Maximizing Your Team Building Activities

Stronger teams produce stronger results. High levels of team cooperation and amity can lead to higher levels of productivity and ROI. Pick the activity that works best for your team. Select an activity that your team will find fun and engaging. It’s hard to get people motivated through “forced fun.” Communication is everything. Team building… Continue Reading Maximizing Your Team Building Activities

May is Disability Awareness Month

In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings. Don’t think you need disability coverage? Think again. Many of us draft a will, create an estate strategy and purchase life insurance. But few of us consider disability insurance – the coverage that can… Continue Reading May is Disability Awareness Month

Collaborating With Dental Staff to Improve Patient Safety, Adherence and Satisfaction

Dental staff members play an essential role in patient safety as well as patient satisfaction as they interact with patients every day. However, they can also be part of interactions that may result in errors, misunderstandings and dissatisfaction. To minimize these unfortunate situations, dentists need to collaborate with dental staff and provide them with assistance,… Continue Reading Collaborating With Dental Staff to Improve Patient Safety, Adherence and Satisfaction

Member spotlight: Dr. Jay Banez (Delavan, Whitewater)

Chair, WDA Communications Committee (Committee member since 2018) 1. You are starting your first year as Chair of the WDA Communications Committee. What are you most looking forward to in this new role? It’s an honor to represent my peers and colleagues and serve in the capacity as Chair of the Communications Committee. I most… Continue Reading Member spotlight: Dr. Jay Banez (Delavan, Whitewater)

Green Dentistry: Madison practices find multifaceted value in sustainability

Dr. Benjamin Farrow, owner of Monroe Street Family Dental in Madison, says his practice has a “big picture” mentality. “We understand how important dental health is to whole body health and believe that preventative care is more than just flossing and brushing,” he said. “We believe that what’s good and healthy for the individual is… Continue Reading Green Dentistry: Madison practices find multifaceted value in sustainability

Editorial Advisory Board member spotlight: Carrey Spencer, RDH, BSDH (Oconomowoc)

Editorial Advisory Board member since November 2020 Who/what has inspired you in your career? I have been a dental hygienist for over 23 years. My sister-in-law introduced me to dental hygiene and I have never looked back. I cannot imagine doing anything else. A volunteer experience at the Tri-County Dental Clinic changed my path. It… Continue Reading Editorial Advisory Board member spotlight: Carrey Spencer, RDH, BSDH (Oconomowoc)

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Charles de Gaulle once remarked, “The graveyards are full of indispensable men.” While we know that life goes on regardless of the loss of any “indispensable” person, for a small business, the loss of a key person is not only a human tragedy, it can also represent the potential for significant financial loss.1 Though business… Continue Reading Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

Donated Dental Services needs you!

Many Wisconsin residents desperately need oral care, but because of their low income, that oral care has to take a backseat to other necessities of life. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way that you could help them regain the good oral health they have been lacking? If this sounds appealing, the WDA… Continue Reading Donated Dental Services needs you!

How to Make Good Use of Your Employee Handbook

Employee handbooks are a nifty communication and reference tool for the workplace, but only if they’re used and not collecting dust on some physical (or digital) shelf. A handbook is only as good as what it does. At the minimum, it should do the following: Introduce employees to the fundamentals of your organization’s culture—the beliefs… Continue Reading How to Make Good Use of Your Employee Handbook

Friends don’t sue friends?

In an effort to continue to provide relevant risk management case studies to readers, we will be providing a high-level overview with links to the full case studies, which are often too lengthy. Our partners at MedPro Group offer “best in class” risk management resources on a wide variety of topics; I strongly encourage every… Continue Reading Friends don’t sue friends?