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October 26, 2020 News Blogs

Designing a Private Treatment Room in the Face of Coronavirus

by Dr. Sam Muslin, Face Lift Dentistry®

COVID-19 has upended our world in ways we never anticipated. From a science point-of-view, it’s fascinating to see how we have responded and the interplay between the winners and losers in the changing global economy. The reality is that no

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Considerations When Buying a Practice Post-COVID

by Chris Molloy, B.A.Sc., CFP

This is undoubtedly a weird time to be finishing your final years of dental school. Uncertainty is everywhere around you. When will class return to normal? Will there be associate roles available upon graduation? Will you be able to pay

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Demonstrating Resilience in a Professional Program During COVID-19: Top Five Pieces of Advice

by Meagan Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN; Jordan Mackenzie, BSc

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected everyone in some way. The combination of stressors seems endless – the fear of contracting the virus, losing a job, losing a loved one, and increased workloads for front-line health care workers – just

October 5, 2020 News BlogsDentistry

Dentistry in the Second Wave

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Looking back to the glorious month of August, it was not just the wonderful summer weather we were enjoying. We were also enjoying the easing of restrictions as Covid numbers appeared to be on the decline. Yes…we heard the warning

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Coping During COVID: How Charity, Cancer, and Coincidence Brought These Dentists Together

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM; Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, BA, DDS

Michael Carabash Ontario Dental Lawyer, Practice Seller, DMC LLP “It was a Valentine’s day I’ll never forget,” recalls Michael Carabash. “I was visiting Dr. Ron and Vicky Giedraitis at their practice. The conversation somehow turned to Vicky’s elective double mastectomy.

October 2, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health Office

Office Space: Gateway Pediatric Dentistry

by Gateway Pediatric Dentistry

Gateway Pediatric Dentistry’s clinic has been serving Edmonton in their existing clinic for over 12 years. The clinic was beginning to show signs of wear and in need of a space renovation to keep brand pace with their other two

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October 2, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Marketing Your Dental Practice Without Breaking the Bank

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Hardly anyone can claim to be unaffected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Even those fortunate enough to avoid illness have surely felt the economic pain. That is especially true of businesses that require personal contact – such as dental practices.

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October 2, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry Will Prevail If It Keeps Pivoting

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

Without a doubt, 2020 will go down as one of the most unique “leap years” in history: 28 days in February, 100 days in March, and 500 days in April and May. In March, the state of emergency was announced

September 28, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

What You Need to Know About the Controversial “COVID-19 Fee”

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

While dentists and patients alike are happy to see practices reopening, the new normal carries some harsh realities. One of the most notable is the increased cost of doing business. Increasing prices and usage of PPE (personal protective equipment) is

September 22, 2020 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Don’t Forget About Self Care

by Oral Health

  In this week’s episode of Weekly Wisdom, Jackie Joachim shares the importance of prioritizing self care amid performing dental care.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox each week!

September 21, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

How COVID-19 Has Changed Dental Staffing Forever and What You Can Do to Stay Ahead

by Trey Tepichin, CloudDentistry.com

COVID-19 has affected many parts of our daily lives, including what it’s like to run or work in a dental practice. From thoroughly disinfecting every surface in the treatment room in between patients to changing tools so as few water

September 14, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdataPractice management

The Power of Asking

by Oral Health

Communication is key if you want to develop long lasting relationships with your patients. Good communication can be accomplished by taking the time to speak with patients during their appointments and conducting follow-up phone calls. Using social media is also

September 8, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Building Your Basics: Building Your Confidence

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Turning the page on August was particularly challenging this year. Let’s face it, as much as we cannot wait to see the end of 2020, the ease with which we enjoyed outdoor time during the summer was also a tremendous

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

REBUILD: Is Your Practice Pandemic-Proof?

by Lisa Philp, RDH

We are approaching the last quarter of one of the most challenging years in history. Dentistry has finally reopened its doors for non-essential and elective care, while adapting the new operational standards. This new normal includes changes to the facility,

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry in the COVID Era: Beware of Blind Spots

by Carrie Webber, The Jameson Group

Dental practices worldwide have adapted and adopted new processes, protective measures and steps within the patient appointment to align with recommendations, mandates and regulations that experts are instructing to keep doctors, team and patients safe during this time of COVID-19.

September 3, 2020 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Life Dentistry

by Life Dentistry

Life Dentistry is a new 6-operatory, 2,300- square-foot dental clinic located in southeast Edmonton. The partnership of Dr. Brett Shkopich and Dr. Saud Ahmad included a vision that was dynamic in colour with timeless architectural features for their first clinic

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September 3, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

It’s Not Just About New Patients: Tips for Increasing Retention

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Not everyone will come back. It’s a simple fact that every business owner must come to terms with, but the percentage for dental practices is higher than many industries. According to some reports, an attrition rate above 20% is normal.1

September 3, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Making Lemonade From 2020’s Lemons: Finding the Space for Transformational Change in the Midst of Uncertainty

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

This month’s issue of Oral Health Office is a perfect snapshot of fall 2020, with articles on COVID-19, patient retention, and taking better advantage of social media. These are three separate pieces, but I can’t help but see the narrative

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August 31, 2020 News BlogsDental Technology

3 Ways Technology Can Help Alleviate Anxiety in Dental Patients

by Rahul Varshneya, Arkenea

Fear of visiting the dental office is a problem faced by people all over the world. In a recent worldwide survey of 18,000 people, close to 61% of respondents said that they suffer from dental anxiety and fear. More often

August 25, 2020 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Finding Your Practice’s Personality

by Oral Health

  In the latest Weekly Wisdom video, Dr. Angela Mulrooney shares how to find your personality in your practice and why this is important!     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your