When You Need Someone To Care…
JUST RELEASED: First 2020 Issue of Caring Connections
By Nancy Davis, Executive Director

The first 2020 issue of Caring Connections the new official digital publication by the NC Caring Dental Professionals is here! 

All North Carolina licensed dental professionals will now be receiving by email the innovative and timely information on trends and best practices in the profession that are beneficial for dental professionals. You will also have access to the newsletter on our Website www.nccaringdental.com

This issue will focus on NCCDP personnel changes with introductions, a recovering dentists personal experience as they revisited their treatment center for a renewal weekend, and of course COVID-19
helpful tips from dental professionals.

There are so many benefits to our switching to Digital
·         Cost-efficient
·        Less time to produce
·        Ability to send more frequently
·        Accessible on any device
·        Guaranteed to see each issue as it is sent to your email
·        Easy access to past digital issues on the NC Caring Dental website
·        Easy to use reading platform with zooming features to enlarge text
·        Ability to read every issue, anywhere, anytime
·        Modern, relevant, environmentally friendly!

This is your Newsletter. If you want to share an experience, ask a question, or request a topic please feel free to contact us at (910) 944-1150 or email me ndavis@nccaringdental.com

Change In Leadership of the NCCDP
The New NCCDP Volunteer Coordinator for Dentists
Cynthia A. Bolton, DDS has agreed to act as Volunteer Coordinator for Dentists until she can be officially appointed by the NCCDP Volunteers at the Annual Jake Thorpe Fall Conference this September. Dr. Bolton practices General Dentistry in Reidsville, North Carolina. She received her DDS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Announcing the Appointment of a
Part-Time Associate Director

J. William “Bill” Claytor, Jr., DDS, MAGD has recently been named the Associate Director for the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals. At this time he is able to serve in a part-time capacity. Previous to this appointment, Dr. Claytor served as Volunteer Coordinator for Dentists for the NCCDP.

My Recovery Journey
Before I came to treatment I didn’t understand what was going on with my life. I did not see that I needed help. I am so grateful to be vividly reminded of how my life was before treatment before my recovery journey began. Before the guidance and compassion of the NCCDP. I was broken, afraid, and alone when I first arrived at this place. My life was not healthy. I wasn’t happy. My family was confused. We were all afraid.

Now all of that has changed.

Toolbox For Surviving The COVID-19 Crisis
One of the biggest blessings of recovery that I have experienced thus far in my journey has been learning how to effectively manage stress. Luckily, in the tool belt of recovery there is an entire fleet of tools to manage stress and hurdles! Here are a few essential stress reducing tools that can be used while seeking guidance, doing research and choosing a game plan.

The Times They Are A-Changin’
By Bill Claytor, Associate Director
“The times they are a-changin’”. These famous words written by Bob Dylan in the 1960’s are an understatement when looking at the impact of today’s COVID-19 pandemic. Our lives have been disrupted at almost every level, including the practice of dentistry and its very future. Exactly how we proceed from this point is unknown; but one thing is certain, we will go forward one way or another.
Representatives of the NCCDP are always available to share the history and mission of the NCCDP with various groups, including hygiene schools, dental schools and any other professional dental organization.
Please call us to schedule a presentation: 1-800-230-3934
North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals Program
PO Box 1258
Southern Pines, NC 28388
(910) 944-1150