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Entries in Grassroots Advocacy (11)

Friday
Jan312014

DENTISTS CONVERGE ON OLYMPIA FOR ANNUAL DENTAL ACTION DAY

On Friday, January 31, more than 400 WSDA members and UWSoD students converged on Olympia, meeting scores of legislators face-to-face to talk about the issues important to dentists in Washington state. Grassroots advocates from across the state took time from their busy schedules to deliver a message to Washington legislators — "One Profession, One Voice." Here are just a few of the images from the day. The WSDA would like to thank all of the dentists and students who took part in Dental Action Day 2014!

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Monday
Oct212013

Licensure Fees to Decrease Beginning January 1, 2014

Last week, the Department of Health (DOH) announced that beginning January 1, 2014, active license renewal fees for dentists will be reduced by $176. The rule change amends WAC 246-817-990 which dictates dentist licensure fees and renewal cycle. The current dental licensure renewal fee of $576 is the second highest dental licensure fee in the nation.

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Monday
Mar182013

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE: A CHANCE TO GET POOR ADULTS BACK TO THE DENTIST

Today, The News Tribune ran an editorial in support of funding Adult Dental Medicaid. WSDA and the Coalition to Fund Dental Access are in Olympia working to restore funding to the Adult Dental Medicaid program. The entire editorial is posted below or can be read online here.

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Friday
Jan182013

WSDA, Coalition Advocate for Adult Dental Medicaid

In 2011, dental coverage for most Medicaid-insured adults was eliminated. The same year funding was also cut for Community Health Centers to treat uninsured. As a result, nearly 450,000 low-income adults, including many people with disabilities and 130,000 seniors, were left with only access to emergency care.

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