Your next new patient: Will you make this mistake?

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12 Tips for Successfully Using Group Interviews to Hire Team Members for Your Dental Practice

With variable retention rates and Gen Y entering the workforce full-throttle, today’s business owners and management find hiring new team members a time-consuming, but necessary task. The desire to streamline the hiring process is at an all-time high, and while there are many strategies to do so, group interviews are becoming an efficiency trend. Not […] http://ift.tt/2DdOx8q

Welcome to Our West Jordan Location

Burg is constantly trying to make ourselves more accessible, both location-wise and accommodation-wise. We all understand how difficult it can be to get the kids ready, in the car, and to the dentist in a time that works for everyone. That’s why Burg has ten offices that you can visit around the Salt Lake valley. Did you know that Burg Children’s Dentistry has an office in West Jordan? As it’s one of our newer locations, we wanted to do a highlight of surrounding businesses and activities so when you need to take your kids to the dentist, you can combine trips. Need to run some errands and it was just too good to be true that you somehow managed to get all the kids in the car at the same time with the shoes on the correct feet and jackets correctly buttoned? Don’t waste an excellent accomplishment, and check out these awesome local businesses around our Jordan Ridge office just off Redwood Road in West Jordan.

The Chocolate

One of the best ways to convince your children to come to the dentist (besides our awesome superheroes), is to offer to take them to get ice cream or dessert after. The Chocolate is a lovely dessert cafe that offers anything from warm, gooey, Cazookies to hot chocolate and glasses of milk. Your children will love entering this adorable little cottage to enjoy a sweet treat after the dentist, and it’s less than a mile away!

The Chocolate in West Jordan Utah - a beautiful blue and white room with chairs and art.

AMC Theaters

Make it a movie day by heading down the street after a dentist visit to AMC Theaters. Seeing a movie in the theater is an equally good bribe to convince your children to go to the dentist. This local theater is showing all the most recent and popular movies, but is small and feels more welcoming than a bigger theater. Reward your little superheroes with a movie, and maybe you’ll just become their hero. Just check out those recliners!

AMC Theaters red reclining chairs.

River Pointe Plaza

Need to do a little shopping today? Lucky for you our Jordan Ridge office is incredibly close to the River Pointe Plaza shopping mall. Because the mall features more unique options for shopping, you can pick up some exciting food or just explore the different goods they have to offer. Or, if your dentist appointment was a little later in the day, you can grab some dinner to take home to your family.

River Pointe Plaza in West Jordan, Utah on a winter day.

Branches Event Floral

This local flower shop is a delight for any flower needs! Within walking distance from our Jordan Ridge office, you can swing by on your way home and pick up some flowers for a loved one, or for yourself! Just look at how pretty their arrangements are, and for an excellent price too.

A beautiful flower arrangement with white flowers and green foliage, held by a bride on her wedding day.

Gardner Village

Have you ever seen this quaint little village right within the city of West Jordan? If you haven’t visited Gardner Village  yet, you should go there immediately. Not only is it adorable, it offers amazing candies, pastries, and antique shopping. If you enjoy themed shopping, and like beautiful events during the holidays, definitely give this place a visit.

A street lined with foliage in Gardner Village, Utah.

Rock On Climbing Walls

Is it time for a little exercise? Did you know that you can actually rent a rock wall for a party or just for fun? Check out Rock On Climbing Walls just off 1300 W. Though this isn’t necessarily a “day trip” kind of thing, we still think it’s worth a feature because it’s so unique! If you’re looking for a fun activity for your child’s birthday party, give these guys a visit!

Children and adults climbing a portable rock wall on a bright, sunny day.

Brigadoon Park

Take the kids to the park. This 2.3 acre park and pavilion is only a mile away from our Jordan Ridge office, and is a great place for a spring picnic or a game of kickball.

Brigadoon Park in West Jordan, Utah - pavilion and play place with green acres of land.

Schmidt’s Farmers Market

Do you love fresh fruit, vegetables, and locally-made goods? So do we! Your family will love this local market, and you’ll love how close it is. Schmidt’s Farm offers amazingly fresh fruits and veggies, but also offers eggs and even Christmas trees! Definitely go check this place out if you’re in town.

