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January 29, 2021 Feature ElearningOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Why You Should Join Instagram

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta

I was reluctant to join Instagram (also called IG or Insta). I thought I was too old, too busy and that it wouldn’t add any value to my life. I expected it to be a platform where people show off

Estate Planning for Dentists
January 29, 2021 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Estate Planning for Dentists

by Rick Goldring, BA, CFP, CLU, CHFC; John Moakler, BMath, CFP, CLU, CSC

Estate planning is not a single, simple task. It can include a wide range of options and actions that you must implement to accomplish your goals. We will highlight some of the key options available to you and then prioritize

Office Design
January 29, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Designing for Style, Comfort & Safety: Smart Office Design for Post-COVID Times

by Darcie Galbraith, B.A., Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H.

The effects of the lockdowns, layoffs and massive public measures to contain COVID-19 will likely last long after any threat from the virus are gone. For many of our patients, working from home is still a fresh memory and for

COVID-19 Vaccine
January 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The First Dentist in Ontario to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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

On December 28, 2020, I received a text from Dr. Gurbaz Sandhu (GP, London and Port Elgin). Ontario had just entered into a strict lockdown. The media had been focusing on the bungled COVID-19 vaccine rollout, while infections and deaths

January 29, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Capitol Dentistry

by Capitol Dentistry

Capitol Dentistry is located in the hustle and bustle of pedestrian traffic of the Yonge and Eglinton area in Toronto. The design of the office was meant to present a strong visual for the passersby to look in, be intrigued

Tax Deductions, Breaks and Planning in the COVID-19 Era
January 29, 2021 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Tax Deductions, Breaks and Planning in the COVID-19 Era

by David Chong Yen*, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong*, CPA, CA, TEP, Basil Nicastri*, CPA, CA and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

COVID has fundamentally changed how we live and how businesses operate. It has taught us the importance of being resilient and to look for opportunities even in dire situations. As a result of COVID, many dentists have experienced: Working from

January 29, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

My Way or the Highway!

by Judy Kay Mausolf, Speaker, Author, and Dental Culture Specialist

Our relationships in life are the result of how well we communicate and collaborate personally and professionally. When we communicate openly, positively and effectively, we inspire connections and build sincere, strong, sustaining relationships. What often sabotages successful relationships is our

January 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Plaque Analysis: The Oral Health You Can See

by Rachael Straus

While viruses might be on everyone’s mind because of the Covid-19 pandemic, let us not forget about other microscopic creatures that can influence our health, namely bacteria. Just the thought of bacteria makes many people cringe due to their associations

January 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Igniting That Spark For Your Hygiene Career Once Again

by Dezarae Aldridge-Earl, RDH

You are a dental hygienist. You went to school, you graduated, wrote the national board exam, found yourself a job and now you scale likely somewhere between 160 to 256 teeth each day, four days a week or upwards of

AAP Periodontal Classification
January 22, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Technically Speaking: Tips For Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 1)

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

Still confused about the 2018 AAP Periodontal classification? Never fear! The next few monthly columns will review some of the most important updates made to the industry’s global periodontal guidelines to help hygiene teams achieve the highest level of care.

January 11, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Data Driven Dentistry 2021: A Summary

by Oral Health

Oral Health is excited to share a first look at part four of our Data Driven Dentistry series! Following the success of our first three comprehensive surveys and the valuable results that were found from surveying both patients and dentists,

January 11, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Autism On the Rise: Coping in the Dental Office

by Robert Carmichael BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

The U.S. Department of Education reports on its website that an astonishing 1 in 59 children in the United States are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a far cry from the figure of 1 in 2,500 that had

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

A Virtual Reality Visit to the Dentist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

by Molly Friedman, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a wide range of conditions that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges.1 There has been a significant increase in the number of people with ASD over the past few decades with

Maximizing the Lifespan of Dental Implants Placed in Young Individuals: The Role of Oral Neutrophils in Peri-Implant Diseases
January 11, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Maximizing the Lifespan of Dental Implants Placed in Young Individuals: The Role of Oral Neutrophils in Peri-Implant Diseases

by Ramandeep Sandhu, BDS, MDS; Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip. Perio.; Robert P. Carmichael, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Introduction Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment choice in young individuals with dento-facial anomalies characterized by missing teeth such as oligodontia and cleft lip and palate. Although dental implants may represent a predictable treatment option in the short term,

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Managing Hemifacial Microsomia with Total Custom TMJ Replacement

by Briceno WX, DDS, MSc; Kang B, DDS; Caminiti MF, DDS, MEd, FRCDC

Introduction: The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program at the University of Toronto supports the Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Program at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in numerous ways. The program’s director, residents and the Temporomandibular Joint and Orthognathic Surgery

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Green Teeth? The Many Shades of Congenital Syphilis

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C); Heather Dreise, MD, FRCPC

It is a disease that you will learn about in dental school, but rarely see in actual practice. And given the many, varied features of congenital syphilis, when you do encounter your first case, you may need to review this

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Interceptive Treatment for Patients with Maxillary Dysplasia

by Sean E. V. Chung, DMD, MSc (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Orthodontic treatment can be described in 3 main groups based on the timing of treatment delivery as follows: 1) interceptive treatment, 2) comprehensive treatment, 3) adjunctive/limited treatment. Interceptive orthodontics describes orthodontic treatment that occurs during the mixed dentition stage of

January 11, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry

Smart Dentistry for the Kids in Your Practice – Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique Co-Cure Method

by Carla Cohn, DMD

Saving irreplaceable tooth structure is invaluable. It is even more important for the kids in your practice as they and their teeth have a lifetime ahead. Several methods to preserve tooth structure exist. Among such methods is incomplete caries removal.

January 11, 2021 Feature Dental TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Plugged in for Success: Electric Handpieces are the Future. Here’s Why.

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

I know that quite a number of dentists remain committed to air-driven handpieces. It was what you used in school. You have established clinical workflows in place with equipment you trust. What I also know is that no matter how

Hiring Tips
December 21, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Key Hiring Tips for the New Year

by Christy Dvoracek, Director of Talent, dentalcorp

The start of a new year is an opportune time to assess your resources as you begin to execute your goals – one such resource being your pool of talent. The below are useful tips to keep in mind as