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April 1, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

The Importance of Unleashing Creativity

by James Yacyshyn

Is creativity important to you? Are you a creative person? If so, in what way? What defines you as creative? What makes you creative or increases your creative potential? How do you define creativity? Is creativity something that is just

Sleep Apnea
March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthSleep apneaSleep disorders

Sleep Apnea: a NOT-so-Silent Killer

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH President of rdhu

What dental hygienists need to know to help save lives Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by upper airway collapse during sleep. OSA is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders and is potentially fatal, affecting approximately 4-9%

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental equipmentDental Hygiene

Equipment On the Go: One RDH Decides to Rent Her Equipment to Those in Need

by Jennifer Grzebien, RDH

At the age of 26, I decided to go back to school and become a RDH. I sought a change from retail management and wanted to do something that provided greater job opportunities and greater job satisfaction. What has taken

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneHuman ResourcesOffice ManagementPractice management

How to Get a Raise

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, CTP, C.A Ed

Would you rather: 1) do your taxes, 2) use a restroom with broken locks, or 3) listen to a young child learn how to play the violin, rather than approach your employer for a raise? In the field of dental

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Pandemic Proof your Hygiene Department!

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

When you stabilize your internal economy, your practice can weather the most volatile economic storms. The Canadian Dental Hygiene Association (CDHA) con-ducted a nation-wide survey in the fall of 2020 to evaluate the impact of Covid-19 on its members and

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Answering Your Questions About Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification

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

Can you regress a patient’s Stage? A stage can only regress under one condition: when surgical intervention eliminates a complexity factor like Class II and III furcations or vertical defects. So, if a patient is a classified as Stage III

March 17, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

It’s Been a Year… What Have We Learned?

by Jo-Anne Jones, President, RDH Connection Inc.

Well, it’s been a year. Most of us would agree that the current pandemic is not something we had ever imagined we would live through. What have we learned through this past year? How will our lives, our careers, our

March 9, 2021 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Orofacial Pain (OFP): The Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Sherif Elsaraj, BSc, DMD, MSc

This editorial is dedicated to Dr John Miner, a dear friend and a colleague who has served the dental community since 1966. His positive energy and intellectual input will never be forgotten. Dr Miner was an active member of the

Have Opportunities Emerged from the COVID-19 Pandemic?
March 9, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Have Opportunities Emerged from the COVID-19 Pandemic?

by Oral Health

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the current pandemic has had many negative impacts on dentistry. As discussed last month, revenue has been down while costs are up. Despite the many hurdles you have had to face, we

March 9, 2021 Feature Geriatric DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

Biotensegrity

by Dr. Gavin James, BDS,MDS,FDS (Eng.), Dip. Orthodont.

Biotensegrity is a new word. An explanation of its origins opens the door to a new and unfamiliar world which seems to have nothing to do with orthodontics. Does it merit spending time on it or is just another distraction

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Are Dentists Getting the Short End of the Stick?

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

Viewpoint: If you believe that everything has been just peachy in dentistry, don’t read this. This article isn’t for you. Of late, dentist owner/operators have been getting the short end of the stick. Poor public perception. Negative media attention. Threats

March 9, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

COVID-19 Enhances Mandated Abuse Recognition for the Dental Health Care Professional

by Dr. Frank Stechey, BA, DDS

Case study: January 2021 For four years, as dental students enter the four walls of their respective faculties, they are taught how to protect and save the teeth and smiles of their patients. Today, dentists continue to do what they

March 9, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral DentistryOral Health

Mouthwashes and Their Use in Dentistry: A Review

by Frank Poppolo Deus; BSc; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICD, FACD, FICO

Abstract Mouthwashes are aqueous topical medications that function by rinsing and gargling inside of the mouth. There are multiple mouthwashes available over the counter and by prescription with a wide range of active ingredients that can be used as an

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta BSc, DDS

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a product you could just paint on a tooth to stop caries, prevent caries and decrease tooth sensitivity? Well, it exists and it’s called silver diamine fluoride (SDF). It is inexpensive, easy to

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Facial Bone and Airway Changes in Adults with a Removable Orthopedic/Orthodontic Dental Appliance: A Multi Case Report

by Theodore R Belfor, DDS; Scott Simonetti, DDS; Michael Philcock

Abstract Orthodontic clinical practice has used static forces for tooth movement and to modulate osteogenesis of craniofacial sutures for more than one hundred years. However, research has demonstrated that cyclic forces at 0.2 Hz delivered for 10 min/d over 12

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

Laser Light Therapy: New and Not So New Hope for TMD Management

by Dr. Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Laser Dentistry

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the most common non tooth-related reasons for chronic orofacial pain, affecting 5-12% of the population with 75% of the population presenting at least one sign and 35% presenting at least one symptom of TMD. Women are

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryMarketing strategiesOral HealthPractice managementSocial media

A Next-Gen Approach to Practice Marketing

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting with Brian Hunter and Shad Treadaway

Brian Hunter and Shad Treadaway of tinyRHINO share their expertise on behavioural science and the role it can play in accelerating new patient growth Social Media Marketing 101 has been one of my top subjects for courses, lectures and articles

February 26, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice managementWellness

Finding Your Breath in a Busy World

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

You’re half an hour behind and you have three hygiene checks to perform. Mrs. Brown’s implant crown popped off while an assistant was taking an impression, not to mention the servers are down and the receptionists are panicking. Your heart

February 26, 2021 Feature Human ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice management

Contracts & Handbooks: The Unsung Heroes of HR

by Tannis Jarvis, Brite Hive HR

Human resources (HR) can encompass a myriad of elements that build, support and drive the employment experience within an organization. From employee engagement to training and performance management, HR can be a creative and strategic partner in making your business

Practice Management Software
February 26, 2021 Feature Computer softwareDental TechnologyOral Health OfficePractice management

Breathe New Life Into Your Practice Management Software

by David Rajczak, DJR Consulting

Part 1 – A Two Part Series Integrated Solutions that Improve the Patient Experience and Practice ProductivityAdvertisement In recent years, heightened competition among dental practices across North America has caused a shift toward a more value-based and patient-centered care model.1