For the first time in its three-year history, golfers playing in the WOHF Golf Classic presented by AmericanWest Bank weren't slogging through the rain. The gloom that shrouded the area earlier in the week had completely cleared by the time the tournment started on Saturday, June 15, leaving nothing but blue skies and brilliant sunshine for the 67 golfers from around the state. The event was a success for the Foundation, rasing in the neighborhood of $40,000 — but it was also a great success for the players, who got to play in "pristine Pacific Northwest conditions," according to Ruth Abate, Foundation Director.
WSDA Member Blake McKinley Jr.'s book "Happy Tooth & Sad Tooth" has been getting some good press, including this piece in the Spokesman-Review. McKinley penned the children's book a decade ago, and has used it in school presentations, never thinking he would find a publisher. This year he did, and now you can buy it on Amazon.com and through the publisher. "Happy Tooth & Sad Tooth" would make a great addition to any pedo practice's library, while supporting a colleague. Check it out today!
The National Dental PBRN is recruiting dental practitioners to participate in one of several clinical studies that will be implemented over the next few months. Enrolled dentists and hygienists will also be able to attend the Western Region’s annual meeting in Seattle this September.
This year's PNDC had a lot of firsts - the first conference in our new Bellevue location, the first time we offered dentists the chance to earn up to 16.5 credits over the two-day conference, the first Welcome Reception — and we're happy to report that all in all, it was a successful conference. "We had more than 6,000 in attendance," said WSDA Senior Vice President Amanda Tran, "And were pleased to receive a great deal of positive feedback about our first PNDC in Bellevue."