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February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

A Leap of Faith: Jamaica 2018

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

Beneath bright blue skies with perfectly painted clouds lies a place that is making a change in dental hygiene. As a practicing RDH of 11 years, clinical educator and speaker, I not only welcome the opportunity to make a difference

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Serve from the Heart

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

They say the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. With busy lives, it can be difficult to find the time to volunteer. But volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have

February 5, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Smile! Your Patients Are Watching You

by Oral Health

In the day-to-day rush and routine of running a dental practice it can be difficult to pause and appreciate the value your staff bring not only to your office, but your patients’ experiences. We recently surveyed 1,000 dental patients from

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral & Systemic HealthOral Health

Marijuana: What Dentists Need to Know

by Caroline DeVincenzi, DMD

The Cannabis plant, commonly known as marijuana, is the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide, with roughly 35 million people using marijuana each month in the United States. 1 Other than alcohol, cannabis is the most commonly used drug in

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyImplantologyOral Health

Biomechanical Implant Failures Management of an Implant Failure: A Case Report

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS

Introduction The goal of modern dentistry is to restore the patient’s oral health to normal contour, function, aesthetics and speech. 1 The era of dental implants have ushered in a new treatment concept where the patients no longer have to

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Supplemental Oxygen in an Acute Myocardial Infarction

by Dr. Rachel Tobis

You are about to begin dental treatment on your healthy 65-year-old male patient when he suddenly develops severe chest pain. You suspect he is having an acute myocardial infarction and immediately call 911. You then refer back to the treatment

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Dental Poem: My Favourite Things

by Mary Strever (for Victor Duchnay)

(adapted from the tune sung by Julie Andrews in A Sound of Music) Caps on incisors and people who listen And brush all their teeth till they sparkle and glisten. Children who don’t even flinch when it stings, These are

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyEditorialOral Health

The New Standard (and Why We Should Comply)

by Dr. Peter Nkansah

“Gotta hit the club/Like you hit them hit them hit them angles” – Nice For What (clean version), Drake On November 15, 2018, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario accepted a new revision of the Standard of Practice

January 31, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice OperationsTeam motivation

Paid Getting in Tune: Best-Practices for Engaging Your Employees in the Year Ahead

by Lori Anne Paananen, VP, Human Resources at dentalcorp

Increased attention has been given to employee engagement and retention in recent years. Many practice leaders are now making it a top-priority, investing more time and resources into assessing and subsequently improving engagement among team members. And for good reason.

January 31, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Smiles by Design

by Smiles by Design

Redesigning a dental office is not easy at the best of times, especially when the goal is to create a bright open welcoming space with a west coast feel. Is it impossible? Not at all, as evidence by the recent

January 31, 2019 Feature EditorialOral Health Office

Your Year Is Waiting – Go Get It

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

I understand that it’s mid-February but I’d like to officially wish all the dedicated readers of Oral Health a Happy New Year! If you read the previous editorial in our January issue, we welcomed a new Editorial Advisory Board Member

January 31, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Operations

Attaining the Fully Paperless Office: A Guide for Holdouts

by David Rajczak & Angela Spinks

Over the last several decades, dental offices have incrementally replaced components of their manual practice management systems with computer-based paperless systems. This means that one-write billing systems, ledger cards, written insurance forms and paper appointment books have, thankfully, become relics

January 31, 2019 Feature Dental AssociationsOral Health Office

Advertising, Public Statements and Professionalism in Dentistry

by Josh Koziebrocki, LLB, BA (Hons)

Zuk v. Alberta Dental Association and College Over the past ten years, dentist Dr. Michael Zuk has been involved in legal proceedings with his professional regulator, the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C). Rather than taking issue with the quality

January 31, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice OperationsScheduling

Create Order Throughout Your Day, Week and Month

by Laura Hatch

The one true statement that can be said about working at the front desk of a dental office is that no two days are alike. Regardless of how organized you think you are, how detailed your to-do list is or

January 31, 2019 Feature BlogsOral Health OfficeSearch engineSocial mediaWebsites

Ways to Position Yourself as a Dental Expert and Improve Patient Engagement

by Naren Arulrajah

A dentist’s reputation is determined by their clinical success, networking, community involvement and the quality of the content they may publish on their own website, blog or on third party websites as a guest columnist. While academic papers and research

January 14, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdataPractice Operations

Data Driven Dentistry 2019: A Summary

by Oral Health

As seen in the print issue of Oral Health January 2019

January 4, 2019 Feature Dental TeamOral Health Office

Paid Leaders in Practice Awards – Voting Now Open!

by Leaders In Practice

Voting for the winners of the first annual Leaders in Practice awards is now open to the public. Leaders in Practice is a national awards program designed to recognize dental health practitioners who are passionate about providing optimal patient care

January 3, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Office Design: A Smart Smile

by A Smart Smile

The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia is a place where life slows down. A Smart Smile is a family owned business and is located in Gibson’s BC just a short ferry ride from Vancouver. There is a certain blanket of

January 3, 2019 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficeSocial media

Boost Your Social Media Results

by Rita Zamora

Whether you have been on social media for years, or are just getting started, chances are you’d like to increase your effectiveness. By “effectiveness” I mean, get more likes or followers, expand your visibility, increase interaction, and of course attract

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Operations

Meet Dr. James Yacyshyn – Oral Health’s New Practice Management Expert

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

When asked to write the editorial for the January issue of Oral Health Office, I wondered what direction to take. There’s so much going on in dentistry, so many changes one could talk about, so many challenges, and yet, opportunity.