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Apply to be an Emerald City Lecture Series Speaker today

We have an exciting opportunity for dental professionals who are interested in becoming established speakers.  The Emerald City Lecture Series is a popular program that allows beginning speakers to present lectures in a safe and encouraging environment at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference. Many of our past Emerald City Lecturers are now speakers at the PNDC and dental meetings across the country, including Dr. Timothy Hess, Dr. Steve Carsten, and Dr. Chandur Wadhwani.

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WSDA Helps Member Dentists Prepare for L&I Inspections

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is continuing to conduct health and safety inspections of dental offices in Washington state. Between April 2010 and April 2011, L&I issued more than 260 citations to dental offices statewide. The most commonly cited infractions were those involving blood-borne pathogens and hazard communication. Many citations can be avoided simply by educating dental staff on workplace safety and implementing written safety plans in case of emergencies.

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Oral Health Education Materials for Your Office

In the past few months, the American Dental Association (ADA), in conjunction with a host of partners, has released two important resources focusing on oral health education.

Mouth Healthy
, the ADA's new public-focused website is full of facts and tips about the mouth and its link to overall health. It contains an A-Z listing of oral health related topics, and loads

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UWSoD helps WSDA add resource for patients with special needs

To help patients with special needs find dentists, the UWSoD has partnered with the Washington State Dental Association to provide a directory of Washington state dentists who care for such patients. 

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