1. Exercise: The Fountain of Youth

    September 30, 2014

    older couple stretching together 300x199 Exercise: The Fountain of YouthHave you ever heard the phrase, “You’re as young as you feel?”

    If you find yourself feeling your age, it might be time to get active! Even though there are no roadmaps to good health, starting and maintaining an active schedule can contribute to healthier bones, a healthier body, and yes, a healthier smile. (more…)

  2. Evaluating Dental Plan Options

    September 25, 2014

    Open Enrollment Confusion 01 300x200 Evaluating Dental Plan OptionsDo you have a choice to make about your dental plan? Perhaps your employer offers more than one dental plan – and you’re wondering if there’s a difference.  (more…)

  3. 5 Behaviors to Age Gracefully

    September 18, 2014

    diverse senior women laughing on beach 300x199 5 Behaviors to Age GracefullyWhat do you, a fine wine and George Clooney all have in common? (more…)

  4. Dental Procedures: The ‘Root’ of all Evil?

    September 16, 2014

    dental examinations 300x202 Dental Procedures: The Root of all Evil?Your teeth have been killing you so you head to the dentist to investigate the pain. After your appointment, your dentist gives you the bad news – you have an infected tooth. At this point, it’s safe to say you’re not jumping for joy. (more…)

  5. 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!


  6. 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…)

  7. 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…)

  8. 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…)

  9. 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…)

  10. 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…)

  11. 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…)

  12. 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…)