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Paperless Office
January 31, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Operations

Attaining the Fully Paperless Office: A Guide for Holdouts

by David Rajczak & Angela Spinks

Over the last several decades, dental offices have incrementally replaced components of their manual practice management systems with computer-based paperless systems. This means that one-write billing systems, ledger cards, written insurance forms and paper appointment books have, thankfully, become relics

Advertising dentistry
January 31, 2019 Feature Dental AssociationsOral Health Office

Advertising, Public Statements and Professionalism in Dentistry

by Josh Koziebrocki, LLB, BA (Hons)

Zuk v. Alberta Dental Association and College Over the past ten years, dentist Dr. Michael Zuk has been involved in legal proceedings with his professional regulator, the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C). Rather than taking issue with the quality

priorities
January 31, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice OperationsScheduling

Create Order Throughout Your Day, Week and Month

by Laura Hatch

The one true statement that can be said about working at the front desk of a dental office is that no two days are alike. Regardless of how organized you think you are, how detailed your to-do list is or

Improve Patient Engagement
January 31, 2019 Feature BlogsOral Health OfficeSearch engineSocial mediaWebsites

Ways to Position Yourself as a Dental Expert and Improve Patient Engagement

by Naren Arulrajah

A dentist’s reputation is determined by their clinical success, networking, community involvement and the quality of the content they may publish on their own website, blog or on third party websites as a guest columnist. While academic papers and research

January 31, 2019 Video Dental VideoOral Health Office

Steps to Providing a Positive Patient Experience

by Oral Health

Bruce Freeman, Orthodontist and Staff Clinician, Facial Pain Unit at Mount Sinai Hospital goes through multiple steps and strategies for ensuring that you and your team are creating a great visit for every patient, every time.

January 4, 2019 Feature Dental TeamOral Health Office

Paid Leaders in Practice Awards – Voting Now Open!

by Leaders In Practice

Voting for the winners of the first annual Leaders in Practice awards is now open to the public. Leaders in Practice is a national awards program designed to recognize dental health practitioners who are passionate about providing optimal patient care

Office Design: A Smart Smile
January 3, 2019 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Office Design: A Smart Smile

by A Smart Smile

The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia is a place where life slows down. A Smart Smile is a family owned business and is located in Gibson’s BC just a short ferry ride from Vancouver. There is a certain blanket of

SOCIAL MEDIA
January 3, 2019 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficeSocial media

Boost Your Social Media Results

by Rita Zamora

Whether you have been on social media for years, or are just getting started, chances are you’d like to increase your effectiveness. By “effectiveness” I mean, get more likes or followers, expand your visibility, increase interaction, and of course attract

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Operations

Meet Dr. James Yacyshyn – Oral Health’s New Practice Management Expert

by Dr. James Yacyshyn

When asked to write the editorial for the January issue of Oral Health Office, I wondered what direction to take. There’s so much going on in dentistry, so many changes one could talk about, so many challenges, and yet, opportunity.

hiring success
January 3, 2019 Feature Dental TeamHuman ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice Operations

Attracting & Hiring A-Players: A Win-Win Strategy for Recruitment Success

by Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H., Transformational Trainer & Strategic Enhancement Coach

The most important task your office will ever undertake is the hiring of great team members to join you in growing your practice and serving your patients. Hiring new team members is an exciting opportunity but it also often comes

data analytics
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The Dollars Are In The Details: Boosting Production Through Data Analytics

by Dr. Cory Frogley

Practicing dentistry in 2019 is different than practicing dentistry even five years ago. Perhaps one of the biggest differences is how corporate (or big box) dentistry is impacting the dental profession. Established doctors are selling their practices to these organizations

January 3, 2019 Video Dental VideoOral Health OfficePatient education

The “Golden Rule” in Health Care

by Oral Health

Julian Perez, Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp, discusses the importance of always considering the “golden rule” in health care and how patient’s growing knowledge of the industry should motivate you to do more.

November 30, 2018 Video Dental VideoOral Health OfficePractice management

Hiring Tips for Your Practice

by Oral Health

Christy Theobald, Manager of Talent and Process for dentalcorp, gives industry tips on Finding Your Top Talent, Questions to Ask and more to ensure you’re hiring the best fit for your practice.

November 30, 2018 Feature AwardsOral Health OfficePractice management

Paid Your Nominations Are In!

by Leaders in Practice

There has been an overwhelming response to the Leaders in Practice award program. In just two months, over 500 dental health professionals were nominated for their contributions to the industry and their communities. It is exciting (but not surprising) to

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TeamEditorialHuman ResourcesOral Health Office

You Manage Things; You Lead People

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Oral Health Office focuses on the practice management side of dentistry and each time I sit down to write my editorial, I aim to shed light on the positive benefits of working as a team. Leadership and coaching, strategizing and

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental LaboratoriesOffice designOral Health Office

ADL Dental Laboratories Inc.: One Big Family

by ADL Dental Laboratories Inc.

Given the opportunity to create a state-of-the-art dental lab facility from the bare walls, ADL set out to achieve this dream and inspire our team of dedicated technicians with a clean, streamlined, modern workplace – a bright, open yet inviting

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health OfficePublic Relations - Patient Care

Sentiment Analysis as a Unique ‘Smile Improvement’ Technology for Dentists

by Dr. Steffany Mohan

For dentists, advanced technology means using the latest treatment tools, such as digital X-rays, diode lasers, CAD/CAM, etc., but something like Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a practice assistant, I bet most of us never gave much thought to the idea.

Online Storyteller
November 13, 2018 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficeWebsites

How to be a Good Online Storyteller to Promote Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

There is one online dental marketing strategy that is often not spoken about – the art of storytelling. This is not about actual bedtime story-reading sessions, but about giving your brand a method of communicating that immediately makes its presence

workplace bullying
November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TeamHuman ResourcesOral Health Office

Bullying and Abrasive Leadership Syndrome

by Kristine Berry

Do you manage someone who has “bullish” behaviors or is abrasive? Work with someone who is abrasive? Work for someone who is abrasive? You are not alone. Just say the word “bully,” and most people imagine a childhood playground and stolen lunch money. As

employment law
November 13, 2018 Feature Human ResourcesOral Health Office

What If They Say, “No”?

by Mariana Bracic

Dr. Sylvia Ha purchased a practice, and, like many dentists in that situation, she inherited the staff. As is also, unfortunately, still quite common in the dental industry, none of the staff had written contracts. Dr. Ha maintained that status