Recently elected WSDA Board Member and former Leadership Institute participant Dr. Ashley Ulmer is featured on the front page of the Spokane Spokesman-Review's website today (Wednesday) in a story about renewed funding for adult dental Medicaid in Washington state under the Affordable Care Act. Ulmer has a private practice in Spokane, and also serves as the Dental Director for the Spokane District Dental Society's Inland Dental Expanded Access (IDEA) Clinic — a joint venture between SDDS, the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, and Riverstone Family Health. Read the full article here.
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Your voices, ideas, and passion for dentistry are needed! Challenges from powerful, well-financed forces including insurance giants and national non-profit organizations continue to vex organized dentistry in Washington state. This year, with midlevel legislation coming to the fore, delegates at the 2012 House worked tirelessly to hammer out a proposal that left dentists in control. Still, there is much work to be done.
Last year, the WSDA introduced the Leadership Institute, a one-year program designed to guide and mentor dentists to become leaders within the Association.
In the recent past, WSDA purchased an insurance company and bought a building, creating financial stability and growth for decades to come. Last March, the WSDA’s bill to prohibit insurers from limiting fees on non-covered