1. Talk Like A Pirate; Don’t Treat Your Teeth Like One!

    September 11, 2014

    TLAPD V3 01 341x1024 Talk Like A Pirate; Dont Treat Your Teeth Like One!

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  2. Feel the Need: The Need to Prevent Gum Disease

    September 9, 2014

    Top Gums Blog Photo Horizontal 01 300x200 Feel the Need: The Need to Prevent Gum DiseaseIf you don’t already feel the need to prevent gum disease, we’re here to tell you why you should. (more…)

  3. Pre-Treatment Estimates: Your Personal Crystal Ball

    September 4, 2014

    fortune teller and crystal ball Pre Treatment Estimates: Your Personal Crystal BallThink of a pre-treatment estimate like a fortune-teller and crystal ball – it predicts the future of a dental procedure. But unlike fortune-tellers, pre-treatment estimates are accurate. (more…)

  4. DDIA Foundation’s Healthy Aging Initiative: Increasing Access to Dental Care

    September 2, 2014

    elderly man with dentist team DDIA Foundation’s Healthy Aging Initiative: Increasing Access to Dental Care As we age, it becomes increasingly important to care for our teeth and dental health. Fortunately, older adults retain their natural teeth much longer than in previous decades.  (more…)

  5. Why it’s good to be the shortest man in the room – and other lessons learned

    August 27, 2014

    Jeff CEO Blog 300x193 Why it’s good to be the shortest man in the room – and other lessons learnedIn July, I had the opportunity to be part of a panel of CEOs, an annual event with Urbandale’s genYP group. Adam Obrecht, @adamobrecht, moderated this panel that also included Joel Duncan, @MeritResources; Janette Larkin, @BusinessRecord; and Dr. Melissa Billings of Vision Park Family Eye Care. It was a great group of resources and I was reminded about the smart leaders in the Des Moines area. (more…)

  6. Dental Benefit Categories and Coverages

    August 26, 2014

    FemaleBroker small 300x199 Dental Benefit Categories and CoveragesMany dental plans offer 3 classes or categories of coverage. Each class provides specific types of treatment and typically covers those treatments at a certain percentage. (more…)

  7. Hooray for National Tooth Fairy Day!

    August 21, 2014

    girl missing teeth smaller 300x200 Hooray for National Tooth Fairy Day!On August 22nd we celebrate everyone’s favorite tooth-collector – the Tooth Fairy! And because she’s so nice, we celebrate her twice! National Tooth Fairy Day also occurs in February. The Tooth Fairy must be a pretty big deal to have two holidays in a year. Well, she is! (more…)

  8. Choosing the Right Dental Plan for Employees

    August 19, 2014

    Business Man Woman Standing smaller 300x199 Choosing the Right Dental Plan for EmployeesYou’re finally ready to choose a dental plan for your employees – you’ve made a great decision! A majority of consumers consider dental benefits to be a “very important” part of the essential benefits package. Choosing a dental plan can be a confusing and complicated task, even to a seasoned business owner. The best plan for one company might not necessarily be the best plan for another. But what factors should you consider? (more…)

  9. From the Faucet: 3 Reasons to Choose Tap Water

    August 14, 2014

    Woman Drinking Water From Glass smaller 200x300 From the Faucet: 3 Reasons to Choose Tap WaterAs the dog days of summer are in full swing, it’s necessary to keep hydrated in order to help your body function properly. Your blood pumps easier, and your body is able to remove waste more effectively when you drink an adequate amount of liquid. (more…)

  10. Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week

    August 12, 2014

    iStock 000024101369Small Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week
    Cue the Jaws music because Shark Week is well underway! Sharks are the ocean’s top predators, thanks in most part to their enormous and powerful chompers. It’s obvious that shark’s teeth are different from our teeth…but just how different? These unbelievable shark teeth facts will give you something to chew on.

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  11. Healthiest State Initiative

    August 7, 2014

    40 somethings making dinner smaller Healthiest State Initiative40 somethings making dinner smaller jpeg 300x200 Healthiest State InitiativeIowans are on a mission, and we won’t stop until we are successful! Thanks to current Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa is striving to become the healthiest state in the nation by 2016.

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  12. 5 Reasons to Floss like a Boss

    August 5, 2014

    floss guy white 300x199 5 Reasons to Floss like a BossAre you worried your dental hygienist will ask if you floss, or worse, that she already knows you don’t? Your teeth and gums don’t lie. Here are five reasons to change your ways and get in the habit of flossing like a boss.

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