The original Hippocratic Oath, one of the oldest binding documents in history, dates back to the fourth century B.C. A 1943 translation of the Oath reads, "What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment … I will keep to myself." Much has changed in the 2,500 years since Hippocrates swore never “to use the knife;” however, the notion that doctors owe patients an ethical duty of privacy has withstood the test of time. Modern dentists must comply with fed...
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To kick-off Oral Health Month this April, we sat down with Drs. Anik Saintonge, Doug Liu & Trevor Shew to discuss their respective journeys to dentistry, what makes their practice so successful, and their top tips for maintaining optimal oral health.
It’s been just about a year since we all began living in our COVID-19 inspired modified reality. As industry professionals, we know the importance of regular dental hygiene appointments and we have a responsibility to ensure our patients are protecting their oral health.
TORONTO, April 1, 2021 – dentalcorp, Canada’s leading network of dental practices, welcomed 16 Practices to its network in the first quarter of 2021. dentalcorp prides itself on partnering with the nation’s top dental clinics, allowing dentists to retain their clinical autonomy while benefitting from access to comprehensive strategic resources and expertise.
This month, we shine the Support Centre spotlight on Michelle Budd, DDS, who was a contestant on Canadian Idol but ultimately found her voice and her calling at dentalcorp.
According to the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), seven out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease at some time in their lives. Taking care of your gums is very important, not only to protect your teeth, but also because the state of your gums can impact other health conditions you may have. Gingivitis and periodontitis are two forms of gum disease, both of which are the results of bacterial infection in your gums, ligaments and bone around the teeth. While gum disease progresses slowly,...
Today we shine the spotlight on Dr. Christina Matrangolo, who shares with us her thoughts on the larger role that dentists can play in the lives of their patients, and the importance of continuing education. Dr. Matrangolo has been practicing at Today’s Dental in Alberta for 15 years.
There are many definitions for culture, including “the systems of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people.” Safety culture within an organization comprises the values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behavior that determine the commitment to—and the style and proficiency of—a health and safety program. In dentistry, as in healthcare in general, safety culture involves an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of patients and team members.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we sat down with two of our remarkable Partners Drs. Mary-Anne MacDonald and Jill Bashutski to discuss their unique journeys into dentistry, the opportunities and challenges they’ve experienced in their careers, and their commitment to developing the next generation of female leaders.