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June 7, 2021 News BlogsPractice managementPractice Operations

Eliminating the “Can’t Beat’em, Better Join’em” Mindset!

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

By now, everyone probably knows about the DentalCorp IPO. It is the first Canadian corporate dental group to go public since TriDont tried it, unsuccessfully, approximately 35 years ago. The response to this news on social media has been interesting

Dental Practice Health Assessments: A Diagnostic Tool to Improve Practice Performance
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dental Practice Health Assessments: A Diagnostic Tool to Improve Practice Performance

by David Rajczak, DJR Consulting

Dentists spend almost every day assessing the dental health of their patients, but evidence suggests most don’t spend enough time examining the current state of their own practices.1 And although dental practice management software (PMS) will provide many reports, my

Culture Club: Why Top Dental Offices Take Office Culture Seriously
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Culture Club: Why Top Dental Offices Take Office Culture Seriously

by Dr. James Younger, TempStars

Culture can be a nebulous word that’s hard to pin down to a definition, but when we’re applying the concept to companies, teams and dental offices, there is actually a clear-cut definition. Culture is the set of established and accepted

June 4, 2021 Feature FinancesOral Health OfficePractice management

Dentist Financial Checklist: 10 Simple Steps to Financial Security and Wealth Building

by Jordan Schaffran, Silver Cedar Wealth Management

While you work on your dental practice, you also want to make sure that your money is put in the right place. With the proper plan, you can not only ensure financial security, but also build sustaining wealth that can

Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management
June 4, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Breathing Easier: Dentistry Emerges from COVID-19 Pandemic with Deeper Insight into the Importance of Aerosol Management

by Dr. Sam Mazahreh, BriteHive Solutions.

I always felt secure working in dentistry; safe from business cycles that can affect other businesses but not dentistry. Dentists carried a belief that we operated within a resilient, recession-proof industry; after all, when a patient breaks a tooth or

June 4, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Lolo Pediatric Dentistry

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story Dr. Zina Alkafaji is a pediatric dentist. As a mother of three young children, she and her loving husband share their exciting story of building their dream practice in North Vancouver, BC. Their professional journey with

June 4, 2021 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Misadventures in Endodontics: Turning a Negative into a Positive

by Gary Glassman DDS, FRCD(C)

As a specialist, a significant portion of my patients present after endodontic treatment has failed or was abandoned mid-treatment, due to an unforeseen complication. Throughout my career, I have seen my fair share of my own failed treatments, and I

June 1, 2021 Video Dental VideoPractice managementPrivacy issues

Weekly Wisdom: All About Privacy

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom:  Are you familiar with the Privacy Act in Canada and Express Wish? Alex Zlatin shares what you need to know!     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox

May 24, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementSocial media

Social Media Success in the Age of COVID-19

by Ekwa Marketing

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May 18, 2021 Video Dental VideoPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: Is Your Brand Biting Off More Than You Can Chew?

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom: Dr. Angela Mulrooney tells us how to simplify your practice to create a less chaotic and better functioning environment for your team!     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to

Attracting New Patients to Your Dental Practice
May 17, 2021 News BlogsMarketing strategiesNew dentistsPractice managementWebsites

Attracting New Patients to Your Dental Practice

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Whether you just launched a new dental practice or are looking to grow your existing practice, you will need to spend time on attracting new patients to survive. You already know that it is important to have high-quality services at

May 11, 2021 Feature Dental Hygiene

Breaking Bad… Habits! 4 Steps to Implement and Sustain Change

by Judy Kay Mausolf, Speaker, Author, and Dental Culture Specialist

I Am a Habit! I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do might

How You Can Decrease Staff and Patient Concerns
May 10, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryOHGdata

How You Can Decrease Staff and Patient Concerns

by Oral Health

Our survey revealed that returning to work after the shut down last year resulted in over half of staff members feeling highly concerned for their personal safety. However, less than half of patients felt highly concerned returning to their dental

Pandemic Dental
May 10, 2021 Feature EndodonticsOral HealthViewpoint

Time to Say Goodbye: Best Practices for Dismissing a Patient From Your Dental Practice

by Kiran Madesha, Legal Advisor, dentalcorp; Kristy Pilatzke, Risk and Compliance Officer, dentalcorp

The dentist-patient relationship is the core of dentistry. Just like in any relationship, there inevitably will be a negative experience, and nearly all dentists will need to dismiss a patient at some point in their careers. Dismissals can be upsetting

May 5, 2021 News BlogsPractice management

How Increased Remote Life is Changing Aspects of Oral Health

by Beau Peters

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of ordinary life, from work to education to entertainment. Among the most significant effects, however, may be on the practice of healthcare, including dentistry. The transition to telemedicine has required dental

May 4, 2021 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Seek Continuous Improvement, Not Perfection

by Oral Health

  David Chong Yen returns to Weekly Wisdom to share why you should seek continuous improvement for your practice instead of seeking perfection.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox

Dental School
May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

All I Really Need to Know, I Learned After Dental School

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta

What’s my biggest regret? Dental school. I don’t regret going; I regret not doing it right. I would go through dental school all over again…and pay for it. Why? You see, I was an unlikely dental student. I never dreamed

Dental SEO
May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementSearch engineWebsites

Dental SEO is Not All About Your Website

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

When you think of improving your dental SEO (search engine optimization), you probably think about better content, keywords, or technical factors such as site loading time. There are virtually endless ways to improve and optimize your website, but that is

May 3, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

How to WIN as the Buyer: Partner with a Lender

by Lisa Philp; Dr. Sean Robertson; Dion Farentino

The “post-COVID” dental practice marketplace continues to demonstrate a steady rebuild of productivity, adaptation to the return of health-conscious patients, while being deemed an essential health service. The profession’s ability to overcome a pandemic climate is commendable. The pandemic has

May 3, 2021 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice managementPractice Management

Office Space: Vita Dentistry

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach

THE WHY: Clinicians’ story Dr. Mahbod Tabaei built his dream practice “Vita Dentistry” in North York and excitedly opened its doors to serve the community. He owned his first practice in Iran before deciding to move to Canada in 2012