Earlier this year, two talented dental students, Thomas Nguyen and Eumi Choi, received National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarships for their dedication and commitment to volunteering. After both growing up and seeing the hardships of underserved areas, they decided to pursue dentistry as a way to better the world. These two budding professionals will undoubtedly serve as a beacon of hope in our industry for many years to come. You can learn more about these students here.
In November, Dr. Amulya Jayant, a dentist from Leominster, Massachusetts, and a team of 14 other professionals traveled to Guatemala to provide treatment and education to patients. For 10 days, the volunteers provided cleanings, extractions, and fillings—helping nearly 882 patients in the process. What an honor it is to have these professionals in our industry! You can read the full article here.
Good Neighbors, a volunteer-based agency in Ohio, has been providing food to those in need for over 60 years. However, volunteers recently noticed that toothbrushes and toothpaste weren’t covered in their community’s governmental assistance programs. So, to combat the growing dental hygiene issues in their community, the agency started passing them out. Their efforts got the attention of the Millennium Fund for the Children’s Dental Health Project, and earlier this year the Good Neighbors were awarded an additional $2000 for toothbrushes and oral care products. Kudos to these dedicated volunteers for sharing the importance of good hygiene! You can read the article here.
Are you inspired to help? If you’d like to get involved in your community, you can find free dental clinics in your area by visiting freedental.org or learn more about dental mission trips at Volunteer Forever.
Posted August 16, 2019
Cosmetic dentistry popularity is on the rise again. In fact, according to the results of a recent survey from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), 96 percent of U.S. laborers feel a beautiful smile is very or somewhat important to your appearance. Psychology experts also suggest that nice smiles create trust, reduce stress, and helps us live a […]
Posted August 16, 2019
tick, tick, tick… Pop quiz for employers, when’s the next time you have a team member going away on vacation? Looking at the calendar, it’s probably Labor Day. You aren’t alone. Roughly 25% of Americans plan to be out of town for Labor Day. Check-in with your staff Always the first Monday in September, almost every […]
Posted August 07, 2019
Something feels different in the office. It’s hard to describe. The patients are happy, no complaints. The schedule is full, revenue is strong. Internal conflicts among staff are at a minimum. In fact, things are working so well that you’re answering fewer staff questions and requests. These are the situations we all work hard to […]