• Healthcare coordinator recognition week
    The dental office front desk is the hub of activity, the nerve center where patient care meets administrative expertise. It's where the first impressions are made, where anxious patients are put at ease, and where the entire experience is expertly choreographed. The front office personnel are the maestros of this intricate ballet, skillfully juggling multiple tasks, managing the flow of patients, and ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. They are the guardians of the practice's reputation, the keepers of sensitive patient information, and the unsung heroes who keep the office running smoothly. Without their exceptional organizational skills, warm communication, and attention to detail, the dental office would be a chaotic and disjointed environment, unable to provide the high level of care that patients expect and deserve.  They are responsible for many things such as:  1. First Impressions Matter: The front office team is responsible for creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making patients feel at ease, and setting the tone for their entire experience. 2. Patient Communication: Front office personnel are the primary point of contact for patients, handling inquiries, concerns, and appointments. Effective communication is crucial for building trust and ensuring patient satisfaction. 3. Scheduling and Organization: The front office team manages schedules, coordinates appointments, and ensures a smooth flow of patients. This requires exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask. 4. Financial Management: Front office personnel handle billing, insurance claims, and payment processing, requiring accuracy, attention to detail, and knowledge of dental billing procedures. 5. Data Management: The front office team is responsible for maintaining accurate patient records, updating databases, and ensuring compliance with privacy regulations. 6. Team Coordination: Front office personnel work closely with dentists, hygienists, and assistants to ensure seamless transitions between appointments and procedures. 7. Patient Retention: A friendly, efficient, and caring front office team helps build patient loyalty, encouraging repeat business and positive referrals. 8. Online Presence: Front office personnel often manage online reviews, social media, and patient engagement, influencing the dental office's online reputation. 9. Time Management: The front office team juggles multiple tasks, prioritizes urgent matters, and minimizes delays, ensuring a productive and efficient work environment. 10. Adaptability: Front office personnel must be flexible and able to adapt to changing situations, such as last-minute cancellations or unexpected emergencies. By recognizing the vital role front office personnel play, dental offices can invest in their training, support, and development, leading to improved patient satisfaction, increased efficiency, and a thriving practice. In conclusion, the front office personnel are the backbone of the dental office, and it's time we recognize their immense value. By empowering them with the training, resources, and appreciation they deserve, we can transform the patient experience, boost staff morale, and drive practice growth. Let's break free from the misconception that front office personnel are just "receptionists" and instead, acknowledge them as the highly skilled, patient-centric professionals they are. By doing so, we'll create a dental office where patients feel welcomed, valued, and cared for, and where staff are motivated, inspired, and proud to work. The future of dental care depends on it – let's give our front office personnel the recognition and support they deserve, and watch our practices thrive as a result!
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  • STOP the Suffering of Millions to Benefit Insurance Companies
    90% of us will have a parasitic infection or bout at some point in our lives . These infections can cause life threatening health complications.   Please help us, as we have suffered entirely too long. Help us improve the system for you and your loved ones future's. We do this so no one will ever suffer the health problems, isolation, and possible suicide from feeling helpless.
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  • Investigate Dollar General for deceptive pricing practices
    With nearly 20,000 stores across 48 states, Dollar General and other discount retailers have become ubiquitous, particularly in low-income and rural areas. Often, they are the only retail option available, especially in food deserts—areas where affordable food is limited. These fraudulent practices further exploit the very people who depend on these stores the most.  Dollar General's price manipulation isn't just a minor inconvenience; it's a calculated scheme driven by corporate greed that exploits our communities and undermines trust in retail fairness. Our communities deserve better.  Join in fighting for justice and ensure that companies like Dollar General can't take advantage of everyday shoppers. 
