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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…

Do Dental Offices Need to Have Emergency Eyewash Stations?

This is one of the questions that we are being asked by several dental offices, even though the risks of an eye injury occurring in a dental office are quite high. Dentists are…

What Dentists Need to Know About Employee Handbooks

There are many dental employers who mistakenly believe that by providing a new Employee Handbook and a signed acknowledgement form is the same as a new employee-employer contract or agreement. Dentists should realize…

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Improve Your Mobile Marketing Campaign in 5 Easy Steps

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Employee or Private Contractor ? Know the Risks

The following article was co-written by Sandie Baillargeon, DOCS and Mariana Bracic, MBC Legal Dental employers may think that hiring independent contractors is easier than hiring an employee and less expensive. Although it…

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Dental care in the Emergency Department

Treatment of acute dental problems in the Emergency Department of hospitals has been growing relentlessly in Canada and the US for several years. A new study in Health Affairs shows that dental visits…

Your Health and Safety Program Must Include Compliance Training for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a law in Ontario that allows the government to develop specific standards of accessibility and to enforce them. Recognizing the history of discrimination against…

Employment Standards Act Compliance Audits Have Started

​Your office may have already received a letter from the Ministry of Labour that states it is proactively inspecting professional offices on April 1, 2015. The Ministry inspector will be looking for any…

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Oral Health Group at IDS 2015

Oral Health Group had the opportunity to participate in the US Pavilion at IDS 2015 which took place in Cologne, Germany. Be sure to look out for the next IDS – the 37th International Dental…

Tips on How to Interact and Communicate with Patients who have Mental Health, Learning or Language Disabilities.

Tips on How to Interact and Communicate with Patients who have Mental Health, Learning or Language Disabilities. Mental health disabilities are not as visible as many other types of disabilities. you may not…

Accessibility Standards for Dental Patients Who Have Hearing Loss

Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how to interact with patients who have disabilities. Last week we discussed tips for interacting with patients who have vision loss. The intent of…

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The Generational Divide

A recent article in The Atlantic reported on the struggles of young Americans to get a good job and to make enough money so they can save for the future. Have a look…

How to Train Your Staff to be Compliant with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

During the next several weeks, DOCS will be providing you with tips on how to interact and communicate with patients who have specific disabilities. We recommend that you print each email and add…

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Why do we fluoridate water? Isn’t it dangerous?

Fluoridation – the addition of fluoride to municipal water supplies to prevent dental caries – is one of great public health achievements of the 20th century. Fluoridation is also the inspiration for all…

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Patients just want a cleaning — really?

A recent issue of Businessweek contained some important data on what American dental patients want from their dental services. In a phrase, “less dentistry”.  We know this from tracking the following since 2007:…

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Crosstex Information Regarding PPE Selection – “A Mask is not a Mask.”

Current media coverage of Ebola and EnteroVirus has healthcare professionals inquiring on appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It is important for healthcare providers to obtain information and updates directly from the CDC at…

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