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Leveraging New Technologies to Enhance Patient Experience and Increase Patient Retention

Leveraging New Technologies to Enhance Patient Experience and Increase Patient Retention

Posted Nov 25th, 2019 in the wire, 2019, thought leadership

The dental patients we once knew are a thing of the past – much like your old flip phone.  Today’s patients are tech savvy, well educated and likely to have researched all of their symptoms and dental treatments prior to arriving in your chair. In today’s competitive landscape, dental care professionals need to inform and engage patients in a way we never could before. We need to be prepared to filter through the myths (and truths) they are reading online and educate them in a patient specif...

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Partner Spotlight: Roch St-Aubin

Partner Spotlight: Roch St-Aubin

Posted Nov 21st, 2019 in the wire, 2019, spotlights

In this month’s Partner Spotlight, we caught up with Dr. Roch St-Aubin to discuss his road to becoming a dentalcorp Partner, his work in the seniors community, and the importance of increasing access to care in dentistry.

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The Business of Dental Hygiene

The Business of Dental Hygiene

Posted Nov 20th, 2019 in the wire, 2019, thought leadership

As a practicing dental hygienist, I focused on the delivery of patient-centred care, avoided the financial and operational aspects of a dental practice, and had no need for business acumen. Over time working in dental clinics, my interests and horizons expanded, and I became more and more fascinated by the economic underpinnings of an oral health care clinic. However, as a practice consultant, I find myself seeking the bigger picture. I am intrigued by a practice’s foundation, culture, patie...

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Weekend Retreat: Bringing Together Women in Dentistry

Weekend Retreat: Bringing Together Women in Dentistry

Posted Nov 12th, 2019 in the wire, 2019, events

Earlier this month, we hosted leading female dentists from across the country for a weekend of learning and relaxation at the luxurious Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa. This annual event is dedicated to fostering a community of collaboration and support among women in dentistry.

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Support Centre Team Member Spotlight - Elaine Powell

Support Centre Team Member Spotlight - Elaine Powell

Posted Oct 31st, 2019 in the wire, 2019, spotlights

I spent a rewarding 30 minutes with Elaine Powell, Compliance Auditor, who entertained and enlightened me with some amazing stories from her career as a dental professional, including what it was like commuting to work on a dog sled.

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Partner Spotlight: Dr. Rex Hawthorne

Partner Spotlight: Dr. Rex Hawthorne

Posted Oct 28th, 2019 in the wire, 2019, spotlights

In this month’s Partner Spotlight, we sat down with Dr. Rex Hawthorne to discuss his road to success, the obstacles he’s faced along the way, and his newfound perspective on life.

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The Shared Responsibility of Infection Prevention and Control

The Shared Responsibility of Infection Prevention and Control

Posted Oct 24th, 2019 in the wire, 2019, thought leadership

In July 2017, Public Health Ontario closed the first dental practice in Ontario due to an Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) lapse. Dental offices had not yet faced this kind of IPAC audit, and the regulatory bodies were caught off guard as well. The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) were alerted to the fact that regulated health professionals had been involved in the delivery of instruments that may not have been ...

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Navigating Career Options in the Complex World of Dentistry

Navigating Career Options in the Complex World of Dentistry

Posted Oct 22nd, 2019 in the wire, 2019, thought leadership

Now more than ever, dentists, like all new professionals, are prioritizing work-life balance and overall well-being. This is having a profound impact on their ambitions and career choices. Unfortunately, with unprecedented debt loads burdening most dental grads, there is overwhelming pressure to start working (and earning income) as soon as they become licensed. The desire for balance and the pressure to work makes choosing the right career path all the more important. Navigating that choice...

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New endowment fund established for U of T Faculty of Dentistry

New endowment fund established for U of T Faculty of Dentistry

Posted Oct 10th, 2019 in the wire, 2019, press releases

Toronto, ON – October 10, 2019 – dentalcorp, Canada’s leading network of dental clinics, announced today the creation of a new endowment fund by its Chief Dental Officer, Dr. Gary Glassman. This new achievement award recognizes and supports undergraduate dental students at the University of Toronto, and highlights Dr Glassman’s commitment to higher education.

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Top 10 Risk Management Tips for General Practitioners Providing Orthodontic Services

Top 10 Risk Management Tips for General Practitioners Providing Orthodontic Services

Posted Oct 7th, 2019 in the wire, 2019, thought leadership

With the rise of clear aligner therapy in dentistry, it has become increasingly common for general practitioners (GPs) to provide orthodontic services like Invisalign. Offering orthodontic services is a differentiating factor for general practitioners and can help set practices apart in today’s highly competitive market.

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