The ROI of Workplace Wellness Programs: How can you afford to NOT offer one?

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By Myriah Shimatsu From the Winter 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Workplace wellness programs used to be thought of as a nice “extra” for employees. However, the evidence suggests that these programs should be part of any company’s strategic operation. Twenty percent of employees voluntarily left their jobs due to work-life balance or wellbeing in 2018. Three out …

Your Mixtape on Wellness

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Winter 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Happy New Year! The fact that we’re starting a new decade blows my mind—especially because I feel like it was just 2002 a couple years ago. Never mind the fact that I taught my 7-year-old what a cassette tape was last week, and …

Financial Pop Quiz Time!

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From the Fall 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Take the below quiz based on your practice statistics and see if any answers surprise you. No cheating! Student Loan Debt If you are concerned about paying off your student loans, a good starting point is to list all your outstanding debts, with their monthly payments, interest rates and time …

Nobody Likes a Pain in the Neck

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By Myriah Shimatsu From the Fall 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association It’s a no brainer that the dentist is the most valuable asset to any successful dental practice. However, it is estimated that more than half of practitioners have some sort of musculoskeletal disorder that is career related. The research suggests that 64%-93% of dentists, hygienists and dental …

Planning for the Unthinkable

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By Scott Frederick, D.D.S., Peak Dental Services Clinical Director From the Fall 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Nov. 27, 2015, 11:38 a.m. Reports of an active shooter start coming through at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs on Centennial Boulevard. Police are responding and the entire corner of Filmore and Centennial are on lock down. Colorado Dental Group …

Setting Boundaries at Work

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By The CDA Wellness Committee From the Fall 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association There is nothing wrong with being passionate, committed and loyal to your business. In fact, it’s beyond respectable that you’ve created your dream opportunity, thanks to hard work and some blood, sweat, and tears. Keeping a business thriving is a constant effort and sometimes working …

What’s More Important…Being Right or Your Gut Lining?

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By Candace DeLapp, D.D.S., Dentists Professional Liability Trust Associate Executive Director From the Fall 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association It is not uncommon for patients to want a refund for dental treatment. This may leave the practitioner feeling confused, as you believe you acted in the patient’s best interest, you rendered a service and should be paid appropriately, …

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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From the Fall 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Environmentally friendly supplies are still a work in progress in the dental industry. That said, there are dental supplies and small equipment designed to be kind to the planet, your patients and your dental team. Chlorine-free cotton. Stock up on sterile sponges that are free of toxic pesticides and insecticides …

The Art of Dentistry

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By Molly Pereira, CDA Associate Executive Director From the Fall 2019 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Each year, Craig Hospital hosts a gala to raise awareness and funding for the hospital’s programs and research, which is dedicated to specialty rehab for people with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). During the evening’s auction, an incredible watercolor painting …