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July 11, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

Why Has the Public Lost Trust in Doctors? And How Can Dentists Rebuild It?

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In March 2022, the Edelman Trust Barometer provided a significant warning that eroding trust has harmed, and is likely to continue to damage, individual and public health outcomes in the post-COVID-19 era.1 More than 50 percent of those surveyed worry

June 30, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Emotional Dentistry From the Heart

by Peter Barry, C.M.C., Practice Success Coach

Each new grad enters the world of private practice with dreams and visions of maintaining that fresh and vital feeling of importance. As dental professionals, we are excited to deliver great dental healthcare experiences to happy, appreciative patients that value

June 8, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Lessons Learned

by Ben Davis, DDS, FRCD(C)

I’m sitting at my desk on a Sunday afternoon in March, contemplating the past 24 months. It was around this time in 2020 that I travelled to Malaysia for an annual academic meeting at IMU, our partner university in Kuala

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialPractice management

Four Skills That Make a Great Leader

by Judy Kay Mausolf

I would like to tell you a story about a woman who was a great leader. Her name is Ione Miller, and she just happens to be my mom.  Mom was a city girl who, at the age of 19, married

May 10, 2022 Feature EditorialEndodonticsOral Health

Confidence vs Competence in Dentistry

by Bruce V. Freeman, DDS, DOrtho, MSc; Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Definitions Confidence and competence are two words that are neither synonymous nor interchangeable. Confidence must be earned, as when it is simply imagined it can lead to a false sense of security in one’s abilities, which results in, you guessed

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticEditorialOral Health

The Dawn of a New Day

by Dr Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FICD, FIADFE

Doom and Gloom. That is all that we have been consistently living with for the last 2 years. It’s time for all of this to end. We cannot possibly live comfortably with all of this negativity around us. Is life

March 15, 2022 Feature Dental TeamEditorialOral Health

Re: Editorial: Staff Shortage: Yet Another Challenge to Overcome

by James Younger, DDS

In the world of dentistry, we all know that, in reality, there is no such thing as a “solo practitioner”. Even a dental office owned and run by a single dentist needs a team to create a prosperous dental practice.

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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 4, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Two Years with COVID-19

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE, FICD

Welcome to 2022. We, as dentists, hygienists, assistants and office administrators, have now been affected by COVID-19 for almost two years in some way, shape or form. Our dental offices have experienced situations that none of us ever dreamed of

January 7, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthPediatric dentistry

When Are We Going Back to “Normal”?

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

COVID-19 has certainly turned our world upside down. Nowhere is this truer than in the dental profession. Dental offices all over our country have had to step up measures to ensure that our patients and staff are safe. In fact,

December 22, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Getting It Right: Vaccine Policies in Dentistry

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C); Julian Perez, J.D., SVP

On September 20, 2021, the RCDSO (Ontario’s dental regulator) encouraged all dentists to “support vaccination efforts, model responsible behaviour … and address vaccine hesitancy.” Other provincial dental regulators have recommended that all dentists and dental health care professionals get vaccinated

December 6, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

How Do We Know What We Know?

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

We go through life on many roads picking up information and details as we grow, mature and age. The journey of life is a journey of knowledge. How do we gain knowledge? How do we know what we know? The

December 3, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

What I Learned from “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, B.Sc., DDS

Do you remember the classic animated movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss? It’s my favourite Christmas movie. You probably know the premise: an evil monster – The Grinch – steals all the Christmas presents hoping he can

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November 15, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

The Tooth Fairy Gone Rogue

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP

Thousands applied, 10 were selected. Ready, set, BAKE! These three unassuming words are hovering over my head as I take part in Season 5 of “The Great Canadian Baking Show!” If you asked me what some of my favourite things

November 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

Knowledge in Life

by Mark H.E. Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prostho), FRCD(C)

Knowledge is defined as facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. According to Krathwohl (2002), knowledge can be categorized into four subtypes: factual, conceptual, procedural and metacognitive. It’s important to

October 29, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Please Don’t Take My Fax Machine Away

by Bruce R. Pynn, MSC, DDS, FRCD

I remember going to Expo ‘67 in Montreal when I was 10 years old. In one of the pavilions, they showcased a push-button phone where you could see the person you were talking to on the other end. I thought,

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsEditorialNew dentistsNew gradsPractice management

Design Your Professional Future

by Mark Lin BSC, DDS, MSC, FRCD(C); Peter Barry CMC, RRDH

The learning curve for recent graduates transitioning into private practice is steep and very rewarding for those who prepare themselves for thriving in a profession that is under rapid transformation. After four challenging and rewarding years, you will anxiously await

October 8, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthPeriodontics

Power of Partnerships and Perpetual Reinvention

by Peter Fritz, DDS, PhD, MBA, LLM (C)

It’s been over a year since we have been asked to lead our teams through the crisis and attempt to dismantle the disruption. Much progress has been made, but it’s never made alone and no one can forecast exactly how

September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Perfectionism: A Blessing and a Curse

by Loretta Langille, BHSc, CEC, ACC

The dental profession often sets extremely high standards for excellence. I recall the pressure I felt to ensure I didn’t miss a thing. We were trained to measure in millimetres, feel specs of grain and see the slightest shade differences;

August 9, 2021 Feature EditorialImplantologyOral Health

Paradigm Shifts

by Mark Nicolucci, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Dental implants are a standard of care in dentistry but this wasn’t always true. I distinctly remember one of my dental instructors saying I shouldn’t get involved in that “voodoo” dentistry. Perhaps he had heard the ADA say in the