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technology
June 8, 2022 News BlogsNew TechnologiesPractice management

Technology to Help Your Patients Feel Safe and Comfortable in Your Practice

by Kate Sheppard

Technology is revolutionizing the dental industry. Particularly since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to rely on technology more than ever before. In recent years, there have been significant advances in technology that are helping to improve

June 6, 2022 News BlogsPractice management

Economic Challenges Ahead

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

It seems like it has been forever since we could turn on the news and see anything remotely positive. All we have heard about for the last couple of years has been the pandemic, supply shortages, skyrocketing home prices, Russia

DENTAL hygiene
June 3, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOral Health OfficePractice management

Activating Your Dental Hygiene Business Mindset

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

In the past two years, the strain of the pandemic has caused dental teams across the country to re-evaluate processes – a challenge at the best of times but essential to providing optimal patient care and maintaining practice production through

AI chatbot
June 3, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementWebsites

Chatbot Talk: How AI Chatbots Are Changing the Dentist’s Office

by Grace Lau, Dialpad

In the era of remote work, flexibility is vital. For some businesses, that means investing in a free phone number so that employees can work from home while customers can still call them anywhere, free of charge. For others, instead

June 3, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Alignment and Your Dental Practice Growth

by Dr. Robert Maguire

Recently, I watched a crew team practice at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL. As I watched the team glide effortlessly across the lake, I made three observations. First, I noticed their boat. It had a beautiful wood interior; the

staffing
June 3, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Staffing: Serious Business

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

We always consider the staff an important factor when valuing a practice. Dentistry, much like many other sectors of the economy, is facing severe workforce shortages in all facets of their team. These challenges can be found throughout the country.

Instagram Strategy
June 3, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Optimizing Your Instagram Strategy

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Instagram was a social media powerhouse, with over one billion active monthly users,1 before the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other social networks, its role in business and society was cemented by the diminished opportunity for in-person interaction. Global usership of Instagram

June 3, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

The Safety Dance: Going from Near Misses to Good Catches

by Julian Perez, Senior Vice-President of Legal and Risk at dentalcorp

Imagine the following scenario: A temporary dental assistant loads a sterilizer before lunch, and despite pressing the start button, the sterilizer fails to begin the reprocessing cycle. Another assistant returns later to unload the pouches. In a rush because one

June 3, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Clinique Dac

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

THE WHY: Owner’s story Dr. Dac Nguyen is the owner and principal dentist at Clinique Dac located in the heart of Westmount Quebec, an affluent city that lies on the western slopes of Mount Royal, on the beautiful island of

Dental Friends
June 3, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

My DFFs – Dental Friends Forever

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta BSc. DDS

The only thing I did well in dental school was make a lot of friends. I was slow to pick up clinical skills. I never made the honour roll. I failed a course in first year. But making friends –

May 30, 2022 News BlogsMarketing strategiesWebsites

How Can You Build Good Quality Links for Your Dentist Site?

by Lucia Patterson

We hate giving bad news. But if know anything about the digital marketing profession, chances are you have had to hear several pieces of bad news in your career. It could be a simple algorithm change, government regulations, loss of

May 23, 2022 News BlogsPractice management

How is Dental Insurance Verification Helpful in Validating Patient Benefits?

by Nikki Gordon

Insurance is an intimidating concept for most patients. Understanding what their plan offers, how much it offers, and what it covers in terms of treatments and care services could be really hard for them. Thus, it’s important for dental clinics

May 16, 2022 News BlogsMarketing strategiesSocial media

What is a Good Social Engagement Rate in 2022?

by Ekwa Marketing

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May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

The Schedule Squeeze Play

by Dr. Robert Maguire, DDS

Last week, I had two dentists share with me a similar sentiment, “My team doesn’t support me.” When I asked them for more details, they both indicated that their teams got very upset whenever they decided, spur of the moment,

May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialPractice management

Four Skills That Make a Great Leader

by Judy Kay Mausolf

I would like to tell you a story about a woman who was a great leader. Her name is Ione Miller, and she just happens to be my mom.  Mom was a city girl who, at the age of 19, married

May 10, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Sam Kherani

by Oral Health

Dr. Sam Kherani Chief Dental Officer at 123Dentist What are the two key qualities you look for in a new team member? Attitude and good self-esteem. Attitude cannot be taught, but an individual who already has a good attitude can

May 10, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Don’t Let Your Team Be the One That Got Away

by Team

Not only have practices been struggling to attract new staff, but many practice owners are having trouble retaining current staff as well. In fact, 35 percent reported they had staff members voluntarily leave their practice last year. Most dentists took

DENTAL WEBSITE
May 9, 2022 News BlogsPractice managementWebsites

Seven Signs Your Dental Website is Outdated (and Five Redesign Pitfalls to Avoid)

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

The chances are that your first step in marketing your practice was creating a fantastic website. It was beautiful, modern, optimized, and functioned perfectly. Now ask yourself, how many years ago was that? Has it undergone a redesign or significant

May 3, 2022 Video Dental VideoPractice management

Weekly Wisdom: Finding Opportunities During a Time of Change

by Oral Health

  Shawn Peers, President of Dental Peers, returns to Weekly Wisdom to discuss how you can find practice success despite the ongoing changes in dentistry.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight

Education
May 2, 2022 News BlogsContinuing EducationDental TeamPractice management

Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry. The response I receive to offering training on management, human resources, marketing and financial planning is that they are