I recently found that the Washington Dental Service is paying for all of the University of Washington student’s clinical boards. At first I thought there must be some mistake. Surely it was the charitable WDS Foundation that must be giving the gift. After all, it has given $2.4 million dollars to charity. The Puget Sound Business Journal lists the Foundation ninth in their top 75 corporate philanthropists. Nope, the gift was not from the Foundation. It was from WDS.
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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.