The Summer News Digest

Mobile Dental Solutions Corporate Social Responsibility

What is CSR to Us?

by Shane Stevens
Happy belated Independence Day and thank you to all who help support the greatest freedom maintaining force the world has ever seen.  We all have a great deal on our plates already, however, I like to think we are always capable of giving more.  For this newsletter, I wanted to focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), not because it’s something we feel we must do, but rather something we are compelled to do. But first, what is Corporate Social Responsibility?
There is no single accepted definition of CSR, which leads to plenty of confusion about what constitutes a CSR activity. We can begin to develop a working definition of CSR by thinking about its dual objectives—benefiting business and society—and the range of potential benefits to the business and to their immediate community.  While we help the people in our communities, we strive to be recognized as a company of choice for future opportunities.
Why is CSR important to us or any business you ask?  First and foremost, I love seeing our team helping others. It not only allows me to see the compassion of the team but it strengthens a common bond amongst the group by helping others. The DHMS family do not only take great satisfaction in helping others less fortunate though. Many of our clients are military members whom we take great pride in honoring them and supporting them through several different local and national organizations.
DHMS and its sister companies CDE, MDS and APMD engage in many community giving activities that contribute to the health, welfare and quality of life for seniors, children, students, veterans, the homeless and refugees. Anytime a need or opportunity arises, we find within our staff and contractors, willing hearts ready to jump at the opportunity to lend a hand. I have found that Dentists, Dental Assistants and others associated with this field are some of the most generous/giving people on earth.
If you haven’t visited our corporate social responsibility page on our website, please take time to do so. DHMS is very proud in giving back to the community and the country, both in our services and through CSR opportunities.  As an employee/contractor, we hope you are proud too as our giving and support is not possible without each and everyone of you. We contribute and give to these organizations as a company to enrich the lives of those we touch and as a role model to our employees and our families.
Here’s a list of some of our notable contributions and community giving partners. If there’s an opportunity that you think we should be involved in, fill out the contact form on our Corporate Social Responsibility page with your ideas. Tell us how you think we should give back!

BUSINESS NEWS AND UPDATES 
by Violet Arocha
Currently staffing for temporary, PRN, and temp to permanent positions nationwide!
National Dental Staffing is a sister company of DHMS and we currently seeking new contractors to work in various states across the United States.  We are thrilled to announce that we will need new people in various states around the country, and we strive to first hire veterans and dependents of military personnel. We understand the importance of giving back to those who have served.
We need dental professionals that are available for PRN and temporary work during the week M-F from 8:00 am -6:00 pm.  We are currently accepting resumes for the following: Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Treatment Dentists, Registered Dental Hygienists, and Registered Dental Assistants.  For immediate consideration forward your CV or resume to: contracts@usdentalsolutions.com or call Violet Arocha at 512-270-5188 for details.
DHMS continues to grow and expand and make a footprint across the country.  If you are currently working with us on our military events and looking for more variety or if you have had a change in your employment status please call us to learn more about our new venture.
Thanks again for trusting in DHMS and we looking forward to helping you find your next assignment!  Don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn and also connect with me!
~Violet
YOU PICK LUNCH TODAY
by Katelyn Clark
Every other Thursday, I get the infinite pleasure of choosing what we will eat at our bi-monthly company lunch. Pleasure that is as long as I pick something that pleases everyone! Let me tell you, that it’s just about impossible, though made infinitely easier when our only vegetarian became a remote employee. One way I can please everyone on is choosing a food truck, caterer, or restaurant that’s in the local Cedar Park area. Because giving our business to local businesses is a vital part of the culture at DHMS. We may work all over the country and across the seas, but a vibrant local community is still a central part of what defines us at Dental Health Management Solutions.
In order for our company to succeed we must maintain strong relationships in the community. A stronger community equates to a stronger business. We believe we should encourage our team to share their time, talent or treasure within our community, no matter how small. Even if it’s just picking the restaurant.
Last week was our 4th of July company bash, and boy was it a struggle picking what to eat. Well, not really. It’s Austin, of course we went with BBQ! So we called in an up and coming restaurant called Paw-Paw’s BBQ. If you’re already in Austin or plan on visiting the Austin area, check out these other great food vendors that made a recent appearance at DHMS: Mama Noy’s Food Truck, Serrano’s Tex-Mex, and Dripping Wings Food Truck.

THREE LIFESTYLE TIPS TO GET YOU TO YOUR DREAM VACATION
 BROUGHT TO YOU BY
THE ACCOUNTING TEAM
Summer is here and if you are looking for creative ways to afford your dream vacation, here are some money saving tips from the Dental Health Management Solutions Accounting team.
First tip is to learn how to pay yourself first. For every paycheck, save a portion by automating your savings. Set up an automatic direct deposit (or transfers) so a portion of your earnings goes directly into your savings account, without you noticing. This savings account will grow enough for you to afford your dream vacation next summer.

Second tip is to develop a habit of saving money. This is more important than saving a certain amount, as this habit will last a lifetime. Start by being conscious of how you spend money. Develop a budget for daily, weekly and monthly spending.  Set up a written budget and do your best to spend within it. After you’re fully aware of how you’re spending money, track the extra money you have from following your budget, then make a commitment to save your savings. For example, if you start buying generic items and save $20 on your monthly, commit to increasing your investments by $20.
Once you’re fully aware of how you spend your money, take note of your emotional state. There are times when a shopping spree is exactly what you think you need to feel better. However, think in the longterm and your overall financial life. Instead of splurging when you’re upset, notice the temptation and emotion and opt to exercise instead. By doing this, not only will you develop a healthy financial lifestyle, you will also have a healthy body and sound mind. Lastly, develop patience by waiting 30 days before any splurging and give yourself time to think about it. Ask yourself, “If I didn’t miss it, did I really need it?” This question will save you from any impulse buying regrets!
Last tip in saving for your dream vacation is to create a money mantra. Write it down. Say it with confidence at night and in the morning.  Print a picture and tape it to your fridge/coffee maker/computer screen…etc. Have a vision of your dream vacation, and how to achieve it. This will instill in your mind what you are working toward and why.
Hope these tips will help you in achieving your dream vacation and a happy life. As what Lillian Gish said…”A happy life is one spent in learning, earning and yearning.”
~The Accounting Team

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
by Chris Holmes
Community outreach support services empower people to gain or maintain their independence in the community. Living and serving in a community in which you live and work, is the epitome of community support. Local businesses rely heavily on its local residents for support. They chose local communities to help reduce the cost of larger mainstream businesses. When you ask yourself, “how can I get an oil change without doing it myself, at an affordable cost and close to where I live?” You simply Google it and BAM – You find just what you need!
The reality is, you can get a copious amount of other services that you need by simply Googling in your local area or “asking Siri”. If you’re in need of that state inspection, many times the oil change facility does that as well. Now, this is just one example of many others. Local retailers and grocer’s also depend on local residents to thrive. The big picture is, everyone saves; local businesses can keep prices down because the community supports them.
 
Additionally, giving back means being involved in community activities. You should regularly attend town meetings and voice your opinion which helps community leaders decide on parks and recreation or policing crime. When we attend local churches, we help the ministry with lending closets or emergency food and living shelters. There’s so much to be said for supporting your local community and getting to know your neighbor.
~Chris

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Thanks again!
~the team at Mobile Dental Solutions