In the past six months, the City Councils of Everett, Port Orchard and Renton have been reviewing whether they will continue the practice of fluoridating their water supplies. Next week, the Renton City Council will have public hearing on community water fluoridation in their community. Similar hearings were held by City Councils in Everett and Port Orchard earlier this year.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) recently released a policy statement affirming that dental amalgam is safe and effective in treating dental cavities, remarking “amalgam’s contribution to environmental mercury contamination is minimal, and that limiting or curtailing its availability could have negative health consequences, particularly in low-income areas.”
Beginning in 2014, state and federal health care reform legislation will change the small group and individual insurance markets. WSDA's next webinar will be a discussion on these changes and how they will impact dentists and their patients. Join WSDA's Director of Government Affairs for a free webinar on this important topic.