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June 30, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Are Non-Compete Clauses Legal in Ontario? Only Sometimes.

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

It happens daily. A dentist looking to practise is presented with an associate agreement. Meanwhile, another dentist, selling their practice, is presented with a purchase and sale agreement. Both agreements include a non-compete clause, which tries to restrict that dentist

Managing Complaints from the RCDSO
June 30, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

You’ve Got “Private and Confidential” Mail: Managing Complaints from the RCDSO

by Jordan Glick & Aly Háji, GlickLaw

Every dentist shudders when they think about it: You’re going through the mail for your practice and amidst junk mail and bills, there’s an envelope with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) logo in the top left

June 30, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Georgian Mall Dental Group

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story Dr. Rebecca Hulbert could see that to meet the needs of the evolving “quality-of-life-centred” dental healthcare consumer, that convenient, multidisciplinary specialty care was needed under one roof. Due to advancements in treatment modalities and technology, local

June 30, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Choosing Dentistry – Did You Make the Right Choice?

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta B.Sc. DDS

Do you remember why you became a dentist? Are you happy you chose dentistry? What would you say to someone who wants to be a dentist – that it’s a dream job or to keep dreaming? Recently, my friend’s son

June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Staying the Course: Tips for Remaining Vigilant in an Ever-Evolving Pandemic

by Elaine Powell, Director, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp; Jaime Robertson, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

A year-and-a-half into this ever-evolving pandemic and we find ourselves in the grip of a third wave. The pandemic has caused a significant change in all of our lives. The only constant we’ve had is the constant of the unknown.

Dental Practice Health Assessments: A Diagnostic Tool to Improve Practice Performance
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dental Practice Health Assessments: A Diagnostic Tool to Improve Practice Performance

by David Rajczak, DJR Consulting

Dentists spend almost every day assessing the dental health of their patients, but evidence suggests most don’t spend enough time examining the current state of their own practices.1 And although dental practice management software (PMS) will provide many reports, my

Culture Club: Why Top Dental Offices Take Office Culture Seriously
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Culture Club: Why Top Dental Offices Take Office Culture Seriously

by Dr. James Younger, TempStars

Culture can be a nebulous word that’s hard to pin down to a definition, but when we’re applying the concept to companies, teams and dental offices, there is actually a clear-cut definition. Culture is the set of established and accepted

June 4, 2021 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentist Financial Checklist: 10 Simple Steps to Financial Security and Wealth Building

by Jordan Schaffran, Silver Cedar Wealth Management

While you work on your dental practice, you also want to make sure that your money is put in the right place. With the proper plan, you can not only ensure financial security, but also build sustaining wealth that can

Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management

by Dr. Sam Mazahreh, BriteHive Solutions.

I always felt secure working in dentistry; safe from business cycles that can affect other businesses but not dentistry. Dentists carried a belief that we operated within a resilient, recession-proof industry; after all, when a patient breaks a tooth or

SEO Tips for Holistic Dental Practices
June 4, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSearch engineWebsites

SEO Tips for Holistic Dental Practices

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

In dentistry, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. Every patient is different, and there are always exceptions. What is good for most people still is not good for everyone. The same is true of websites, and marketing plans in general. What

June 4, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Lolo Pediatric Dentistry

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story Dr. Zina Alkafaji is a pediatric dentist. As a mother of three young children, she and her loving husband share their exciting story of building their dream practice in North Vancouver, BC. Their professional journey with

June 4, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Misadventures in Endodontics: Turning a Negative into a Positive

by Gary Glassman DDS, FRCD(C)

As a specialist, a significant portion of my patients present after endodontic treatment has failed or was abandoned mid-treatment, due to an unforeseen complication. Throughout my career, I have seen my fair share of my own failed treatments, and I

Reduce Stress
May 3, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Name It to Tame It: Labelling Emotions to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

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

I was so mad, I couldn’t see straight. He was blinded by love.Advertisement I have thought about where these phrases came from after enjoying a wonderful article titled Tame Reactive Emotions By Naming Them by Mitch Abblett. I do a

Dental School
May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

All I Really Need to Know, I Learned After Dental School

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta

What’s my biggest regret? Dental school. I don’t regret going; I regret not doing it right. I would go through dental school all over again…and pay for it. Why? You see, I was an unlikely dental student. I never dreamed

Employment Law
May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Are Employment Law Cases Ruining Practice Sales? Here’s What You Need to Know

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

Every week, our law firm has this same conversation with dentists. Dentist: “Will it hurt?” Lawyer: “A pinch at first. You’ll barely feel it.” Dentist: “What if I leave it alone?” Lawyer: “It’ll eventually infect your entire practice sale.” Dentist:

Dental SEO
May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementSearch engineWebsites

Dental SEO is Not All About Your Website

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

When you think of improving your dental SEO (search engine optimization), you probably think about better content, keywords, or technical factors such as site loading time. There are virtually endless ways to improve and optimize your website, but that is

May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

How to WIN as the Buyer: Partner with a Lender

by Lisa Philp; Dr. Sean Robertson; Dion Farentino

The “post-COVID” dental practice marketplace continues to demonstrate a steady rebuild of productivity, adaptation to the return of health-conscious patients, while being deemed an essential health service. The profession’s ability to overcome a pandemic climate is commendable. The pandemic has

May 3, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Management

Office Space: Vita Dentistry

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story Dr. Mahbod Tabaei built his dream practice “Vita Dentistry” in North York and excitedly opened its doors to serve the community. He owned his first practice in Iran before deciding to move to Canada in 2012

May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Dental Office

by Ljubica Durlovska BA, LLB, CDPM

With oral health care workers now being prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines, mandatory vaccination is on everyone’s mind. The decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccination requires careful consideration and balancing of rights and responsibilities. You must keep these things in mind: Employer responsibilities  Under provincial health and safety

5 Common Pitfalls of Patient Privacy
April 1, 2021 Feature Computer softwareDental TeamOral Health OfficePractice managementPrivacy issuesTechnology

5 Common Pitfalls of Patient Privacy

by Julian Perez, Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, dentalcorp

The original Hippocratic Oath, one of the oldest binding documents in history, dates back to the fourth century B.C. A 1943 translation of the Oath reads, “What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of