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July 14, 2013

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Souza-Botten is working toward the Chartered Healthcare Consultant (ChHC) designation. This designation is the most comprehensive, current designation in the new world of healthcare.

The American College requires the successful completion of six high-level courses to earn the designation as well as ongoing education to maintain it. Souza-Botten is expected to finish all six courses within the next year. She also holds the Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC) and Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designations from The American College.

Conference attended

PLATTSBURGH — Dr. William Caldon and Dr. Michael O’Connor, along with nine staff members of High Peaks Dental, recently attended the Jay Geier Scheduling Institute Conversion and Compliance Conference in Atlanta, Ga.

The High Peaks Dental team received education and information from world-renowned keynote speakers that included Dr. Vincent Monicciolo, the founder of Dentistry from the Heart and bestselling author, and Dr. Robert Cialdini, an internationally recognized educator and expert speaker on patient relationships.

The positive spirit and “can do” attitude of the High Peaks Dental staff was exemplified when they won the Spirit Award and were honored on stage in front of more than 2,500 attendees.

“We strive to provide exceptional dentistry with incredible service,” Caldon said. “We go the extra mile for training and education so our patients receive the finest care and treatment.”

Scholarship winner

JAY — Ward Lumber has selected Shayne McCarty as the winner of this year’s Sidney J. Ward Sr. Memorial Scholarship.

McCarty is the stepson of Kevin Kennedy, Ward Lumber’s IT manager. He will receive $1,000 for one year of college study and will begin his first year at Clinton Community College this fall.

The selection process is based on scholastic achievement, community and extracurricular activities, personal aspirations and financial need. The scholarship was established in 1971 as a tribute to Sidney J. Ward Sr. who, while only completing the eighth grade before going to work to support his family, believed in encouraging and promoting education, scholastic achievement and good citizenship.

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