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Practice Agility Advisor – January 2023 Edition

Notable Dental News January 2023


Patients find dental relief for free at Niagara Falls Community Health Centre | January 5, 2023
Dentist Dr. Kashif Zaki at the Niagara Falls Community Health Centre’s dental clinic has seen first-hand the agony of dental pain. For many low-income adults in Niagara Falls, the steep price of a single dental visit is beyond their reach. Read more



Orthodontist hopes doctor-owned company will inspire other healthcare workers | January 6, 2023

Various factors have made the business side of running a health clinic increasingly challenging in recent years, which has fuelled consolidation. Those factors include the emergence of expensive new technologies, staff shortages and extra demands driven by the pandemic. Read more



How to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month this February | January 9, 2023

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes dental professionals and all who are passionate about children’s healthcare. Read more



‘Huge undertaking’: How Canadian dentists, hygienists are helping locals in the Caribbean | January 14, 2023
Toronto dental student Clara Zhou traveled to the Caribbean island of Grenada in 2022. She was one of a group of Canadian dentists, hygienists and other students from the University of Toronto. The volunteers were able to treat more than 2,000 patients – which is two per cent of the population – over 15 days. The goal is to seal the adult teeth of all of Grenada’s 30,000 kids as preventive care. Read more



6 Cool Office Accessories to Make Your Dental Office Look More Professional

Most people dislike going to the dentist due to cost, discomfort, and unfamiliarity. To change this, make your office more appealing by adding cool accessories and design elements. Here are six tips to enhance patients’ experience while maintaining professionalism. Read more



Dental Assistants Now Qualify For Express Entry Canada Immigration | January 28, 2023

Foreign-trained dental assistants can now immigrate to Canada through the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. The change to the FSW which made that possible came on Nov. 16 last year. Read more



Statement from the Minister of Health and the Minister of Public Services and Procurement on the progress of the Canada-wide dental care program | January 30, 2023

In Canada, one-third of the population cannot afford to pay for dental care. The interim Canada Dental Benefit is temporary and provides immediate support for families with children whose teeth are still developing. Health Canada is working towards developing a comprehensive, long-term dental care program. Read more


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