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October 18, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

Bringing Patients Back to Your Dental Office During the COVID-Era

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

We live in very uncertain times. With the spread of COVID-19 in late 2019 and throughout 2020, we are now all living in a world of variants. Just as society was really beginning to feel like we could start getting

Difficult Patients
September 13, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePatient Management

The Troublemakers: How to Deal with Difficult Patients

by Jordan Stone

Eventually, every dental hygienist will deal with a difficult patient. Despite best efforts, a patient may be angry or upset with the care they have received or something that has been said to them. Sometimes they will be angry for

April 12, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthPractice ManagementWellness

How To Manage Dental Patients Dealing With Poor Mental Health

by Dr. Ben Lynch

The last year has been chaotic for a myriad of reasons, and there can’t be many people around who haven’t suffered as a result. The most common damage, of course, is psychological. People have lost loved ones, been left in

February 3, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

Don’t Leave Patient Prep to Dr. Google

by Charles Sutera, DMD, FAGD

As dental practitioners, root canals, dental surgery, and other procedures are so commonplace we may forget that for most patients, they are a first-time experience. But the success of any procedure depends at least in part on the patient—how well

December 30, 2020 News BlogsPatient ManagementPractice management

Make Regular Appts and Dental Emergencies Work Together

by Amanda Duffy, Rockwest Dental

A well-organized appointment system is a cornerstone of successful scheduling, but even the best-laid plans can turn to chaos with an unexpected occurrence, such as a dental emergency. How to manage your regular appointments and dental emergencies efficiently is key

Dental Practice Metrics
December 4, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Know Your Numbers for Dental Practice Growth: Top 5 Metrics to Help You Prevail Through Turbulent Times

by Wayne Lavery

As the late poet Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” Angelou’s inspiring quote couldn’t be more relevant than it is now. Clarity on your practice’s past and present,

Credit: Pexels. 5 Common Mistakes Dental Practices Should Avoid
November 30, 2020 News Blogs

5 Common Mistakes Dental Practices Should Avoid

by Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle

Running a dental practice isn’t all about how good you are at performing a wide array of dental procedures. While being renowned for your expertise will always be great, there are other things you need to consider to ensure your

dentists social media
August 26, 2020 News BlogsPractice managementSocial media

Dentists and Social Media

by Dr. Robert Berry

Take the Time to Invest in Social Media to Attract More Clients and Improve Your Search Engine Rank Having a social media presence and strategy plan plays an improved role in attracting new clients, keeping your existing clients, and helping

anxious patients
July 24, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Helping Anxious Patients Feel Comfortable, Safe, and Smile-Ready

by Dr. Charles Sutera, FAGD

Dental anxiety is real. And it can have serious health impacts if allowed to interfere with dental care. Studies estimate that as many as 60% of dental patients have anywhere from mild to severe dental fear, and as many as

July 13, 2020 News BlogsDentistry

The Future of Teledentistry

by Victoria Montisano, Connect2d Teledentistry

Introducing Teledentistry According to the Association of Ontario Health Centres, in 2015 there were nearly 61,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms and over 221,000 visits to physician offices for dental related issues. These numbers suggest that over 282,000 patients sought

June 8, 2020 Feature Community outreachData Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice managementWebsites

How to Communicate Treatment Plans to Patients

by Oral Health

There are many reasons for patients to deny treatment acceptance, ranging from cost, time or simply a lack of understanding. Over 50% of patients have said they would be more likely to agree to treatment if their dentist was able

June 3, 2020 News News

NSK America Launches NSK LIVE to Accommodate Customers During COVID-19 Recovery

by NSK

NSK LIVE is a new, virtual platform designed for dental professionals and dealers to receive live support “anytime, anywhere” NSK Americas, the world’s largest manufacturer of rotary instruments, including air-driven and electric handpieces for dental professionals, has officially launched NSK

June 1, 2020 News BlogsPractice Management

After the Curve is Gone! Dealing With the Reluctant Patient!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

Bit by bit, some tentative optimism is creeping in as we see a slow, reopening of some parts of our economy. Even the Ontario government has given dentists the green light to begin opening for non-emergency procedures. Vigilance is still

May 25, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

6 Surprising Ways You Influence Your Patients

by Dr. Fadi Swaida

It will come as no surprise to know that dentists, as well as other healthcare professionals, influence their patients in many different ways. While some ways – such as filling your patient’s cavity – are obvious, others may be surprising.

May 22, 2020 News News

Sault Dentist’s Song Gives Hope to Patients, Dentists During ‘Daunting’ Time

by CTV News

A dentist in Sault Ste. Marie is showing off her talents in a special tribute to her patients. Dr. Patience Simpson wrote and sang a song about staying safe and healthy during the pandemic, while dentists across the province remain

May 19, 2020 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Understanding Patient Barriers

by Oral Health

  Dr. Mark Lin explains the importance of discussing barriers with your patients in this week’s Weekly Wisdom video.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox each week!   Sponsored by 

Hygienists
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental HygieneHygienistsPatient Management

Keep Calm & ADPIE: Unleashing Hygienists’ Potential

by Tracy Poirier, RDH, IMC™

Did you know that acronyms are actually very modern inventions? They were found to be in existence around World War 1, but were still not used very much until World War 2. The word “acronym” did not even come into

autistic client
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPatients with disabilities

Getting To Know Your Clients Who Have Autism

by Jennifer Grzebien, RDH

It was in March of 2019 that my daughter was diagnosed with autism at a support level 3, just before her 3rd birthday. This means that she requires substantial support in order to get through her day. Since then, I

teledentistry
May 11, 2020 News BlogsConnectivityCustomer servicePractice Management

Is Teledentistry the Key to Surviving and Thriving in Uncertain Times?

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

For the past several years, the dental industry has enjoyed steady growth with no signs of slowing. Of course, all of that changed when COVID-19 struck. Offices across North America are closed of limited, and restrictions are expected to lift

May 4, 2020 News BlogsOffice ManagementPatient Management

No Time for Doom and Gloom…But Be Prepared to Make Some Changes!

by Shawn Peers, Dental Peers

Well we are seeing signs of the flattening of the curve and the hope is we will start to return to some degree of “normal” very soon. New Brunswick and Saskatchewan seem to be leading the charge in loosening restrictions.