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Thursday
Oct252012

Parrish or Perish: DHATs, devotees, dilettantes and doofeses

 The views expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or official policy of the WSDA. By Dr. Jeff Parrish
This month’s ramblings are purposely being composed prior to the 2012 House of Delegates, where your representatives are considering a proposal to support in the Legislature, if necessary, the creation of a midlevel provider: the DHAT (Dental Health Aide Therapist), Enhanced EFDA, Dental Nurse or some other appropriate or deceptive name.  The name is not important, nor really is the outcome of the vote by the House. They are not that important because the process will continue with or without us, and what’s happening now is just another phase in a long march. In truth, this and similar other battles have been fought for decades; I know because I have been in the middle of many of them.

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Tuesday
Oct232012

Dr. Michael Huey, Kitsap County Dental Society get the gold…AGAIN!

For the second time in three years, WSDA member dentist Dr. Michael Huey and the Kitsap County Dental Society have taken home the ADA’s top prize — the Golden Apple Award — for  “Excellence in Science Fair Program Support and Promotion,” for their efforts in promoting the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF). 

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Tuesday
Oct232012

Save the Date for the WSDA's Mentor Reception

Save the date for our Mentor Reception on Thursday, November 29th from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Burke Museum located on the University of Washington’s campus.

This year we have gone back to the drawing board in a sense. We are reimagining and rejuvenating the mentor program so both you, as mentors, and the students, can truly experience all of the program's benefits… starting with Mentor Reception.

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Monday
Oct222012

UWSoD Student Inna Piskorska In Jamaica

 Inna Piskorska (in gray shirt ) with her sister Nataliya (in navy), and three Jamaican children on their recent trip to the islandAfter going to Haiti last year to provide dental care, UWSoD student Inna Piskorska could have rested on her laurels; after all, not many perform that kind of humanitarian work while still in school. Instead, she started planning a second, larger outing. 

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