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PNDC Announces Speaker lineup!

The Pacific Northwest Dental Conference is excited to announce the speakers who will join us for the conference on June 11-12, 2015.

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Dr. Tobin Bellamy - Oral Surgery
Ms. Shannon Brinker - Dental Assisting
Dr. Michael Brooks - Full Arch Fixed Implant Restoration

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Reminders for Medicaid Providers 

CMS Implements New EHR Ruling: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have released a final rule known as the CMS 2014 CEHRT(Certified EHR Technology) Flexibility Rule which allows providers to meet Stage 1 or Stage 2 of meaningful use with 2011, 2014 or a combination of both 2011 & 2014 certified EHRs for an EHR reporting period in 2014.

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On Friday November 7th, UW ASDA students partnered with WOHF to provide Oral Health Education to  88 kids at the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club. The kids were seen in into two groups, K-2 graders and 3rd to 5th graders, and were presented information about nutrition and healthy oral hygiene habits. In December UW ASDA students will go back to the same club to speak to teens about tobacco and other drugs as they relate to oral health.

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Supply of Dentists in the United States is Likely to Grow

New research briefs published by the American Dental Association's (ADA) Health Policy Institute shows the number of dentists in the U.S. will continue to grow over the next generation.

Under the most likely scenarios, ADA's model predicts that dental school graduations will exceed dentist retirements. The net increase of practicing dentists will exceed the corresponding growth of the U.S. population.

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