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The Spodak Dental Group Completes 45th Anniversary Celebration by Changing 45 Lives and Donating More Than $107,000 in Dental Treatment

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- The Spodak Dental Group team is honored and proud to have been a staple in the Delray Beach community since 1976. As their way of saying thanks and giving back, they spent their entire 45th Anniversary Year providing complimentary dental services to community members who otherwise wouldn't be able to fit needed care into their lifestyle. Not only did they help to improve the lives of 45 community members and donate more than $107,000 in dental treatment, they also partnered with local non-profits and community organizations to help them achieve their goals.

"While I aspire to create a legacy for my family in our community, I'm hopeful that we're creating the same for my team members, who are equally dedicated to our cause of service," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "Being in business for 45 years not only means that you're doing something right, it means that your community needs and values you, and there's no better way to show our appreciation than by giving back in the best way that we know how: helping others to smile."

In a continuing effort to align with their core values, "Why we C.L.I.C.," the team of more than 40 team members provided life-changing donations and community outreach as their "thank you" for the community that has supported them since 1976. The core values include:

C: Create a "WOW" experience for ourselves and our patients

L: Lead with authenticity and integrity

I: Inspire each other to achieve remarkable results

C: Cultivate community by providing support and positive communication

To celebrate each core value, the team donated 45 smiles (needed dental treatments) to community members who were in desperate need of care; provided 45 community service hours to local organizations; donated 45 hours to aspiring dental professionals in an effort to better the field of dentistry and help others achieve their professional goals; and cultivated team relationships in the community by hosting 45 hours of social events, respectively.

The Group also teamed up with the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund and Operation120 to provide life-changing dentistry to local veterans who don't have dental coverage but who are in need of dental care.

The year-long event was held from June 2021 through May 2022. Overall, the team was able to provide a varying degree of dental services to community members in need. Everything was donated, including a routine cleaning for a patient who couldn't afford it, to a smile makeover for a patient whose quality of life was minimal due to her inability to chew.

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com/ for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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The Sun Sentinel Names Spodak Dental Group a Winner of the South Florida Top Workplaces 2022 Award

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Spodak Dental Group has been awarded the No. 5 Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The Sun Sentinel in the small business category. This is the sixth time that the Group has won the award.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"Our team members are the heart of our organization," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "Earning this honor not only shows that we are doing everything we can to provide for and care for our team, but also that our team is willing to go the extra mile to make our workplace award worthy. All of our efforts combined show that we are doing what we sought out to do, which is to improve the field of dentistry and create exceptional experiences and relationships for our team and our family of patients."

More than 35,000 employees in South Florida were surveyed, and the top 126 companies were selected for the final ranking of the Top Workplaces, in categories of small, medium and large businesses. Spodak Dental Group is ranked No. 5 of 76 small businesses, and is the only dental office.

"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com/ for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Related link: https://www.spodakdental.com/

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The Spodak Group Offers Free Wellness Scans: The Group continues to provide comprehensive care for their family of patients

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- The Spodak Dental Group team of dental professionals now offers free digital wellness scans in a continued effort to provide the very best comprehensive care to their family of patients.

"Offering free digital wellness scans is a tremendous value we offer our patients because it provides us a deeper understanding of their oral and overall health, which allows us to render a greater scope of care," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "There is a great link between oral health and systemic health, and our team of general and specialty dentists has a great opportunity to help our family of patients maintain and achieve optimum health."

The mouth is the gateway to the body and a direct link to systemic health. Without proper cleaning and regular maintenance, bacteria in the mouth can lead to oral infection, such as tooth decay and gum infections. These infections, if left untreated, can cause various diseases and conditions including cardiovascular disease, endocarditis, pregnancy issues, and pneumonia. Patients who suffer from diabetes, AIDS/HIV, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease also have a greater chance of oral issues due to complications from these conditions.

The Spodak Dental Group team is proud to offer all current and future patients a free digital wellness scan, which takes less than five minutes and is painless. The scan will show doctors any current concerns, including recession, chipping/wearing of teeth, malocclusion, signs of oral cancer, tooth erosion and more, so they can best address any issues. The scan will also be used to track differences in oral health over time, which is helpful as patients experience lifestyle and health changes.

The use of state-of-the-art digital technology falls in line with the Group's commitment to provide their patients with the most up-to-date systems and dental offerings available, with a goal to offer an unparalleled dental and human experience.

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com/ for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Related link: https://www.spodakdental.com/

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Dr. Craig Spodak Joins Candid as the Newest CandidPro Faculty Member

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Dr. Craig Spodak, founder of the Spodak Dental Group dental practice in Delray Beach, Florida, and founder of the nationwide Bulletproof Dental Practice podcast, has joined Candid, a cutting-edge clear aligner orthodontic system.

Since 2020, Candid has brought high-quality clear aligners and patient support to dental practices and dental service organizations across the United States. Candid recently expanded their mission of bringing affordable, high-quality clear aligner treatment to practitioners across the country via their CandidPro product, which makes treatment more accessible and affordable for doctors and patients alike.