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  • Change The New York Giants throwbacks pants
    The Giants have long been considered a cornerstone franchise in the NFL and have upheld traditions of winning and competing at the highest level.        Since winning Super Bowl 46, the New York Giants have strayed from the long established expectation of excellence. I believe this 100th season is an opportunity to look forward into the future with hope and an eagerness to win.        The pants are the perfect place to create this excitement and pave the path into our future to regain the success this team and fans deserve. 
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  • Publicly Reject Project 2025!
    Trump’s first term was chaotic and incompetent. But this time, MAGA is prepared with a detailed plan to quickly seize power and ruthlessly reshape America. Project 2025 is a 920-page document authored by Christian nationalists that provides a step-by-step blueprint to impose the MAGA agenda on every aspect of Americans’ lives and make Trumpism the rule of law. Their goal is the elimination of our freedoms and protections: eliminating Social Security and Medicare, corporate regulations, environmental protections, rights for LGBTQ+ people and religious minorities, contraception and IVF, resources we need for public education, and more.  Their plan also includes systematically sabotaging our elections for their own benefit. And they want to dismantle our democracy and its checks and balances by centralizing power to the White House, giving the president control of previously independent agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, and even the Department of Justice. As one expert, Mary Guy, warned in response to Project 2025, "Democracies have crumbled before, and that’s on the verge of happening here." Project 2025 details a concerted plan for how the MAGA movement seeks to control us, decide our futures for us, and take us backward. Instead of representing "We the People", they want to rule over us and for their corporate interests.  We deserve to know where our elected leaders stand on this extreme, dangerous blueprint. It’s time we sound the alarm about this MAGA vision and demand all Republicans in Congress go on record with their position on Project 2025. A banner at a protest against Project 2025 in Washington D.C. on January 27, 2024 (Credit: Elvert Barnes/Flickr.com)
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  • Fire and ban Harrison Butker from the NFL
    The NFL has a responsibility to show respect to its viewers, including women, men and LQBTQ+. But, by letting Harrison speak like this they are instead promoting hatred towards women and the LGBTQ+ community. This needs to stop. If they don't punish him, they are stating that this behavior is ok and it is not ok. He is inciting hateful and outdated stereotypes, that do nothing but harm people. These stereotypes have been used to keep women and LQBTQ+ from being able to live their lives they way they want and instead forces them to live in constant fear of violence. The NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs need to send a clear message that this hatred can not be tolerated and they can do it by firing and banning Harrison Butker from the NFL. 
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  • Remove Insurrectionist Ginni Thomas from the Board of the Library of Congress NOW!
    Evidence revealed in 2022 shows that Ginni Thomas texted Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows—as well as legislators in Wisconsin and Arizona—urging them to overturn the election results. And she even attended the Stop the Steal rally on January 6.  The Trust Fund Board of the Library Congress manages over $200 million in donations for the library. We cannot trust an insurrectionist like Ginni Thomas to oversee and manage federal dollars.  Ginni Thomas was a part of a group of far-right activists who pushed Trump to get rid of members of his administration who were thought to be “disloyal” to him and suggested that those members be replaced with people they chose. Months later, Trump nominated Ginni to the Board of the Library of Congress. Justice Clarence Thomas has a clear conflict of interest, and despite that, he has refused to recuse himself from Trump’s Supreme Court cases that would have implications for his wife. The corruption knows no bounds. President Biden has removed many Trump appointees from their posts. The time is NOW to remove Ginni Thomas from the board of the Library of Congress. Will you add your name to the petition?
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  • Stop laying off workers and give Elon Musk a pay cut instead!
    When Musk joined Tesla in 2018, the board offered him a $2.28 BILLION compensation package—which was staggering even then. But because of the stock options, the package has grown exponentially over the years to now a $55.8 BILLION package—the “largest potential compensation opportunity ever observed in the public market.” Yet the board is resistant to lowering Musk’s compensation package, even amid mass layoffs. It is irresponsible and reckless for Musk to lay off 10% of its Tesla team, and the rollout has been dehumanizing and callous. Some workers even reported learning they had been laid off only when their employee badge no longer worked. The poor rollout and lack of leadership have even had long-term executives leave the company. The judge who ruled against Musk’s compensation package said the deal was “unfathomable” and created a dynamic in which Musk “essentially controlled the board.” If Tesla needs to cut costs, it doesn’t need to look at its employees—it can look at Musk’s outlandish compensation package that has already been deemed unlawful.
