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Monday
Mar252013

DQAC WRITING RULES ON DENTAL RECORDS

In 2009, DQAC began the rulemaking process on rules related to dental records. This rulemaking process was halted with an all state agency rulemaking moratorium issued by Governor Christine Gregoire in 2010. Now that the moratorium has been lifted, DQAC plans to proceed with writing rules related to dental records. In late March, a draft rule was released to the public

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Friday
Mar222013

GIVE KIDS A SMILE EVENTS ACROSS THE STATE

In the dental community, the culture of giving is ingrained early on – most dentists begin their charitable care in dental school by reaching out in their communities, assisting seasoned dentists. 

And while that culture continues through a dentist’s career and often into retirement, it’s largely done quietly, privately. Whether it’s continuing to deliver dental care to a patient of record who has fallen on hard times — something we’ve seen much of since the economic downturn — or working in the myriad free clinics and dental vans dotting the landscape since the loss of adult dental Medicaid, dental professionals continue to make time to give back.

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Wednesday
Mar202013

TAKE THE 12th MAN CHALLENGE!

The Goal: To draft as many non-member dentists to join organized dentistry with a grassroots approach that centers around you- the active WSDA member. 

The Game: Have all 17 component societies compete to see which will gain the largest percentage increase in membership based solely on the combined recruitment efforts of the component's members.

The Prizes: The top three recruiting components will win pairs of tickets to a suite at a Seahawks game for the upcoming season, and everyone who recruits a new member can win cash and comp tickets to the PNDC. Please click below for a complete explanation of contest and prizes! 

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Monday
Mar182013

ADVOCACY IN ACTION: DOH EXPECTED TO LOWER LICENSURE FEES

This fall, the Department of Health (DOH) is expected to lower dental license renewal fees between $75-200. The current license renewal fee is $576.

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