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Monday
Feb252013

2013 Legislative Session Update

The Washington State Legislature is nearly two months into its 105-day session. This session has been a very active one for organized dentistry. WSDA has been tracking more than 30 bills related to dental workforce, loan repayment, dental access, dental insurance, licensure, and several other issues. The 2013 legislative session is scheduled to end in late April. 

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Friday
Feb222013

WOHF VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK IN SEQUIM, WASH!

In the Washington Oral Health Foundation's first-ever oral health blitz on a community, WOHF Volunteers and Staff went to every school in Sequim, Washington, to make oral health presentations, pass out oral hygiene goodie bags, and provide positive anti-drug and tobacco messaging to older students. By blanketing the school system and adding a Smile Night at the Sequim Boys and Girls Club, the Foundation was able to present to more than 800 area children. Sequim District School Nurse Sonja Bittner would like to make it an annual event, where WOHF volunteers present each year to a new group of students. WOHF staff and volunteers visited the following locations: Greywolf Elementary, Haller Elementary, Sequim Middle School, Sequim High School and the Sequim Boys and Girls Club. Special thanks to the following presenters: Sandy Hardymon, Errin Aidane, RDH, Jennifer Zbaraschuk, RDH and Sonja Bittner.

Thursday
Feb212013

NORDIC INSURANCE · WHAT DO YOU MEAN I'M NOT COVERED?

 You know that sinking feeling you get when you realize you were supposed to do something and you missed it? Like: Today it’s my spouse’s turn to pick up the kids. Uh… nope, it was yours. So, who does have the kids? Or remembering — just as you’re walking in the door — that it’s your sweetheart’s birthday, and you've forgotten to get her anything. Oops.

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Wednesday
Feb202013

Ummmm... ¿Como se dice...? Spanish got you stumped? Expand the dialogue at the PNDC!


If you find yourself wishing you could communicate better with your Spanish-speaking patients, you're not alone! This workshop will teach you how to properly greet your Latino patients, identify terms used to describe and locate pain, as well as teach you the correct Spanish terms for oral hygiene, fillings, and extractions. No Spanish skills are needed to participate in this workshop.

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