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UWSoD/ WAGD Winter Gala!

Swim with the fishes at the UWSOD and WAGD Winter Gala!

Buy your tickets for the UWSOD and WAGD Winter Gala,  February 2 from 8:00 p.m. — Midnight at the Seattle Aquarium!  Purchase tickets here. 

  Tickets for doctors and guests are $100 per person and include an open bar, a great DJ, photo booth, free reign of the Aquarium for two hours (with guided tours by docents!),  well over $25,000 worth of silent auction items , heavy appetizers, and swag bags! 

Don’t wait, tickets will be $110 at the door. Please visit the site for more information about the event, including a sweet hotel deal for the night of the gala, and more!

A BIG thank you to the premier cash sponsors: WAGD, Issaquah Dental Lab, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and Dean Dr. Joel Berg




PNDC 2013 –

Mark your Calendar for the Event of the Year! Review the Schedule here
2013 Pacific Northwest Dental Conference · June 13 & 14, 2013 · Bellevue, WA

Bellevue Welcome Reception
· Meydenbauer Center Exhibit Hall
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. · Food, drinks, entertaintainment!
All are welcome to attend and celebrate our move to Bellevue with two complimentary drink tickets!

WOHF - Volunteer Opportunities

MTI Vans - WOHF is hosting MTI Vans in Seattle on 3/8/13, 4/19/13, and 5/30/13 and still have spots for volunteer dentists AND hygienists to sign up.  When hygienists volunteer alongside dentists at MTI Van events, we are able to treat twice as many patients in one day.  To volunteer, please email Ruth Abate or call 206-973-5229.



Legislative Session Begins, Health Committee Members Announced

The 2013 legislative session convened yesterday; the 105 day session is schedueld to end on April 28. Yesterday also marked the formal transition over power in the Senate from the Democrats to the Majority Coalition Caucus of two Democrats and 23 Republicans.

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ADA REVEALS "7 Signs of Drug Seeking Behavior by Patients"

In the January edition of Practice and Thrive, Dr. Harold Crossley examines seven red flag behaviors to look for when you suspect patients might be "doctor-shopping" in an attempt to get drugs for personal use or to sell. According to Crossley, "It's better to refer that stranger to an emergency room rather than risk the well-being of the patient and those with whom they come into contact. This action also protects your dental license and your staff. Prescribing controlled medications to someone who is not a patient of record opens up the possibility of abuse or re-sale of those medications." Read the entire article here.

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