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April 29, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: One Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, BA, practice success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story One Dental is a music-inspired practice located in Kelowna, BC that weaves lifestyle and rock ‘n’ roll aesthetics into its dental healthcare facility. Co-owners Dr. Don Macrae and his dental therapist wife Kim Macrae are partners

Artificial Intelligence
April 29, 2022 Feature Dental TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Artificial Intelligence: New Technology vs. the Old Me

by Dr. Bruce Pynn, MSC, DDS, FRCD

“Alexa, give me the number of new patients in January 2022.” “Siri, play my patient’s favourite music.”Advertisement “Hey Google, tell my patients some jokes.” “Alexa, start the timer for the dental sterilizer.” Who are these people that we always speak

April 12, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Mark Hamanishi

by Oral Health

Dr. Mark Hamanishi Chief Orthodontic Officer at 123Dentist How would you define or summarize your practice philosophy? As a digital orthodontist, I’ve made it our goal to consistently deliver dream smiles using some of the most advanced technology available to

April 12, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental HygieneOHGdataPractice management

Let’s Bring Those Hygiene Patients Back!

by Oral Health

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, now is the time to bring back those patients who have avoided their dental appointments due to the pandemic. In fact, 86 percent of dentists that saw a decrease in their active patients over the last

April 12, 2022 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthPractice management

Post-pandemic Strategies for the Dental Practice

by Debra Engelhardt-Nash

To say that 2020 threw the world a giant curve ball would be one of the understatements of the decade. For some, it felt as though the earth had stopped revolving on its axis and it has never quite begun

April 5, 2022 Video Data Driven DentistryPractice managementWebinars

Data Driven Dentistry: Finding Practice Success in 2022

by Oral Health

Please join us in discussing the results of Oral Health’s annual Data Driven Dentistry survey with some of Canada’s leading experts in dentistry. We polled practising dentists across the country to ask for their thoughts on current dental challenges, maintaining

April 1, 2022 Feature CharityOral HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Making an Impact by Giving Back, One Smile at a Time

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

As healthcare professionals, we are passionate about positively impacting our patients’ lives and giving back to the communities we serve. With April being National Oral Health Month, many Canadian dental practices will be celebrating in different ways. dentalcorp, the organization

April 1, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Coming and Going: Dealing With Staff Mobility

by Janice Wheeler, The Art Of Management Inc.

The ebb and flow of staff has always existed. Babies are born, people move cross-country, practices downsize, and often the grass is simply just greener elsewhere. But never, ever has it been like we have experienced for the last two

April 1, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Turks, Philippines, Sint Maarten, Oh My! Expanding Dental Outreach Programs

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

Remember October 2021? Outbreaks. Masks. Variants. Vaccines. Tests. Lockdowns. Mass resignations. Shortages. Inflation. Politics. Anger. Blame. And in that context, a group of Canadian dentists and support staff, mostly strangers, left home to provide free dental services to the impoverished

April 1, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentist’s Guide to Online Reputation Repair

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

It is often said that word of mouth is the best advertisement. That may be true, but only if people are saying good things about your dental practice. Otherwise, it can become a PR nightmare. Furthermore, the modern version of

practice transition
April 1, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Top Considerations for Your Practice Transition

by Michelle McAra, Partnership Development, dentalcorp

Having a long-term plan ensures the hard work you put into building your business continues to pay off when you’re ready to transition and sell your practice. To make sure your team and patients are well cared for, keep these

April 1, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: McAllister Dentistry

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, CMC, Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story McAllister Dentistry is located in the heart of Ottawa and is the brainchild of Dr. Jessie McAllister. She initially had concurrent aspirations of being a medical doctor. Drawing inspiration from her physician grandfather and artistic mother,

April 1, 2022 Feature Dental TeamEditorialOral Health OfficePractice managementTeam motivation

The Key to Creating a Powerful Team in Your Practice

by Nada Albatish, DDS

Being a boss is hard! Ask any business owner in any industry the most challenging aspect of running a business and they will all give you the same answer: people. As dentists, our focus is on seeing patients and we

March 29, 2022 Video Dental VideoPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: An Essential Skill for Practice Growth

by Oral Health

  Shawn Peers, President of Dental Peers, joins Weekly Wisdom to discuss an essential skill for growing your practice: leadership.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox every week!

March 28, 2022 News DentistryNewsPractice management

ClearDent is Pleased to Announce a Strategic Partnership with Unleashing Dentistry

by ClearDent

ClearDent is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Canadian-based Unleashing Dentistry, which teaches dentists and their teams how to unleash their practice’s potential. “Partnering with the practice consulting team from Unleashing Dentistry is an exciting endeavour for ClearDent and

March 15, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral Health

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Zahra Gangji

by Oral Health

Dr. Zahra Gangji Stony Plain Dental Centre, Stony Plain, Alberta What are the two key qualities you look for in a new team member? I want people on my team who have a positive attitude and are motivated to work.

March 14, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Maintain Safety Protocols to Protect Your Body and Mind

by Oral Health

Provinces across the country are slowly beginning to reduce the protocols and restrictions that were put in place as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is important to stay diligent when practicing safety protocols in your dental office.

March 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Thinking of Selling? Check Yourself… Legally

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

Selling your dental practice now or in the next 5 years? Get yourself checked now – legally that is. Otherwise, it could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus delays and aggravation when you do go to sell. Let’s

March 4, 2022 Feature Computer softwareOral Health OfficePractice management

Ways to Use Patient Data to Improve your Service Offerings

by Beau Peters

Data is driving business in all industries. Not even dental care is immune. The insights made possible through data collection enable better service, so professionals of all backgrounds are flocking to this resource. Fortunately, modern practice management software and other

March 4, 2022 Feature CancerOral Health OfficePractice management

When a Dentist Gets Oral Cancer

by Dr. Parul Dua Makkar; Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta

When you see you it, you don’t forget it. Cancer. It’s as scary to look at as it is to tell a patient that they have something suspicious in their mouth – something that may be oral cancer. What if