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Wednesday
Dec052012

WHAT WOULD HORACE DO?

In 1864, the ADA recognized dentist Horace Wells for introducing anesthesia to the United States.

Anesthesia — in gas, liquid and solid form — has always played a vital role in the delivery of dental care. In October, ADA House of Delegates had a rousing debate over Resolution 16, which would have recognized dental anesthesia as a specialty. It lost. I rarely indulge in post mortems on resolutions but this one still bothers me.

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Tuesday
Dec042012

WOHF NEWS - WORKING TOGETHER: FACILITATING MTI VANS

 The Washington Oral Health Foundation has partnered with Medical Teams International (MTI) for a number of years, helping to provide free dental services in their mobile operatories to those in need around the state.

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Monday
Dec032012

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: A FEDERAL PERSPECTIVE

Special to the WSDA News from Thomas J. Spangler, Esq.,Senior Director, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, American Dental Association

The Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Dentistry

The Affordable Care Act has the potential to reshape health care in America. The expansion of medical insurance coverage, a move toward more integrated care delivery, and significant changes to how health care is financed are some of the main changes expected.

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Friday
Nov302012

WARNER PENS OP-ED FOR SEATTLE TIMES; READ AND COMMENT!

Click on the image to read Dr. Dan Warners Op-Ed in The Seattle Times