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July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ending the Employment Relationship

by Amber Weber & David Harris, Prosperident

No employment relationship lasts forever. Sometimes, employees leave of their own volition. People find other jobs, retire, or pass away. At other times, the employee is fired because they are incompetent, unmotivated or a thief. There can be sizeable financial

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry is Back! RE-flect and RE-learn to RE-build

by Lisa Philp RDH, Chief Visionary Officer and founder of TGNA

Dentistry is finally back after a historical and unprecedented shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transitions Group, whose mission was to remain open as an essential service to support dentistry through this pandemic, lived it for 100 days and nights

July 31, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Floss Dentistry

by Floss Dentistry

The first new dental clinic build for Dr. Nathaniel Wong, Floss Dentistry, is an extension of his passion for his craft, the ongoing technological advances in dentistry fused with high design. Located in the new community of Chappelle in Southwest

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 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Courageously Facing The Challenge Ahead

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney, CEO of Unleashing Influence & Unleashing Dentistry’s Potential

Everyone will go through trying times – often alone. For the first time in many of our lives, we are collectively going through the same trying time – together. It has been fascinating to watch reactions to the evolving COVID-19

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July 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Dentistry in the Era of Covid-19: Adhering to the New Normal

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

Routine and elective dentistry came to a screeching halt in March. Across the country, we sheltered in place, waiting for the storm to pass. Fortunately, Phase 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. Now, it is time to get

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May 29, 2020 Feature Community outreachOral Health OfficeSocial mediaSocial networking

The Power of Opinion in the Digital World

by Sophie Cameron, Director of Marketing at dentalcorp

Word of mouth can be considered the oldest form of marketing, dating back to the 1600’s. Originating with the town crier, word of mouth marketing has evolved throughout the years from storytelling and street plays to modern social media. In

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May 29, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Build Trust with Your Social Media Presence

by Melanie Fortier, BravoEd Brand Strategy

Social media has been popularized in dentistry for peer-to-peer exchange. But, the role it plays for dentist-patient exchange has been overlooked and may be preventing dentists from engaging in social media activities that benefit both themselves and their patients.1 During

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May 29, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Re-Opening and Employment Law Obligations: A Q&A for Dental Employers

by Paul Martin, Wilton Martin Litigation Lawyers; Frank Portman, Wilton Martin Litigation Lawyers

As provincial economies begin to re-open in the wake of COVID-19, dental employers are preparing for the re-opening of clinics. However, the re-start of operations brings with it an abundance of employment law issues that must be carefully addressed in

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May 29, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

Crafting Opportunities in a Post-COVID-19 World

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney

No matter how disaster-proof your practice was believed to be, COVID-19 hit and proved us to be vulnerable in unimaginable ways. The widespread economic effects of COVID-19 took many dentists by surprise. Is it because we live in a safe

May 29, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry on 88

by Dentistry on 88

Located in Bradford, Ont., Dentistry on 88 is a technologically driven facility with state-of-the-art equipment that enhances the quality of patient care and experience. With pops of purple throughout the office, it provides a friendly atmosphere. Advertisement The office has

May 29, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

COVID-19 Brings Additional Considerations When Selling Your Practice

by Nate Tchaplia, Chief Development Officer at dentalcorp

While no one can predict the long-term social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have already seen significant job losses and economic turmoil. Dentistry, like most industries, has not been spared. Amidst these challenges, many practice owners are

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May 29, 2020 Feature Dental TeamEditorialOffice ManagementOral Health OfficePractice managementTeam motivation

What Does Practice Leadership Look Like During COVID-19?

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

The Oral Health Group has a fantastic resource on its site, curating several helpful news items and “what-comes-next” features all related to COVID-19. A number of the headlines reflect both frustration about the lack of clear reopening guidelines in different

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May 1, 2020 Feature Dental TeamHuman ResourcesOral Health OfficePractice management

Fostering Team Engagement for Practice Success

by Lori Anne Paananen, Vice President, Human Resources at dentalcorp

It has long been suggested that engaged team members are more productive within—and loyal to—their organizations. Team engagement is a critical driver for practice success. Engaged team members are not just satisfied with their jobs, they are energized by them.

May 1, 2020 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp Charity Poker Classic – Raise your Pots for Canadians on the Front Line

by dentalcorp

Join us and ‘raise your pots’ for Canadians on the front line On Friday, May 8, we will be hosting our inaugural dentalcorp Charity Poker Classic at 6 pm ET. This tournament is open to all Canadians* Share it with

May 1, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice ManagementSocial media

Influencer Marketing in Dentistry

by Dr. Angela Mulrooney

What does it mean to be an influencer? It used to be that someone would pay you thousands of dollars to pose with pretty purses to influence others to desire the merchandise you were posing with. Nice gig if you

Impact of the Current COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Practice Valuations and Sales
May 1, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Impact of the Current COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Practice Valuations and Sales

by Bill Henderson; Dr. Bernard Dolansky

Never has the statement that we live in unprecedented times been truer. As of the writing of this article, none of us fully understands how this pandemic will play out. But even in times of unprecedented crisis, experience and basic

COVID-19: Maximizing Government Benefits
May 1, 2020 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

COVID-19: Maximizing Government Benefits

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

With COVID-19 shutting down many dental practices across the country, the government has introduced new benefits to help businesses weather this storm. Here is an overview of what’s available for dentists and some ways to optimize the benefits for you

May 1, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice Management

Westwind Dental

by Westwind Dental

Westwind Dental is situated on the edge of the fast growing family community of Spruce Grove, Alberta. Dr. Steven Aneca and Dr. Adriaan Mik wanted to create a practice that was comfortable yet still maintained an ease of everyday functions

Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?
May 1, 2020 Feature Dental practice transitionNew dentistsOral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

ABSOLUTELY!!! And here is why. If your ultimate goal is to own your own practice, then do not pass on a good office because of the times we are currently in. An economic crisis can be the best possible time