The Washington State Dental Association strongly supports SB 5615. This legislation aims to re-invigorate Washington state's loan repayment program for dentists and physicians and encourages increased scholarship funding for dental students who desire to work in rural and underserved areas. SB 5615 is sponsored by Senator David Frockt (D-Seattle).
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The Oral Health Program is the latest dental program to be cut as a result of the economic recession. Earlier this week, the Department of Health announced that the Oral Health Program had been eliminated.
The Washington State Dental Association recently released paper, Strengthening the Dental Safety Net, calls for a multi-faceted approach to improving oral health in Washington that includes: education, prevention efforts, financing, and innovative delivery models.