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Tuesday
Aug282012

Notes from the CGA Meeting: Dr. Mary Jennings

[Ed. Note: Dr. Mary Jennings represents the 11th District (Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and Oregon) on the ADA Council on Government Affairs. They meet in Washington, DC,  at the ADA office, twice a year. She is currently finishing her second year of a four-year term.
  
Our first meeting was tonight. We met the new Chief Dental Officer of The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, Dr. Lynn Douglass Mouden.

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Monday
Aug272012

Top Six Credit Card Processing Questions from Dental Offices

Ever wonder if you are over-paying for credit card processing? Is your practice bombarded by callers saying that your credit card terminal is not PCI-compliant, not EMV or NFC ready, and/or not receiving Durbin debit rates? Or maybe you’ve been told that your practice’s credit-card processing account is set up for retail, but should be set for healthcare?

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Friday
Aug242012

WSDA Board Toasts Members Stepping Down

Left: Dr. David Minahan and Dr. Doug Walsh; Right: Dr. Steven Waite, Dr. Bryan Anderson and Dr. Greg Ogata

At the August meeting, WSDA Board members toasted long-time members for their dedicated service to the WSDA. Dr. Steven Waite, one of the Board's many oenophiles, was kind enough to share wine from his personal collection to celebrate and savor the moment. Drs. Waite, Anderson and Ogata were presented with Board Service Awards; Dr. Walsh was thanked by Vice President Dr. David Minahan for his innovation and hard work on behalf of the WSDA and organized dentistry. 

Thursday
Aug232012

Department of Health Eliminates Oral Health Program

The Oral Health Program is the latest dental program to be cut as a result of the economic recession. Earlier this week, the Department of Health announced that the Oral Health Program had been eliminated.

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