Oral Health Group
July 27, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Corporate Owned Life Insurance: Who Is the Actual Beneficiary?

by R. Paul Jacobson

Who is the beneficiary of your corporate owned life insurance? A rather simple question but one that is often misunderstood. If one were to dust off one’s corporate owned life insurance contract you would see that the owner and beneficiary

Dentist Court Cases
July 27, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Everyone Loses: New Hygienist vs. Dentist Court Cases

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

Lawyers excepted, everyone lost. That’s my conclusion after reading two recent Ontario employment cases involving hygienists and dentists. Shelley Nicholas v. Dr. Edyta Witulska DPC, 2022 ONSC 2984 A dental hygienist (“Nicholas”) was employed part-time until she resigned in 2018.

July 27, 2022 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Surviving and Thriving in a Challenging Market

by David Chong Yen CPA, CA, CFP

Dentists have few ways to control or manage inflation. A major tool that dentists have to fight inflation is their ability to increase productivity and/or use money to buy tools that increase productivity/efficiencies. Dentists who upgrade and enhance their clinical

July 27, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Set SMART Goals for Your Dental Marketing

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

“Agoal without a plan is just a wish.” You have probably heard this famous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, often mentioned in motivational and self-help texts. However, it is equally applicable to most areas of business, including marketing your dental

July 27, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Gulp! Preventing and Managing Accidental Ingestion and Aspiration in Dentistry

by Dr. Jill Bashutski, DDS MS FRCD(C); Dr. Michelle Budd; Julian Perez

In oral healthcare, ingestion or aspiration of foreign objects are significant iatrogenic events. These mishaps are by their very nature unexpected, and successful prevention and management are key to minimizing potential adverse consequences. While relatively rare, dental literature is filled

July 27, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: 14th Avenue Dentistry

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, C.M.C. Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story 14th Avenue Dentistry is located in the city of Markham, Ont., approximately 30 km northwest of downtown Toronto. Whether you are a resident, visitor or tourist, there is something for everyone to enjoy, see or do

July 27, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Create a Code of Commitments

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Even the best of us can lose our way in all the noise and hubbub of the day-to-day stresses. Establishing a code of commitments for the practice will help the entire team keep on track – even in stressful situations

June 30, 2022 Feature Community Dental CareHealth care tourismOral Health OfficePractice management

Ready or Not…DMC Expands Dental Outreach to Sint Maarten

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

Sint Maarten. My Island Bride. I Crave Your Curves: Hillside, Bays and Beaches, Narrow, Wide. Some Parts Raw. Some Gentrified. Your Warm Embrace, Sunnyside Let’s me Hike or Bike, Mountainside. Swim or Sail, Race or Ride. While Gentle Breeze Makes Heat

June 30, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Now Hiring! 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Staff

by Dr. Sharda Patel

As a dentist, when you are prepping a dental crown or undertaking a dental filling, you would always follow a diligent process, right? However, the same diligence is usually not followed when you are hiring dental staff for your clinic.

June 30, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Minimize Risk, Land the Plane, Close the Deal.

by Dr. Sean Robertson

Commercial air travel is safer with every passing decade.1 Advancements in mechanical, operational, and technological design contribute to an ongoing trend in risk reduction of mortality in the airline industry. That risk is now approximately 1 in 8 million passengers.1

content calendar
June 30, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Does Your Dental Marketing Team Need a Social Media Content Calendar?

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

At first, it might seem easy to keep your dental practice’s social profiles active and interesting. After all, we all find time for social media in our off hours and idle moments. However, social media marketing is quite different. It

June 30, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

One Day at a Time: Mapping Your Road to Wellness

by Dr. Bruce Freeman, Director of Patient Experience for dentalcorp

Many of us want to incorporate healthier habits into our lifestyles, but the mere thought of a wellness routine is daunting. You floss, you brush, you exercise, and think to yourself, “there are only so many hours in the day!”

Essex Family Dental
June 30, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Essex Family Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, C.M.C. Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story Essex Family Dental opened its doors in 2016. Essex is a growing community located in the heart of Windsor, Ont., a city situated on the south bank of the Detroit River directly across from Detroit, Michigan.

DENTISTRY
June 30, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Emotional Dentistry From the Heart

by Peter Barry, C.M.C., Practice Success Coach

Each new grad enters the world of private practice with dreams and visions of maintaining that fresh and vital feeling of importance. As dental professionals, we are excited to deliver great dental healthcare experiences to happy, appreciative patients that value

DENTAL hygiene
June 3, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health OfficePractice management

Activating Your Dental Hygiene Business Mindset

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

In the past two years, the strain of the pandemic has caused dental teams across the country to re-evaluate processes – a challenge at the best of times but essential to providing optimal patient care and maintaining practice production through

AI chatbot
June 3, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

Chatbot Talk: How AI Chatbots Are Changing the Dentist’s Office

by Grace Lau, Dialpad

In the era of remote work, flexibility is vital. For some businesses, that means investing in a free phone number so that employees can work from home while customers can still call them anywhere, free of charge. For others, instead

June 3, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Alignment and Your Dental Practice Growth

by Dr. Robert Maguire

Recently, I watched a crew team practice at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL. As I watched the team glide effortlessly across the lake, I made three observations. First, I noticed their boat. It had a beautiful wood interior; the

staffing
June 3, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Staffing: Serious Business

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

We always consider the staff an important factor when valuing a practice. Dentistry, much like many other sectors of the economy, is facing severe workforce shortages in all facets of their team. These challenges can be found throughout the country.

Instagram Strategy
June 3, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Optimizing Your Instagram Strategy

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Instagram was a social media powerhouse, with over one billion active monthly users,1 before the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other social networks, its role in business and society was cemented by the diminished opportunity for in-person interaction. Global usership of Instagram

June 3, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The Safety Dance: Going from Near Misses to Good Catches

by Julian Perez, Senior Vice-President of Legal and Risk at dentalcorp

Imagine the following scenario: A temporary dental assistant loads a sterilizer before lunch, and despite pressing the start button, the sterilizer fails to begin the reprocessing cycle. Another assistant returns later to unload the pouches. In a rush because one