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May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

The Schedule Squeeze Play

by Dr. Robert Maguire, DDS

Last week, I had two dentists share with me a similar sentiment, “My team doesn’t support me.” When I asked them for more details, they both indicated that their teams got very upset whenever they decided, spur of the moment,

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsPractice management

3 Pivotal Business Systems for Hygienists to Embrace

by Carrie Webber, Owner & Chief Communications Officer, The Jameson Group

In the hundreds and hundreds of dental practices we at Jameson have had the opportunity to work with over the past three decades, we have seen high-performing practices and low-performing practices. We have seen teams that work as an aligned

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Ways to Keep Up with Clients’ Changing Expectations

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

Things have changed since March 2020 in many respects. The way we practice, the way we communicate with our clients, and what is expected of us as dental professionals has also changed – are you doing enough to keep up?

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Expanding The Dental Hygienist’s Role: A Focus on Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The first time I heard Dr. Bradley Bale, MD, and Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, speak about their latest research and the effect of oral health on arterial disease was at a 2016 AAOSH conference. From that point, I began to

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental Hygiene

Straight From a Patient’s Mouth: A Patient’s Perspective on Hygiene

by Janice Wheeler, President, The Art Of Management Inc.

There are two types of hygienists, and it’s not whether they are partnered with a dentist or independent. Let me explain from my own experience as a patient what the two types are. A BIT OF BACKGROUND I never saw

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontics

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist.

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

Q: I just started working in a practice where restorative dentistry has been the primary focus and periodontal therapy has been neglected. How do I begin to make the transition toward a more perio-focused process of care? A: Chances are

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialPractice management

Four Skills That Make a Great Leader

by Judy Kay Mausolf

I would like to tell you a story about a woman who was a great leader. Her name is Ione Miller, and she just happens to be my mom.  Mom was a city girl who, at the age of 19, married

May 10, 2022 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Confidence vs Competence in Dentistry

by Bruce V. Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Definitions Confidence and competence are two words that are neither synonymous nor interchangeable. Confidence must be earned, as when it is simply imagined it can lead to a false sense of security in one’s abilities, which results in, you guessed

May 10, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Sam Kherani

by Oral Health

Dr. Sam Kherani Chief Dental Officer at 123Dentist What are the two key qualities you look for in a new team member? Attitude and good self-esteem. Attitude cannot be taught, but an individual who already has a good attitude can

May 10, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Don’t Let Your Team Be the One That Got Away

by Team

Not only have practices been struggling to attract new staff, but many practice owners are having trouble retaining current staff as well. In fact, 35 percent reported they had staff members voluntarily leave their practice last year. Most dentists took

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May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthRoot Canal

The Ultimate Shaping System: An Opening for 3D Cleaning and Filling Root Canals

by Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, FICD, FACD

New and potentially disruptive technologies come to market each year, proclaiming to improve on what came before. Many of these newcomers have virtually no evidence-based research to support claims of better, easier, or faster. Oftentimes, these new brands are merely

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May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Endodontic Triad: Dead or Alive?

by John West, DDS, MSD

INTRODUCTION “Change is the only constant.” The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited for speaking one of nature’s absolute rules about time and change. However, perhaps because events and things like inventions were slow to change 2,500 years ago, Heraclitus did

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Treatment of Compromised Teeth: The Usual Suspects

by Robert E. Grover, DDS; Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

The unceasing innovations and iterations in dental technologies and materials has taken the sophistication of treatment modalities to an historic level. However, when we are focused on the newness, the thrill of the outcome, we fail to pay attention to

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthRoot Canal

Identifying Clinical Parameters Used by Clinicians to Determine the Need for Biopsy During Surgical Root Canal Procedures

by Lisa Johnson, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Isabel Mello, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

keywords: surgical root canal procedures, histopathology, biopsy, non-endodontic lesions, guidelines Abstract The aim of this study was to identify clinical parameters used by endodontists to determine the need for histopathological assessment of periapical tissues collected during surgical root canal procedures,

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Treatment of Dental Sensitivity

by Akram Gad, DDS; Krisha Shah, BDS; Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a clinical symptom experienced due to exposed dentin from either enamel loss (erosion, abrasion, abfraction) or removal of cementum exposed through gingival recession. DH is seen commonly in patients with gingival recession, dental erosion, toothbrush abrasion,

May 10, 2022 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Endodontics Through the Looking Glass

by Reza Farshey, DMD, CAGS

Endodontics has changed considerably over the past 60 years, yet the core principles remain unchanged: Instruments are still sequentially used to shape canals, irrigation is still passively delivered into the canals, and canals are still obturated with gutta-percha (GP). As

Leaders in Practice Awards
April 29, 2022 Feature AwardsDental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Paid 2021 Leaders in Practice Award Winners

by dentalcorp

The results are in! After receiving over 800 nominations and 22,000+ votes from across the nation, the annual Leaders in Practice award winners were announced in Oral Health’s April issue. Click here to view the 2021 award winners Designed to

Health and Fitness
April 29, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

For the Pun of It: Health and Fitness Ideas to Help You Find What Fits

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

In March 2020, Oral Health published my most-viewed article. Surprisingly, it wasn’t about preparing, marketing and selling a dental practice. Apparently, in-depth talks about taxes, practice values, employment contracts and leases aren’t that sexy. It actually was a weight-loss piece

April 29, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Maintaining a Great Work-life Balance as a Dentist

by Dr. Sharda Patel

Most professionals in today’s busy world face a challenge when it comes to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. More so, if you run a dental practice! You need to juggle offering high-quality dental services and the demands of running a

Selling a Practice
April 29, 2022 Feature Dental practice transitionOral Health OfficePractice management

Selling a Practice: Realistic Expectations

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

Your practice is your baby. Even if you purchased it from another dentist, you still put in the hard work to make it your own. You’ve toiled, fretted and challenged yourself to reach new heights. And now it’s nearing the