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July 30, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient education

Paid Patient-Centred Care, Soft Skills and Good Business

by Julian Perez, Director, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Health care administration has evolved drastically in the last generation, and the expectations about how health care providers communicate with patients ranks among the biggest of these changes. Numerous studies have shown that patient satisfaction depends upon the attitude that

July 5, 2018 Feature Dental TechnologyOHGdata

Dentists are Struggling to Keep Up with Patient Expectations

by Oral Health

As technology changes and becomes a bigger part of our everyday lives, you must prepare for your patients’ expectations of a dental office to be tech-heavy. While they may not fully understand the benefits of the upgraded technology, they will

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Tissue Management in Restorative Dentistry: The “Super Pulsed” Diode Laser

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FACD, FIADFE, FASDA Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Diode Lasers as a Tool in Tissue Management Diode lasers have been used for many years as an effective adjunct for management of the gingival tissues in many areas of restorative dentistry. Prior to the development of diode lasers, electrosurgery

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Teeth Whitening & Skin Rejuvenation: Combined Therapy

by Myles Holt, BDS, LLM, FIADFE

Over the last few decades, teeth whitening has become the foundation of cosmetic dentistry, representing one of the most cost effective, minimally invasive, entry level options for patients wishing to enhance the appearance of their smile. When looking at developing

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Communicating Oral Appliance Hygiene

by Lorin Berland, DDS

Oral appliance homecare has a major impact on continuing compliance, treatment success, and the patient’s overall experience with the process. Individuals utilizing dentures, sleep devices, retainers, aligners and mouth guards are at a significantly greater risk of developing oral infections.

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

“I Have It… You Need It!”

by Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

There is no doubt that the world of dental materials and products changes almost as fast as the wind changes direction. Presently, the focus on products seems to be on intraoral scanners, in-office milling and 3D printing. But what about

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Illuminating the Resin: What You Need to Know

by Richard Bengt Price, BDS, DDS, MS, PhD, FRCD(C)

Curing lights have become an integral part of dental practice 1 where they are now used to light cure direct composites, provisional restorations, luting cements, sealants, and orthodontic bracket cements. When a restoration fails (Fig. 1), or a bracket falls

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsProduct Report

A “Point-by-Point” Statement on Periodontal Host-Modulation Therapy: Safety First!

by Lorne M. Golub, DMD, MSc, DSc (H), Cert. Perio, MD (honorary), FNAI; Ying Gu, DDS, PhD, Cert. AEGD; Howard Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael B. Goldberg, MSc., DDS, Dip. Perio; Timo Sorsa, DDS, PhD, Dipl. Perio

Introduction Over the past several decades, dentistry has come to realize that: (a) Periodontitis is the most common progressive, chronic inflammatory disease known to mankind – more common than rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, chronic inflammatory skin disease, etc.,

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Veneer Temporization: A Simple Approach to Healthy Results

by Viviane Haber, DDS

Avariety of methods have been introduced to maintain veneer preparation integrity, tissue health, and overall patient comfort. While there are many approaches to the temporization process, both indirect and indirect-direct, one of the most efficient is the direct method. Most

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Improved Alveolar Ridge Augmentation Using Synthetic Monetite Based Onlay Grafts

by Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

Once teeth are lost due to trauma and/or disease, such as advanced periodontitis and not replaced, the alveolar ridge resorption begins rapidly. 1 An average alveolar bone loss of 1.5-2 mm (vertically) and 40-50% (horizontally) occurs within first six months

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Women in Dentistry Symposium

by Oral Health

The 8th annual Women in Dentistry Symposium was on Tuesday, May 15th. The night is an opportunity for women throughout dentistry to network, learn and share experiences. Hosted by Dr. Effie Habsha, founder of Women in Dentistry, the event aims

July 3, 2018 Feature EndodonticsProduct Report

Letter to the Editor

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

Re: May 2018 Oral Health Editorial I’m always a tad confused with this supposed popular topic in dentistry today… Since when did it become Endo versus Implants? Doesn’t versus imply against each other? Perhaps I’m in the minority but for

July 3, 2018 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

If Only They Had Kept Their Teeth…

by Dr. George Freedman, BSc, DDS

Today’s health standards mandate the retention of functional teeth (or their substitutes) throughout adult life. This is a colossal change of expectations in just less than half a century. In the mid-20th century, partial and complete edentulousness were common in

July 2, 2018 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Accolade Dental: The Sunny Side of Yorkville

by Accolade Dental

As a Design firm, it is quite remarkable to run into a client that has the wherewithal and fortitude for bold decisions in the conception of a new practice. From the very first meeting with Dr. Jack Slome, we at

July 2, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

How We Vindicated a Falsely Accused Dentist…

by Mariana Bracic

…and Why You Should Thank Him   Michele Lancia was a 48-year-old, generously-paid Restorative Dental Hygienist. She worked for Park Dentistry for eight years (after 11 prior years for the dentist from whom Allen Park bought the practice). When she

July 2, 2018 Feature EditorialOral Health Office

Mental Illness is Not a Personal Failure

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

The best way to grab your attention for this editorial is to simply begin with the facts. One in three Canadians will experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder in their lifetime. By the time Canadians reach 40 years

July 2, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficeSocial media

Reach Out to Local Patients Through Your Dental Facebook Page

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Quite a few dental practices have set up Facebook pages in an attempt to promote their business locally. But, the majority of such pages have limited activity and an absence of social engagement. Enhancing the visibility of your practice’s Facebook

July 2, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

3 HR Mistakes Dentists and Office Managers are (Still) Making in 2018

by Alex Zlatin

Back in the day, when dentists weren’t even using gloves while treating patients, running a clinic was way simpler. It was less stressful as well. So many veteran dentists tell me they are grateful and lucky to be retiring soon

July 2, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Caring For Your Commercial Lease

by John McMillan, LL.B.

You have successfully negotiated a Lease for your Practice, but that does not mean that you can just put it away and forget about it. Your Lease and your relationship with your Landlord require care and attention throughout the term

June 15, 2018 Feature OHGdataSocial networking

Networking 101: Why Should Dentists Care?

by Oral Health

This isn’t the be-all end-all of networking guides but considering only 75 per cent of dental professionals are frequently networking, it’s a good start. Seventy-five may sound high, but in reality, all professionals should be networking, whether online or in