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Click on the image to see the 2013 PNDC Official ProgramCheck your mailboxes, the 2013 Official Program for the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference will be arriving shortly. Sent to every member dentist (with a second copy for staff members to peruse), the Official Program is your guide to the 2013 Conference —  including lecture and workshop descriptions, venue and parking maps (especially important with the new, Bellevue conference location), exhibit hall vendors, and special events information — there's even a guide to local restaurants. The Official Program has also been posted here online, if you want to get started early. Have questions? Contact us at 800-448-3368.

Then, once you and your staff have decided which lectures, workshops and special events you want to attend, just go to our online registration portal to get started. By registering online before April 30, you'll qualify for the early bird rate for conference badges, plus you'll save $25 over mailing in your registration form!


WSDA's Oral Health Fact of the Day

Throughout the month of February, the WSDA will be sending out daily dental facts to all Legislators about oral health and dental legislation in Washington state. The first six "Oral Health Facts of the Day" are included here.

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WOHF’s Annual Phone-A-Thon is their biggest fund raiser

New this year — more callers
The WOHF Phone-A-Thon has always been the organization’s biggest fundraiser, carried out by a cadre of dentists dedicated to the work the Foundation does around the state. And while WOHF staffers are relying on some of those same folks again this year, they’re also organizing callers from around the state who will ring up their colleagues throughout the month of March on behalf of the Foundation. “We’re hoping that by spreading out our calls over a month and employing a regional approach to calling, we’ll be able to reach more members from across the state than ever,” said Tom Tidyman, Director of Programming and Development for WOHF. 

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Just FUND US! Dr. Mary Jennings, WSDA News Editor

 Back in the old days, community dentist’s pleas were, “Help us! Help us any way you can…send…help…now!” And you did. 

With great pushing and guidance, our nation’s legislators have gone from spending $756.1 million on dental Medicaid in 1990 to $7.4 billion in 2010. 

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