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Three Steps to Improved Financial Health

Today’s unpredictable, uncertain and rapidly changing world demands that more attention than ever be paid to you mental health, physical health and ”fiscal” health. Here are three steps you can follow to improve…

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Where is dentistry going? A chain of prevention practices.

Three news items crossed my desk in the past month. All seem to point to a future for dentistry which features more specialization around managing the cause of poor oral health. One news…

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The Next Approach to Dental Benefits

Imagine if you shopped at Walmart and there was only one size of sweater, one variety of milk, or when you went to buy cereal, all it carried was Corn Flakes.And you grumbled…

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Improving outcomes from dental care

American doctors will increasingly be paid according to the outcome of the healthcare services they deliver. Just seeing the patient will no longer be sufficient for payment by the insurer or Medicare/Medicaid. Rather,…

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Giving Back is the New Normal in Dentistry

The easiest and most effective way to highlight your commitment to oral health… Last week, we discussed that the future growth of the hygiene department is based on the foundational truth that oral…

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$45 Per Month

As of 2015, for the first time, Canada has more people over the age of 65 than under 15. The age group that now encompasses the boomer generation – 50 to 69 –…

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The linkages between the heart and the mouth grow stronger — so what?

A new study of the contribution of the periodontal microbe, P. gingivalis, to inflammation of heart tissue is just one more step to justifying closer integration of dental services with medical services. The…

Falls by the elderly and poor oral health

A new study reports that nearly half of falls by older folks are caused by an infection. Falls are one of the leading cause of death for those over 75 years of age,…

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Exceeding Patient Expectations

Surpassing the “been there, done that” dental visit … Numerous studies have shown that the way patients rate their level of satisfaction with services provided is largely based on the depth of emotional…

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The New Patient Call

Turning inquiries into appointments.. Dental  administration team members are truly the “Directors of the First Impression” for new patients, and they have approximately 17 seconds to “make it or break it.” Many new…

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Does My Insurance Cover It?

The number one reason patients do not accept treatment plans is lack of perceived value; how the dental treatment plan or recommendations will relate to them or their individual health goals. The lack…

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Gum disease and high blood pressure

A new, 3-year prospective Japanese study involving over 2500 university students (mean age of 18 years at baseline) examined various risk factors for the emergence of high blood pressure (hypertension). The study found…

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What your patients are reading!

What follows are excerpts from popular article in a leading international newspaper called the Guardian. This article shows how and why your older patients are now more informed about their oral health, and…

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

“Look it up, size it up, but don’t postpone your life and business because you won’t make up your mind” Decision making is a necessity of all leaders who are owners and manage…

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Does Your Practice Schedule Run Behind?

Be aware of the little habits that make a big difference.. Below are some common reasons that dental practices run behind. Identify if any apply to your practice and then discuss at the…

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Diabetes, hypertension and the need for more preventive dental care

As many as 1 in 4 older Canadians are diabetic, or in danger of this chronic disease. Likewise, more than 1 in 4 older Canadians have high blood pressure. The overlap of these…

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