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Tuesday
Mar052013

AREA STUDENTS WALK CITY, VOLUNTEER & LEARN

This week, three groups of students from the Seattle Academy volunteered to help Washington Oral Health Foundation staff assemble goodie bags and address thank you letters as part of “The Seattle Challenge experience.” The Challenge is a three-day urban experience designed as a retreat for the Academy’s 8th grade students, and is modeled after a similar program at Seattle Pacific University that explores the experiences of both the urban residential poor and the homeless. Students experienced some of the feelings of frustration and hopelessness common to the poor.

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Monday
Mar042013

Dentistry in the News: Bellingham Herald Piece Discusses Adult Dental Medicaid

Last weekend, The Bellingham Herald ran a piece on funding Adult Dental Medicaid and the impacts the program cuts have had on the dental safety net. The article also highlighted some of the charitable care projects organized by the Mount Baker District Dental Society. WSDA and the Coalition to Fund Dental Access are in Olympia working to restore funding to the Adult Dental Medicaid program. The entire story is posted below or can be read online here.

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Friday
Mar012013

PNDC WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSORED BY D-MMEX EASY REFINE

Join colleagues and friends at the PNDC Welcome Reception on Thursday, June 13 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center Exhibit Hall. The event, sponsored by D-MMEX Easy Refine, will feature complimentary adult beverages and tasty treats from around the globe, as well as an opportunity to relax and unwind while checking out the 170 exhibitors at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference's Exhibit Hall.

About D-MMEX EasyRefine:
As a WSDA member, you have access to a highly reputable precious metal refining service endorsed by the WSDA, which will pay you a 5 percent bonus on the total value of your metals

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Thursday
Feb282013

SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS: WSDA CREATES TASK FORCE ON DENTAL BENEFITS

The WSDA Board of Directors has created a new task force to review dental benefit opportunities for members. Several member dentists have reported increases in claim denial, down coding and delays in claim processing. The task force meets for the first time this evening, covering a broad range of topics from dental insurance alternatives to fee negotiation. 

The task force is made up of seven WSDA dentists from all regions of the state: Dr. Katie Hakes (Spokane), Dr. Brady McDonald (Olympia), Dr. Scott Williams (Yakima), Dr. Chris Pickel (Seattle), Dr. Kim Nordberg (Puyallup), Dr. Spence Jilek (Tri-Cities), and Dr. Mark Germack (Issaquah).

Look for follow-up blog posts and articles in the WSDA News as the task force moves forward. For questions about the task force, please call or email Michael Walsh at 800-448-3368 or michael@wsda.org.