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A Fresh Perspective

We’re living through times of high stress and anxiety, and it’s natural to be worried about something you have no control over. We all process troubling information, and react to it differently.  It’s important that we guard our emotional health … Continue reading

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A message from Tom regarding COVID-19

This is a time of uncertainty. Like all businesses in Northern New England, Northeast Delta Dental is closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Our priorities are the health, safety, and overall well-being of our employees, our stakeholders, … Continue reading

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Boards Consider the Complexities of Impact Investing

Senior managers and board members of businesses and nonprofits wrestle with the issues inherent in balancing profitability and social responsibility in their investments, so I read “The Power of Money With a Purpose” in  The November/December 2019 issue of NACD … Continue reading

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and is brought to you by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA website explains that in 1941, this program began as a one day event, changing to a week-long event in 1955, … Continue reading

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Environmental Sustainability Increasingly Considered in the Boardroom

I recently read “Environmental Sustainability As A Board Issue”, an article by Dottie Schindlinger and Annie Kors of the Diligent Institute, published in the July/August 2019 issue of The Corporate Board. There’s a rising expectation that board members consider environmental … Continue reading

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VA Tests Innovative Models to Improve Delivery of Dental Services

A few months ago I made a case for finding a national solution to the limitations on veterans’ dental benefits. Rules for who receives treatment through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Dental Program are overly restrictive.    Only … Continue reading

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It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For

After reading It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business Is Driven by Purpose, I invited Roy M. Spence, Jr., who wrote the book with Haley Rushing, to present his vision of a purpose-inspired … Continue reading

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