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Leadership
August 2, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

Care to Lead

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves. That’s why we choose courage. Brené Brown Many of you are likely familiar with the work of Brené Brown. She has become a renowned coach and thought leader on the

July 26, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesSearch engineSocial networkingWebsites

Improve Your Dental SEO with Backlinks

by Ekwa Marketing

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information!

A Lighthouse report in Chrome DevTools (Photo: Google)
July 19, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesSearch engineWebsites

How to Assess Your Dental Website Quality with Google Lighthouse

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

You know that every dental practice needs a good website, and yours looks fantastic. Yet, appearances can be deceiving. Unless you happen to be a skilled webmaster, you probably have no idea how your website performs or how well optimized

social media
July 14, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesSocial mediaSocial networking

5 Reasons Why Your Dental Practice Needs to Engage in Social Media

by Shawn Byrne, My Digital Dentistry

Social media started as a platform for meeting and connecting people, but it has evolved to become so much more. Nowadays, social media is a commercial force with enough influence to make or break a business — including dental practices.

Tech Neck Is Even More Pronounced In Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture
July 12, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthPractice management

Tech Neck Is Even More Pronounced In Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture

by Jennifer Hawley

Tech neck, a layman’s term for the onset of muscular pain and disorders stemming from modern smart device and computer usage, is a big problem for dental professionals. An important study published by the Journal of Education and Health Promotion found that

Retirement
July 7, 2021 News BlogsDentistryPractice management

Common Things Dentists Forget When Planning Their Retirement

by Jordan Schaffran, Silver Cedar Wealth Management

It is important to thoroughly plan for retirement; any mistakes can mean you run out of money in what should be a peaceful, carefree time. There are a number of things dentists can take into account when retirement planning: unexpected

You NEED to be the Ideal Employer
July 5, 2021 News BlogsDental OfficeDental TeamPractice management

You NEED to be the Ideal Employer

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to!” – Sir Richard Branson. At a time of incredible labour shortages for so many dental positions, the ability to attract and keep top

SWOT Analysis
June 30, 2021 News BlogsCommunity outreachMarketing strategiesPractice managementSocial media

Why Complete a SWOT Analysis for My Dental Practice?

by Beau Peters

The market growth of dentist practices is expected to grow by 5.2% this year. Why should that matter to you? It’s one small indicator that the dental industry is seeing somewhat of a boom. On one hand, that’s a good

June 28, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementWebsites

Using Video to Put a Human Face on Your Digital Marketing

by Ekwa Marketing

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information!

website content
June 23, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesWebsites

What Type of Content Should Your Dental Website Feature?

by Christie Simon

You’ve finally finished creating a website for your dental clinic. It looks clean, user-friendly and professional, but you’re left with one question: what should you post on it? Content provides useful resources for your patients and helps your website appear

June 21, 2021 News BlogsPractice managementSearch engineSocial media

Search Optimization For Your Dental Practice’s Facebook Page

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

As you probably know, SEO (search engine optimization) is an essential part of any good dental marketing plan. Over 90 percent of adults look for information on the internet. If you want people to find your dental practice, it needs

June 16, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthWellness

6 Simple Exercises to Help Keep Dentists’ Hands Steady

by Dr. Salwin

The road to becoming a dentist is not an easy one. Aside from mastering the science and art of caring for patients’ dental and oral health, dental students must make sure they possess and further develop the manual dexterity required

Buying Selling Dental Practice
June 14, 2021 News BlogsDental OfficeFinancesNew dentistsPractice ManagementPractice Operations

Considerations for Buying and Selling a Dental Practice During the Pandemic

by Ken Arding, BDO Canada

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unexpected and unprecedented period in Canada and beyond. And while you might think that would hinder dental professionals from buying or selling a practice, think again. Over the last

Mental Health
June 9, 2021 News BlogsMental HealthOverall HealthPractice managementWellness

How Dentistry Professionals Can Manage Their Mental Health

by Beau Peters

Most people don’t realize that the dental profession is one of the most at-risk for mental health disorders. These include depression, anxiety, and negative effects of stress. Mental health in dentistry can often be considered a taboo subject, but it

June 7, 2021 News BlogsPractice managementPractice Operations

Eliminating the “Can’t Beat’em, Better Join’em” Mindset!

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

By now, everyone probably knows about the DentalCorp IPO. It is the first Canadian corporate dental group to go public since TriDont tried it, unsuccessfully, approximately 35 years ago. The response to this news on social media has been interesting

May 31, 2021 News BlogsPractice managementSearch engineWebsites

How To Make Your Dental Clinic Website Visible On Google

by James Baxter

Did you know there are over 10,000 dentist employers in Canada? And how many specialists are employed there? How many are going to graduate and build their careers? To make sure you stand out, your clinic website has to pop

May 24, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementSocial media

Social Media Success in the Age of COVID-19

by Ekwa Marketing

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information!

Attracting New Patients to Your Dental Practice
May 17, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsPractice managementWebsites

Attracting New Patients to Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Whether you just launched a new dental practice or are looking to grow your existing practice, you will need to spend time on attracting new patients to survive. You already know that it is important to have high-quality services at

Artificial Intelligence
May 12, 2021 News BlogsDentistry

How Artificial Intelligence Is Propelling Forward-Thinking Dentists Out of the Pandemic Slump

by Avni Parekh, Dental Whale

More than a year into the global spread of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to affect businesses across the globe. With the first quarter of 2021 now behind us, there’s still very little information available about the pandemic’s effects during that

Dental School Debt
May 10, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

Practical Tips For Paying Off Your Dental School Debt

by Dr. Gary Salwin

When you do a search online for the highest paid jobs in the healthcare industry, you’ll see that dentists almost always make it to the top five, even the top three. Even lower-tier dental jobs pay nicely. And if you’re