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March 14, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Maintain Safety Protocols to Protect Your Body and Mind

by Oral Health

Provinces across the country are slowly beginning to reduce the protocols and restrictions that were put in place as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is important to stay diligent when practicing safety protocols in your dental office.

March 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

dentalcorp to Match Dental Community Donations Supporting Urgent Humanitarian Aid Efforts in Ukraine

by Guy Amini, President, dentalcorp

Far too often throughout history, and in far too many countries today, the lives of millions are brutally affected by the imperialistic ambitions of the few. Across our network, too many of our colleagues, neighbours and loved ones know firsthand

March 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Thinking of Selling? Check Yourself… Legally

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

Selling your dental practice now or in the next 5 years? Get yourself checked now – legally that is. Otherwise, it could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus delays and aggravation when you do go to sell. Let’s

March 4, 2022 Feature Computer softwareOral Health OfficePractice management

Ways to Use Patient Data to Improve your Service Offerings

by Beau Peters

Data is driving business in all industries. Not even dental care is immune. The insights made possible through data collection enable better service, so professionals of all backgrounds are flocking to this resource. Fortunately, modern practice management software and other

March 4, 2022 Feature CancerOral Health OfficePractice management

When a Dentist Gets Oral Cancer

by Dr. Parul Dua Makkar; Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta

When you see you it, you don’t forget it. Cancer. It’s as scary to look at as it is to tell a patient that they have something suspicious in their mouth – something that may be oral cancer. What if

March 4, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

The Rules Have Changed…How to Write Great Page Titles in 2022

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

When your dental website appears in search results, the first thing viewers will notice is the page title. Therefore, it has a significant impact on your CTR (click-through rate), as well as the first impression that your practice makes. Getting

informed consent
March 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The Art of Communication: Improving the Quality of Informed Consent Discussions in Dentistry

by Kiran Madesha, Legal Advisor; Kristy Pilatzke, Risk and Compliance officer

Prior to receiving dental care, patients in Canada have the right to be fully informed. This means that oral healthcare clinicians must advise their patients of all reasonable treatment options, the associated risks and benefits, and the rate of success

March 4, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Bitehaus Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, CMC, Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story Bitehaus Dental was built in 2018 as a result of a dream in the hearts and minds of Dr. Aisling Whitaker and Dr. Anand Iyer (who are married and parents of one young child). Their journey

March 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Should We Be Talking About Women in Dentistry?

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, BSC., DDS

I don’t get it. Why are we talking about women in dentistry? More females are graduating dental school than males, and females are increasingly owning dental practices, becoming specialists, influencing, educating and leading dental organizations. In fact, several provincial dental

February 25, 2022 Feature Dental Hygiene

Communicating Oral Inflammation: A Chair-Side Conversation That Can Change a Life

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Have you ever said to a client during their dental hygiene appointment, “oh there is just a little bit of bleeding”?  Overall, giving the client the impression, this is expected, normal, or really not something to be overly concerned with.

February 25, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice managementWellness

Client Experience in Oral Healthcare is the Doorway into Better Wellness

by Besa Begu, Dental Hygienist, Oral Health Promoter, Kosovo

By occupation a dental hygienist, I see myself as the natural link between healthcare in its traditional understanding, and the ever-expanding sector – or industry – of wellness. This link embodies the multiple dimensions and nuances shaping the profile of

2018 AAP Periodontal Classification
February 25, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Technically Speaking: Tips for Implementing the 2018 AAP Periodontal Classification (Part 13)

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. Once

Dental Anesthesia
February 24, 2022 Feature Oral HealthViewpoint

Viewpoint: The Most Common Error I Observe When Discussing the Management of Acute Stroke

by Derek Decloux, DMD, MSc

I have the privilege of working with the dental students at the University of Toronto. One of my responsibilities is to discuss with them the management of medically compromised patients. I am often pleasantly surprised with the students’ knowledge pertaining

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnaesthesiaAnesthesiologyEditorialOral HealthPharmacology

Got ‘Til It’s Gone

by Peter Nkansah, MSc, DDS, Dip. Anes.

Don’t it always seem to go/That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. – Joni Mitchell (“Big Yellow Taxi”) There is an active application to recognize Dental Anesthesia as a dental specialty nationwide. Dental Anesthesia is recognized as

February 7, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Monty Gaur

by Oral Health

Dr. Monty Gaur Nose Creek Dental, Airdrie, Alberta What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I would have known how critical it would be to possess

New staff
February 7, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Attracting New Staff to Your Practice

by Oral Health

While over a third of dental practices have seen no change to their staffing, there are many dentists that are struggling to hire new team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over ½ of dentists have begun offering higher wages to

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Subcutaneous Emphysema: Dental Causes and Management

by Lucia Santos, DDS

Introduction Subcutaneous emphysema is a well-known complication that can occur during dental procedures. It arises when air is forcefully pushed into the submucosal spaces, leading to tissue distension. This trapping of air can progressively spread through the facial spaces, which

February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyPharmacology

Our Role in the Diagnosis of Hypertension – What Has Changed with the Pandemic?

by Alia El-Mowafy, BDS, MSC, Dip ADBA

As dental care professionals, we are all familiar with measuring our patients’ blood pressure. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several changes in our health care system, some of which have led to the question: is

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Nitrous Oxide and Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality: An Update of the ENIGMA-II Trial

by Cameron Goertzen, MSc, DDS

Nitrous oxide is an odorless, colourless, inorganic gas that has been used in dental and surgical anesthesia since the mid-1800s. The combination of inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen provides mild conscious sedation that can effectively manage dental anxiety. Beyond conscious

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Automated External Defibrillators and the Dental Office

by Bryan Waxman, BHSc(Hon.), DDS, Dip. Anaes.

The primary function of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is to convert certain fatal non-perfusing heart rhythms back into perfusing heart rhythms (producing a pulse that can provide oxygen to vital organs). They are now a required component of the