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September 13, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Are You a New Generation Hygienist?

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

It has nothing to do with your age – or where or when you graduated – but everything to do with your commitment to excellence. When new procedures and techniques become available, do you update and adapt your clinical strategies

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Great Temping Expectations: Make Your Temporary Time at a Practice Count.

by Dr. James Younger, DDS; Fiona Mattrasingh, RDH, AEC

This past year has been a roller coaster ride for everyone, and the job market for dental professionals is no exception. There has been a huge flux in job-seekers looking for new positions and dental offices searching for new team

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontics

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 8)

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

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care. Once

Perfectionism
September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Perfectionism: A Blessing and a Curse

by Loretta Langille, RDH

The dental profession often sets extremely high standards for excellence. I recall the pressure I felt to ensure I didn’t miss a thing. We were trained to measure in millimetres, feel specs of grain and see the slightest shade differences;

Oral Health Routines
September 2, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Preparing for the Return to Oral Health Routines

by Michelle McAra, VP, Partnership Development, dentalcorp

With the end of summer nearing, many Canadians are settling back into a routine with an increased focus on healthy habits. Numerous patients have delayed care for quite some time, and the demand ahead for treatment plans will be significant.

September 2, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Money Talk: The Benefits of Health Spending Accounts

by John Moakler, BMath, CFP, CLU, CSC; Rick Goldring, B.A., CFP, CLU, CH.F.C.

A dentist running a Dentistry Professional Corporation (DPC) is like any other small business owner who is challenged with how to pay for drug, dental and extended healthcare costs. If you do not have access to a group plan through

September 2, 2021 Feature APPsOral Health OfficePractice management

To App or Not to App

by Beau Peters

Technology has made its way to the healthcare industry, changing the way patient care is handled on a variety of levels. Telehealth and teledentistry are two prime examples. Though they were already on the rise, the COVID-19 pandemic created a

September 2, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Discuss Dentists’ Mental Health

by Jordan Glick; Aly Háji

Before he played Walter White, actor Bryan Cranston played the lothario dentist Tim Whatley on NBC’s “Seinfeld”. While little about Whatley is realistic, the character touches on mental health issues in the dental profession; namely, the stereotype that dentists have

September 2, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Understanding and Optimizing the Dental Marketing Funnel

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Understandably, most dentists hesitate to think of their patients as customers. Yet, today’s patients take a consumer approach to selecting dental care. They have information, they have options, and they shop around before choosing a provider. Therefore, the sales and

September 2, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: T-Dot Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story T-Dot Dental opened their doors in mid-February 2020. What followed was an almost complete global shutdown to most sectors of society including their newly opened practice. The pandemic was a true test to everyone on how

Team Members
September 2, 2021 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Why Do Team Members Disengage?

by Judy Kay Mausolf, speaker, author, and dental culture specialist

We hire fabulous, superstar team members who are: Happy to come to work and passionate about their career; Connected and loyal to the practice; Excited to learn new things to drive long-term success; Measure their success based on the team

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthOverall HealthSleep disorders

Assessing Tethered Oral Tissues and Understanding Their Role in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

by Kari Slade RDH

The world of healthcare is ever evolving, and as science continues to discover the intricate network of systemic health, the focus becomes more holistic or whole body focused. Connective tissues or fascia have been a long-overlooked system of the body

August 27, 2021 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental ProductOral Health

Toothpaste for Two and Under: The Fluoride Fill

by Rachael Straus

The use of fluoride is normally an easy topic to agree upon for evidence-based dental professionals. However, in the past year, I’ve stumbled upon an aspect of fluoride usage that seems to be rather debated between dental professionals. The issue

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
August 27, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking! Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 7)

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

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification. Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care.

August 9, 2021 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Paradigm Shifts

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Dental implants are a standard of care in dentistry but this wasn’t always true. I distinctly remember one of my dental instructors saying I shouldn’t get involved in that “voodoo” dentistry. Perhaps he had heard the ADA say in the

August 9, 2021 Feature Oral Health

Letter to the Editor: COVID-19, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and TMD

by Dr. Mark Antosz

It is with a measure of disappointment that I read this editorial (David Psutka, June, 2021). Have we somehow forgotten the lessons of the past? In the mid-80s, someone discovered that they could operate on joints arthroscopically and otherwise. So,

August 9, 2021 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Amin Shivji

by Oral Health

Dr. Amin Shivji CEO and Co-Founder of 123Dentist What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I had a better understanding of how hard it is to

Teledentistry
August 9, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Does Teledentistry Have a Future Post Pandemic?

by Oral Health

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly half of dentists implemented teledentistry into their practice. Teledentistry benefitted the dental industry by providing an excellent way to provide care, such as diagnoses, education and treatment planning, to patients while following

August 9, 2021 Feature Cosmetic DentistryImplantologyOral Health

Minimally Invasive, Inter-Disciplinary Management for Cosmetic Rehabilitation in a High Smile Line Patient: A Case Report

by Sherif Said, BDS, MSd, CAGS, Dip. ABP, FRCD(C)

Introduction: The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the potential of utilizing digital technology to minimize surgical invasion and increase precision in management of compromised sites in the esthetic zone. Article In modern-day implant dentistry, the ability to

August 9, 2021 Feature Clinical case reportImplantologyOral Health

Angulated Implant Placement in the Posterior Maxilla to Avoid Sinus Augmentation and Improve Prosthesis Support: A Case Report

by Michael Pollak, DDS

Abstract The success of dental implant procedures is dependent on many factors. Overall medical status and health, and economic considerations can be limiting factors in determining which of our patients are appropriate candidates. Additionally, the time required for some implant