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Friday
Jul252014

ALLIANCE OF THE WSDA CREATES TWO FUNDS TO SUPPORT DENTAL COMMUNITY

The Alliance of the Washington State Dental Association (AWSDA) has created two funds to support the dental community of Washington State.
 
Grant Guidelines:
• There is approximately $5,500.00 in each fund.
 
• Fund #1 is to supply toothbrushes to those in need – up to 500 per project. It may be for a free dental clinic, a safe house program, or other not-for-profit organization.
 
• Fund #2 is to be used for grants of $500 to $1,000 to support community dental health projects. Projects might be educating children about good oral hygiene or educating youth about the dangers of smoking and meth mouth.

  • All toothbrushes and project grants must be used for dental health in Washington state.
 
The Alliance believes in supporting our dental communities and looks forward to hearing from you. You can request a copy of the grant by writing to theminahan@aol.com.
Thursday
Jul242014

DQAC's July 2014 Newsletter published online

Recently, the Dental Quality Assurance Comission (DQAC) released its July 2014 Newsletter. This issue focuses on corporate dental practices, rules on prescribing drugs, and a piece on informed consent, along with other timely articles. Both members of the Commission and Department of Health staff provide content for the newsletter.

DQAC also operates an interested parties listserv which sends subscribers important notifications on new laws, new and modified rules and Commission meetings and actions. Subscribing to the listerv is easy and can also be done by visiting the Department of Health website.

If you have any additional questions about regulatory information or DQAC, please contact WSDA's Government Affairs Coordinator, Mike Walsh at michael@wsda.org or 800-448-3368.

Wednesday
Jul232014

ACA's Medicaid Audit Program Well-Intended but Flawed, ADA Tells Senate Roundtable

The implementation of an Affordable Care Act provision allowing private contractors to demand patient records and conduct audits on providers is having a negative effect on some Medicaid dental programs, Dr. Jessica Meeske told a Senate panel July 9. Read Dr. Meeske's full roundtable testimony (in letter form).

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Tuesday
Jul222014

Here is your last chance to win a 2015 PNDC Full Conference Badge! 

Your feedback is essential to the success of PNDC — We value your opinion! To be entered into the drawing for a free 2015 Full Conference Badge to the PNDC, just fill out the conference survey by July 31.  Tell us about your experience at PNDC and help us make next year’s conference one to remember!