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Entries in Membership (64)

Friday
Jun212013

BLAKE McKINLEY'S BOOK GENERATING BUZZ!

WSDA Member Blake McKinley Jr.'s book "Happy Tooth & Sad Tooth" has been getting some good press, including this piece in the Spokesman-Review. McKinley penned the children's book a decade ago, and has used it in school presentations, never thinking he would find a publisher.  This year he did, and now you can buy it on Amazon.com and through the publisher. "Happy Tooth & Sad Tooth" would make a great addition to any pedo practice's library, while supporting a colleague. Check it out today!

Thursday
Jun202013

Join the Nation’s Network Today! National Dental Practice-Based Research Network Update

The National Dental PBRN is recruiting dental practitioners to participate in one of several clinical studies that will be implemented over the next few months. Enrolled dentists and hygienists will also be able to attend the Western Region’s annual meeting in Seattle this September.

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Tuesday
Jun182013

MEMBERSHIP IN DECLINE: A GENERATIONAL DIVIDE

The future
With more than half of the WSDA membership comprised of baby boomers aged 50 or older, it is more important than ever that we reach out to younger dentists to explain the benefits, both tangible and intangible, of organized dentistry. On initial review, we see that dentistry is thriving in Washington state, with one of the best dentist-to-population ratios in the nation, and yet in recent years we’ve seen our membership drop from 80 percent of all licensed dentists in the state to 70 percent.

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Monday
Jun032013

YOUR AGD PRESIDENT: DR. LINDA EDGAR

Few people run triathlons, or have qualified for the Olympic trials. Even fewer of those are women, but WSDA member Dr. Linda Edgar did all of that in the 80s — and had it not been for an accident while training for the Hawaii Ironman, she might still be running today. The drive and perseverance that Linda harnessed throughout her life has carried her through both triumph and personal loss to where she is today — a successful dentist who has practiced for 22 years with her husband, Bryan, and is now poised to become president of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) — the second-largest dental association in the country. 

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