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Thursday
Jun062013

PNDC SCAVENGER HUNT — HAVE FUN, WIN PRIZES!

Find out what all the excitement is about and join the scavenger hunt at PNDC from 7:00 a.m. on Thursday through noon on Friday.  Upload photos of as you explore the Hyatt Hotel, the pedestrian walkway, the Meydenbauer Center and more as you earn badges and points to win gift cards to Nordstrom and Palomino Restaurant.

To participate, download the PNDC app onto your mobile device (search PNDC on your App Store or Google Play), click the scavenger hunt icon, and begin!  The mobile app can also enhance your experience at the conference with interactive schedules, course evaluations, venue maps, parking and transportation information, and more!

Wednesday
Jun052013

Words and images: UW STUDENTS IN HAITI 


Ed. note: When we learned that UW students would be heading to Haiti, we asked them to write about the people they helped while they were there ­— to tell their stories of courage. Four students — Mehak Ahluwalia, Sean Collette, Esther Ra and  Ryan Zentz  — did just that. Here, in their own words and pictures, are their experiences. 

Mehak Ahluwalia
As I stepped out of the plane onto the terminal I felt a gust of warm wind and the faint sound of the steel drums floating through the air. “Wow,” I thought, “I really must be spending my Spring break in the Caribbean!” Although we certainly landed on a Caribbean Island, our team had just arrived into the poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti. 

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Tuesday
Jun042013

GETTING THERE & STAYING THERE: THE 2013 PNDC


TRANSPORTATION · DIRECTIONS · PARKING · SHUTTLE

We're so excited to see you in our new Bellevue location — the good news is that getting to the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (PNDC) is easier than you think!  Click here for easy to follow directions to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and the Meydenbauer Center, as well as a map detailing parking venues nearby. Complimentary shuttle service will also be available between the Bellevue Hyatt Hotel and the Meydenbauer Center, consult the app for details.

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Monday
Jun032013

YOUR AGD PRESIDENT: DR. LINDA EDGAR

Few people run triathlons, or have qualified for the Olympic trials. Even fewer of those are women, but WSDA member Dr. Linda Edgar did all of that in the 80s — and had it not been for an accident while training for the Hawaii Ironman, she might still be running today. The drive and perseverance that Linda harnessed throughout her life has carried her through both triumph and personal loss to where she is today — a successful dentist who has practiced for 22 years with her husband, Bryan, and is now poised to become president of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) — the second-largest dental association in the country. 

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