What brings this Pacific Dental exec the greatest joy

Daniel Burke, chief enterprise strategy officer and general counsel at Pacific Dental Services, reflected on what brings him the greatest joy and life and more in an April 10 interview with Becker's.

Mr. Burke has been with Pacific Dental for more than 10 years. Before joining Pacific Dental, he was a member of the CDC's medical-dental steering committee, which works toward medical-dental integration in the U.S. healthcare system.

Editor's note: Responses have been edited lightly for length and clarity.

Question: What brings you the greatest joy in life?

Daniel Burke: Time spent laughing with my family … followed by Boston sports teams and raspberry gelato (and not always in that order!)

Q: What makes all your hard work worth it?

DB: Not to sound "all business," but I really appreciate that we are doing some remarkable things at [Pacific Dental Services] which will have a real positive impact on so many lives.

Q: At the end of each day, how do you know you've done a good job?

DB: There's "good tired" and "bad tired." At the end of each work day, I seek to be "good tired," having given my best to something larger than myself — and having fun doing it.

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