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Entries in Legislative (28)


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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WSDA Testifies Against Midlevel Providers


WSDA, WSDHA Jointly Support HB 1330

The Officers of WSDA and the Washington State Dental Hygienists Association recently agreed to jointly support legislation on providing hygiene services to homebound patients and fixing a DOH interpretation of placing topical anestheic. HB 1330 was drafted by WSDA and WSDHA and has sponsors from both parties.

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Dental Residency Programs are Expanding in Washington State


In the last five years, Washington state has seen a dramatic increase in the number of general dental practice residency (GPR) and community health center-based programs. Washington's residency programs vary in size, location, and specialty; ranging from hospital-based programs in Seattle to community health center-based programs in rural small towns like Toppenish and Walla Walla. What all of the residency programs have in common is that they all expand the dental safety net with dentists who can perform the full scope of procedures as a dentist.

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