Entries in WSDA News (56)
March 12, 2014
By Dr. Mary Jennings, Editor, WSDA News
The Affordable Care Act’s Pediatric Dental Health Benefit is one of the poorest pieces of legislation ever drafted. It looks like an afterthought. I believe it was irresponsible, if not down right lazy, to send this weak and undefined benefit out to the world like a spring lamb to wolves.
February 26, 2014
Washington has one of the best children’s dental health safety nets in America – but dental care for vulnerable adults is lacking. It’s time to apply some of the lessons we learned in helping children to the system for adults.
How did our state build such a great system for children? It took long-term collaborative efforts among dentists, community health centers, nonprofits, state agencies and legislators. The state government has consistently allocated funding for the dental Medicaid program for children.
February 17, 2014
The WSDA Office will be closed on Monday, February 17 in honor of the Presidents' Day holiday, and will reopen for business on Tuesday, February 18.