Recently, the WSDA Board of Directors directed the creation of a task force on membership to examine and diagnose recruitment and retention issues facing the WSDA. The group has their first meeting today, Friday, March 8, and will meet both in person and via conference calls throughout the year to create an action plan for the Association.
Every PNDC attendee who books a room at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue during the PNDC is automatically entered to win a vacation package at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla. The getaway is valued at $800 and includes a two-night stay and dinner for two! Deadline to book your room and be entered in the drawing is May 20. Book your reservation here today!
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.
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.