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September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health Office

Paid 2020 Leaders in Practice Nominations Now Open!

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp’s annual Leaders in Practice awards celebrate dental care professionals who are passionate about providing optimal patient care and making a difference in the lives of Canadians. Winners in each of the eight categories will receive a cash prize up

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

REBUILD: Is Your Practice Pandemic-Proof?

by Lisa Philp, RDH

We are approaching the last quarter of one of the most challenging years in history. Dentistry has finally reopened its doors for non-essential and elective care, while adapting the new operational standards. This new normal includes changes to the facility,

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeSocial media

High Touch Social Media: Succeeding in a New Dental Era

by Rita Zamora

Fear stops about 20% of patients from visiting the dentist. This statistic is pre-COVID-19, according to Mark S. Wolff, DDS, PhD, Dean University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. In a recent webinar, Dr. Wolff shared, “Whether real or perceived,

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry in the COVID Era: Beware of Blind Spots

by Carrie Webber, The Jameson Group

Dental practices worldwide have adapted and adopted new processes, protective measures and steps within the patient appointment to align with recommendations, mandates and regulations that experts are instructing to keep doctors, team and patients safe during this time of COVID-19.

September 3, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Life Dentistry

by Life Dentistry

Life Dentistry is a new 6-operatory, 2,300- square-foot dental clinic located in southeast Edmonton. The partnership of Dr. Brett Shkopich and Dr. Saud Ahmad included a vision that was dynamic in colour with timeless architectural features for their first clinic

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September 3, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

It’s Not Just About New Patients: Tips for Increasing Retention

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Not everyone will come back. It’s a simple fact that every business owner must come to terms with, but the percentage for dental practices is higher than many industries. According to some reports, an attrition rate above 20% is normal.1

September 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Making Lemonade From 2020’s Lemons: Finding the Space for Transformational Change in the Midst of Uncertainty

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

This month’s issue of Oral Health Office is a perfect snapshot of fall 2020, with articles on COVID-19, patient retention, and taking better advantage of social media. These are three separate pieces, but I can’t help but see the narrative

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall Health

Caring for Your Back in Dentistry

by Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Whether you’re a dentist, dental hygienist or assistant, you work in a fabulous profession! Dental professionals take care of people for a living, our industry is relatively recession-proof and the dental field enjoys a well-deserved prestige. While clinical practice can

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July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Implementation of IPAC Standards Through Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Joan Hutchings RN, CPN, BA, MSc, MPA

Infection prevention and control (IPAC) has never been discussed or read about more until now. The pandemic, caused by COVID-19, is having a devastating impact on our world. Will you and your staff carry on business as usual when you

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ending the Employment Relationship

by Amber Weber & David Harris, Prosperident

No employment relationship lasts forever. Sometimes, employees leave of their own volition. People find other jobs, retire, or pass away. At other times, the employee is fired because they are incompetent, unmotivated or a thief. There can be sizeable financial

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry is Back! RE-flect and RE-learn to RE-build

by Lisa Philp RDH, Chief Visionary Officer and founder of TGNA

Dentistry is finally back after a historical and unprecedented shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transitions Group, whose mission was to remain open as an essential service to support dentistry through this pandemic, lived it for 100 days and nights

July 31, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Floss Dentistry

by Floss Dentistry

The first new dental clinic build for Dr. Nathaniel Wong, Floss Dentistry, is an extension of his passion for his craft, the ongoing technological advances in dentistry fused with high design. Located in the new community of Chappelle in Southwest

July 31, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Developing a Post-Pandemic Marketing Plan

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

As the COVID-19 curve flattens, communities across North America are cautiously lifting restrictions, and health services are among the first to resume in most regions. Odds are, your dental practice recently reopened, or you are preparing to do so soon.

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Courageously Facing The Challenge Ahead

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney, CEO of Unleashing Influence & Unleashing Dentistry’s Potential

Everyone will go through trying times – often alone. For the first time in many of our lives, we are collectively going through the same trying time – together. It has been fascinating to watch reactions to the evolving COVID-19

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July 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Dentistry in the Era of Covid-19: Adhering to the New Normal

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance, dentalcorp

Routine and elective dentistry came to a screeching halt in March. Across the country, we sheltered in place, waiting for the storm to pass. Fortunately, Phase 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. Now, it is time to get

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May 29, 2020 Feature Community outreachOral Health OfficeSocial mediaSocial networking

The Power of Opinion in the Digital World

by Sophie Cameron, Director of Marketing at dentalcorp

Word of mouth can be considered the oldest form of marketing, dating back to the 1600’s. Originating with the town crier, word of mouth marketing has evolved throughout the years from storytelling and street plays to modern social media. In

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May 29, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Build Trust with Your Social Media Presence

by Melanie Fortier, BravoEd Brand Strategy

Social media has been popularized in dentistry for peer-to-peer exchange. But, the role it plays for dentist-patient exchange has been overlooked and may be preventing dentists from engaging in social media activities that benefit both themselves and their patients.1 During

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May 29, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Re-Opening and Employment Law Obligations: A Q&A for Dental Employers

by Paul Martin, Wilton Martin Litigation Lawyers; Frank Portman, Wilton Martin Litigation Lawyers

As provincial economies begin to re-open in the wake of COVID-19, dental employers are preparing for the re-opening of clinics. However, the re-start of operations brings with it an abundance of employment law issues that must be carefully addressed in

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May 29, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

Crafting Opportunities in a Post-COVID-19 World

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney

No matter how disaster-proof your practice was believed to be, COVID-19 hit and proved us to be vulnerable in unimaginable ways. The widespread economic effects of COVID-19 took many dentists by surprise. Is it because we live in a safe

May 29, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry on 88

by Dentistry on 88

Located in Bradford, Ont., Dentistry on 88 is a technologically driven facility with state-of-the-art equipment that enhances the quality of patient care and experience. With pops of purple throughout the office, it provides a friendly atmosphere. Advertisement The office has