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Friday
Feb152013

WSDA's Oral Health Fact of the Day Part 2

Last week, WSDA published the first six "Oral Health Facts of the Day" that have been sent to all legislators. Attached below are facts 7-12:

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Thursday
Feb142013

PIERCE COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY'S DENTAL HEALTH DAY A HUGE SUCCESS!

The Super Tooth and the Tooth Fairy participated in the recent Pierce County Dental Health DayMore than 300 families turned out to participate in the 22nd annual Pierce County Dental Society Children’s Dental Health Day. The event was held in the JC Penney Court at the Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, Wash. Dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications, and dental treatments were given free of charge to participating children up to age 18.  Eleven community agencies participated in the event, handing out free oral health education materials, mouthguards, and dental goodie bags. During the day there were a variety of children’s activities promoting oral health awareness and the importance of improved oral health.

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Wednesday
Feb132013

Teaming up: The Washington Oral Health Foundation and the UW TEETH Club!

This week, members of the UW's TEETH Club (Teaching Ethnic Empowerment Through Healthcare) volunteered to assemble more than 1,000 hygiene kits used by the Washington Oral Health Foundation in school presentations, at science fairs, and by private practitioners who give them out as goodie bags at events like Give Kids A Smile screenings.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

KING5's Jean Enersen covers the loss of adult dental Medicaid in a "HealthLink" segment

Long-time Seattle anchorwoman Jean Enersen covered adult dental Medicaid losses for the station's HealthLink series during the Monday evening newscast. The piece chronicles the travails of Medicaid recipient Allena Barnes, who was assaulted and lost many of her teeth.

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