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Thursday
Jun272013

WSDA Creates Task Force on Public Policy Development

Last week, the WSDA Board of Directors formally created the Task Force on Public Policy Development. The idea for this task force was generated last fall at a Board of Directors retreat. The Task Force will be charged with overseeing the development of a long-term (10-15 year) public policy agenda focused on measurable, evidence-based solutions for improving oral health.

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Wednesday
Jun262013

WSDA Student and Faculty Awards

As the academic year came to a close WSDA honored a UW SoD faculty member and a member of the graduating class for their outstanding achievements. Based on faculty recommendations, Dr. Beatrice Gandara and Dr. Casey Cate were given the WSDA faculty and student awards respectively.

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Tuesday
Jun252013

SAVE THE DATE — THE ORAL CANCER WALK FOR AWARENESS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

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
Jun242013

BLUE SKIES AT THIRD ANNUAL WOHF GOLF CLASSIC presented by AmericanWest Bank

Part of the Component Cup's winning team, Dr. Steven Kwan strategizes before a shot. Photo by Meryl Schenker PhotographyFor the first time in its three-year history, golfers playing in the WOHF Golf Classic presented by AmericanWest Bank weren't slogging through the rain. The gloom that shrouded the area earlier in the week had completely cleared by the time the tournment started on Saturday, June 15, leaving nothing but blue skies and brilliant sunshine for the 67 golfers from around the state. The event was a success for the Foundation, rasing in the neighborhood of $40,000 — but it was also a great success for the players, who got to play in "pristine Pacific Northwest conditions," according to Ruth Abate, Foundation Director.

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