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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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Books I am Reading: 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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Dangers of Vaping to Young Users

The use of tobacco products is hazardous to our oral and overall health, whether it takes the form of cigarettes, cigars, or smokeless tobacco. As a nation, we’ve discouraged smoking in a variety of ways, to the point where smoking … Continue reading

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Doing Right by our Heroes: Expanding Dental Benefits for Veterans

As many as 9 out of 10 veterans seeking dental care at Veteran’s Administration medical care facilities may be denied access to treatment because of the eligibility rules governing what classification of veterans receiving medical benefits are also able to  … Continue reading

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Closing the Gaps; Connecting Oral Health with Overall Health

The word catenate \ˈka-tə-ˌnāt\, means to connect things together, e.g. to form a chain. For more than twenty years, Northeast Delta Dental has been working diligently to change the old perception that the mouth and body are separate. Dental science … Continue reading

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It’s all about the smile!

Entering the summer months reminds me of the numerous outdoor activities and events that we typically enjoy with friends and family. Many of you plan vacations to your favorite summer destinations. As you do so, remember to think about maintaining … Continue reading

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