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Entries in Membership (68)

Tuesday
Jun102014

Your New Component Presidents 

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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Wednesday
May142014

Dr. Robin Henderson Honored with Army National Guard "Boss Lift"

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.

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Tuesday
May062014

Dr. Curtis Smith Pens Op-Ed for Bellingham Herald

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.

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Tuesday
Apr292014

Race & Dentistry: A conversation

 

Editor’s note: This is not a compendium on race relations within the WSDA today, nor was it intended to be. Rather, we set out to ask questions that would stimulate discussion between colleagues of all races about how people of color practicing dentistry in Washington would describe the conditions they practice in today, versus what colleagues entering dentistry in the past faced. As evidenced by the number of people who declined to participate, race can still be a provocative issue — the elephant in the room, if you will —  even in Washington state, where we pride ourselves as being open and affirming to all. 

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