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Jan302013

« 2013 DENTAL ACTION DAY BRINGS WSDA MEMBERS FACE TO FACE WITH LEGISLATORS »

Because of controversial dental legislation in the 2013 Legislative Session, WSDA leadership and staff vigorously recruited members throughout the state to participate at Dental Action Day 2013. WSDA reached out to members via the WSDA News, social media, and the WSDA Blog, and was able to sign up more than 280 dentists and dental students for the January 25 event.  <more…>


Of that number, roughly 215 were able to attend. And, while 55 percent of the dentists registered for DAD came from King, Pierce or Snohomish Counties, large groups representing Clark, Spokane and Thurston Counties also attended. <more...>



WSDA dentists (and three non-member dentists) held meetings with 127 of the state’s 147 Legislators, as well as with Governor Jay Inslee. The day was a rousing success —dentists largely characterized their meetings as productive, and noted that legislators either understood or were sympathetic to their positions. Several remarked that their legislators had been misinformed about organized dentistry’s position on the midlevel provider, and they were under the assumption that WSDA had compromised with the Children’s Alliance. Face-to-face meetings provided the perfect opportunity to dispel those misunderstandings and further strengthen our relationships with elected officials from around the state.
 

 

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