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September 2, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Finding The Job That Fits

by Dr. Aisling Whitaker, Dental Hive

The biggest issue facing our industry is hiring (ADA, 2021). If there has been one big takeaway from the pandemic, it has been that we are all looking for a better balance in our lives. We are all reflecting on

Successful Dentists
September 2, 2022 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Eight Traits of Successful Dentists

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

Dentists are facing what many perceive to be unprecedented times. Raging inflation, 8.1%, as of June 2022, vs. 1.1% in February 2021 and 11.91% in May 1982, staffing shortages, corporate dentistry, rising interest rates, prime rate 4.7% as of August

Influence Patients
September 2, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice management

How to Win Conversations and Influence Patients

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta; Dr. Ramez Salti

We’re ashamed to say it. We’ve had some bad conversations with our patients. We meant well; we were trying to get our patients to improve their oral health, but, instead, we ended up making our patients feel pretty bad about

September 2, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice management

How to Make Your Practice Less Scary for Children

by Beau Peters

Surveys have shown that around 16 percent of children have a fear of going to the dentist. When you work in the industry, that statistic probably doesn’t surprise you. You’ve likely had your fair share of fearful kids walking into

dental brand
September 2, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Branding Basics: Why Create a Dental Brand Guide (and How to Do it)

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

You may have a niche market, but there is an equal chance that a half dozen other offices in the neighbourhood offer the same dental services. Either way, your practice is unique. That is because your services do not define

September 2, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Mise en Place: Out of the Kitchen and Into the Operatory

by Julian Perez, Chief Legal Officer at dentalcorp

The concept of mise en place (everything in its place), a modus operandi conceived and perfected in gourmet restaurants, could significantly improve the quality and consistency of the treatment and patient experience provided in dental offices. Those who recognize mise

September 2, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Dr. Luc Ducharme & Associates

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, C.M.C. Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story Dr. Luc Ducharme’s professional journey began at an early age. He vividly recalls being interested in becoming a dentist at the tender age of 7. On his path to professional excellence, he is proud to have

September 2, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient ManagementPractice management

The Best Way to Heal with Our Hands

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, BSc., DDS

Doesn’t it feel great when patients come in with pain and, like a magician, we use our trained hands to get them smiling again? How about when we cannot get the patient out of pain? What if the condition is

July 27, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Corporate Owned Life Insurance: Who Is the Actual Beneficiary?

by R. Paul Jacobson

Who is the beneficiary of your corporate owned life insurance? A rather simple question but one that is often misunderstood. If one were to dust off one’s corporate owned life insurance contract you would see that the owner and beneficiary

Dentist Court Cases
July 27, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Everyone Loses: New Hygienist vs. Dentist Court Cases

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

Lawyers excepted, everyone lost. That’s my conclusion after reading two recent Ontario employment cases involving hygienists and dentists. Shelley Nicholas v. Dr. Edyta Witulska DPC, 2022 ONSC 2984 A dental hygienist (“Nicholas”) was employed part-time until she resigned in 2018.

July 27, 2022 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Surviving and Thriving in a Challenging Market

by David Chong Yen CPA, CA, CFP

Dentists have few ways to control or manage inflation. A major tool that dentists have to fight inflation is their ability to increase productivity and/or use money to buy tools that increase productivity/efficiencies. Dentists who upgrade and enhance their clinical

July 27, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Set SMART Goals for Your Dental Marketing

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

“Agoal without a plan is just a wish.” You have probably heard this famous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, often mentioned in motivational and self-help texts. However, it is equally applicable to most areas of business, including marketing your dental

July 27, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Gulp! Preventing and Managing Accidental Ingestion and Aspiration in Dentistry

by Dr. Jill Bashutski, DDS MS FRCD(C); Dr. Michelle Budd; Julian Perez

In oral healthcare, ingestion or aspiration of foreign objects are significant iatrogenic events. These mishaps are by their very nature unexpected, and successful prevention and management are key to minimizing potential adverse consequences. While relatively rare, dental literature is filled

July 27, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: 14th Avenue Dentistry

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, C.M.C. Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story 14th Avenue Dentistry is located in the city of Markham, Ont., approximately 30 km northwest of downtown Toronto. Whether you are a resident, visitor or tourist, there is something for everyone to enjoy, see or do

July 27, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Create a Code of Commitments

by Judy Kay Mausolf

Even the best of us can lose our way in all the noise and hubbub of the day-to-day stresses. Establishing a code of commitments for the practice will help the entire team keep on track – even in stressful situations

June 30, 2022 Feature Community Dental CareHealth care tourismOral Health OfficePractice management

Ready or Not…DMC Expands Dental Outreach to Sint Maarten

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

Sint Maarten. My Island Bride. I Crave Your Curves: Hillside, Bays and Beaches, Narrow, Wide. Some Parts Raw. Some Gentrified. Your Warm Embrace, Sunnyside Let’s me Hike or Bike, Mountainside. Swim or Sail, Race or Ride. While Gentle Breeze Makes Heat

June 30, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Now Hiring! 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Staff

by Dr. Sharda Patel

As a dentist, when you are prepping a dental crown or undertaking a dental filling, you would always follow a diligent process, right? However, the same diligence is usually not followed when you are hiring dental staff for your clinic.

June 30, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Minimize Risk, Land the Plane, Close the Deal.

by Dr. Sean Robertson

Commercial air travel is safer with every passing decade.1 Advancements in mechanical, operational, and technological design contribute to an ongoing trend in risk reduction of mortality in the airline industry. That risk is now approximately 1 in 8 million passengers.1

content calendar
June 30, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Does Your Dental Marketing Team Need a Social Media Content Calendar?

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

At first, it might seem easy to keep your dental practice’s social profiles active and interesting. After all, we all find time for social media in our off hours and idle moments. However, social media marketing is quite different. It

June 30, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

One Day at a Time: Mapping Your Road to Wellness

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

Many of us want to incorporate healthier habits into our lifestyles, but the mere thought of a wellness routine is daunting. You floss, you brush, you exercise, and think to yourself, “there are only so many hours in the day!”