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January 3, 2019 Feature Dental TeamHuman ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Attracting & Hiring A-Players: A Win-Win Strategy for Recruitment Success

by Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H., Transformational Trainer & Strategic Enhancement Coach

The most important task your office will ever undertake is the hiring of great team members to join you in growing your practice and serving your patients. Hiring new team members is an exciting opportunity but it also often comes

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The Dollars Are In The Details: Boosting Production Through Data Analytics

by Dr. Cory Frogley

Practicing dentistry in 2019 is different than practicing dentistry even five years ago. Perhaps one of the biggest differences is how corporate (or big box) dentistry is impacting the dental profession. Established doctors are selling their practices to these organizations

January 3, 2019 Feature FinancesOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPractice management

Good News for Dentists: 2018 Economic Outlook

by DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants

Tax and Business Measures Federal Accelerated Investment Incentive – Dentists will be allowed to write-off capital assets (i.e. equipment, leaseholds, computers, software etc.) faster for purchases made after November 20, 2018. Provincial Proposed new Low-Income Individuals and Families Tax Credit

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

6 Exercises All Dentists Should Regularly Do To Stay Healthy

by Romelo Rodriguez CPT, MAT, RTS, HLC

The dental profession is one that can wreak havoc on your back and cause postural issues if not addressed with appropriate exercises. For all of my clients working in this profession, I begin by talking to them about what their

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Surveillance: The Foundation of Effective Infection Prevention and Control

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction In 1980 the results of the SENIC Project (Study on the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control) were published. For the first time this showed that preventing or controlling health care acquired infections was dependent on a thorough understanding of

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Current Guidelines, Considerations, and Challenges of Informed Consent in Paediatric Dentistry

by Erin Goertzen, BSc(Hons), MSc, DDS

Paediatric Dentistry and Informed Consent Informed consent is a dynamic process involving a discussion between healthcare provider and patient regarding a proposed treatment. The main goal of this discussion is to confirm that the patient understands the information necessary to

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPatient educationPublic Relations - Patient Care

A Structured Approach to the New Patient Exam in Pediatric Dentistry

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

When a child is scheduled to be seen by a dentist, it is important to remember that this visit will likely involve at least two individuals: the child and his or her parents. Today, parents want to play an active

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Paediatric Restorative Materials for Your 21st Century General Practice

by Carla Cohn, DMD

In today’s fast paced world where information is available with only a few keystrokes, we must be ready to embrace new ideas, adapt and learn. As dental professionals, we live in an ever-changing discipline of new materials and techniques. Even

January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryProsthodontics

Letter to the Editor: The Severely Worn Dentition

by Dr. Nabil Tabbara – London, Ontario

RE: The Severely Worn Dentition by Dr. Oliver Pin-Henry – November 2018 Oral Health My thanks go to Dr. Pin-Henry for the timely article: The Severely Worn Dentition. As practicing dentists, we do see cases of worn-down dentitions very frequently.

January 3, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Take Care of Yourself!

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc (Paedo), FRCDC

Practicing in a profession where our primary focus is the well-being of others, we often don’t take the time we need for ourselves. When I was applying to dental school I repeatedly heard the comment that dentists had the highest

December 20, 2018 Feature OHGdataPractice management

Running a Successful Practice: Industry’s Top Challenges

by Oral Health

On behalf of the Oral Health Group, I’d like to thank Dr. Bobby Chagger, Dr. Effrat Habsha, Dr. Mark Lin, Dr. Kevork Manoukian, Dr. Jordan Soll and Dr. James Yacyshyn for participating in our first-ever roundtable for our Data Driven

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Medical Treatment of Dental Caries With a New 25% Xylitol Formulation

by Jacques Véronneau, DMD, MSc, PhD

Background Even with the declining prevalence of dental caries in industrialized countries during the past decades, predominately due to fluoride use, 1 dental caries is still a major problem in most industrialized countries, affecting 60% to 90% of children, and

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Glass Ionomer Fissure Sealants for Proactive Intervention

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA; Cathy Delios, RDH

Occlusal decay and its consequences have a major impact on the dental health of our patients. It is the single most common chronic childhood disease world-wide 1 and its results affect our patients throughout their lives. Molars and premolars are

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Clinical Uses for Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

I first began using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in my private pediatric dental practice in 2015. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is a topic near and dear to my heart as a mother and advocate for improving children’s oral health and safety.

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Silver Diamine Fluoride Unstained and Liberated

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

The concept of using amputation to treat an infectious disease was last used by the medical profession to treat gangrene in the late 1800s. The pharmacological management of dental caries aims to leave most caries in situ, killing the bacteria

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Enhanced Minimal Invasive Tooth Whitening

by Dr. Andrew M. Brostek, BSc, BDSc, FICD, FPFA; Professor Laurence J. Walsh, BDSc, PhD, DDSc, GCEd, FRACDS, FFOP (RCPA), FICD, FADI, FPFA

Keywords Minimal Invasive Dentistry, Tooth whitening, White spot lesion, CPP-ACP, MI Paste Abstract This article discusses the philosophy behind the clinical protocols to achieve enhanced results in tooth whitening, and the successful reversal of enamel white spot lesions. External tooth

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Psoriasin: A New Biomarker in the Identification of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by M.R. Darling, BChd, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD; A. Hassan, BMedSci (Hons Pathology) Candidate; L. McLean, DDS. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident

Introduction Approximately 90% or more of oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs). These often begin as potentially malignant oral lesions such as a white patch (leukoplakia; Fig. 1), or red patch (erythroplakia; Fig. 2), 1 which progress to an

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

PERSPECTIVE. FOCUS. SUCCESS!

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What an amazing world we live in – constant information at our fingertips…news…views…and more…till we plead for a break. We are constantly plugged into some device spewing data and opinion at us, so that we start to confuse opinion for

November 30, 2018 Feature AwardsOral Health OfficePractice management

Paid Your Nominations Are In!

by Leaders in Practice

There has been an overwhelming response to the Leaders in Practice award program. In just two months, over 500 dental health professionals were nominated for their contributions to the industry and their communities. It is exciting (but not surprising) to

November 29, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Post-Extraction Socket and Ridge Preservation

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

In order for implant therapy to be successful there is a need for the dental implant to be adequately integrated into host bone in the proper position in three dimensions. For this to be achieved, adequate height and volume of