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The Art of Communication: Improving the Quality of Informed Consent Discussions in Dentistry

Posted Jul 6th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

Prior to receiving dental care, patients in Canada have the right to be fully informed. This means that oral healthcare clinicians must advise their patients of all reasonable treatment options, the associated risks and benefits, and the rate of success or failure of each procedure (or test) that is recommended. Informed consent is a legal and ethical duty for dentists and dental hygienists. More importantly, it is an integral part of building trust within the patient-provider relationship a...

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The Safety Dance: Going from Near Misses to Good Catches

Posted Jun 10th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

Imagine the following scenario: A temporary dental assistant loads a sterilizer before lunch, and despite pressing the start button, the sterilizer fails to begin the reprocessing cycle. Another assistant returns later to unload the pouches. In a rush because one of their appointments ran long, they fail to confirm the status of the indicators, incorrectly marking the instruments as passed (i.e. sterilized), and subsequently store and distribute the instruments.

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Top Considerations For Your Practice Transition

Posted Apr 13th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

It’s never too early to think about the future of your practice. Having a long-term plan ensures the hard work you put into building your business continues to pay off when you’re ready to transition and sell your practice. To make sure your team and patients are well cared for, keep these key considerations in mind as you plan for the future.

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Communicating Oral Inflammation: A Chair-Side Conversation That Can Change a Life

Posted Mar 28th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

Throughout my career I have seen communication strategies of active inflammation evolve, and now more than ever this is the foundation of client centered care, and oral health education. We are detectives with a purpose to identify active infections in a client’s mouth along with ensuring our clients are well informed of their current condition and what must take place to work towards overall health.

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The Silent Pandemic: Dentistry in the Time of Opioids

Posted Mar 11th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

Like many other professions, the dental world has wrestled with whether and how to implement vaccine policies. dentalcorp’s Dr. Gary Glassman, Chief Dental Officer, and Julian Perez, SVP, Risk Management & Compliance, offer guidance to help practices navigate vaccine policies.

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International Women's Day Profile Michelle McAra

Posted Mar 8th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

International Women's Day Profile Michelle McAra. Michelle McAra wears many hats. An executive, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and the leader of an all-male Partnership Development team.

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International Women's Day 2022: Celebrating Women in Dentistry

International Women's Day 2022: Celebrating Women in Dentistry

Posted Mar 8th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

In recognition of International Women's Day, we spoke with our partner Dr. Rachel Navaneelan, to discuss how she became an inspirational woman in dentistry and a pillar in her community. 

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dentalcorp to Match Dental Community Donations Supporting Urgent Humanitarian Aid Efforts in Ukraine

dentalcorp to Match Dental Community Donations Supporting Urgent Humanitarian Aid Efforts in Ukraine

Posted Mar 3rd, 2022 in 2022, in the news, the wire, thought leadership

As Canadians, and as a network passionate about our shared values, we cannot and will not sit idly by. We stand with Ukraine.

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Finding Your Breath in a Busy World

Finding Your Breath in a Busy World

Posted Feb 8th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

You’re half an hour behind and you have three hygiene checks to perform. Mrs. Brown’s implant crown popped off while an assistant was taking an impression, not to mention the servers are down and the receptionists are panicking.

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Getting It Right: Vaccine Policies in Dentistry

Posted Jan 24th, 2022 in 2022, the wire, thought leadership

Like many other professions, the dental world has wrestled with whether and how to implement vaccine policies. dentalcorp’s Dr. Gary Glassman, Chief Dental Officer, and Julian Perez, SVP, Risk Management & Compliance, offer guidance to help practices navigate vaccine policies.

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