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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

March 4, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

The Rules Have Changed…How to Write Great Page Titles in 2022

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

When your dental website appears in search results, the first thing viewers will notice is the page title. Therefore, it has a significant impact on your CTR (click-through rate), as well as the first impression that your practice makes. Getting

informed consent
March 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The Art of Communication: Improving the Quality of Informed Consent Discussions in Dentistry

by Kiran Madesha, Legal Advisor; Kristy Pilatzke, Risk and Compliance officer

Prior to receiving dental care, patients in Canada have the right to be fully informed. This means that oral healthcare clinicians must advise their patients of all reasonable treatment options, the associated risks and benefits, and the rate of success

March 4, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Bitehaus Dental

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

THE WHY: Owner’s story Bitehaus Dental was built in 2018 as a result of a dream in the hearts and minds of Dr. Aisling Whitaker and Dr. Anand Iyer (who are married and parents of one young child). Their journey

March 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Should We Be Talking About Women in Dentistry?

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, BSC., DDS

I don’t get it. Why are we talking about women in dentistry? More females are graduating dental school than males, and females are increasingly owning dental practices, becoming specialists, influencing, educating and leading dental organizations. In fact, several provincial dental

February 25, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice managementWellness

Client Experience in Oral Healthcare is the Doorway into Better Wellness

by Besa Begu, Dental Hygienist, Oral Health Promoter, Kosovo

By occupation a dental hygienist, I see myself as the natural link between healthcare in its traditional understanding, and the ever-expanding sector – or industry – of wellness. This link embodies the multiple dimensions and nuances shaping the profile of

February 7, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Monty Gaur

by Oral Health

Dr. Monty Gaur Nose Creek Dental, Airdrie, Alberta What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I would have known how critical it would be to possess

New staff
February 7, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Attracting New Staff to Your Practice

by Oral Health

While over a third of dental practices have seen no change to their staffing, there are many dentists that are struggling to hire new team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over ½ of dentists have begun offering higher wages to

February 7, 2022 Feature General PracticeOral HealthPractice management

The Top 10 Things That Keep Dentists Up at Night

by Sean Robertson, DDS; Lisa Philp

Unless you are very lucky, you’ve experienced a restless night of sleep with an overactive mind. Without rest, we burnout. Without rest, we lack the energy and clarity to set goals and grow as professionals. And in our profession, the

February 4, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Finding Your Breath in a Busy World

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

You’re half an hour behind and you have three hygiene checks to perform. Mrs. Brown’s implant crown popped off while an assistant was taking an impression, not to mention the servers are down and the receptionists are panicking. Your heart

February 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Letter to the Editor: Going, Going, Gone…

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation Brokerage

Dear Editor, I have read the article entitled “Going, Going, Gone” by Michael Carabash published in the December issue of Oral Health Office. As an individual who has been working with dentists for almost 30 years and a proud member

February 4, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Cut Out the Stress

by Janice Wheeler, The Art Of Management Inc.

Is there a human alive who hasn’t at some point been frustrated or stressed at work? Anyone who is taking on life energetically and head-on will definitely hit periods of stress and frustration. Welcome to the workaday world. Sure, there

Temp Agencies
February 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Why Temp Agencies Add Value for Dental Leaders

by Dr. James Younger

The pandemic has completely transformed the dental job market landscape, as indicated by the turnover rates reported in the industry. We hear of hygienists, assistants, and administrative staff have been let go due to lack of patient volumes and inconsistent