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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

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 might be argued that our adult life is too busy

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

Associate Buy-ins
November 28, 2019 Feature Dental TeamFinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Associate Buy-Ins: Why Won’t Those Lips Align?

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

Yes. I’m still writing poetry. I hope you liked my other two poems (see Michael Carabash, “A Love Affair: DMC’s 2019 Grenada Dental Mission Trip”, Oral Health Magazine, October 2019). Now, this poem is about the tease. You know –

November 28, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeOffice designOral Health OfficePractice management

Embracing The Change

by South Manitoba Orthodontics

Dr. Ines Guedes is a certified orthodontic specialist from Manitoba. Her first office is located in the Pembina Valley region of the province, in the city of Morden. After a few years of practice, she decided to expand into a

maximize seo
November 28, 2019 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice ManagementSearch engine

4 Easy Ways To Maximize Your Practice’s SEO Strategy

by Drew Whitaker, ClearDent

How often do you use search engines to help with a decision? If you’re anything like me, the answer would be dozens of times every week. Whether it’s looking up restaurant reviews online or deciding which resort to book for

November 28, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Year-End Tax Tips To Avoid Tax Headaches In The New Year

by David Chong Yen, CPA, CA, CFP, Louise Wong, CPA, CA, TEP and Eugene Chu, CPA, CA

It’s that time of year to get in some late minute tax planning before it’s too late. Here are our ten tips for a tax-friendly holiday: 1. Pay yourself If your professional corporation’s (PC) or other income is expected to

time off
November 28, 2019 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

How To Take The Stress Out Of Taking Time Off

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

Let’s talk about the month of December. It’s that time of year when my office becomes increasingly empty as the days pass. My fellow employees start to use the rest of their allotted vacation time and I can’t help but