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Entries in public policy (3)


Washington State Projected to Maintain Strong Dental Workforce

The Washington State Dental Association’s newly released 2012 Dental Workforce Report represents the most comprehensive picture of the state’s dental workforce ever taken. The report examines the current demographics of dentists and makes projections about Washington’s dental workforce for the next twenty years.

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VICTORY! State Legislature to Restore Adult Dental Medicaid


After six months, the 2013 legislative session—a combination of a 105-day regular session and two special sessions—has come to a close. The House and Senate came to a compromise and passed a 2013-15 Biennium Operating Budget only two days before state government would have been forced to shut down. The final $33.6 billion budget includes $1 billion in new court mandated K-12 education funding, a 12 percent funding increase for higher education, and very little revenue generated from new taxes.

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WSDA Creates Task Force on Public Policy Development

Last week, the WSDA Board of Directors formally created the Task Force on Public Policy Development. The idea for this task force was generated last fall at a Board of Directors retreat. The Task Force will be charged with overseeing the development of a long-term (10-15 year) public policy agenda focused on measurable, evidence-based solutions for improving oral health.

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