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
The successful conversion of retirement savings into a secure, sustainable stream of income requires three things:
A comprehensive financial plan—outlining how much, when and how to withdraw from your portfolio—is the foundation for a well-designed retirement income strategy;
Sophisticated portfolio design—including extreme diversification across multiple asset classes, companies and countries, customized for your unique vision and risk tolerance profile—positions the investment and retirement income strategy for success;
The American Dental Association recently published a report on the potential effects of the Federal Affordable Care Act on the practice of dentistry. This report discusses the impacts of the ACA on Medicaid, Health Care Financing, Taxaition, and the Health Insurance Exchanges.