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June 8, 2020 Feature Community outreachData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice managementWebsites

How to Communicate Treatment Plans to Patients

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There are many reasons for patients to deny treatment acceptance, ranging from cost, time or simply a lack of understanding. Over 50% of patients have said they would be more likely to agree to treatment if their dentist was able

May 11, 2020 Feature Continuing EducationData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Don’t Be Afraid to Keep Learning

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When conducting our research for Data Driven Dentistry, we found 72% of patients would choose their own dentist to perform a specialized procedure over a specialist, if their dentist had the applicable skills. It makes sense, as patients would spend

April 7, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOffice ManagementPractice management

Making the Initial Phone Call Count

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Despite the digital advancements of email, websites and social media, the importance of phone calls remains. When first contacting a dental office, our data shows nearly 75% of patients would prefer doing so by phone. Therefore, you must make sure

March 3, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataWebsites

Your Website Content is Crucial

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When it comes to searching for a new dentist, our data revealed that a referral from a family member or friend is typically the first step. But step two is a simple Google (or internet) search, which means that your

February 4, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice Management

Loyalty Builds Your Practice

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According to our survey results, patients have told us that the main reason they will remain with a particular dental practice is because of “the dentist themselves”. An impressive 74 per cent of patients strongly agree that the main reason

January 7, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Data Driven Dentistry 2020: A Summary

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Oral Health is delighted to share a first look at part three of our Data Driven Dentistry series! Following the success of our first two comprehensive surveys and the valuable results that came from it, we chose to survey patients

December 9, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice Management

Data Driven Dentistry: 2019 Round-Up!

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Smile! Your Patients Are Watching You Your front desk staff are the first point of contact with your practice for many patients, so it makes sense they have such an influence over first impressions. Make sure you’re hiring friendly administrative

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November 12, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice Operations

First Comes The Dentist, Then The Location

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Location, location, location. Every dentist knows the site of their practice is one of the most important considerations when opening to the public. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a rural area, a city or a metropolis, where you are

October 8, 2019 Feature Customer serviceData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

Rest Assured Your Patients Are Insured (And Ready To Use It)

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Don’t underestimate the willingness of your patients when it comes to dental insurance. Most patients have it (more than you think) and if presented with a treatment that would be covered, even partially, are willing to use it. Open the

September 10, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Communication Is Key, If You Know How

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It should be no surprise to you that the phone in your practice is one of the most important pieces of technology to have. After all, that is how nearly ¾ of patients first contact a dental practice, plus returning

August 1, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Treatment Acceptance

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Successfully convincing your patients to accept a necessary treatment for their oral health is an important goal to have. You want the best for your patient… and your practice. Whether it’s a case of dental anxiety or a lack of

July 2, 2019 Feature Community outreachOHGdata

Are You Using Online Reviews As A Marketing Strategy?

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You’re undoubtedly sick of hearing about how your practice needs a digital marketing strategy, to build a social media presence and why you should learn about SEO. While the dental industry relies heavily (and successfully) on patients’ word-of-mouth to refer

June 2, 2019 Feature OHGdataSocial mediaSocial Networking

Be On Social Media Or Don’t. Just Decide.

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Despite everything you may hear in 2019, your business will not disintegrate if you’re not on social media. That’s not to say you aren’t missing out on a large younger audience, but there are some successful alternatives. • Focus on

May 2, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdata

You Are The Reason Patients Stay… Or Leave

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Let’s not beat around the bush: patients can and will leave your practice because of you. Dissatisfaction with a dentist or their team is the number one reason for patients finding a new practice. However, it’s crucial to note: patients

April 2, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryGeneral PracticeOffice designOffice ManagementOHGdata

Your Patients Are Judging You Before They Meet You

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First impressions matter. Whether it’s the first handshake, the first walk-through or the first “hello” in a phone call – they matter. Those firsts are how you base your opinion on an experience, and that’s what your patients are doing

March 14, 2019 Feature Dental TechnologyOHGdata

You’re the Expert on Dental Technologies, So Prove It

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There’s no denying patients are more technology savvy than ever. And if they aren’t, they can easily Google “intraoral camera” or “CAD/CAM” and walk into their next dental appointment “experts”. It’s understandable why 55.2% of Canadian dentists are concerned of

February 5, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Smile! Your Patients Are Watching You

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In the day-to-day rush and routine of running a dental practice it can be difficult to pause and appreciate the value your staff bring not only to your office, but your patients’ experiences. We recently surveyed 1,000 dental patients from

January 14, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeOHGdataPractice Operations

Data Driven Dentistry 2019: A Summary

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December 20, 2018 Feature OHGdataPractice management

Running a Successful Practice: Industry’s Top Challenges

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On behalf of the Oral Health Group, I’d like to thank Dr. Bobby Chagger, Dr. Effrat Habsha, Dr. Mark Lin, Dr. Kevork Manoukian, Dr. Jordan Soll and Dr. James Yacyshyn for participating in our first-ever roundtable for our Data Driven

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November 2, 2018 Feature OHGdata

Strengthen Your Business Skills to Protect You and Your Practice

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You probably aren’t looking to return to school anytime soon, but as dental professionals across the world know all too well, attending continuing education courses is essential to your growth as both a practitioner and business owner. 38.1 per cent