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March 4, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Bitehaus Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, CMC, Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story Bitehaus Dental was built in 2018 as a result of a dream in the hearts and minds of Dr. Aisling Whitaker and Dr. Anand Iyer (who are married and parents of one young child). Their journey

March 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Should We Be Talking About Women in Dentistry?

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta, BSC., DDS

I don’t get it. Why are we talking about women in dentistry? More females are graduating dental school than males, and females are increasingly owning dental practices, becoming specialists, influencing, educating and leading dental organizations. In fact, several provincial dental

March 2, 2022 News BlogsDental HygienePractice management

How to Ensure Patients are Keeping Up with Dental Hygiene Throughout the Pandemic

by Kate Sheppard

The pandemic has affected everyone around the world in one way or another, and we’ve all had to make changes to adapt to this new normal. For many of us, staying indoors more and limiting the locations we visit has

February 25, 2022 Feature Dental HygienePractice managementWellness

Client Experience in Oral Healthcare is the Doorway into Better Wellness

by Besa Begu, Dental Hygienist, Oral Health Promoter, Kosovo

By occupation a dental hygienist, I see myself as the natural link between healthcare in its traditional understanding, and the ever-expanding sector – or industry – of wellness. This link embodies the multiple dimensions and nuances shaping the profile of

Team Huddle
February 23, 2022 News BlogsDental TeamPractice management

Cancel Your Staff Meeting – Have a Team Huddle Instead!

by Michelle Aubé Simmonds, RDH, maxill

Organizing the Organization A team that performs well is a team that is organized. In a busy dental office, is there time to organize the organization? Professional and personal lives alike, one must make the time. An office with well-polished

February 21, 2022 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice management

Where to Find an Audience and Build Your Dental Brand

by Ekwa Marketing

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February 14, 2022 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice management

10-Questions to Ask BEFORE You Sign a Marketing Contract

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Have you ever regretted signing a contract? If so, you probably found yourself thinking, “if only I had known about that in advance.” You certainly do not want to experience contract regret when hiring a third-party individual or firm to market your

February 9, 2022 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPractice managementWebsites

Building a Result-Oriented Content Marketing Strategy for Dentists

by Roman Shvydun

We all know how important dental hygiene is—but we don’t always know which clinic is best suited for us.  So what do we do? We Google it and book an appointment with the clinic that appears at the top of

February 8, 2022 Video Dental VideoPediatric dentistry

Weekly Wisdom: Tips for Treating Pediatric Patients

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Sanj Mohanta shares her tips for treating pediatric patients.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox every week!  

February 7, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Monty Gaur

by Oral Health

Dr. Monty Gaur Nose Creek Dental, Airdrie, Alberta What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I would have known how critical it would be to possess

New staff
February 7, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Attracting New Staff to Your Practice

by Oral Health

While over a third of dental practices have seen no change to their staffing, there are many dentists that are struggling to hire new team members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over ½ of dentists have begun offering higher wages to

February 7, 2022 Feature General PracticeOral HealthPractice management

The Top 10 Things That Keep Dentists Up at Night

by Sean Robertson, DDS; Lisa Philp

Unless you are very lucky, you’ve experienced a restless night of sleep with an overactive mind. Without rest, we burnout. Without rest, we lack the energy and clarity to set goals and grow as professionals. And in our profession, the

February 7, 2022 News BlogsDental HygieneDental TeamPractice management

Do You Really Want to Give Up on Hygiene?

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

We know the pandemic has had a profound impact on the dental profession. Hygiene, in particular, has been hit hard, with a number of hygienists seeing it as a sign to change careers. The resulting labour market has seen dentists

February 4, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Finding Your Breath in a Busy World

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

You’re half an hour behind and you have three hygiene checks to perform. Mrs. Brown’s implant crown popped off while an assistant was taking an impression, not to mention the servers are down and the receptionists are panicking. Your heart

February 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Letter to the Editor: Going, Going, Gone…

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation Brokerage

Dear Editor, I have read the article entitled “Going, Going, Gone” by Michael Carabash published in the December issue of Oral Health Office. As an individual who has been working with dentists for almost 30 years and a proud member

February 4, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Cut Out the Stress

by Janice Wheeler, The Art Of Management Inc.

Is there a human alive who hasn’t at some point been frustrated or stressed at work? Anyone who is taking on life energetically and head-on will definitely hit periods of stress and frustration. Welcome to the workaday world. Sure, there

Temp Agencies
February 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Why Temp Agencies Add Value for Dental Leaders

by Dr. James Younger

The pandemic has completely transformed the dental job market landscape, as indicated by the turnover rates reported in the industry. We hear of hygienists, assistants, and administrative staff have been let go due to lack of patient volumes and inconsistent

February 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Don’t Do It Alone: The Top Four Obstacles to Navigate When You’re Ready to Sell Your Practice

by Sean Robertson, DDS; Lisa Philp

It’s no secret that the dental practice marketplace has been in the seller’s favour for decades. With interest rates at an all-time low, practice loan amortization periods longer than they’ve ever been and more buyers than sellers, this is not

February 4, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice management

Five Surprising Truths About Dental Marketing

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

The savvy dental practice owner knows that it takes more than clinical skills and dedication to succeed in this competitive industry. It takes a winning marketing strategy – and that is easier said than done. In reality, some of the

February 4, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice managementTreatment planning

Virtual Treatment Planning: 5 Tips for Providing a Convenient & Secure Patient Experience

by Michelle Budd, D.D.S, Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Julian Perez, Senior Vice President, Risk Management & Compliance, dentalcorp

In a (post) pandemic world, where the population is more aware of the risks of airborne transmission and “work from anywhere” has become de rigueur, some patients will avoid commuting to the dental practice as often. But that doesn’t mean