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How the acquisition of NORDIC continues to benefit both WSDA and ODS

Since opening its doors in 1989, NORDIC has grown dramatically by focusing on providing superior claims defense, timely risk management advice, and efficient customer service.

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New Webinar

Save the date! 

Earn CDE credits from the convenience of your office. Our Webinars provide valuable and practical information designed to help maintain and improve the efficiency of your practice. This season, our focus is your team. Each of the presentations will incorporate practice-oriented strategies that will make your team more knowledgeable and productive. Sharpen your knowledge of effective dental marketing, take a refresher on conflict resolution, and learn how to introduce sleep apnea treatments to your line of care.  


Strategic Planning For a Successful Future

 Today’s competitive advantage is PEOPLE and the degree in which they are engaged in what they do.  

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
11:30 am- 1:00 pm 
1.5 CDE credit hours/ Cost: $75*

Do you shake your head and wish that your team members would better understand the importance of your practice?  Is it difficult to ask for improved performance? To foster a culture of engagement, a business needs an objective and systematic way to assess and address workplace issues.  In this webinar, you will learn how improving communication can have a significant impact on practice success, your stress level and team spirit.  After all, employees care about being part of a team working toward a common goal.

We will discuss:

How stress affects your practice
How to effectively give and receive feedback 
How to make performance reviews pain-free and constructive
Understand the importance of "Return on People" and "Return on Investment" 

About Ms. Tastad
Ms. Tastad is President of Pathways, East Wenatchee, Wash.   She is a member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, a graduate of the University of Washington Dental Hygiene and a member of the Dental Resource Leaders Northwest.



WSDA Endorsed Sesame Communications Offers Mobile Solution for Patients

Now meet your patients with 24-7 mobile access to your practice. According to Limelight Networks, more than 80% of U.S. consumers own mobile phones today, and more than 50% of those phones will be connected to the Internet by the end of 2011¹. On a mobile device, your regular website may be slow to download due to a high volume of text and graphics. Sesame Mobile is designed to give your patients an optimal viewing experience on their smartphones. Whether your patients use an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or Palm Pre, Sesame Mobile displays beautifully and matches the look and feel of your practice brand.

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I am…disappointed · Editorial by Dr. Mary Jennings

I have been irritated with the Kellogg Foundation since this whole DHAT thing in Alaska started. Why would a foundation worth eight billion dollars originally seeded

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