"Candid makes the process of moving teeth easier than any clear aligner solution on the market," says Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "Candid is leading the charge by helping dentists take on more clear aligner cases than ever before. We're democratizing the clinical standards needed to transform the industry."

As the newest CandidPro Faculty member, Dr. Spodak will help the company's clinical partners meet the growing demand for clear aligners by fine-tuning their business models and practice structures to focus on Candid's unique brand of whole-mouth dental care. With the help of CandidPro's technology and software, dentists will now be able to not only move patients' teeth into a healthy position, but also scale their clear aligner cases.

CandidRx™, a patent-pending prescription, was built to treat the majority of malocclusions from mild to complex, with technology supported by experienced orthodontists. Additionally, CandidPro offers careful oversight into patients' progress without impacting chair time via their remote CandidMonitoring™ platform.

"We're building a movement that empowers dentists with the tools and support they need to meet the growing patient demand for clear aligners," says Candid's Senior Vice President, Brian Ganey. "Our approach gives our partners everything they need to take on more cases and drive explosive growth."

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

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Erika Pusillo of Spodak Dental Group Earns AADOM Mastership (MAADOM)

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Erika Pusillo, practice optimizer at the Spodak Dental Group, recently earned the Master of the American Association of Dental Office Management (MAADOM). She was one of only 20 AADOM Fellows who were awarded this honor at the awards ceremony this year.

"It is such an honor to be one of the few AADOM members who has earned this prestigious recognition," said Pusillo. "Not only do I love learning, I love being able to share my dental knowledge with others so that all practice administrators can grow and help become better leaders in their own organization."

Becoming a Master distinguishes Pusillo's skills and leadership from other practice administrators within the dental industry. AADOM Masters is a level above AADOM Fellow, demonstrating Pusillo's motivation and being the best of the best.

Requirements for earning the MAADOM distinction include writing and publishing three articles in AADOM publications, accrue a minimum of 100 CE credits within five years of induction date, successfully complete the three-step OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Program, attend chapter meetings and conferences, and more.

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com/ for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

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The Spodak Dental Group Raises Minimum Wage and Hires Entry-Level Employees at $15 Per Hour

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- In accordance with the passing of Florida's Amendment 2 in November 2020, which increased the minimum wage and amended Florida's Constitution, the Spodak Dental Group will raise its minimum wage for all employees. However, instead of matching the state-mandated increases, they are exceeding them.

The Spodak Dental Group is the first dental office in Delray Beach, Fla. to increase wages for entry-level workers, well before the 2026 deadline. This falls in line with the Group's goal to positively change the field of dentistry.

"It is important for us as a company to provide the very best environment for our team members so that they may take the very best care of our family of patients," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "To do that, we must provide them with excellent wages, flexible scheduling for a comfortable work-life balance, and a workplace that enables and encourages growth. So instead of waiting until 2026 to hire entry-level team members at $15 per hour, we are making that increase now."

Under the new mandate, Florida's minimum wage rate was $8.56 but increased to $10 an hour in September 2021. The minimum wage then will increase by $1 each year until it reaches $15 an hour in 2026. The minimum wage rate applies to all public and private sector employers, regardless of size or number of employees.

In addition to providing their team members the $15 an hour wage in 2021, team members are also provided training while working. This is part of the Spodak Dental Group's pipeline program where aspiring dental professionals who don't have the access or funds to pay for schooling can work at the office and learn all aspects of the field, as if they were in school, all while getting paid.

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com/ for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

Related link: https://www.spodakdental.com/

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The Spodak Dental Group Transitions to Four-Day Work Week

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- The Spodak Dental Group transitioned to a four-day work week in 2021 with a goal to take the very best care of each team member. After the turmoil of a 2020 year filled with the uncertainty, stress and additional regulations due to COVID-19, the family-owned company realized that there was a great opportunity to provide each team member with a flexible schedule that supports a greater work life balance.

"We focus on providing our patients with an amazing human experience in our office, so it made sense to dedicate similar focus to our valued team members," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "Allowing our team members to work four days a week provides them with the additional support they need to live their best lives in and out of the office."

Studies show that reducing the amount of days that an employee has to work not only increases productivity and engagement, but also reduces the amount of sick and personal days requested.

The Spodak Dental Group is proud to be a team member-focused company and offers each team member the benefits that matter most to them, whether that be a flexible work schedule with remote work options, 401(k) matching, paid continuing education courses, company-sponsored social events and team building retreats, and more.

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists, and Anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

Related link: https://www.spodakdental.com/

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Spodak Dental Group’s Use of ‘Laughing Gas’ Helps Patients Who Suffer from Depression

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- The Spodak Dental Group team is committed to helping their patients not only achieve their smile goals, but also their overall comfort in and out of the dental chair. While nitrous oxide has been offered as an effective treatment for anxious or fearful patients, it has now been shown to help with patients who suffer from depression.

