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June 7, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryHuman ResourcesOHGdataPractice management

Have You Updated Your Office Manual Lately? It Might Be Time to Do So

by Oral Health

The office manual (or HR manual) is an extremely important practice management tool for you as a practice owner. These manuals should include all the policies and procedures in place at your office and be accessible to the entire team.

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral HealthOral SurgeryOverall Health

Burnout in Canadian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

by Tania P. Pynn, BScN, MHS; William J. Montelpare, PhD; Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Studies on occupational stress in healthcare professionals are not new, however limited information is available on stress impact and ultimately burnout in oral and maxillofacial surgeons and residents.1,2 Occupational stress is the outcome of the clash between job-related factors

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Desmoid Fibromatosis of the Maxillofacial Region: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

by Razan Baabdullah, BDS; Jordan Gigliotti, DMD, MD, CM, FRCD(C); Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD, FRCD(C), FACS; Sungmi Jung, MD

Introduction: Desmoid tumor (DT), desmoid fibromatosis (DF) or aggressive fibromatosis, is a rare, benign, but locally aggressive, soft tissue tumor.1 The most common sites are the abdominal wall, mesentery, and chest wall.2 Approximately 7-15% of DTs occur in the head

Cannabinoid Medicine
June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

The Future of Cannabis/Cannabinoid Medicine and Orofacial Pain

by Hance Clarke, MD PhD; Yuvaraj Kotteeswaran, MD

Cannabis and cannabinoid medicine has been around for centuries. A growing number of countries have created a legal framework within which cannabis and its plant extracts are now legally accessible. Although it would be great to embrace cannabis today as

June 7, 2021 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Keys to the Successful Management of Patients with Pathologic Lesions of Oral Soft Tissues

by Chad Robertson, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Dental professionals must consider themselves the experts in pathological conditions of the oral cavity. This includes not only the teeth, but also the soft tissues and bone surrounding the teeth. There are no medical specialties that have comparable training and

June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Staying the Course: Tips for Remaining Vigilant in an Ever-Evolving Pandemic

by Elaine Powell, Director, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

A year-and-a-half into this ever-evolving pandemic and we find ourselves in the grip of a third wave. The pandemic has caused a significant change in all of our lives. The only constant we’ve had is the constant of the unknown.

Dental Practice Health Assessments: A Diagnostic Tool to Improve Practice Performance
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dental Practice Health Assessments: A Diagnostic Tool to Improve Practice Performance

by David Rajczak, DJR Consulting

Dentists spend almost every day assessing the dental health of their patients, but evidence suggests most don’t spend enough time examining the current state of their own practices.1 And although dental practice management software (PMS) will provide many reports, my

Culture Club: Why Top Dental Offices Take Office Culture Seriously
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Culture Club: Why Top Dental Offices Take Office Culture Seriously

by Dr. James Younger, TempStars

Culture can be a nebulous word that’s hard to pin down to a definition, but when we’re applying the concept to companies, teams and dental offices, there is actually a clear-cut definition. Culture is the set of established and accepted

June 4, 2021 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentist Financial Checklist: 10 Simple Steps to Financial Security and Wealth Building

by Jordan Schaffran, Silver Cedar Wealth Management

While you work on your dental practice, you also want to make sure that your money is put in the right place. With the proper plan, you can not only ensure financial security, but also build sustaining wealth that can

Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management

by Dr. Sam Mazahreh, BriteHive Solutions.

I always felt secure working in dentistry; safe from business cycles that can affect other businesses but not dentistry. Dentists carried a belief that we operated within a resilient, recession-proof industry; after all, when a patient breaks a tooth or

SEO Tips for Holistic Dental Practices
June 4, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSearch engineWebsites

SEO Tips for Holistic Dental Practices

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

In dentistry, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Every patient is different, and there are always exceptions. What is good for most people still is not good for everyone. The same is true of websites, and marketing plans in general. What

June 4, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Lolo Pediatric Dentistry

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story Dr. Zina Alkafaji is a pediatric dentist. As a mother of three young children, she and her loving husband share their exciting story of building their dream practice in North Vancouver, BC. Their professional journey with

June 4, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Misadventures in Endodontics: Turning a Negative into a Positive

by Gary Glassman DDS, FRCD(C)

As a specialist, a significant portion of my patients present after endodontic treatment has failed or was abandoned mid-treatment, due to an unforeseen complication. Throughout my career, I have seen my fair share of my own failed treatments, and I

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Dental Hygiene Visits and Overall Health During COVID-19

by Dr. Jerry Baluta, DDS

It’s been over a year since we all began living in our COVID-19 inspired modified reality. As industry professionals, we know the importance of regular dental hygiene appointments and we have a responsibility to ensure our patients are protecting their

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Breaking Bad… Habits! 4 Steps to Implement and Sustain Change

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

I Am a Habit! I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do might

Bleeding on Probing
May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Take the Zero Percent Bleeding Challenge!

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

When it comes to percent bleeding on probing, I challenge your team to see how low you can go. These strategies will help you develop and optimize treatment protocols. If you haven’t integrated a zero percent Bleeding on Probing treatment

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Keep it Clean! Keep Your Loupes Spick and Span While Protecting Your Eyeballs.

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

Hey peeps, let me start by saying this: your eyeballs are just as precious as your patients. What exactly do I mean by this? Well, it’s quite simple. Eyesight is our most important sense. The eyes capture and interpret more

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Is Time Your Friend or Enemy? Strategies to Help You Confidently Follow the Standard of Care in Hygiene

by April Welker, RDH Jameson Clinical Advisor

Many hygienists face challenges in their offices but feel too rushed during the day and too tired or defeated to recommend changes. When we graduate and are ready to start working as a hygienist, it is impossible to imagine cutting

Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
May 11, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePeriodontics

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 4)

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. Please feel free to send in your questions! Does a

The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth
May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Best Defence to COVID-19 is a Healthy Mouth

by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH

This past year has been a challenge and we have all felt the impact that COVID-19 has played in our lives, both professionally and personally. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high. There is fear for contracting the virus for