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Here is your last chance to win a 2015 PNDC Full Conference Badge! 

Your feedback is essential to the success of PNDC — We value your opinion! To be entered into the drawing for a free 2015 Full Conference Badge to the PNDC, just fill out the conference survey by July 31.  Tell us about your experience at PNDC and help us make next year’s conference one to remember!


Medicaid Audits: Will your practice be next?

If you’re a general dentist or a specialist accepting Medicaid in the state of Washington, you may soon be the target of a federally mandated audit of your practice devised to ferret out fraud by providers in the system.

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An Appeal From WSDA President Dr. David Minahan

Your profession needs your help. From October 23-26, the Seattle/King County community, working in conjunction with Remote Area Medical (RAM), will conduct a four day charity event at the Seattle Center. A large number of people needing dental care are expected and we need you and your staff to help us treat them. Equipment, instruments, supplies, meals, snacks and parking are provided. All you need to do is come and contribute your expertise, skills and compassion! You can volunteer for one day, two days, or all four days. We just need you and your team there! Register now please.

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Tramadol Reclassification: What it means to you

As of August 18, 2014, tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as Schedule IV. Tramadol is an opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain and is sometimes prescribed by oral surgeons for patients recovering from oral surgery. According to the DEA, a Schedule IV drug is a drug with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.  Examples of Schedule IV drugs are Valium, Ativan, Ambien and Xanax.

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