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Entries in WSDA News (67)

Thursday
Nov272014

Happy Thanksgiving From the WSDA Staff

Thursday
Nov202014

VIRUS WARNING: DENTIST PRACTICES COULD BE TARGETED

The hackers who created Crypto Locker appear to be targeting dental practices. Apparently, as many as nine practices in Seattle have been infected in the last two days. The "Ransom Ware" is installed by clicking on a link or opening an attachment in an email. It then encrypts everything on the computer. It spreads by utilizing the way your practice management system communicates, and can infect every computer in the office. They then require a $500 per machine ransom be paid to un-encrypt everything.

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Monday
Oct062014

Parrish or Perish: Don't Shoot The Messenger

 

If you paid attention to last month’s WSDA News, you would have read that WSDA recently embarked on a challenge to Washington State to enforce its laws with regard to the prohibition of corporate practice, specifically RCW 18.32.675, Practice or solicitation by corporations prohibited. (1) No corporation shall practice dentistry. There is increasing concern that there may be entities practicing dentistry in Washington that are not following this RCW to the letter of the law. Time will tell.

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Monday
Aug252014

Washington State Dental Association Selects Mr. Bracken Killpack As New Executive Director

The Washington State Dental Association has named Mr. Bracken Killpack as its Executive Director, effective January 2, 2015. Killpack will succeed Mr. Stephen Hardymon when he retires after 21 years as WSDA’s Executive Director. Killpack joined the organization in 2006 and currently serves as the Association’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, a position he has held for the past three years. 

 

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