subscribe to the blog

Receive email updates from the WSDA Blog.

Tuesday
Aug062013

ADA Q&A on Health Care Reform


Earlier this week, the American Dental Association (ADA) published their first entry in a series of articles about implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health care reform. This article is published in its entirety below and includes comments in bold with Washington-specific information from WSDA staff.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Aug052013

DOH/DQAC Update

Dental Licensure Fees: DOH has proposed lowering dental license renewal fees by $176. The current license renewal fee of $576 is the second highest dental license renewal fee in the nation. Initial dental license fees are also expected to drop $200. The current initial dental license fee is $700. More information on the proposed fee reduction can be found here.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Aug022013

THE SOURCE AND MILES GLOBAL PRESENT:

Resolving negativity in the dental office

By Dr. Rhonda Savage, CEO Miles Global
At the morning huddle, Debbie Downer gripes about the schedule … again. “Why is Mrs. Jones at 8 a.m.?  We won’t have enough time because Mr. Timmons is coming in at 9:45. And this afternoon, we have way too much time for this implant seat.” She rants on… “On top of that, today our team meeting agenda includes a demonstration by the implant rep. Why do we have to do that on our lunch break? Nothing’s ever set up right in this office!”

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Aug012013

WOHF CONTINUES WORK WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS AROUND THE STATE

WOHF in your community's Boys and Girls Club
The Washington Oral Health Foundation (WOHF) has worked with Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Washington for years, and this year WOHF is supporting a number of clubs around the state with their Back-to-School efforts.  Many families that do not have the resources for new school supplies often turn to their local Boys & Girls Club for assistance. 

Click to read more ...