A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine has shown that nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, can relieve symptoms of depression otherwise resistant to current drugs. The randomized phase II clinical trial of 24 volunteers in the United States with treatment-resistant major depression shows that a low dose of nitrous oxide offers a benefit that appears to last for several weeks and come with very few side effects.

The first treatment involved an hour-long high dose of nitrous oxide (at 50 percent), the second involved an hour-long low dose of the drug (at 25 percent), and the last involved a placebo. The majority of people in the trial showed a high rate of response and symptom improvement over the course of the trial. This is the first time that a study has shown these results.

The Spodak Dental Group state-of-the-art facility offers nitrous oxide in each of the 18 state-of-the-art operatories. Patients are invited to enjoy nitrous oxide for any treatment or procedure, including cleanings, which are monitored by board certified general and specialty dentists.

"We are committed to our patients' overall safety, health and wellness, which is why we safely offer nitrous oxide," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "Not only is it a safe option for anxious or depressed patients, the effects dissipate quickly once the gas is not inhaled and there are no negative side effects."

The Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

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The Spodak Dental Group Celebrates 45th Anniversary By Giving Back to Their Local Community

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Established in 1976, the Spodak Dental Group is proud to now celebrate their 45th Anniversary in Delray Beach, Fla. The team of board certified general and specialty dentists and dental professionals realize that the community is a big part of their business longevity so are giving back to local community members and organizations as a way to say thank you.

"My dad, the founder of Spodak Dental Group, and my family have been proud Delray Beach residents for the past several decades and I couldn't think of anywhere else I'd want to have my business and raise my family," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "The community has been monumental in creating the value in our business and what we do, so this is our opportunity to give back in a large, thoughtful and purposeful way."

In an effort to align with their core values, "Why we C.L.I.C.," the team of more than 40 team members is offering life-changing donations and community outreach.

C: Create a "WOW" experience for ourselves and our patients

L: Lead with authenticity and integrity

I: Inspire each other to achieve remarkable results

C: Cultivate community by providing support and positive communication

To celebrate each core value, the team will donate 45 smiles (needed dental treatments) to community members who are in need; will provide 45 community service hours to local organizations, including a tree planting event where the team will plant 45 trees in a local park; will donate 45 hours to aspiring dental professionals in an effort to better the field of dentistry and help others achieve their professional goals; and will cultivate team relationships in the community by hosting 45 hours of social events, respectively.

The Group has already teamed up with the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund to provide life-changing dentistry to local veterans who don't have dental coverage but who are in need of dental care. They also plan to continue partnering with other local organizations including Community Greening, Spirit of Giving, the Delray Beach Police Department, and more.

The events and give-back will continue through to June 2022, which is the 46th Anniversary of the practice. Community members are encouraged to join the Group's efforts, and are invited to reach out should they or someone they know need care.

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

Related link: https://www.spodakdental.com/

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The Spodak Dental Group Partners with the Delray Beach Police Department to Provide a Safe Remote Location During Hurricane Season

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- With hurricane season approaching, the Spodak Dental Group team once again partners with the Delray Beach Police Department to provide the disaster relief team a safe "home base" shelter in the event of a severe weather occurrence. This is the fifth year that the team has opened up the facility to local first responders, and is only one of five local businesses to do so.

"We consider it an honor to be able to open up our doors to first responders in the event of an emergency," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "I designed our Gold LEED Certified facility to be environmentally conscious for the benefit of my community members, so this is just another way for the state-of-the-art facility to support our community and keep our local emergency personnel safe."

Part of the Delray Beach Police Department's annual hurricane planning and preparedness is securing remote locations (businesses) in the city to house officers during an actual hurricane, where they are safe and protected. This strategy allows them to deploy personnel directly to their geographical area when the storm has passed and prevents them from traveling in the storm or if roads are closed from damage or debris moments after the storm's passing.

Locations must be structurally sound and be able to withstand a Category 3 (or higher) hurricane. A team of up to 12 officers/firefighters/paramedics will sleep, eat and shower at the business for one to three days, or until the area is considered safe.

The Spodak Dental Group facility can withstand wind speeds in excess of 180mph, which is above hurricane Category 5 classification; has a generator output of 50,000kw; and offers a full kitchen and shower facilities. The last time the Delray Beach Police Department utilized the office space was during and after Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

"Spodak Dental Group has been a tremendous help and has played a vital role in our deployment for the past five years during hurricane season by allowing the Delray Beach Police Department to utilize their facility for the berthing of our officers," said Delray Beach Police Department Chief Javaro Sims. "They have created a safe and convenient place for our officers to operate from. This allows our officers to expedite our response when necessary. Spodak truly exemplifies our motto, 'One Delray, One Community, One Police Department.'"

The Spodak Dental Group, 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. Call or text (561) 303-2413 or visit https://www.SpodakDental.com/ for more information or to schedule a virtual or in-office appointment.

Related link: https://www.spodakdental.com/

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