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5 Essentials of Well-being

Posted Jan 10th, 2022 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

Professional athletes place as much importance on their rest and recovery as on their performance strategy. Why? Because the time we spend recharging directly impacts our ability to perform and thrive both personally and professionally, as well as cope with stress. With life’s daily demands, it is essential to manage our personal well-being so we can be the best professionals, parents, partners, and friends we can be.

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Reducing Noise in Dentistry: The Role of AI in Improving Radiographic Interpretation

Posted Dec 15th, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

A patient emails 20 different dentists her recently taken full mouth series of x-rays, stating, “My previous dentist took these just before I moved to town. The move was sudden (work related), so my dentist never had a chance to tell me what work I needed done. I’m here for two years on assignment, and I’m looking for a new dentist. Please review the attached x-rays and let me know if any treatment is required and when I can get an appointment.”

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Holiday Self-Care: Recharging Ahead of a New Year

Posted Dec 6th, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

In our profession, there has always been a big push through December leading into the holiday season, which can be both mentally and physically taxing for the entire practice team. This year, the impact of this hectic time was further amplified by our second full year of maneuvering amid a global pandemic.

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Making Your Team’s Well-being a Top Priority

Making Your Team’s Well-being a Top Priority

Posted Dec 1st, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

Since the onset of the pandemic, our personal and professional lives have been turned upside down in ways we could never have imagined. In addition to adopting rigorous health & safety protocols and procedures in our practices, we also go above and beyond in our daily interactions with our patients to ensure they feel safe and supported while in our care. But what about our own well-being?

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Speaking Up About Safety Incidents: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Posted Oct 25th, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

With the colder weather approaching, I begin to think of the many times I’ve (quite literally) been on a slippery slope. Have you ever noticed that when we slip on ice, often the first thing we do is look around and hope nobody saw? When you think about it, wouldn’t it be better if people did see us so that they would know to avoid the icy patch or put salt down to prevent others from slipping and falling? We may have avoided injury, but the next person to come along may not be as lucky, esp...

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Entering the World of Dentistry: 5 Pieces of Advice for the New Grad

Posted Oct 20th, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

Like any profession, stepping into the real world of dentistry after graduation can be intimidating. Building a plan for your development now will help set you up for a successful and rewarding dental career in the long term. While dental school provides you with a strong foundation, a significant proportion of the knowledge and skills you will need to be successful in dental practice are learned after graduation.

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National Infection Control Week: Utilizing Effective Sterilization Processes for Optimal Practice Safety

Posted Oct 18th, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

In dentistry, infection prevention and control (IPAC) is of paramount importance, and sterilization centres play a vital role in protecting the health and safety of patients and practice teams. However, each dental practice must have safeguards in place to ensure that instruments are being sterilized safely and effectively.

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Adopting Peer Review in Dentistry

Adopting Peer Review in Dentistry

Posted Sep 27th, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

Now, more than ever before, dental practitioners can seamlessly communicate with their colleagues through an array of online platforms, forums, and social media groups. While this modern technology allows practitioners to conveniently share interesting cases, ask questions, and learn from others, this informal type of interaction has a number of limitations as it relates to information control, including accountability, tracking, and follow-up. This is where formal professional peer review, ...

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Preparing for the Return to Oral Health Routines

Preparing for the Return to Oral Health Routines

Posted Aug 30th, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

With the end of summer nearing, many Canadians are settling back into a routine with an increased focus on healthy habits. Numerous patients have delayed care for quite some time, and the demand ahead for treatment plans will be significant. As such, dental practices must be ready to support a return to packed patient schedules.

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Medical Emergencies in Dental Practices: Six Ps for Ensuring Preparedness

Medical Emergencies in Dental Practices: Six Ps for Ensuring Preparedness

Posted Jul 28th, 2021 in 2021, the wire, thought leadership

Dentists are highly trained and skilled health care professionals and, as such, are legally and professionally obligated to recognize and manage medical emergencies. This includes iatrogenic events and emergencies occurring by chance, such as a patient fainting in the waiting room. Adequately preparing for medical emergencies requires not only the proper drugs and equipment, but also training, teamwork, and a culture of safety that permeates throughout the entire dental practice.

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