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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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The WSDA Welcomes New Dentists to Washington


On Thursday, September 20th the WSDA, in association with the Seattle King County Dental Society, hosted a boat cruise to welcome recently graduated and licensed dentists to the area. The weather was on our side giving us a beautiful evening to cruise Lake Union and Lake Washington aboard the Argosy cruise boat, Celebrations.

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