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.
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.
Resolving negativity in the dental office
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.