2014 Associate Appreciation Breakfast

Burkhart loves showing appreciation towards its associates. One way we do that is an annual associate appreciation breakfast! Associates enjoy breakfast cooked by managers and have the opportunity to mingle before starting their work day.

Burkhart is the proud recipient of the midsize company category for the 2014 Family Business Awards

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Seattle Business magazine honored the impact and legacy of Washington state’s top family-run companies at the 2014 Family Business Awards Tuesday evening at Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Thirteen firms from around the state were honored for outstanding achievements in family business.

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Burkhart Dental Supply was honored as the midsize company winner. Five generations of the Burkhart family have committed themselves to the success of our clients and to the professional development of Burkhart Associates. It is because of this dedication that Burkhart has flourished into the successful, family led company it is today.

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Thank you to Seattle Business magazine for this honor.

Burkhart launches Dental Forum

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Burkhart’s  Practice Support Team is excited to be facilitating a Dentist’s Forum.  The nine-member forum made up of dental professionals as well as Burkhart strategic alliance partners met for the first time September 11-12th in Portland, OR.  Forum members include:

From left to right: Larry Ebstein, Dr. Jay Rohloff, Dr. Jacob Brown, Eric Shirley, Dr. Kory Wilson, Dr. Lynne Gerlach, and Dr. Tim Herman

The Panel was asked to identify the main challenges dental professionals face, consider best practices and information sharing mechanisms, as well as topics that are at the forefront  of the dental professional’s mind.  The goal of the Forum is to ensure  that  Burkhart  is  able  to  provide  useful insight to the dental community  and  determine  the  best  way  to  support the community from a business as well as clinical stand point.  The Forum heard from three speakers during the two days: Joe Martin, Technology Specialist from Burkhart’s Western Washington Branch spoke about Technology for Clinical Excellence; Kamyar Nasseh, PhD Health Economist from the Health Policy Institute at the ADA spoke regarding Dentistry as A Profession in Transition; and Wenche Borgnakke,DDS MPH PhD from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry spoke on the Oral Systemic Connection.  The Forum has drafted recommendations for Burkhart and will meet again in March to work through action steps and additional planning.  Thank you to our speakers and our Forum members for two productive days!

Burkhart Visits Adec for a VIP Trip

Suzanne McKay and Lee Palmer from our Houston branch both shared a truly remarkable experience at Adec on a VIP trip.

On July 31st both Suzanne and Lee set out with Dr. Gowan and Leslie Deviller by flight from Houston to Portland OR.Dr. Gowan

Dr. Gowan is building a brand new office in a new location with eight rooms. Back in February of this year Suzanne identified Dr. Gowan’s needs and immediately introduced him to Lee Palmer.

Dr. Gowan and Leslie were able to see the craftsmanship in Adec’s equipment as well as learn about the family history of Adec.  The weight of a large investment was suddenly a little lighter once Dr. Gowan realized the continued support that both Adec customer service and Burkhart provided. There, away from everything, a deeper appreciation of the client relationship was experienced. Suzanne and Lee met Dr. Gowan’s expectations while continuing to deliver the trust and loyalty that he has grown accustomed to. 

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Dr. Gowan signed his proposal on August 15th after returning from Adec and his new office build will start January 2015.

Burkhart is honored to be recognized as a Gold Achievement level Fit Friendly Worksite!

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We are honored to announce that Burkhart Dental Supply has been recognized by The American Heart Association as a Gold Achievement level Fit Friendly Worksite. Companies must meet several qualifications including implementing at least six of the physical activity criteria, two of the nutrition criteria and one of the culture criteria listed on the application form.

Burkhart’s wellness program encourages associates to stay active and eat right. As a company we understand that staying active increases productivity and helps employees live healthier, longer lives.

A big thanks goes out to the American Heart Association for this recognition and to our Wellness Team for always encouraging our associates to live healthy, balanced lives.

 

Burkhart is Honored with the US Bank 2013 Gold Award

Lori.MN.BankofAmerica.Award This year our President, Lori Burkhart Isbell, and our Director of Equipment, Michael Norton, were commended by U.S. Bank Equipment Finance – Healthcare Vendor Services for their ongoing relationship and awarded U.S. Bank’s prestigious 2013 Gold Award.  The award recognizes Burkhart Dental Supply’s significant success in new bookings in 2013 and classifies Burkhart as a U.S. Bank Gold Level Partner, one of their highest honors. Burkhart Dental Supply’s relationship with U.S. Bank has produced over $20 million in bookings and is evidence of our organization’s commitment to supporting our clients in their endeavors to grow and develop their practices.

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