WSDA would like to congratulate and recognize the recently elected Component Presidents for 2014-2015. Each of you have busy lives — balancing practice, families and more — and the WSDA is grateful to all who have risen to the challenge of participating in governance at the component level. Please take a moment to personally congratulate and welcome them to their new positions!
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Dr. Robin Henderson was recently honored by the Army National Guard as part of their "Boss Lift" program, which bridges civilian employers with their citizen soldier employees by hosting a day of Guard-related activities including helicopter rides, a lunch of standard field rations (or MREs; meals-ready-to-eat), a ride in a Humvee, and more. Dr. Henderson and her husband, Scott enjoyed the activities and the opportunity to get to know more about the Guard and the Reserve.
WSDA Member Dr. Curtis Smith recently penned an Op-Ed for the Bellingham Herald titled "Mount Baker dental Society committed to improving oral health," which appeared in the Herald on April 29, 2014. For your convenience, the article follows.
Oral health, as one part of the total public health conversation, is cyclical. That is, every so often it becomes the focus of attention, typically when a Surgeon General declares "oral health is an important part of ... ." Then it fades away, a victim of budget problems and attention drawn to more riveting issues, only to return in 10 years or so when, once again, someone discovers that, yes, the mouth is part of the human body.