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health and fitness
February 28, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice Management

Paying it Forward: 8 Ideas that Helped Me Lose 50 lbs in 6 Months

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

Why did I bother writing this? I’m no health and fitness expert. I have no relevant degrees attached to my name. I offer you no studies or citations. I have no books, pills, shakes or exercise equipment to sell you.

February 28, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Preparing to Sell – Decoding Practice Valuation

by Alex Zlatin, Maxident

2/3 The Experienced Dentist Pocketbook — A Three Part Series At a certain point in time, you feel that you have had enough of owning a clinic. At that point in your life you will have new values, wants and

Office Design
February 28, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Living Well

by Pinewood Dental Care

The mission statement of Pinewood Dental Care is to put the well-being of their patients first. Dr. Sharma and his team recognized that to accommodate the growing practice, a new space was required. This sparked the idea of building a

February 28, 2020 Feature Customer serviceMarketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

Increasing Your Dental Marketing ROI

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

How effective is your current marketing strategy? Surprisingly, many dentists can’t answer that question, or at least not with any confidence. If you are getting enough new patients, you might say it is working. Of course, you would probably like

February 28, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health Office

Digital Detox

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Do you recharge yourself as much as you recharge your phone? While I was home this past weekend visiting my family in the Niagara region, my five-year-old nephew told me that he lost a ‘digital detox contest’ that my brother

dental continuing education
February 4, 2020 Feature Continuing EducationOral Health OfficePractice Management

At What Stage of Dental Continuing Education (CE) Requirements Are You?

by Dr. David Wolle

Dental professionals have different dental CE needs. What stage are you at? One of the best lines I heard from one of my professors in dental school was as I was nearing the end of my dental schooling. He said,

January 31, 2020 Feature Health & HealingOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice ManagementPublic Health

Overcoming the Unknown: 5 Tips to Combat Coronavirus

by Elaine Powell, RDH, dentalcorp Manager, Regulatory Compliance Programs; Jaime Robertson, RDH, dentalcorp Manager, Regulatory Compliance Programs

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “public health emergency of international concern”, meaning that it considers the emergence of novel coronavirus “an extraordinary event” posing a “public health risk … through the international spread of

January 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementSocial media

How Dental Practices Can Book Appointments Through Instagram

by Christie Simon

Instagram has over a billion active monthly users. What’s more, over half of Instagram’s users are 34 years old or younger. For anyone looking to grow their practice, these numbers say a lot – if you want to reach new

January 31, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Planning to Retire: The Most Important Planning of Your Life

by Alex Zlatin, Maxident

1/3 The Experienced Dentist Pocketbook — A Three Part Series Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”, throughout our adult life, retiring seems fairly far away. It

hiring risks
January 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Hygienic Hiring Practices: 5 Proactive Tips to Reduce Legal Risks When Hiring Employees

by Anthony Panacci, J.D.

The benefits of good oral hygiene are undeniable. Nonetheless, patients often forego a proper hygiene routine only to end up under the spotlight for a painful root canal. In much the same way, employers often overlook proactive hiring practices only

My City Dental
January 31, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice Management

Welcome to the Playground

by My City Dental

Dr. Koosha received his DDS from the University of SBMU School of Dentistry in 1998 and has since completed extensive post graduate training in Implantology from Harvard; Sedation courses from the University of Toronto; and Orthodontic and TMJ Disorders through

January 31, 2020 Feature BlogsOral Health OfficePractice ManagementSearch engineWebsites

How to Start a Dental Blog for Your Practice

by Aimee Laurence

It seems like every business is starting their own blog these days, and dental practices are no different. A blog can help you engage with your customers and also seek new clients. If this is an interesting concept for your

January 31, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice Management

Together Everyone Achieves More

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

If you read this month’s Data Driven Dentistry feature, it focuses on the importance of loyalty to help your practice grow. Based on our survey findings, the data tells us that the number one reason your patients trust you is

Leaders in Practice
January 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Paid Leaders in Practice Awards – Cast Your Votes Today!

by Leaders in Practice

Designed to recognize Excellence in Dentistry, the 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. The shortlist of up to 10 nominees in

mental health
January 3, 2020 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Winter Blues: Navigating Patients’ Loneliness

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp; Michelle Budd, DDS, Patient Safety Consultant at dentalcorp

It’s been said that there is no health without mental health—the truth of this statement is difficult to refute. Mental illness presents a serious barrier to receiving good health care and dental care is no exception. The enormity of this

financial planning
January 3, 2020 Feature Finances

Planning for the Next Decade, and Beyond

by Dr. Wilson Chen BSc., DDS, CFP, FMA

Happy New Year! Now that 2020 has arrived, it is a perfect time to reflect on the highlights of the past decade and plan for the future. I realize that planning is likely low on the list of fun things

January 3, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Braganza Periodontics

by Braganza Periodontics

Dr. Annabel Braganza had long envisioned moving her practice to a brand new space in her own new building in Peterborough, Ontario. Not only would this be a good investment in real estate, but it would afford her the luxury

marketing mistakes
January 3, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial mediaWebsites

How Not to Market Your Dental Practice: Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

There was a time not too long ago when dentists relied on word-of-mouth referrals. Marketing was virtually unheard of, as most people just went to the same local dental practice that their friends and family use. Oh, how times have

new year
January 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2020

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

Did you set any goals or New Year resolutions? Did you feel that by the time 2020 arrived you would have achieved or accomplished certain things? Have you reflected on why you have or haven’t succeeded? When the New Year

November 28, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPatient Management

Holiday Blues: Navigating Patients’ Loneliness

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp; Michelle Budd, DDS, Patient Safety Consultant at dentalcorp

It’s been said that there is no health without mental health—the truth of this statement is difficult to refute. Mental illness presents a serious barrier to receiving good health care and dental care is no exception. The enormity of this