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By: Dr. James R. Schroeder
Have you ever attended a CE course and returned to the office excited to implement a change, only to discover thirty days later, your office is back to business as usual? Have you ever introduced an idea to your organization and received tremendous resistance or push back, resulting in an aborted launch of your great plan?
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By: Dr. Terry Dickinson, VDA Executive Director
Note to readers of the Leadership series:  This is an exceptional way to look at leadership and those that inspire and make a difference.  Please take 18 minutes out of your day and watch this.  I don’t think you will regret it.
By Naomi Cooper – Chief Marketing Consultant, Pride Institute
Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Nike are three of the most iconic American companies.  Just the mention of their names brings an image to mind – the red and white soda can; the Golden Arches; the Swoosh. In dentistry, Crest, CareCredit and Zoom are companies that have consistently presented their product in a way that has clearly communicated who they are, what they offer and what they stand for – their promise. What do these all these companies have to do with your dental practice? Branding.
Take a few minutes to watch these two important videos on Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program: 1. "Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program Story" (Run time 4:32) provides a brief overview of the mission to promote the appropriate use of controlled substances for legitimate medical purposes while deterring the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances.
By: Dr. Terry Dickinson, VDA Executive Director
March, 2014 In my first Leadership piece, I asked 5 questions that are critical to understanding leadership.  Dr. Bob Allen of Hampton was kind enough to respond to these questions and has given permission to post his answers to the greater group.  I thank Dr. Allen for taking the time to think about the implications and importance of these questions.  As we move forward into more discussions about leadership, you will find relevance to these 5 questions. 
By: Dr. Terry Dickinson, VDA Executive Director
January, 2014 During the recent VDA strategic planning/goal setting meeting last November, leadership development was chosen as one of the five goals for the VDA.  The ultimate goal of the group ‘will be to identify, cultivate and grow new leaders for the VDA’. 
Press Release
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — April 07, 2014 — Delta Dental of New Jersey has invested $5 million in C3 Jian, Inc. to support the company’s development of an antimicrobial drug that targets the bacteria responsible for tooth decay. It is one of several Delta Dental member companies and affiliated organizations that have made substantial investments in C3 Jian.
By Doyle Williams, DDS, contributing writer
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In this widely watched TedX piece on leadership, Simon Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. He's the author of the classic "Start With Why"; his latest book is "Leaders Eat Last."  I think you will find it of interest and helpful in our quest for real leadership. Click HERE to view the video.