Schmidt's Farmers Market in West Jordan Utah - produce and pumpkins

Hopefully we’ve given you a few ideas for your next outing, or at least helped you fill your day with activities after your visit to our Jordan Ridge location. We always want to support local businesses, and we are really pleased at all the amazing things that West Jordan has to offer! If you need us, we’ll probably be at the Chocolate…or maybe the Farmers Market…

Burg Children’s Dentistry specializes in making your child’s visit to the dentist a great one. We love helping your children feel comfortable and unafraid of the dentist, and we even manage to make it fun for them! You can always come visit us at our Jordan Ridge location, or you can just come back to our blog in the future! We strive to keep our parents and patients updated on all things dental hygiene, so come back if you’d like to learn more. Or fill out this form to make an appointment with us.

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4 Strategies for Transforming Your Front Office Team

Your front office team represents the face of your practice. Because they’re often the first people your patients will interact with, and the communication medium for appointment scheduling and customer service, properly training your front office team is imperative to your office’s success. Read this article to discover how to increase productivity with your front […] http://ift.tt/2Dm8OJU

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Harry Hughes keynote speaker at Claremorris Career Day

Senior cycle and pre-senior cycle students, and their families, are invited to attend the second annual Claremorris Career Day 2018, which takes place in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, on Saturday, January 20 (11am to 2pm).

Last year’s inaugural event attracted a bumper attendance of over 500 students and parents.  The list of this year’s guest speakers has just been announced:

– 11.30am: Harry McCann, teenage entrepreneur; Topic: The Road less Travelled.

– 11.50am: Sarah Farragher, fourth year Occupational Therapy student at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; Topic: Studying Abroad and Coping with Dyslexia.

– 12.30pm: Fiona McHale, Mayo ladies football star and PhD student; Topic: A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body: Good for School Days, Good for Life.

– 12.50pm: keynote address, Harry Hughes, EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. Topic: Lessons from a Life in Business.

Workshops (in ante-rooms):

11.15am: Making an inspired career choice – by Paula Ballester Murat, a participant on the Erasmus Entrepreneurship Programme with Sli Nua Careers. Paula hails from Castellon in Spain and holds a degree in audio-visual communication. Other workshops will be announced closer to the time.

The purpose of the event is to arm students and families with key information on the various options available to them upon completing second-level education. Admission is free of charge.

Among the exhibitors confirmed are NUI Galway, University of Limerick, GMIT, IT Sligo, LIT, DCU, Athlone IT, An Garda Siochana, the Defence Forces, ESB Networks, Bank of Ireland, AIB Bank, youth support agencies and many others.

The event is being organised by the South Mayo GAA Board and the Mayo GAA Coaching Committee, and is open to GAA and non-GAA members alike. It is being sponsored by Tuam Credit Union and Claremorris/Ballinrobe Credit Union supported by the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and South West Mayo Development Company.

“As a community-based sporting organisation, it makes absolute sense to throw the doors open so that GAA members and non-GAA members can attend,” said John Farragher, Chairman, South Mayo GAA Board.

The colleges and other bodies attending are being updated here http://ift.tt/2qI4cLB  and on http://ift.tt/2micapO. Other details are also available on those pages.

“We invite post-primary students from third, fourth fifth and sixth years, and their parents. Indeed, people can come from outside the county as well. Our advice to students and their families would be to come along and speak with the representatives from the colleges and other entities,” said Padraic Carolan, former Coaching Officer, Mayo GAA.

Education institutions and private sector bodies can exhibit at the event free of charge, and can do so by obtaining a booking form from Shane Halligan, a member of the organising committee, on shane@slinuacareers.com, 094 95 42965, or from any member of the committee.

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative. For further information, please visit the Pobal Website http://www.pobal.ie. The support of the South West Mayo Development Company Ltd is also acknowledged.

The organising committee comprises John Farragher, Kieran Kilkenny, Liam Horan, Padraic Carolan, TJ Kelly, Michael King, Shane Halligan and Paula Ballester Murat.

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