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Safety
October 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Speaking Up About Safety Incidents: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

by Michelle Budd, D.D.S, Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp

With the colder weather approaching, I begin to think of the many times I’ve (quite literally) been on a slippery slope. Have you ever noticed that when we slip on ice, often the first thing we do is look around

Professional Conflicts
October 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice management

Conflict Resolution: Navigating Professional Conflicts as a Dental Associate

by Josh Koziebrocki, LLB, BA (Hons)

Professional conflicts may arise when dental principals and dental associates disagree about processes in the dental clinic. These conflicts may have regulatory implications before the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). In ideal circumstances, dental principals and dental

TikTok Tooth Trends
October 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient educationPractice managementSocial media

TikTok Tooth Trends

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, B.Sc. DDS.

Recently my daughter had her wisdom teeth extracted. The day before she asked me to buy her pineapple juice. I replied, “Pineapple juice? Why do you want that? You don’t even like pineapples.” She said, “I saw on TikTok that

Treatment Acceptance
October 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Emotional Momentum: Fresh Thinking About Treatment Acceptance

by Dr. Paul Homoly

You’re no longer special just because you offer implants, cosmetics and orthodontics. Moderate-to-complex care dentistry is rapidly becoming less of a differentiator among dentists. The differentiator among dentists in this decade and following is when they make patients feel well-cared

COVID-19 Pandemic
October 29, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the North American Dental Community

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected an unbelievable percentage of the population since it caught fire in the first quarter of 2020. Being an essential service, you may believe the field of dentistry to be untouched by the pandemic, but that

October 29, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Confluence Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story While the world was experiencing a global shutdown, many practicing dentists utilized the luxury of time to explore their entrepreneurial opportunities in dentistry. Due to the many well-understood influences of the pandemic on working associates, the

October 29, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Please Don’t Take My Fax Machine Away

by Bruce R. Pynn, MSC, DDS, FRCD

I remember going to Expo ‘67 in Montreal when I was 10 years old. In one of the pavilions, they showcased a push-button phone where you could see the person you were talking to on the other end. I thought,

Leaders in Practice Awards
October 1, 2021 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Paid 2021 Leaders in Practice Awards: Nominate a Remarkable Dental Professional You Know!

by dentalcorp

Now in its fourth year, the annual Leaders in Practice awards celebrate oral care professionals who are passionate about providing optimal patient care and making a difference in the lives of Canadians. This is an industry-wide program designed to recognize

October 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

You Had Me at “Virtual Consultations”: Modernize Your Practice and Patient Experience

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP

The world is advancing at lightning speed. Nowadays, we have self-driving and electric cars, virtual home assistants and mind-boggling technological advancements. We can pay in a flash, meet someone without even leaving our homes, shop for groceries from our couch,

October 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dreaming of Selling? Tax Planning Realities Might Wake You Up

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

Dental practice values are back up. Everyone’s hounding you to sell. Maybe you’re tired of the daily grind of running a dental practice – especially during COVID-19. You find yourself drifting off. You’re on a pristine beach, at your cottage

Content Marketing
October 1, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

Guide to Content Marketing

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

In today’s competitive economy, a good marketing strategy can make the difference between a thriving dental practice, and one that is struggling to stay afloat. And content marketing is a pillar of any good strategy. What is content marketing? Content

October 1, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Blueridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story The journey to open Blueridge Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) began while Dr. Osama Soliman was still in dental school. During fourth year, he was encouraged by a mentor to explore his options for becoming a specialist.

Fitness
October 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Fall Into Fitness

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Other than looking a little more youthful or sporty in your Facebook or Instagram profile picture, why else ought we get a little fitter? There are many reasons to get fit, live fit and stay fit. We wanted to focus

Oral Health Routines
September 2, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Preparing for the Return to Oral Health Routines

by Michelle McAra, VP, Partnership Development, dentalcorp

With the end of summer nearing, many Canadians are settling back into a routine with an increased focus on healthy habits. Numerous patients have delayed care for quite some time, and the demand ahead for treatment plans will be significant.

September 2, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Money Talk: The Benefits of Health Spending Accounts

by John Moakler, BMath, CFP, CLU, CSC; Rick Goldring, B.A., CFP, CLU, CH.F.C.

A dentist running a Dentistry Professional Corporation (DPC) is like any other small business owner who is challenged with how to pay for drug, dental and extended healthcare costs. If you do not have access to a group plan through

September 2, 2021 Feature APPsOral Health OfficePractice management

To App or Not to App

by Beau Peters

Technology has made its way to the healthcare industry, changing the way patient care is handled on a variety of levels. Telehealth and teledentistry are two prime examples. Though they were already on the rise, the COVID-19 pandemic created a

September 2, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Discuss Dentists’ Mental Health

by Jordan Glick; Aly Háji

Before he played Walter White, actor Bryan Cranston played the lothario dentist Tim Whatley on NBC’s “Seinfeld”. While little about Whatley is realistic, the character touches on mental health issues in the dental profession; namely, the stereotype that dentists have

September 2, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Understanding and Optimizing the Dental Marketing Funnel

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Understandably, most dentists hesitate to think of their patients as customers. Yet, today’s patients take a consumer approach to selecting dental care. They have information, they have options, and they shop around before choosing a provider. Therefore, the sales and

September 2, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: T-Dot Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story T-Dot Dental opened their doors in mid-February 2020. What followed was an almost complete global shutdown to most sectors of society including their newly opened practice. The pandemic was a true test to everyone on how

Team Members
September 2, 2021 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Why Do Team Members Disengage?

by Judy Kay Mausolf, speaker, author, and dental culture specialist

We hire fabulous, superstar team members who are: Happy to come to work and passionate about their career; Connected and loyal to the practice; Excited to learn new things to drive long-term success; Measure their success based on the team