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July 22, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDental TeamMental HealthTeam motivation

Making Your Team’s Wellbeing a Top Priority

by Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer, dentalcorp

Since the onset of the pandemic, our personal and professional lives have been turned upside down in ways we could never have imagined. In addition to adopting rigorous health and safety protocols and procedures in our practices, we also go

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July 22, 2022 Feature Dental Hygiene

The Rush Hour: Time to Get Off the Hygiene Hamster Wheel

by Chrissy Ford, RDH, Advanced Hygiene Solutions

Some days, the life of a dental hygienist is like running on a hamster wheel. The race of the clock, running around in circles as you frantically try to stay on time. In hygiene school, we were given three hours

July 22, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice Management

True Success, Giving Back.

by Dale Audrey Ungar R.D.H.

In my personal and professional journey throughout of my life, I have discovered that giving back is the ultimate sign of true success. And in today’s world, we need to remember that we are all connected, in many ways. We

July 22, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneGum DiseasePeriodontology

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist. (Part 3)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc., BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Q: Can you make a dental hygiene diagnosis based on pocket depths alone? A few of my fellow hygienists insist that a 5mm pocket depth is an indication of periodontitis. A: No, you can not make an accurate Dental Hygiene

July 14, 2022 News DentistryNews

P.E.I. Dental Offices Facing Staffing Issues, Appointment Backlogs

by CBC

An Island-wide staffing shortage in dental clinics is causing a backlog of appointments, and it’s forcing some patients on P.E.I. to wait months before receiving care. “As with any part of health care, everybody’s looking for somebody to help them

July 13, 2022 News DentistryNews

Health Minister Confident Ottawa Will Meet Deadline to Implement Dental Care

by Global News

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says he’s confident the federal government will be able to set up its proposed dental care program by the end of the year, though his department has not yet settled on a model or begun formal talks with the provinces.

July 11, 2022 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementSocial media

Step by Step: How to Conduct a Social Media Audit for Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

You might cringe at the word “audit,” associating it with stress-causing, time-wasting tax problems. Fortunately, not all audits are as daunting – or frightening – as those. A social media audit is a methodical review of your profiles, postings, and

July 6, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

The 2021 Best of Class Hygiene Award Winners

by Cellerant Consulting

Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased to announce the 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award winners. “Since 2009, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards have identified and acknowledged the top technologies in dentistry,” said Melissa Turner, Chief Hygiene Officer

Radiographic Interpretation
June 24, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyDentistryRadiology

Reducing Noise in Dentistry: The Role of AI in Improving Radiographic Interpretation

by Michelle Budd, D.D.S, Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Julian Perez, J.D., Chief Legal Officer, dentalcorp

A patient emails 20 different dentists her recently taken full mouth series of x-rays, stating, “My previous dentist took these just before I moved to town. The move was sudden (work-related), so my dentist never had a chance to tell

Intra-oral Camera
June 24, 2022 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental Technology

Seeing Is Believing: Maximizing the Use of an Intra-oral Camera During the Dental Hygiene Appointment to Motivate Patient Compliance

by Julianne Souza, RDH, BS

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” You may have heard this common phrase many times before. Have you thought about this when it comes to your daily interactions with patients? We are trained, educated and taught how to assess,

June 24, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneRadiology

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist. (Part 2)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc., BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Q: Some of my patients resist getting recommended radiographs. What can I do to encourage them to consent? A: If you read my article, “Are you Taking Adequate Radiographs?” (November 2021 issue), you know that most practices aren’t taking the

June 24, 2022 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Allied Dental Education Programs Enrollment Sees Declines

by ADA News

Enrollment for dental hygiene and dental assisting programs declined from pre-pandemic levels in 2021-22, and the decline in dental assisting programs started prior to the onset of the pandemic, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute.

June 15, 2022 News BlogsContinuing EducationPractice management

The Benefits of Dental Health Professionals Undertaking Online Training

by Jennifer Hawley

Online training for dental health professionals is more affordable than face-to-face training. This could help to resolve the shortage of 4,000 dental professionals that’s predicted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Online dental training has increased over the past two years. While dental

June 14, 2022 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Releases Policy Paper on a National Oral Health Care Plan for Canadian Seniors


In a policy paper, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is calling on the Government of Canada to commit $2 billion over five years to provincial and territorial governments to deliver a pan-Canadian oral health program that would give Canadian seniors,

Dental Marketing
June 13, 2022 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementSocial media

Don’t Be So Serious: Tips for Using Humour in Dental Marketing

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Is your dental practice’s blog following waning, your social media engagement rate low, or your website content lacklustre? What is missing? The answer could be a good laugh! Research has proven humour to be an effective marketing technique. However, yours is a

June 8, 2022 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Joint Statement from the Oral Health Professions Regulators

by College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

The CDHO has partnered with Ontario’s oral health regulatory Colleges to produce the following statement on fallow times and closed operatories. This statement is endorsed by: Glenn Pettifer – Registrar/CEO, CDHO Roderick Tom-Ying – Acting Registrar/CEO, CDO Dan Faulkner –

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Expanding The Dental Hygienist’s Role: A Focus on Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The first time I heard Dr. Bradley Bale, MD, and Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, speak about their latest research and the effect of oral health on arterial disease was at a 2016 AAOSH conference. From that point, I began to

April 25, 2022 News BlogsMarketing strategiesWebsites

Get Your Dental Practice Online in 2022 (With Bonus Tips)

by Dr. Alexander Yeh

The dental industry is getting more and more competitive every year; not only is it getting harder to keep your current patients, it is getting difficult to acquire new patients. One of the best ways to acquire new patients is

April 22, 2022 Feature CharityDental HygieneOral Health

Making an Impact by Giving Back, One Smile at a Time

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

As healthcare professionals, we are passionate about positively impacting our patients’ lives and giving back to the communities we serve. With April being National Oral Health Month, many Canadian dental practices will be celebrating in different ways. dentalcorp, the organization

April 21, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Battle Over a National Dental Care Plan Looming with Provinces

by National Post

A jurisdictional battle with the provinces could be looming over the dental care program that’s a centerpiece of the confidence deal between the federal Liberal government and the NDP. The federal budget said the dental care program would become available