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- Event: LVDS Board Meeting at Copperhead Grille
Date: January 8, 2024 at 7pm
- Event: Happy New Year – Happy Hour Yianni’s Taverna
Date: January 11, 2024 at 6pm
- Event: Annual Skeggy’s Axe House Event
Date: February 1, 2024 -- 7pm - 9pm
Lehigh Valley Dental Society's President, Dr. Seth Walbridge.
While it’s most definitely the season of giving, it never hurts to save money for our practices here and there. I wanted to share a recent experience I had with a company called CyraCom that turned a costly service into a more manageable one. You may already know of their services, but at the time I did not.
For those unaware, CyraCom is an interpretation service for patients that may not be proficient in the English language. If you are a practice owner; you’re actually required to provide and pay for interpretation services for patients in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act. This was originally going to cost around $3.00 per minute, which was going to add up over multiple office visits for multiple patients. With more patients seeking care coming up that needed interpretation, I contacted the ADA to see if any other options were available. To my surprise I found out the aforementioned company, CyraCom, is an ADA endorsed program to provide members a more affordable option. At around $0.81 per minute this was a no brainer, and we were able to save a good amount of overhead dollars. I had no idea this even existed!
As we head further into the holiday season, please take time to appreciate your teams that make us better practicing dentists. While many of us may be doing well overall, let us not forget there may be members of our own teams that may not be so well off. Please join us January 11th for a happy hour at Yianni’s Taverna to enjoy the company of fellow colleagues. Our annual axe throwing event at Skeggy’s Axe House in Easton will be happening February 1st this year, and was a blast the year prior. All are welcome, so please invite your team members or families to join us! On behalf of your Lehigh Valley Dental Society, best wishes to you all for a great holiday season and new year!
Happy Holidays! Seth Walbridge DMD
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