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January 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementSocial media

How Dental Practices Can Book Appointments Through Instagram

by Christie Simon

Instagram has over a billion active monthly users. What’s more, over half of Instagram’s users are 34 years old or younger. For anyone looking to grow their practice, these numbers say a lot – if you want to reach new

January 31, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Planning to Retire: The Most Important Planning of Your Life

by Alex Zlatin, Maxident

1/3 The Experienced Dentist Pocketbook — A Three Part Series Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”, throughout our adult life, retiring seems fairly far away. It

hiring risks
January 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Hygienic Hiring Practices: 5 Proactive Tips to Reduce Legal Risks When Hiring Employees

by Anthony Panacci, J.D.

The benefits of good oral hygiene are undeniable. Nonetheless, patients often forego a proper hygiene routine only to end up under the spotlight for a painful root canal. In much the same way, employers often overlook proactive hiring practices only

My City Dental
January 31, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice Management

Welcome to the Playground

by My City Dental

Dr. Koosha received his DDS from the University of SBMU School of Dentistry in 1998 and has since completed extensive post graduate training in Implantology from Harvard; Sedation courses from the University of Toronto; and Orthodontic and TMJ Disorders through

January 31, 2020 Feature BlogsOral Health OfficePractice ManagementSearch engineWebsites

How to Start a Dental Blog for Your Practice

by Aimee Laurence

It seems like every business is starting their own blog these days, and dental practices are no different. A blog can help you engage with your customers and also seek new clients. If this is an interesting concept for your

January 31, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice Management

Together Everyone Achieves More

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

If you read this month’s Data Driven Dentistry feature, it focuses on the importance of loyalty to help your practice grow. Based on our survey findings, the data tells us that the number one reason your patients trust you is

January 7, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Data Driven Dentistry 2020: A Summary

by Oral Health

Oral Health is delighted to share a first look at part three of our Data Driven Dentistry series! Following the success of our first two comprehensive surveys and the valuable results that came from it, we chose to survey patients

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Management of Benign Odontogenic Lesions in the Paediatric Patient

by Marshall M. Freilich, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract The identification of lesions within the osseous structures in children is essential to ensure timely surgical intervention, and to minimize or correct hindrances to the development of a healthy dentition and bone structure. These lesions tend to present in

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPediatric dentistry

Étude de cas : Présentation d’une Malformation Artérioveineuse à la Mandibule

by Mallory Laframboise, DMD; Audrey Lacombe, DMD

Résumé Les malformations artérioveineuses (MAV) sont des lésions vasculaires rares issues d’artères et de veines qui présentent des défauts structuraux d’origine congénitale. Leurs présentations clinique et radiographique particulières en rendent l’identification et le diagnostic complexes par les professionnels dentaires. Cette

Oral Health Editorial on Vaping
January 7, 2020 Feature Pediatric dentistry

Presentation of a Mandibular Arteriovenous Malformation: A Case Study Report

by Mallory Laframboise, DMD; Audrey Lacombe, DMD

Abstract Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare vascular lesions composed of arteries and veins with congenital structural defects. Their ambiguous clinical and radiographic presentations make their recognition and diagnosis challenging for dental professionals. A healthy 14-year-old male presented to The Hospital

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?
January 7, 2020 Feature AnaesthesiaOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Paediatric Anaesthesia Neurotoxicity: Bring Back the Papoose Board?

by Gino Gizzarelli, BScPhm, DDS, MSc (Dental Anaesthesia)

Every day children of all ages are sedated or anaesthetized for dental treatment both in the hospital and more commonly now in the dental office. The use of physical restraint for a dental procedure in a child has largely been

January 7, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodonticsPediatric dentistry

Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Emel Arat, DDS, PhD (Ortho), FRCD(C)

Early orthodontic treatment refers to orthodontic intervention before the eruption of permanent dentition (except third molars) is complete.1 In orthodontic literature, the benefits of early orthodontic treatment have been a topic of much debate.2-10 Some clinicians may prefer to defer

Oral Health Editorial on Vaping
January 7, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

Keep Calm and Don’t Vape

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

It is difficult these days to walk down the street and not have a cloud of smoke engulf your face from a nearby electronic vaping device. My first response to this occurrence is to hold my breath or attempt to

Leaders in Practice
January 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Paid Leaders in Practice Awards – Cast Your Votes Today!

by Leaders in Practice

Designed to recognize Excellence in Dentistry, the Leaders in Practice awards celebrate dental care professionals who are passionate about providing optimal patient care and making a difference in the lives of Canadians. The shortlist of up to 10 nominees in

mental health
January 3, 2020 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Winter Blues: Navigating Patients’ Loneliness

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp; Michelle Budd, DDS, Patient Safety Consultant at dentalcorp

It’s been said that there is no health without mental health—the truth of this statement is difficult to refute. Mental illness presents a serious barrier to receiving good health care and dental care is no exception. The enormity of this

financial planning
January 3, 2020 Feature Finances

Planning for the Next Decade, and Beyond

by Dr. Wilson Chen BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

Happy New Year! Now that 2020 has arrived, it is a perfect time to reflect on the highlights of the past decade and plan for the future. I realize that planning is likely low on the list of fun things

January 3, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Braganza Periodontics

by Braganza Periodontics

Dr. Annabel Braganza had long envisioned moving her practice to a brand new space in her own new building in Peterborough, Ontario. Not only would this be a good investment in real estate, but it would afford her the luxury

marketing mistakes
January 3, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial mediaWebsites

How Not to Market Your Dental Practice: Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

There was a time not too long ago when dentists relied on word-of-mouth referrals. Marketing was virtually unheard of, as most people just went to the same local dental practice that their friends and family use. Oh, how times have

new year
January 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2020

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

Did you set any goals or New Year resolutions? Did you feel that by the time 2020 arrived you would have achieved or accomplished certain things? Have you reflected on why you have or haven’t succeeded? When the New Year

proactive dentistry
December 10, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Proactive Intervention Dentistry: Nurturing the Oral Environment

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

“Environment” is a real buzzword in the news today. Pollution, climate, sustainable, maintainable, crisis, emergency. Do we have control or not? One area where we as dental professionals have some control is the oral environment! We are the custodians of