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Caring for Your Back in Dentistry

Posted Aug 4th, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

Whether you’re a dentist, dental hygienist or assistant, you work in a fabulous profession! Dental professionals take care of people for a living, our industry is relatively recession-proof and the dental field enjoys a well-deserved prestige. While clinical practice can be very rewarding, it can also take a physical toll on our bodies with the potential to negatively affect both our professional and personal lives. That was certainly what happened to me.

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4 Tips to Move More & Feel Better

Posted Jul 28th, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

You have heard it time and time again, exercise is good for you. Although we know this to be true, it often gets de-prioritized for other life tasks and it can feel like a chore. However, with the right tools and mindset, you can make movement easier, more enjoyable, and more beneficial!

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Making Workplace Health & Safety a Number One Priority

Posted Jul 20th, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

Every workplace in Canada shares the common goal of maintaining a healthy and safe work environ-ment. Protecting yourself and your team members by adopting the principles of safety in the work-place isn’t just important, the success of your practice depends on it.

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Leading Through a Pandemic: Strengthening Your Relationships with Patients and Team Members

Posted Jun 25th, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

The COVID-19 global crisis has forced everyone to think differently. Have you thought about how your leadership will be remembered during this pandemic?

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How to Prepare for Physical Distancing in Your Practice

Posted Jun 18th, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 and help keep communities safe, public health authorities have emphasized the need for physical distancing among community members. According to Health Canada, physical distancing refers to keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. We’re currently required to keep at least six feet apart from other people, to stay out of crowded places, and to avoid mass gatherings.

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Gulp! Preventing and Managing Accidental Ingestion and Aspiration in Dentistry

Posted Jun 15th, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

In oral healthcare, ingestion or aspiration of foreign objects are significant iatrogenic events. These mishaps are by their very nature unexpected, and successful prevention and management are key to minimizing potential adverse consequences. While relatively rare, dental literature is filled with reports of ingested or aspirated dental burs, implant components, endodontic files, amalgam fragments, crowns, extracted teeth, pins, posts, rubber dam clamps, impression materials, and many mor...

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Dentistry in the Era of Covid-19: Adhering to the New Normal

Posted Jun 8th, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

Routine and elective dentistry came to a screeching halt in March. Across the country, we sheltered in place, waiting for the storm to pass. Fortunately, Phase 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. Now, it is time to get back to work, but dentistry has changed. Although this crisis began abruptly, public health experts are warning that it will be a long time before we get back to our old ways.  As members of the dental profession, we must adhere to the new normal.

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Effective Communication for the Overall Wellbeing of Your Team

Posted May 28th, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

We are currently living in a time of immense uncertainty, and the unknown can be stressful and anxiety-provoking for many. With the release of new information regarding the easing of coronavirus restrictions and lockdown measures, there will undoubtedly be anxiety amongst team members at the mere thought of returning to work.

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The Power of Opinion in the Digital World

Posted May 21st, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

Word of mouth can be considered the oldest form of marketing, dating back to the 1600’s. Originating with the town crier, word of mouth marketing has evolved throughout the years from storytelling and street plays to modern social media. In today’s hyper-connected world, the impact of information spread through word of mouth is amplified and accessible to an even broader audience.

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Fostering Team Engagement for Practice Success

Posted May 1st, 2020 in the wire, thought leadership, 2020

It has long been suggested that engaged team members are more productive within—and loyal to—their organizations. Team engagement is a critical driver for practice success. Engaged team members are not just satisfied with their jobs, they are energized by them. Despite these benefits, many of us fall short on engaging our employees or find ourselves stumped on where to start.

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