

Introduction With the continued high demand for esthetic dentistry, gingival health is among the first fundamental esthetic objectives during treatment planning. Diseased gingival tissues will possess a negative impact on a smile. The literature is replete with articles describing cosmetic

October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The New Canada Food Guide: Considerations For Periodontal Health

by Jennifer R. Beaudette; Carly A.R. Zanatta; Wendy E. Ward

The Updated Canada Food Guide This year marked the first update to the Canada Food Guide (CFG) since 2007. The highly recognizable rainbow showing different food groups was replaced with a plate of food – known as the ‘Eat Well

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October 8, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Stock Abutments Cause Problems – Preventable By A Well-Designed Prosthesis Installation System

by Emil LA Svoboda, PhD, DDS

Why do I need to use special custom abutments for the restoration of my implants? I have been using stock abutments for a long time and I have cases that are 20 years old. I am not having any problems.

October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontologyProsthodontics

Periodontal And Prosthodontic Management Of Class III Malocclusion: A Case Report

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Tudor Dabuleanu, DDS

Introduction Modern implant dentistry has been shown to yield excellent well-documented long-term results, with 10-year success and survival rates above 95%.1 Dentists now have the choice of using an array of preoperative planning tools, both conventional and computer-aided, to help

October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontology

The Fonthill Implant Care Protocol: A Critical Update

by Peter C. Fritz; Donna M. Lavoie; Roxanne More; Linda M. Dakin; Angie Nahli; Amanda B. Longo

It has been eight years since we published our Supportive Periodontal Implant Maintenance Protocol1 which has been shared and implemented in dental practices and hygiene colleges across the globe. With the exciting new periodontal and peri-implant classifications published simultaneously by

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October 8, 2019 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodonticsPeriodontology

Peri-Implant Diseases And Conditions: An Executive Summary Of The New Global Classification System For The Busy Dental Professional – Part II

by Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD; Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MB

In 2017, the world of periodontology was redefined with significant updates to the classification system for periodontal and peri-implant disease. The work of more than 170 leading clinicians, scientists, and educators from around the globe culminated in the publication of

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October 8, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

For Better Or Worse – Can You Tell The Difference?

by Dr. Peter Birek

Over the years our profession has managed to confuse patients by what we call ourselves. Can you tell the difference between dentists with various letters after their names? What is a bona fide (Latin for “in good face”; legal meaning

October 8, 2019 Feature Customer serviceData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Rest Assured Your Patients Are Insured (And Ready To Use It)

by Oral Health

Don’t underestimate the willingness of your patients when it comes to dental insurance. Most patients have it (more than you think) and if presented with a treatment that would be covered, even partially, are willing to use it. Open the

Risk Management
October 3, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Top 10 Risk Management Tips For General Practitioners Providing Orthodontic Services

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp; Michelle Budd, DDS, Patient Safety Consultant at dentalcorp

With the rise of clear aligner therapy in dentistry, it has become increasingly common for general practitioners (GPs) to provide orthodontic services like Invisalign. Offering orthodontic services is a differentiating factor for general practitioners and can help set practices apart