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Bethany Tuzzolino joins editorial advisory board
Bethany Tuzzolino, manager of recruitment marketing for Aspen Dental Management Inc. (ADMI), East Syracuse, N.Y., has agreed to serve on the editorial advisory board of Efficiency in Group Practice.

Tuzzolino joined Aspen in 2010, and supports the recruiting team’s efforts to attract dentists by creating educational and marketing materials, and by maintaining Aspen’s recruitment brand online, in print, trade shows and dental schools.

“Every day I help dentists make a real difference in the lives of their patients,” says Tuzzolino, a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., as well as an executive MBA graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. “In my position with ADMI, everything I do helps Aspen dentists get the best people on the front line – associate dentists, hygienists and others – helping patients. I’m also lucky to help them attain their dreams and aspirations. Being part of this changing industry and this business model is exciting.”


The Exchange 2014
The Exchange 2014, Smile Source’s annual meeting, provided an opportunity for its practice owners and other team members to come to Boston “to exchange ideas, thoughts and programs that have allowed them to maximize their membership and accelerate practice growth,” says Andrew Goldsmith, DDS, DICOI, FIALD, chief dental officer and vice president of vendor relations. The meeting, held in April, was the company’s fifth annual event.

The Exchange featured a variety of speakers, including author, speaker and management consultant Tony Jeary; educator, consultant and speaker Mark Murphy, DDS; cosmetic dentist and speaker Tom Hedge, DDS; and Atlanta, Ga., dentist and educator Bernee Dunson, DDS.

The Exchange featured discussion about the Affordable Care Act and accountable care organizations, and the opportunities they represent for dentists, says Goldsmith. And, as in years past, Smile Source members shared ideas about the changing landscape in dentistry, patient acquisition, productivity and profitability. The event’s trade show emphasized on-the-floor commerce, not just exhibits.

The Exchange 2015 is scheduled for April 29 to May 2, in Phoenix, Ariz.


Western Dental Donates $50,000 to CDA Foundation for CDA Cares Pomona
New partnership to support volunteer dental services program

The California Dental Association Foundation announced a $50,000 donation from new sponsor Western Dental in support of the CDA Cares volunteer dental program scheduled for Pomona later this year. CDA Cares provides cleanings, fillings, extractions and oral health education at no charge to Californians who experience barriers to care.

The goal of CDA Cares is to relieve pain and infection in patients and educate the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net, including a state dental director who can develop programs to improve the oral health of Californians, according to the release.

For more information on CDA Cares, visit cdafoundation.org/cda-cares

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