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After 30 years in the Dental Community, as a Dental Speaker lecturing in North America and internationally, I retired in 2015. Following my wonderful career, I wanted to give back and volunteer with women. Good…

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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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Floss or Brush First?

Essentially, we don’t know which hygiene procedure should be done first, nor for that matter, whether flossing has any preventive effect on dental decay. Read this quick review by the New York Times…

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Predicting who will get sick — just what the patients want

American insurers are now using sophisticated computer algorithms to predict who, amongst their clients, will require early re-admission to hospital or who will have difficulties with their diabetes. For those who are predicted…

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Presciption for us ALL!!

This may be habit forming … I have to share the prescription I received last week from my medical doctor upon completion of my annual physical examination. My doctor stated that he was…

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A big incentive to visit the dentist — a longer life!

A new study which followed mortality of young Seniors over 5 years, found a significant predictor of death was the number of teeth. Even when allowing for other risk factors for mortality (gender,…

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The Patient is a CUSTOMER

Your critical area of focus… In today’s fast paced world of change, competition and customer (patient) sophistication, it is critical to focus on your service, reputation and referrals. Also critical, is to know…

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Hug a grandma!

An experienced venture capitalist recently identified some major trends which are affecting American health care and presumably your practice too! a shift from fee-for-service to compensation based on better health patients are becoming…

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Where You Read – Dr. Daniel Lee

Attached are 2 photos of our recent annual trip in January 2015 to Quesada, Guatemala. This is part of an official Canadian charity (12+ yrs going) called Health Outreach (founded by Dr. Tim…

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Does expensive hygiene care work better (?)

A recent NY Times article reported that, in an experiment, Parkinson’s patients said an expensive version of a drug worked better than the cheap version of that same drug. Does the same principle…

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Dental wellness or else!

American companies are getting tough on disease. Increasingly, they incent their employees to participate in wellness programs by connecting healthy behavior to lower cost healthcare insurance. In some cases, poor health behavior leads…

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Taking a page from the shingles vaccine

The shingles vaccine provides a good model for a new kind of dental care which is emerging to better serve an older, more knowledgeable and sicker population. The shingles vaccine is indicated for…

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“longer life in retirement – but more ill-health”

Such is the future of the British population and that in Canada too. The UK prognosticators now say: Newly retired men in the UK can expect to live more than two years longer…

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Why 60 is not the new 50!

This intriguing statement recently appeared on the PBS newsletter for older Americans called Next Avenue. (I recommend you subscribe to Next Avenue to better understand  your aging community — it is free.) The…

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The New Test for Prostate Cancer

I recently visited a great dental practice which is symptomatic of where much of Canadian dentistry is headed: most of the patients were over 60 many had root caries all, reportedly, had dental…

AIDSbeat 2014

AIDSbeat 2014

Please join us as we kick off AIDSbeat this year.  We will be opening the night at 8pm. Here are a couple of videos from last year: SoSumi – Foo Fighters (Cover) SoSumi…

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