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Wednesday
Apr172013

Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair at Green River Community College on June 8th


On June 8, the Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair will be held at Green River Community College in Auburn from 9 am - 3 pm. The event will provide crucial care to area veterans, including dental and medical services, as well as resources for employment, housing, legal advice, food, and other social and human services to at-risk and homeless veterans and their families. At present there are more than 40 community partners participating in or helping to organize the event. Additional information about the event can be found here.

Carol Sterling, Program Manager of Supportive Services for Veteran Families at the YWCA, is hoping to attract 400-550 Vets and their family members, and is currently looking for dentists and assistants to staff the MTI van for the day. They are still sorting out how many volunteers they will need, but if you would like to help please contact Carol directly at csterling@ywcaworks.org.
Tuesday
Apr162013

ETHICALLY SPEAKING with DR. ROD WENTWORTH

Note: Dr. Wentworth will be one member of an ethics panel conducting a lecture at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference. Click here for lecture information.

Ethics of Digital Radiographs

A few years ago in this space, I briefly discussed what I called “digital etiquette” in sharing your digital records with other dentists. After spending over an hour just now trying to decipher radiographs sent to me from another office for a new patient, I figure it is time to readdress this topic in more detail. 

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Monday
Apr152013

DR. MARY JENNINGS: WDS - WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

   I recently found that the Washington Dental Service is paying for all of the University of Washington student’s clinical boards. At first I thought there must be some mistake. Surely it was the charitable WDS Foundation that must be giving the gift. After all, it has given $2.4 million dollars to charity. The Puget Sound Business Journal lists the Foundation ninth in their top 75 corporate philanthropists. Nope, the gift was not from the Foundation. It was from WDS.

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Thursday
Apr112013

RECRUIT A MEMBER TODAY!

Did you know that more than half of the WSDA’s membership is age 50 or older? It is a statistic seen throughout the nation and as the baby boomer generation begins to retire it is important to reach out to our next generation of leaders and introduce them to both the tangible and intangible benefits of organized dentistry.

Are you up to the challenge of helping us recruit new members? We certainly hope so but just to make sure here are a few incentives to really get you excited.

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