This week, members of the UW's TEETH Club (Teaching Ethnic Empowerment Through Healthcare) volunteered to assemble more than 1,000 hygiene kits used by the Washington Oral Health Foundation in school presentations, at science fairs, and by private practitioners who give them out as goodie bags at events like Give Kids A Smile screenings.
Long-time Seattle anchorwoman Jean Enersen covered adult dental Medicaid losses for the station's HealthLink series during the Monday evening newscast. The piece chronicles the travails of Medicaid recipient Allena Barnes, who was assaulted and lost many of her teeth.
Check your mailboxes, the 2013 Official Program for the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference will be arriving shortly. Sent to every member dentist (with a second copy for staff members to peruse), the Official Program is your guide to the 2013 Conference — including lecture and workshop descriptions, venue and parking maps (especially important with the new, Bellevue conference location), exhibit hall vendors, and special events information — there's even a guide to local restaurants. The Official Program has also been posted here online, if you want to get started early. Have questions? Contact us at 800-448-3368.
Then, once you and your staff have decided which lectures, workshops and special events you want to attend, just go to our online registration portal to get started. By registering online before April 30, you'll qualify for the early bird rate for conference badges, plus you'll save $25 over mailing in your registration form!
Throughout the month of February, the WSDA will be sending out daily dental facts to all Legislators about oral health and dental legislation in Washington state. The first six "Oral Health Facts of the Day" are included here.