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Monday
Mar182013

ADVOCACY IN ACTION: DOH EXPECTED TO LOWER LICENSURE FEES

This fall, the Department of Health (DOH) is expected to lower dental license renewal fees between $75-200. The current license renewal fee is $576.

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Monday
Mar182013

HELP SUPPORT WOHF'S ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Washington Oral Health Foundation staff attended the School Nurses of Washington Annual Spring meeting this past week, using the opportunity to reach out to attending nurses and talk with them about their school district’s needs. Currently, some 800+ schools across the state have been “adopted” through WOHF’s innovative Adopt-A-School program that connects school nurses with local dental offices to help students with emergency dental needs. Still, many schools lack participating dentists.

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Monday
Mar182013

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE: A CHANCE TO GET POOR ADULTS BACK TO THE DENTIST

Today, The News Tribune ran an editorial in support of funding Adult Dental Medicaid. WSDA and the Coalition to Fund Dental Access are in Olympia working to restore funding to the Adult Dental Medicaid program. The entire editorial is posted below or can be read online here.

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Friday
Mar152013

NEW UNC STUDY SHOWS BENEFIT OF WATER FLUORIDATION FOR ADULTS

On March 1, the University of North Carolina released a report on the effects of fluoridated drinking water on dental caries in Australian adults. The report, which was published in the Journal of Dental Research, showed that adults with greater lifetime exposure to fluoridated water had lower levels of caries experience.

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