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Wednesday
Jun122013

THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE PNDC!

The Pacific Northwest Dental Conference begins tomorrow and it’s not too late to register.  Just go here to register until midnight tonight (Wednesday, June 12) and skip the onsite registration lines. Otherwise, you'll still be able to register at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, PNDC Headquarters.

Join us for exciting lectures, fascinating hands-on workshops, the scavenger hunt, the welcome reception and more!  This year, you can receive up to 16.5 CE hours, the most credit hours ever available at PNDC.  We hope to see you there!

 

Tuesday
Jun112013

DQAC Update 

Last Friday, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) held a public meeting to discuss ongoing business before the commission. Here are the highlights:

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Monday
Jun102013

DENTAL RESIDENCIES: Their benefit to patient populations and practice stability

 Left to right: Drs. Bart Johnson, Amy Winston and Noah Letwin of Seattle Special Care Dentistry, and the Swedish Hospital GPR. Photo: Meryl Schenker Photography


Dental schools across the country do a remarkable job of educating the next generation of dentists, but as sound as those programs are, recent graduates could all benefit from additional practice, mentoring, and education. Cuts to Medicaid have diminished patient loads in the university setting, forcing students to scramble to complete clinic requirements, often performing procedures on extracted teeth rather than live patients. It’s unclear at this point when state legislatures will revisit Medicaid funding. General Practice Residencies (GPR) and their counterparts, Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), could hold the key to providing the additional education, while at the same time increasing access to underserved patient populations in the state.

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Friday
Jun072013

2013 WOHF WALL OF WINE @ THE PNDC


The Wall of Wine is an important fundraiser for the Washington Oral Health Foundation. This year, all the proceeds from the Wall of Wine will go towards purchasing hygiene kits for the more than 2,500 kids who need them across Washington state.

Here’s how the event works: In return for a $20 donation, you’ll get to choose any individually wrapped bottle of wine at the WOHF Booth, some valued as high as $50. Bring cash, check or credit card to the WOHF table, choose any remaining bottle of wine, and benefit a great cause. Salut!

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