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Entries in WSDA News (61)

Monday
Jun032013

YOUR AGD PRESIDENT: DR. LINDA EDGAR

Few people run triathlons, or have qualified for the Olympic trials. Even fewer of those are women, but WSDA member Dr. Linda Edgar did all of that in the 80s — and had it not been for an accident while training for the Hawaii Ironman, she might still be running today. The drive and perseverance that Linda harnessed throughout her life has carried her through both triumph and personal loss to where she is today — a successful dentist who has practiced for 22 years with her husband, Bryan, and is now poised to become president of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) — the second-largest dental association in the country. 

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Monday
May272013

WSDA NEWS, ISSUE 6, MAY 2013

Thursday
May232013

GUEST EDITORIAL: DR. JEFFREY CAMM

Creative diagnosis: A new dental skill?
Dr. Jeffrey Camm
Fircrest Children’s Dentistry

There is no doubt that the dental profession is under assault from insurance companies — reduced reimbursements, decreased benefits and diminishing coverage for some procedures are all issues we have to face in our practices. Because of this, we all face financial pressures and threats to our bottom line. In response to these issues, I believe I’ve noticed an increase in the skill of what I call “creative diagnosis.”  I hope this is not a trend for our profession.

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Tuesday
Apr162013

ETHICALLY SPEAKING with DR. ROD WENTWORTH

Note: Dr. Wentworth will be one member of an ethics panel conducting a lecture at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference. Click here for lecture information.

Ethics of Digital Radiographs

A few years ago in this space, I briefly discussed what I called “digital etiquette” in sharing your digital records with other dentists. After spending over an hour just now trying to decipher radiographs sent to me from another office for a new patient, I figure it is time to readdress this topic in more detail. 

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