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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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.
The ADA recently announced that the WSDA won three membership-related awards for state associations with 2,001 - 3,500 active members: Greatest Percentage of Nonmembers to Membership, Most Improved Active Member Retention Rate, and the Greatest Net Gain in Membership. Kudos for these awards go to Task Force on Membership and Laura Rohlman, Manager of Membership Services, for their hard work and dedication to programs like the Job Fair, the Suite Challenge, and outreach to young dentists across the state — all of which have strengthened the WSDA brand among young and seasoned dentists, alike.