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July 31, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Developing a Post-Pandemic Marketing Plan

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

As the COVID-19 curve flattens, communities across North America are cautiously lifting restrictions, and health services are among the first to resume in most regions. Odds are, your dental practice recently reopened, or you are preparing to do so soon.

July 1, 2020 News BlogsCommunity outreachMarketing strategiesPractice Management

How to Improve Dental Patient Experience with Text Message Marketing

by Alexa Lemzy, TextMagic

SMS marketing could be the vital ingredient you need to optimize your dental patient experience. According to a study by The Daily Egg, the rate at which people open branded text messages is a whopping 98%. This is a glaring

June 8, 2020 Feature Community outreachData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice managementWebsites

How to Communicate Treatment Plans to Patients

by Oral Health

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

April 15, 2020 News Blogs

4 Ways to Improve Your Dental Office Communication with Patients

by Mary Jones

The importance of soft skills Research indicates that a professional’s soft skills have a direct impact on creating a patient’s impression of the care and facilities that are provided. Additionally, communication strengthens the amount of trust put in the dentist

September 10, 2019 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

Communication Is Key, If You Know How

by Oral Health

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

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Addressing Your Mean Team

by Sue Jeffries, RDH, BSDH

Has your “dream team” become a “mean team”? If so, why should you care? Beginning with the obvious, the cohesiveness of your team drives efficiency, staff and patient retention, as well as profitability. If you have a known bully on

Patient-Centred Care
July 30, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient education

Paid Patient-Centred Care, Soft Skills and Good Business

by Julian Perez, Director, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Health care administration has evolved drastically in the last generation, and the expectations about how health care providers communicate with patients ranks among the biggest of these changes. Numerous studies have shown that patient satisfaction depends upon the attitude that

July 3, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Communicating Oral Appliance Hygiene

by Lorin Berland, DDS

Oral appliance homecare has a major impact on continuing compliance, treatment success, and the patient’s overall experience with the process. Individuals utilizing dentures, sleep devices, retainers, aligners and mouth guards are at a significantly greater risk of developing oral infections.

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Communication: The Key to Esthetic Success

by Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FICOI, AAACD

Communication is defined as the imparting or exchanging of information or news; means of connection between people or places, in particular. There is no doubt that communication plays a vital role in human life. It not only helps to facilitate

Penetrating Injury
June 5, 2017 Feature EditorialOral Surgery

Editorial: Complications & Communication

by Bruce R. Pynn, BSc, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

As I gathered the submissions to this month’s Oral Surgery issue, I could not help but notice that most of the papers submitted dealt with complications following extractions or a related procedure. I did a search of the world literature

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

The Right Question

by Debra Engelhardt Nash

“How’s your dog?” “What’s new with the kids?” “Are there any changes in your health history?” These are typical and appropriate questions to ask patients during their recare visit.Advertisement But there is one question that sometimes isn’t asked that should

February 15, 2017 News BlogsPatient ManagementTreatment planning

3 Steps to Lead You Towards Case Acceptance

by TGNA

The success of a dental practice is completely dependent on how effective the team is in influencing patients to say “yes” to recommended care.  It doesn’t matter how excellent all other aspects of the practice are, if the patient doesn’t

granuloma
October 18, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPatient ManagementPeriodontics

Careful Communication Cuts the Cost of Complications

by Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA, Certified Specialist in Periodontics; Assunta Piccini, CDAII; Stephanie Klok, BA, RDH

A 72-year-old female patient was referred to our office by her physician with the chief concern of a large granuloma on her lower lip. The patient had a medical history positive for hypertension, thyroid disease, hypercholesterolemia, osteopenia, sinusitis and eczema.

phone skills
August 23, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental Office

Back To Basics: Listening Skills On The Phone

by Larry M. Guzzardo

Dentistry is part art, part science, but all about people. In dental school, the people part of the equation was overlooked, and it takes a number of years in practice to realize its importance. Dentistry is a service business, and

communication
August 23, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneOral Health

Communicate With Patients To Build Trust And Gain Acceptance

by Lisa Philp

The success of a modern dental practice is entirely dependent on how effective it is at influencing its patients to say yes to optimal dental health. It’s simple consumer economics: no matter how exceptional the practice, if the patient rejects

November 12, 2011 News ElearningElectronic Health RecordsEncryptionInnovations in dentistry

RecordLinc Enables Sharing of Patient Dental Records to Maximize Quality of Patient Care

by ken

By Marty Jablow SILICON VALLEY, CA (November 3, 2011) – RecordLinc Inc., a company created by dental professionals dedicated to providing communication solutions for fellow dental professionals, has released an innovative electronic dental record solution for patient file-sharing, dentist-to-dentist communication, and dental practitioner collaboration that

November 10, 2011 News Endodontics

Cypher me this Batman

by ken

This will either be a huge harangue at the horror being visited upon Ontario dentists in regards to mandated encryption, or a reference to the algorithm of success that the MB2 canal generates in regard to treatment outcome – see

October 30, 2011 News Dental AssociationsElectronic Health RecordsGovernment regulationsTechnologyTrends in Dentistry

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war – encryption of collegial communication looms in Ontario

by ken

Dangerous posting on many levels.  First look at the image below and ask yourself the following two questions:  1,,) Does everyone in Ontario receive this, which would imply that email is mandatory for dental offices in Ontario which for all

March 13, 2011 News Keeping you guessing

MICAP – nothing to do with your new Zirconium crown

by ken

MICAP- a novel system for identification and communication of dental problems Abstract Aim: To design a new tooth notation system to record and communicate dental and periodontal problems around the world.Methodology: The design of a new tooth notification system is

October 30, 2010 News Practice management

Intraoffice Dental Practice Communication System – It’s getting better all the time..

by ken

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