Taxmegeddon? Taxpocalypse? Recently, the blogosphere has been rife with articles warning of dire tax consequences in 2013, when favorable tax provisions expire, and federal income taxes increase. If Bush-era tax breaks are allowed to lapse, a fiscal cliff could occur that would affect small businesses, including dentists. Some options, such as scheduling major purchases before year’s end, could offset losses in tax breaks. Source member Ryan Greenway, of Greenway & Company, details your options in a recent Source article.
We have an exciting opportunity for dental professionals who are interested in becoming established speakers. The Emerald City Lecture Series is a popular program that allows beginning speakers to present lectures in a safe and encouraging environment at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference. Many of our past Emerald City Lecturers are now speakers at the PNDC and dental meetings across the country, including Dr. Timothy Hess, Dr. Steve Carsten, and Dr. Chandur Wadhwani.
The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is continuing to conduct health and safety inspections of dental offices in Washington state. Between April 2010 and April 2011, L&I issued more than 260 citations to dental offices statewide. The most commonly cited infractions were those involving blood-borne pathogens and hazard communication. Many citations can be avoided simply by educating dental staff on workplace safety and implementing written safety plans in case of emergencies.
In the past few months, the American Dental Association (ADA), in conjunction with a host of partners, has released two important resources focusing on oral health education.
Mouth Healthy, the ADA's new public-focused website is full of facts and tips about the mouth and its link to overall health. It contains an A-Z listing of oral health related topics, and loads