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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

High Rates of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Amongst Dentists: Peril of the High-Speed Handpiece

by Ian D. Murray, BA HIS AHIP IHS

Abstract This article will present a review of the literature regarding the high rates of hearing loss, tinnitus and related comorbidities, affecting general dentists, specialists and assistants, as a result of the excessive noise produced by the dental high-speed handpiece

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cone Beam Computed Tomography and Computer Controlled Mandibular Positioner in Conjunction with a Level III Sleep Study

by Dr. Michael Parchewsky, BSc (Hons), DMD, FAGD; Ross McKercher, BSc

A Systematic Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A workflow using SICAT and Zephyr Sleep Technologies: SICAT Air and the MATRx plus in Tandem Introduction: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent chronic disease seen by both doctors

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Importance of Breastfeeding

by Michael Gelb

Breastfeeding goes back thousands of years, as in other mammalian species for good reason. At birth, the infant is nourished by breastfeeding which coordinates the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and orofacial reflexes. There is obligate nasal breathing in the human

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Top 25 Biological Functions of the Mouth

by G. P. Greenacre

Following over 50 years of study and listening to experts, I want to share with you why good growth and good functioning of the mouth is so important. Let me explain why the Mouth is the Mirror of your Life.

March 1, 2019 Feature Dental TeamOral Health Office

Paid Celebrating the Dental Assistant: A Closer Look at the Dentist’s Right Arm

by Elaine Powell, Practice Auditor at dentalcorp

In honour of Dental Assistants Recognition Week, I’d like to take this opportunity to delve deeper into the integral function of the Dental Assistant. As a former Dental Assistant myself, I am deeply familiar with the multi-dimensionality of the role;

March 1, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePaediatric Dentistry

Atlantis Children’s Dentistry

by Jean Akerman Design Inc.

Entering this bright, playful space in Whitby, Ontario, young patients and their families are immediately immersed in the imagery of an underwater wonderland. The office environment is a testament to Dr. Arif Mamdani’s love of his profession as a pediatric

March 1, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Answering the Office Design Questions You Should Be Asking

by Kathryn Gaysinsky, De Style Design Inc.

What’s a frequent request you try to stray dental clients away from? The first step in looking at any dental office layout is examining the flow and ergonomics of a given unit. It is important during this first step to

March 1, 2019 Feature FinancesOral Health Office

Preventing Retirement Income Decay Like You Prevent Tooth Decay: The Personal Pension Plan

by Jean-Pierre A. Laporte, BA, MA, JD; Yaron Orgil, CIMA®, FCSI®

The business community, including dental professionals and other incorporated professionals were shocked by the tax measures introduced on July 18, 2017 by the Federal Government. The package of reforms aimed at closing perceived loopholes relating to Canadian Controlled Private Corporations

March 1, 2019 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice managementTeam motivation

The Real Secret of Success is Enthusiasm

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm – Winston Churchill This past February, Oral Health was invited to Henry Schein’s National Sales Meeting at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario – and it

March 1, 2019 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Operations

How Marketing Can Save Your Clinic in 2019

by Alex Zlatin, Maxim Software Systems

In the past, we had product-centric companies and then they shifted to being customer-centric, now today the most successful companies are moving towards being purpose-centric. This means that all aspects of the business, whether it’s marketing, service, R&D, sales, IT,

March 1, 2019 Feature Human ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Employment Standards: Good for Employees, Essential for Employers

by Carole McLeod

Maybe you don’t pay overtime because you let your staff take a day off when they need it, or maybe your staff doesn’t get a proper lunch break most days, but once in a while they can take an extra

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives

by Dr. Kathryn Alderman

A New look at Systemic Inflammation, Microbiome, Gum Disease Diagnosis, Treatment and Keeping Dental/Gum Disease in Remission Traditionally in dentistry we have been taught to ask our patients to brush, floss and visit us twice a year for checkups to

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Managing Oral Health’s Implications For/From Mild Cognitive Impairment

by Julie DiNardo, RDH

Chances are that you know of someone with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) 1, and/or your practice has some patients at high risk or early signs of this same, dreaded condition. And chances are you know that these same individuals are

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Volunteering in Vietnam

by Sherry Priebe, RDH, BDSc, MSc

Sherry, would you consider volunteering in leadership of your knowledge and experience in Vietnam and plan a service and learning venture for our graduating Dental Hygiene bachelor’s degree students? What would you say to volunteering your time, taking time off

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

A Leap of Faith: Jamaica 2018

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

Beneath bright blue skies with perfectly painted clouds lies a place that is making a change in dental hygiene. As a practicing RDH of 11 years, clinical educator and speaker, I not only welcome the opportunity to make a difference

February 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Serve from the Heart

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

They say the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. With busy lives, it can be difficult to find the time to volunteer. But volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have

February 5, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Smile! Your Patients Are Watching You

by Oral Health

In the day-to-day rush and routine of running a dental practice it can be difficult to pause and appreciate the value your staff bring not only to your office, but your patients’ experiences. We recently surveyed 1,000 dental patients from

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral & Systemic HealthOral Health

Marijuana: What Dentists Need to Know

by Caroline DeVincenzi, DMD

The Cannabis plant, commonly known as marijuana, is the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide, with roughly 35 million people using marijuana each month in the United States. 1 Other than alcohol, cannabis is the most commonly used drug in

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyImplantologyOral Health

Biomechanical Implant Failures Management of an Implant Failure: A Case Report

by Joshua Shieh, BDS, MDS

Introduction The goal of modern dentistry is to restore the patient’s oral health to normal contour, function, aesthetics and speech. 1 The era of dental implants have ushered in a new treatment concept where the patients no longer have to

February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Supplemental Oxygen in an Acute Myocardial Infarction

by Dr. Rachel Tobis

You are about to begin dental treatment on your healthy 65-year-old male patient when he suddenly develops severe chest pain. You suspect he is having an acute myocardial infarction and immediately call 911. You then refer back to the treatment