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May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Ethical Ways To Gain Favorable Online Reviews For Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

They say that doctors serve a noble profession. Their hard work is truly rewarding when they receive appreciation from a satisfied patient. This is not just a self-fulfilling exercise. If your patient is happy, it also means that they feel

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Addressing Your Mean Team

by Sue Jeffries, RDH, BSDH

Has your “dream team” become a “mean team”? If so, why should you care? Beginning with the obvious, the cohesiveness of your team drives efficiency, staff and patient retention, as well as profitability. If you have a known bully on

May 29, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice Management

Dr. Neil J. Gajjar’s Dental Office

by Shannon Benjamin & Pooja Patel

When the idea to expand our practice from six operatories to 12 was only a blueprint, designing details according to modern day environmental impacts were favoured. Reducing our carbon footprint while maintaining a fast paced and comfortable clinic for our

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Read This Before Going “Paperless”

by Alex Zlatin

For years now, the word “paperless” has been an ongoing fad in the entire dental industry. It seems like everyone is “going paperless” and everywhere you read about it, the recommendations are always to do it. Well, it is about

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Work Smarter, Not Harder

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Do you drag yourself to work and find it hard to be motivated once you arrive? Do you become irritable or impatient with employees or patients? Do you lack the energy to remain productive throughout the day? These could be

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Gut Healthy Chairside Conversations

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Want to add some variety to your chairside conversations? Would you like to share cutting edge scientific findings with your patients? Would you like to be seen as a person of influence with a broad knowledge of nutrition and healthy

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

10% Carbamide Peroxide: A Gateway To Oral And Overall Health

by Susan Woodley, DH, RDH, Practice Consultant at dentalcorp

Many dental hygienists, including myself, say they entered this profession to assist clients in developing and maintaining healthy beautiful smiles. It is widely accepted that whitening gels play a significant role in developing those beautiful smiles. According to research from

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

Biofilm Conquered: Glycine Powder To The Rescue!

by Nancy Miller, RDH, BA

Toxic biofilm is enemy number one when it comes to dental diseases. It lurks in a patient’s mouth above and below the gum line. It clings to natural teeth, restorative work, gingival tissue and the tongue, implants and orthodontic appliances.

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

How YouTube Has Made Me A Better Hygienist

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

Some people look to YouTube for educational videos and others look for entertainment. When you think of YouTube, what is your first instinct? Have you ever thought that YouTube could make you a better clinician? Advertisement I write articles from

May 28, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health

The Social Media Influence

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

The influence of social media in modern society is no secret. It’s safe to say that most of us are consumed by it. But is this necessarily a bad thing when it comes to our professional lives? Or are these

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Dynamic Navigation For Orthograde And Retrograde Endodontics

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

The Evolution of Surgical Navigation Transformative technologies are altering the developmental framework in dentistry. Digital imaging, diagnostics and impressions, the use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for prosthesis fabrication and lasers for soft and hard tissue alterations can achieve degrees

May 7, 2019 Feature CharityCommunity Dental CareDentistryEndodonticsOral Health

8 Days – 8 Communities – 8 Clinics – 4,500 Patients, A typical Bridge To Health Brigade

by Ira Sankiewicz, DDS, BSc; Tina Papacosmas, RRDH

Bridge to Health was founded in 2012 by six passionate health care professionals brought together by a common desire to provide health care to those in tremendous need. In 2013, Bridge to Health set out with their first team and

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Unconventional Implant Placement Through An Impacted Canine: A Five-Year Follow-Up

by Philip M. Walton DDS, MMSc, FRCD(C) US Board Certified, Diplomate of Periodontics

Introduction Amidst various technologies and treatment options for replacement of one’s tooth, dental implants have become the standard of care in present day practice. No longer are we enamoured by the body’s ability to accept an endosseous implant as its

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Endodontic Restorative Harmonic: Part I Access To Apex, Apex To Access

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

The restoration of endodontically treated teeth (ETT) has been guided historically by anecdotal empiricism rather than biomechanical dynamics. Decisions regarding the configuration of the restoration, the diameter of the post channel and the post and core materials to be used

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Trends Towards Conservative Endodontic Treatment

by Bobby Nadeau, DDS; Dale Jung, DDS; Viraj Vora, DDS, MS

Introduction Consider a new patient who has come to a dental office and undergoes a screening examination. A quick look at any missing teeth may prompt a dentist to ask, why were these teeth lost? While patient responses may be

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

The Notorious MB2 Canal: How To Find And Treat It

by Manor Haas, DDS, Cer. Endo, MSc(D), FRCD(C)

Introduction One of the most infamous canals we chase in endodontics is the second mesio-buccal (MB2) canal of maxillary molars. It’s often referred to as the “fourth canal” and is one of the most frustrating aspects of maxillary molar root

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Dynamic Endodontic Navigation: A Case Report

by Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc

As a child growing up in the sixties, I was a great fan of the famous “Star Trek” television show starring William Shatner. The original series debuted on September 8, 1966. The show tells the tale of the crew of

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Endodontic Engagement: The GP And Endodontist Can Achieve More As A Team

by Brett E. Gilbert, DDS, Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

The Pulse To truly feel the current pulse in dentistry, you must listen to what other dentists are thinking and saying. Online message boards are a great place to participate in the conversations that dentists are having. These forums give

May 7, 2019 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Choosing Wisely: Fostering Informed Conversations Between Patients And Dentists

by Susan Sutherland, DDS, MSc; Karen Born, PhD

Introduction Earlier this year the Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists joined the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Choosing Wisely Canada is the national voice on reducing harm to patients. Modeled on the Choosing Wisely campaign in the United States, an initiative

May 2, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdata

You Are The Reason Patients Stay… Or Leave

by Oral Health

Let’s not beat around the bush: patients can and will leave your practice because of you. Dissatisfaction with a dentist or their team is the number one reason for patients finding a new practice. However, it’s crucial to note: patients