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Wednesday
Aug212013

READY TO EDUCATE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? PLAN A SCHOOL PRESENTATION WITH WOHF!

It’s that time of year again — students across the state are headed back to school.  It's a great time to plan and schedule school presentations to educate children in your community about the importance of good oral health.  

The Washington Oral Health Foundation has built relationships with Washington schools for more than 15 years, and would be happy to assist in connecting you to a local school for a presentation.

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Tuesday
Aug202013

REGISTER TODAY: WALK FOR AWARENESS · SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

WSDA JOINS FIGHT AGAINST ORAL CANCER AS PLATINUM SPONSOR OF ANNUAL WALK · SIGN UP HERE TODAY!
The Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for Awareness—Seattle is a family-friendly FUNdraising event for the entire community! Spreading awareness and early detection are key to survival. Please join the Oral Cancer Foundation — along with your colleagues, patients and friends — on Saturday, September 14, at Magnuson Park in Seattle, to learn about oral cancer and make a difference! The Washington State Dental Association has joined the fight against oral cancer by agreeing to be a Platinum-level sponsor of this important community event.

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Monday
Aug192013

DR. JAMES SLEDGE REAPPOINTED TO WASHINGTON BOARD OF HEALTH

Gov. Jay Inslee recently reappointed WSDA member Dr. James Sledge and two others to the Washington State Board of Health. The three will begin their first full terms representing matters of health and sanitation since filling several vacancies. “I am pleased to reappoint these three board members to full terms,” Inslee said. “They capably represent a wide cross-section of experience from throughout the state.”

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Friday
Aug162013

CALIFORNIA ARBITRATION

This week, the California Dental Association (CDA), together with several of its members, filed a demand for arbitration with Delta Dental of California (California Delta).

The arbitration demand seeks to prevent the effectiveness of California Delta’s announced changes to its agreement with dentists (1) revising the contractual provision concerning arbitration, and (2) deleting a provision in the current California Delta contract that California Delta would only lower its maximum amount payable if “participating dentists’ filed or submitted fees decrease to such an extent that Delta is warranted in reducing the maximum amount allowed.”  The central issue in the legal proceeding is likely to be whether this distinct justification language from the California Delta agreement can be modified.

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