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Entries in WSDA News (68)



In 1864, the ADA recognized dentist Horace Wells for introducing anesthesia to the United States.

Anesthesia — in gas, liquid and solid form — has always played a vital role in the delivery of dental care. In October, ADA House of Delegates had a rousing debate over Resolution 16, which would have recognized dental anesthesia as a specialty. It lost. I rarely indulge in post mortems on resolutions but this one still bothers me.

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WSDA NEWS ISSUE 2 Available online today!

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Parrish or Perish: DHATs, devotees, dilettantes and doofeses

 The views expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or official policy of the WSDA. By Dr. Jeff Parrish
This month’s ramblings are purposely being composed prior to the 2012 House of Delegates, where your representatives are considering a proposal to support in the Legislature, if necessary, the creation of a midlevel provider: the DHAT (Dental Health Aide Therapist), Enhanced EFDA, Dental Nurse or some other appropriate or deceptive name.  The name is not important, nor really is the outcome of the vote by the House. They are not that important because the process will continue with or without us, and what’s happening now is just another phase in a long march. In truth, this and similar other battles have been fought for decades; I know because I have been in the middle of many of them.

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Dr. Michael Huey, Kitsap County Dental Society get the gold…AGAIN!

For the second time in three years, WSDA member dentist Dr. Michael Huey and the Kitsap County Dental Society have taken home the ADA’s top prize — the Golden Apple Award — for  “Excellence in Science Fair Program Support and Promotion,” for their efforts in promoting the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF). 

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