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WSDA Testifies to Protect the DECOD Clinic and other Safety Net Programs

WSDA Past President Dr. Jeff Parrish and WSDA members Dr. Glenn Govin and Dr. Nicole Murray testified in front of the Senate Ways & Means committee on December 6 to support continued funding for the Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) prorgram at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. During his testimony, Dr. Parrish also advocated for the adult dental Medicaid program and continued funding for the Volunteer/Retired Provider Malpractice Insurance Program (VRP) which covers the licensure and malpractice insurance costs for dentists that only provide uncompenstated care. WSDA will continue to advocate for these vital dental safety net programs.

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WSDA President Dr. Rod Wentworth

Ask some people to talk about themselves and you’ve unleashed a beast; they’ll yammer on in non sequiturs, lulled by the sound of their own voice for days at a throw. Dr. Rod Wentworth is not that guy.

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WSDA News · The Official Publication of the Washington State Dental Association

The December issue of the WSDA News will be mailed this week, but for those of you wanting to get a jump on things, it’s available online for members at