Today we shine the spotlight on Dr. Melissa Erasmus, who shares with us her thoughts on the importance of treating the whole patient and the role of mentorship in career development. Dr. Erasmus currently practices at Westport Dental in BC.
As Canada prepares its largest vaccination program in history, Quebec is one of the first province’s allowing healthcare professionals like dentists and eye doctors to give the vaccine. They say this would help take some of the pressure off hospitals. Melina Giubilaro reports.
Wearing a face mask has proven to be one of the most effective ways people can protect themselves and others against COVID-19. However, the widespread adoption of that practice has led to a growing number of patients showing up at dental offices complaining about bad breath and occasional mouth sores.
The nationwide shutdown in response to COVID-19 interrupted countless routines in people’s daily lives, including regular trips to the dentist. “There was a great deal of confusion about where and when patients could visit their dentists during the first few months of the pandemic,” says Dr. Gary Glassman, Chief Dental Officer of dentalcorp, a nationwide network of dental clinics. “Patients had hardly any direction around what they should do and what qualified as an emergency service.”
The season of giving is upon us. Perhaps this year more than any other in recent memory, people in our communities are in need of support, of human connection, and of direction – many of us want to help make a difference but are feeling powerless at the same time. How does one make an impact during a pandemic?
Toronto, Ontario – December 18, 2020 – As essential healthcare professionals, dentists have been on the front-lines of the fight against COVID-19 in 2020, providing exceptional, trusted care to Canadians from coast to coast to coast. As Canada’s largest vaccination program in history rolls out across the country, the provincial governments of Manitoba and Quebec have expanded the list of who is able to administer the vaccine, calling on dentists and other allied health professionals to parti...
Today we shine the Support Centre Spotlight on Christy Dvoracek, Director, Talent, who talks with us about the qualities she values and tries to embody, including her zest for life, drive, and sense of humour. She also explains how, all things being equal, 2020 has been good to her.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of health, and oral care is no exception. People have been paying less attention to the day-to-day basics of maintaining their teeth and gums. But now is not the time to abandon your oral health, says Dr. Gary Glassman, a Toronto-based dentist and Chief Dental Officer of dentalcorp, Canada’s largest and leading network of dental clinics.
Proper procedure coding within your practice is important on many levels, from ensuring accurate payment for dentists to creating a valid record of patient care. Failing to use appropriate procedure codes can lead to all kinds of mischief for dentists as well as poor outcomes for patients. Indeed, accurate procedure coding is a legal requirement with serious consequences for those who fail to abide by the regulations. The following are examples of misconduct that can result from the intentio...
The Future of Dental Deals: valuations, lending conditions and more