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Do you know someone who gives back to the community? Nominate them for Citizen of the Year!

Nomination deadline is May 30 · Nominate here

Each year the WSDA requests nominations for the Citizen of the Year Award from its members, looking for exemplary service to the community. The work should be based on civic activities not affiliated with organized dentistry, and can include any number of activities and organizations such as service organizations, schools, non-salaried government positions or church sponsored community activities.

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Legislative Update: Session ends on time

The 2014 Regular Session of the Washington State Legislature ended just before midnight on March 13. The session concluded with the passage of a small bipartisan supplemental operating budget and little else. The two major fiscal issues, education and transportation, have been left for resolution for some time after November’s midterm elections. Only one bill tracked by WSDA was signed into law: HB 2351. This bill will allow out-of-state health practitioners to apply for temporary licensure to perform uncompensated care in Washington state; a mechanism already in place in most states. The following is a brief overview of the other issues that were active in the last half of the 2014 legislative session. A report on all of the legislative issues WSDA faced during the 2014 legislative session can be found online at

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Exclusive Discounts and Benefits for WSDA Members and Their Staff

The Source, the WSDA's award winning business resource center, contains exclusive member discounts, regulatory updates, webinars, valuable tools and information on the Affordable Care Act.

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Webinar Recording: 365 Days of Facebook Posts

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Social media is simply using the Internet to leverage what has been the best source of marketing for dentist since the inception of the profession: word of mouth. Nearly 70 percent of consumers said a referral from a friend on Facebook would influence their purchase decision. With more than 1.2 billion active monthly users on Facebook, many of those decisions are being made through Facebook.

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