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Intra-oral Camera
June 24, 2022 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental Technology

Seeing Is Believing: Maximizing the Use of an Intra-oral Camera During the Dental Hygiene Appointment to Motivate Patient Compliance

by Julianne Souza, RDH, BS

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” You may have heard this common phrase many times before. Have you thought about this when it comes to your daily interactions with patients? We are trained, educated and taught how to assess,

June 24, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneRadiology

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist. (Part 2)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc., BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Q: Some of my patients resist getting recommended radiographs. What can I do to encourage them to consent? A: If you read my article, “Are you Taking Adequate Radiographs?” (November 2021 issue), you know that most practices aren’t taking the

June 8, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Lessons Learned

by Ben Davis, DDS, FRCD(C)

I’m sitting at my desk on a Sunday afternoon in March, contemplating the past 24 months. It was around this time in 2020 that I travelled to Malaysia for an annual academic meeting at IMU, our partner university in Kuala

June 8, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Edmund Wong

by Oral Health

Dr. Edmund Wong South Point Dental Centre, Surrey, BC How would you define or summarize your practice philosophy? My practice philosophy is simple. I’m treating more than just a mouth – I’m caring for a person. By keeping this vision

staff
June 8, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Treating Staff as an Asset, Not an Expense

by staff

At this point it is a well-known fact that the dental industry is going through a very stressful phase. Staff shortages, increased costs, increased safety measures – these all impact the stress levels of practice owners and team members alike.

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOral Surgery

Altered Facial Sensation: Diagnostic Considerations

by Andrew Lombardi, BSc, DDS; Christopher Bernard, BSc, DDS; Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Altered sensation in the head and neck can be associated with a broad array of local, regional, and systemic etiologies. Though there are multiple cranial and cervical peripheral nerves supplying the craniofacial region, neurosensory disturbance of the inferior alveolar

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Medication-related Osteonecrosis in the Oncology Patient: Inter-professional Communication in Addressing Lesion Stability May Be More Important in Management Than Lesion Resolution

by Deborah Saunders, DDS

Abstract Patients who are diagnosed with MRONJ while being treated with bone modifying agents(BMAs) at oncologic doses, there is insufficient evidence to support or refute the discontinuation of BMAs. Administration of the BMA may be deferred at the discretion of

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Tumors and Pseudotumors of the Temporomandibular Joint

by Bruce R Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Iain A. Nish, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Susanne Perschbacher, DDS, MSc, Dip. ABOMR, FRCD(C); Kelsey Won, DDS; David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

The mandible is the only movable bone of the facial skeleton, as the condyle portion articulates with the temporal bone to form the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A myriad of benign and malignant lesions (Tumours/Pseudotumours) may affect the TMJ, and many

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

The Micro-Scrub Applicator: A Little Tool That Can Make a Huge Difference in Your Final Restoration

by Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD; Krisha Shah, BDS

In order to achieve long-lasting adhesive restorations, each detail in the bonding process must be considered. One often over-looked aspect of bonding is the step in which the bonding agent is agitated while being placed on the tooth. Manufacturers of

June 8, 2022 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthProsthodontics

Congenitally Missing Teeth: A Prosthodontic Case Report

by Kaveh Seyedan, DDS, MSc, FICD, FADI, DICOI, FIADFE

Introduction The maxillary lateral incisors are the most common congenitally missing teeth after the upper and lower second premolars. Gender differences are negligible, with women slightly more affected than men.1 Agenesis of the maxillary lateral incisors presents a significant challenge

June 8, 2022 Feature CancerOral HealthOral Surgery

Oral Cancer Prevention: An Important Free Learning Resource

by Richard Cook, BDS. FDS, PhD

The prevention of oral cancer has been a key topic in oral health care for many years, as many oral cancer patients still present de novo at an advanced stage, often thereby jeopardising their ultimate prognosis. Lesion size at presentation

June 8, 2022 Feature General DentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

A Dentist in the Mozambican Revolution – Noma, Civil War and More

by Joel Rosenbloom, DDS

My journey to Mozambique began at an early age with a fascination for Africa. I read what I could about the region and memorized all the African capital cities. I always had this dream to work there as a dentist.

DENTAL hygiene
June 3, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health OfficePractice management

Activating Your Dental Hygiene Business Mindset

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

In the past two years, the strain of the pandemic has caused dental teams across the country to re-evaluate processes – a challenge at the best of times but essential to providing optimal patient care and maintaining practice production through

AI chatbot
June 3, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

Chatbot Talk: How AI Chatbots Are Changing the Dentist’s Office

by Grace Lau, Dialpad

In the era of remote work, flexibility is vital. For some businesses, that means investing in a free phone number so that employees can work from home while customers can still call them anywhere, free of charge. For others, instead

June 3, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Alignment and Your Dental Practice Growth

by Dr. Robert Maguire

Recently, I watched a crew team practice at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL. As I watched the team glide effortlessly across the lake, I made three observations. First, I noticed their boat. It had a beautiful wood interior; the

staffing
June 3, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Staffing: Serious Business

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

We always consider the staff an important factor when valuing a practice. Dentistry, much like many other sectors of the economy, is facing severe workforce shortages in all facets of their team. These challenges can be found throughout the country.

Instagram Strategy
June 3, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Optimizing Your Instagram Strategy

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Instagram was a social media powerhouse, with over one billion active monthly users,1 before the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other social networks, its role in business and society was cemented by the diminished opportunity for in-person interaction. Global usership of Instagram

June 3, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The Safety Dance: Going from Near Misses to Good Catches

by Julian Perez, Senior Vice-President of Legal and Risk at dentalcorp

Imagine the following scenario: A temporary dental assistant loads a sterilizer before lunch, and despite pressing the start button, the sterilizer fails to begin the reprocessing cycle. Another assistant returns later to unload the pouches. In a rush because one

June 3, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Clinique Dac

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, C.M.C. Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story Dr. Dac Nguyen is the owner and principal dentist at Clinique Dac located in the heart of Westmount Quebec, an affluent city that lies on the western slopes of Mount Royal, on the beautiful island of

Dental Friends
June 3, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

My DFFs – Dental Friends Forever

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta BSc. DDS

The only thing I did well in dental school was make a lot of friends. I was slow to pick up clinical skills. I never made the honour roll. I failed a course in first year. But making friends –