The Washington Oral Health Foundation (WOHF) is active this school year, with a number of oral health presentations already lined up for fall. Last Wednesday, WOHF saw its first high school group, presenting on the importance of good oral health and the dangers of tobacco and meth use. 60 students at West Auburn Senior High School in Auburn WA received information and engaged in discussion about the effects that cigarettes, spit tobacco and methamphetamines have on the body. “We are an alternative high school,” said Noreen Kebba, the family and consumer science teacher at West Auburn, “so our students really need this information.”
Don't miss out on your chance to speak your mind in front of an audience! The popular Emerald City Lecture Series gives dental professionals (WSDA member dentists and dental team members are welcome to apply — sorry, non WSDA member dentists are not eligible) the opportunity to share with colleagues in a comfortable, 50-minute format. All topics relating to the dental industry will be considered. Apply here today!
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, THE CENTER FOR PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY DEVELOPS PROGRAM FOR PATIENTS WITH AUTISM
Dedicated to making a difference in children’s oral health, Dr. Travis Nelson created a unique tool a year ago to serve that goal: an autism clinic at The Center for Pediatric Dentistry. “I read everything I could about designing an ideal dental experience for these kids,” says Dr. Nelson, Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and head of The Center’s sedation clinic.
Click here to go to part three of this series on the Affordable Care Act.
This series is intended to be a thorough overview of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Washington state. 2014 will bring about several changes in health care; some of these changes will be uniform across the country, while others will be relatively unique to Washington state. WSDA hopes this document will help you navigate these changes and prepare you and your staff for what lies ahead. Throughout the series, there may be terms and phrases you are unfamiliar with — we invite you to bookmark the glossary we created to clarify terminology used.