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  • 27 Mar 2017 2:26 PM | Oregon Dental Executives' Association (Administrator)


    Judy Jennings 

    Bank of the Cascades



    What industry do you belong to? How long have you been in the industry? What position do you currently hold?

    I belong to the specialty healthcare lending field. I'm a banker at Bank of the Cascades. I'm the Practice Finance Manager. I've been in this specific industry for 25 years. Most of My experience is from the Midwest. I've been in the Portland area from a year.

    What is your favorite part of working in your industry?

    I love the practices and the people I get to work with inside the dental industry.

    How long have you been a member of ODEA? Why did you join?

    I've been a member for about 4 months. I was very taken with the organization and its ability to cater to the dental practice manager. I have not seen this type of state organization in other markets that I have worked in (i.e. The midwest states).

    What services does your company provide for dental front office professionals?

    We provide financing and banking services for dental practices.

    What is your favorite activity outside of work? How do you spend your time?

    I love going to opera although its mostly HD performances at the movie theater from the Met. I like classical music in general (married into it). I also love travel. I love great wine and food (ok, who doesn't)

    Tell us something surprising about yourself!

    I am a big sci fi freak!


  • 07 Jan 2016 10:27 AM | Oregon Dental Executives' Association (Administrator)

    How long have you been in the dental industry? What position do you currently hold?

    I have been working in the dental field for over 35 years. I am the President of Bent Ericksen & Associates…the dental industry’s “go-to” resource for Human Resources and Employment and Compliance.

    What is your favorite part of working in your industry?

    My favorite part is knowing what a positive difference we make for the practices we work with and the lives of the employees who work there…from reducing misunderstandings and stress to contributing to greater financial success for everyone…this is very rewarding.

    How long have you been a member of ODEA? Why did you join?

    I have been involved with ODEA as a resource and presenter from the time ODEA was started. We see and appreciate the valuable and vital role that ODEA members play. Through education and available resources, our objective is to support ODEA members being more effective, knowledgeable and successful in their careers.

    What services does your company provide for dental front office professionals?

    As Human Resources and Employment Compliance specialists, we provide materials, resources and education to support success with the three major HR components: 1) Foundational Elements (job descriptions, policy manuals, employee handbooks and personnel forms). 2) Recruitment/Hiring (job definition, recruiting, screening, interviewing, job-match assessments, skills assessments and reference/background checking), and 3) Retention and Teambuilding (performance management, bonus- incentive plans, communication and appreciation in the workplace). All with ongoing “hot line” support and updates.

    What is your favorite activity outside of work? How do you spend your time?

    I am passionate about health and well-being…whether that be in the form of a class, seminar, physical endeavors, or a good book. I also enjoy taking advantage of all of the outdoor activities that living Oregon provides.

    Tell us something surprising about yourself!

    Time and weather permitting I love riding my motorcycle.


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