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  • Stop Delaying Trump's Criminal Trials!
    Three out of the four of Trump's criminal cases are postponed—indefinitely.  Trump-appointed judge Aileen Canon has been dragging her feet in Trump’s classified documents case in Florida, and she has failed to reschedule the trial that was originally to take place in May 2024. The right-wing-packed Supreme Court has the federal trial accusing Trump of trying to overturn the election results in 2020 tied up, refusing to rapidly review Trump’s bogus and corrupt appeal for "absolute immunity" of all crimes he committed while in office.  And finally, Trump's crusade to disqualify the prosecutor in his Georgia case, also related to overturning the 2020 election results, has indefinitely delayed the trial as the Georgia Court of Appeals debates whether to allow Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis to oversee the charges brought against Trump and 14 other co-conspirators.  For far too long, there have been different sets of justice in our legal system—one for the wealthy and powerful, and another for the rest of us. And this hypocrisy has burdened Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian American communities disproportionately. And now, this double standard is on full display, as someone who should be held to the highest ethical and legal standards in our country manipulates our legal system to evade accountability and hide information from the public.  Trump’s crimes were crimes committed against our democracy and against the American people. We have a right to a speedy trial. Sign the petition to urge our legal and justice system to do its job and STOP THE DELAYS!
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  • Pass the CROWN Act
    Right now—in 2024—in 27 states it's completely legal to discriminate against people for wearing their natural hair. Formal and informal "dress codes" are used to shame and punish Black people for wearing hairstyles that are consistent with their natural hair texture. And for many in the Black community, it's about more than just hair. Locs, twists, coils, braids, and other natural hairstyles are an expression of identity. Discriminating against Black people for wearing natural hairstyles isn't only a violation of civil rights, it's a direct attack on Black culture. And it has real-life consequences. Black people are being robbed of job opportunities, education, and their dignity all because of racist policies designed to make them tone down who they are. The CROWN Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair), a bill aimed at ending race-based hair discrimination in schools and workplaces for Black Americans and other communities of color, was just reintroduced in the Senate. Now is our chance to end hair discrimination nationwide. It's time to put an end to this. Sign the petition to urge Congress to pass the CROWN Act NOW so no one suffers the injustice of experiencing racial discrimination because of their hairstyle.
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  • Special Education Funds Audit in the six southern districts in San Diego.
    Our south San Diego community need to join us to ensure transparency and accountability, and to advocate for the proper allocation of the Special Education funds to benefit all children who rely on them. And to make sure their is a bright future of our children, every kid is different and they have the right to learn in their own kind of way. ____________________________________________________ Nuestra comunidad del sur de San Diego necesita unirse a nosotros para garantizar la transparencia y la responsabilidad, y abogar por la asignación adecuada de los fondos de Educación Especial para beneficiar a todos los niños que dependen de ellos. Y para asegurarnos de que haya un futuro brillante para nuestros hijos, cada niño es diferente y tiene derecho a aprender a su manera.
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  • Petition to ban Kyle Rittenhouse from speaking at universities
    Rittenhouse's presence on college campuses is highly controversial and has sparked outrage among students, faculty, and community members. His speaking events, organized by the right-wing Turning Point USA chapters, not only raise concerns about campus safety but also promote divisive ideologies that have the potential to incite further violence and hatred. Universities should be spaces for learning, growth, and respectful dialogue, not platforms for individuals associated with violence and hate speech. Allowing Rittenhouse to speak at universities sends the wrong message and undermines the values of inclusivity and tolerance that higher education institutions should uphold.
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