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December 21, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Building a New Practice: Tackling the Myriad of Unknowns

by Alex Zlatin, MaxiDent

3/3 New Owner Pocketbook – A Three Part Series Some people will tell you that the recent and unprecedented pandemic has irreparably altered your ability to be financed for the undertaking of building a new practice. They are right that

Dental Practice
December 21, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dental Practice $ales: Get the Most When You $ell

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

For the last few years, it’s been a seller’s market when it comes to dental practice sales, due to too many buyers, not enough sellers, low interest rates, 100% bank financing and dental service organizations scooping up practices. These conditions

December 21, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Rise & Thrive: A New Playbook for Success & Happiness in Dentistry

by Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H.

By all accounts 2020 has been the year of COVID-19; sparking a global fear of catching the virus, with an ensuing wave of government-ordered economic shutdowns across most industries. These safety measures were primarily aimed at reducing the spread of

December 21, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Groove Dental

by Groove Dental

Located in the mature community of Glenora in central Edmonton, Groove Dental’s experiential design draws cues from the original building dating back to 1953 as well as Bold Interior Design Inc’s travels to the warehouse district of DUMBO (Down Under

December 21, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Let Go, Level Up and Stick with it!

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney

Let’s ensure dental practices recover from the mess of 2020! How can we do that? Start by asking yourself a few questions about redesigning your practice to make sure your brand is working for you and not the other way

December 21, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

2020 Pandemic: Adversity and the Silver Linings

by Lisa Philp, Chief Visionary Officer of TGNA

CONGRATULATIONS! If you’re reading this article, it means you are one of the lucky ones who responded, persevered and continue to survive through the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 will forever be the year of COVID – the year that changed

Neutrophils
December 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Neutrophils – The Missing Link

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What a crazy and upside-down world we live in! But if you slow down and pay attention, things may start to come together… About a year ago I decided to make the theme of this issue of Oral Health –

Immune Response to Implanted Bone Replacement Graft Materials
December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Immune Response to Implanted Bone Replacement Graft Materials

by *Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, Dip.Dh, MSc, PhD; *Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Haider Al-Waeli1, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD. * Both authors equally share the first authorship.

Graft materials are used to restore the physiological and anatomical function of diseased or damaged bone tissues via repair and/or regeneration.1-4 There are various graft options available for maxillofacial bone grafting which are divided into natural tissue transplants (autografts from

Implant Integration Made Predictable
December 14, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Implant Integration Made Predictable

by David L Hoexter, DMD, BA, FIADFE, FACD, FICD

In recent years, the public’s acceptance of oral implants has been dramatically positive. People are living longer and desire an enhanced quality of life. Being able to eat all the foods they enjoy due to improved mastication, not requiring the

Waterpik® Water Flosser with the Plaque Seeker® tip cleaning around an implant. The water can access the interproximal and subgingival areas removing biofilm and debris.
December 14, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Implant Self-Care: What Do We Tell Our Patients?

by Deborah M. Lyle, MS, BS, RDH

It would be beneficial if there was evidence on how to maintain implants that is measurable and predictable. Much of the information is empirical and based on the assumption that traditional oral hygiene for natural teeth will be the same

December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

Effective Periodontal Charting Leads to Effective Periodontal Care

by Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd.

Periodontitis has now been established as a major chronic inflammatory disease. There exist significant links to systemic health conditions under the umbrella of the “oral systemic link”. Recent epidemiologic research has linked periodontal pathogens to several systemic diseases, including cardiovascular

December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dentistry Meets the Collagen Trend: Guidelines for Clinical Practice

by Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

Abstract Collagen repair and regeneration is a continual process. With chronic inflammation, however, collagen and tissue repair are compromised. Not only is the periodontium severely impacted, but systemic health is placed at risk. What causes excessive collagen breakdown and how

December 14, 2020 Feature CancerOral cancerOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Oral Cancer and the Race Against Time: Use of Psoriasin (S100A7) as a Predictive Marker to Enhance Assessment of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by V. Thorburn, BMSc, MSc, DDS Candidate; C.S. Dong, DMD, BSc (Dent), MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C) and M.R. Darling, BChD, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD

Introduction Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a potentially debilitating and deadly disease, particularly when diagnosed at an advanced stage.1 Early detection drastically improves prognostic outcomes, making diagnosis a race against time.2 Most cases of OSCC begin as a precursor

Neutrophils
December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Oral Health Implications of COVID-19 Pharmacotherapy

by Radhika Chhibber, BDS; Madhura Tandale, BDS; Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Haider Al-Waeli, BDS, MSc

INTRODUCTION As the COVID-19 pandemic moves across the world, research shows confirmed human to human transmission of SARS-CoV-2 with its symptoms ranging from mild flu-like to severe life-threatening pneumonia.1 At this point, there is no specific treatment available in combating

Neutrophils
December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Post Antibiotic Era: It’s Not Coming – It’s Here

by Tanya Dunlap, PhD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report at the end of 2019 that has been overshadowed by COVID-19. Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States 2019 is a wake-up call to health care providers. In the

December 14, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Gamechangers For 2020, a Different Perspective

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

After 2020 threw so many elements of life and work into chaos, how can your practice focus on the fundamentals for success in 2021? Year-in-review articles are staple in the public and professional media. Columnists offer their takes on lessons

December 14, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Data Driven Dentistry: 2020 Round-Up!

by Oral Health

Loyalty Builds Your Practice Our survey results show that the main reason patients remain loyal to their dentist is because they trust them. This proves just how important it is to build strong relationships with patients. The best way to

December 4, 2020 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice ManagementWellness

New Year, New You: Filling Your Resilience Toolbox for a Stronger Self

by Dr. Bruce Freeman, Director of Patient Experience, dentalcorp

2020 brought tremendous change, hardship, and loss for a great many of us. We were catapulted out of our comfort zones as we had to adjust to the new normal. With a new year around the corner, we have a

Buying an Existing Practice
December 4, 2020 Feature New gradsOral Health OfficePractice management

Buying an Existing Practice: Be Prepared for Surprises

by Alex Zlatin, MaxiDent

2/3 NEW OWNER POCKETBOOK – A Three Part Series In this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still clinics being sold and bought. Credit is still being issued and some transactions are expedited while others are stalling. When

December 4, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Embrace the Discomfort

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney

I know we are all getting tired of talking about COVID-19, however, COVID-19 is here. COVID-19 is putting a wrench in the perfect plans we had set out when 2020 started. So, what are you going to do about it?