After going to Haiti last year to provide dental care, UWSoD student Inna Piskorska could have rested on her laurels; after all, not many perform that kind of humanitarian work while still in school. Instead, she started planning a second, larger outing.
Your voices, ideas, and passion for dentistry are needed! Challenges from powerful, well-financed forces including insurance giants and national non-profit organizations continue to vex organized dentistry in Washington state. This year, with midlevel legislation coming to the fore, delegates at the 2012 House worked tirelessly to hammer out a proposal that left dentists in control. Still, there is much work to be done.
The 2013 Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (PNDC), held June 13-14 in Bellevue, will feature many well-known leading educators in the dental profession. Conference favorites returning to speak include Dr. John Kanca, Dr. Greg Kinzer, Dr. Uche Odiatu, and Ms. Janet Press. We are also excited to have Ms. Anna Pattison joining us for the first time this year as well as Dr. Tieraona Low Dog. For a full list of speakers go to: http://www.wsda.org/speakers