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Several Local Races Still Up For Grabs

This was a unique year for the Washington State Legislature as both Republicans and Democrats battled for an astonishing 27 open seats (19 House, 8 Senate).

Democrats held a 27-22 advantage over Republicans in the Senate heading into Election Day. As of Thursday afternoon, the only Senate race yet to be determined was in Southwest Washington’s 17th Legislative District. Tim Probst (D-Vancouver) is hanging on to a narrow lead over incumbent Don Benton (R-Vancouver). If Probst, who previously served in the House of Representatives, can hang on to his 100 vote lead, Democrats will preserve their 27 seats in the Senate.

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New this year! The Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (PNDC) will have a Virtual Graffiti Wall sponsored by Phillips Sonicare. The Graffiti Wall is an 8’ x 15’ video wall (watch it here!) that allows attendees to take giant-sized photo of themselves, then use virtual spray paint to draw on their own photos, create custom backgrounds, or make giant works of art. Their creations are printed instantly  and given to participants. Phillips Sonicare has sponsored the photo booth in the past, and is excited to bring this exciting, new activity to the PNDC. Looks like fun — the Graffiti Wall will be in the lobby of the Meydenbauer Center during the conference, come check it out!


Top Six Myths About The Mentor Program

Take a minute to think back to when you were in dental school. If you didn’t have a mentor, would having one have helped you? If you did have a mentor, are you ready to pay that experience forward? Students at the UWSoD need you — your experience, your knowledge, and even your shoulder — best of all, it's not hard to do. Sign up here

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WSDA to host Hospitality Buffet prior to WDS Annual Meeting on November 15

On November 15, WSDA will host a hospitality buffet from 4:30p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Northwest 1 room of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel/Seattle Airport for all dentists attending the WDS Annual Meeting. The buffet will feature deli meats, salads and beverages, and will provide a relaxing and private place for attending dentists to congregate, socialize and discuss the meeting.

If you cannot attend the WDS Annual Meeting (Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel/Seattle Airport), it is imperative that you visit the Concerned Dentists of Washington State website for their suggestions on how to vote in the upcoming election for WDS board members. Your proxy forms are due by November 14th.

If you are planning on attending the meeting, you do not need to do anything with your proxy form.