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March 31, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health & Systemic HealthOral Health OfficePublic Health

Paid Oral Health for Total Health: The Integral Role of the Dental Hygienist

by Jennifer Turner, Director of Hygiene Programs at dentalcorp

Despite its integral function in the field of oral health care, many are unaware that the role of the dental hygienist goes beyond cleaning teeth. In celebration of National Dental Hygienists Week this April, we take a closer look at

March 31, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

A Hard Goodbye

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

It’s often difficult to sit down and come up with a compelling topic to write an editorial about. But this topic is especially difficult. Not because of the fear that it won’t be of interest to our readers but simply

March 31, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Smiles4U Dental Office

by De Style Design

When our team at De Style Design set to working on the concept and interior for this practice, we kept in mind that our clients wanted to create a space which is bright, nurturing and welcoming. Natural daylight is present

March 31, 2019 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

How to Accelerate the Transition as a New Practice Owner

by Dr. Kyle Hornby, Danube Dental Clinic

Almost seven years ago, I graduated from dental school and began my hunt for a job as an associate dentist. After working at a number of different clinics and developing fundamental clinical skills, I decided to purchase an established dental

March 31, 2019 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

April Tax Woes and the Path Forward

by Nick Korhonen, MNP

April is here – and so is tax time. It’s when we’re all reminded of our civic duty to contribute to society through taxes, which often leaves our wallets feeling a little lighter as we pass the April 30 tax

March 31, 2019 Feature Dental TeamMarketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

7 Sure-Fire Tips To Convert Dental Prospects Into Patients

by Grace Clark

Most dental practices don’t dedicate enough and appropriate efforts on converting their prospects into patients. Dentists spend thousands on revamping their practices but rarely have a proper plan in place to convert the prospects into patients. These seven super tips

March 31, 2019 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Dental Marketing Essentials: 3 Tips When Responding To Patient’s Negative Feedback

by Jared Jost, PatientPop

Keeping patients satisfied and loyal is critical to the operation of any practice and should be at the center of your dental marketing strategy. It’s just common sense: A satisfied patient is more likely to consistently return for care and,

March 14, 2019 Feature Dental TechnologyOHGdata

You’re the Expert on Dental Technologies, So Prove It

by Oral Health

There’s no denying patients are more technology savvy than ever. And if they aren’t, they can easily Google “intraoral camera” or “CAD/CAM” and walk into their next dental appointment “experts”. It’s understandable why 55.2% of Canadian dentists are concerned of

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

Root Cause Netflix Movie: Fighting Mythical FIRE, with Scientific FACT

by Gary Glassman, Chief Dental Officer, dentalcorp; Ian Watson, DDS, MScD, FRCD(C)

It has often been said that to bring attention to a controversial matter simply affirms its existence, memorializes it and gives it credibility. The corollary is to ignore it and allow wrong and negligent statements to pass as science. Instead

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March 12, 2019 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Organized Dentistry Takes a Turn Toward the Airway

by Barry Raphael, DMD; Steve Carstensen, DDS; Mark Cruz, DDS; Jerald Simmons, MD; Jill Ombrello, DDS; Glennine Varga

When the American Dental Association ratified its “Policy on the Role of Dentists in the Treatment of Sleep-related Breathing Disorders” in 2017, the intention was to clarify the boundaries between medicine and dentistry to make sure dentists didn’t overreach into

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Mouth Breathing and the Dentist

by Janice Goodman DDS, MS Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain; Mark Webb, BSc

As humans, we are obligate nasal breathers but mouth breathing has become prevalent and almost the norm. The dentist can play an important role in reversing this trend by both diagnosing and treating. Mouth breathing has been considered a factor

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

2019 – The Year of Airway and Collaboration for Optimal Health

by Howard Hindin

Dentists wield enormous power over their patients’ medical outcomes – positive and negative – and it starts with our intimacy with people’s airways. 2019 will be remembered as a seminal moment for dentistry. Are you and your practice prepared? The

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Speech as Related to Sleep Apnea and Brain Plasticity

by Allen J Moses, DDS; Elizabeth T Kalliath, DMD; Gloria Pacini, RDH

“The human language capacity is overlaid in sensorimotor systems that originally evolved to do things other than support language” – Philip Lieberman Introduction According to Philip Lieberman, a scientist and recognized expert on the human brain and the evolution of

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March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

The Largest Nasopalatine Duct Cyst: A Case Report and Literature Review

by Abdalgader I. Alhozgi1, BDS, MS, Faculty of Dentistry, Alasmarya University (Zliten, Libya); Abdusalam E. Alrmali, DDS, MS, Faculty of Dentistry, Tripoli University (Tripoli, Libya), Sherif M. Elsaraj, DMD, MS, GumDocs (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada),

Abstract The nasopalatine duct cyst is the most common non-odontogenic developmental cysts. This case report presents a nasopalatine duct cyst in a patient with a history of orofacial pain over one year with multiple doctor visits and only limited success.

March 12, 2019 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Cannabis: Pharmacology, Medical Usage and Oral and Dental Implications

by Matthew Choi; Kester Ng, BHSc, DDS; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICO, FICD

Introduction Cannabis refers to drug products produced from plants of the genus Cannabis. 1 One of the most commonly used recreational drugs, 2 cannabis is capable of producing feelings of euphoria and relaxation in users. 3 While historically cannabis has

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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

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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

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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;