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Tuesday
Jun182013

MEMBERSHIP IN DECLINE: A GENERATIONAL DIVIDE

The future
With more than half of the WSDA membership comprised of baby boomers aged 50 or older, it is more important than ever that we reach out to younger dentists to explain the benefits, both tangible and intangible, of organized dentistry. On initial review, we see that dentistry is thriving in Washington state, with one of the best dentist-to-population ratios in the nation, and yet in recent years we’ve seen our membership drop from 80 percent of all licensed dentists in the state to 70 percent.

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Monday
Jun172013

NEED TO PURCHASE RECORDINGS OF PNDC LECTURES? WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!

Want to refresh information you just learned at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, or did you miss a lecture and are interested in purchasing a recording so that you can study the presentation on your own time?

High-quality conference CD-ROMs from Intelliquest Media are available and will include session recordings as well as all available materials (handouts and PowerPoint presentations).  Click here to order.

 

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Friday
Jun142013

Why you need Long Term Care Insurance


As you build your financial portfolio both for your financial security now and in anticipation of enjoying a long retirement, you need to factor in the cost of care for when you need assistance in your home or become a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility. The average length of stay at a nursing home is 2.4 years, which in Washington State could cost you over $200,000. You can designate money in your portfolio to cover the costs or you can purchase Long Term Care Insurance. Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency can help you find an insurance policy that fits your needs.

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Thursday
Jun132013

IT'S EASY BEING GREEN: An Interview With Stuart Silk Architects and George Constantine


For years, conservation and going green meant sharing an objectionable esthetic with tree huggers, Kalso Earth Shoes and the Cadillac Cimarron (anyone remember these? Parrish, you don’t count). And even some recent efforts seemed to have skipped the design phase entirely, with Kriston Capps noting in The American Prospect in 2009, “The field of architecture is experiencing a design crisis, with clients ranging from private owners to cities demanding that architects prioritize sustainability above all else — as if design itself were an obnoxious carbon-emitter.”

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