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Entries in WSDA News (62)

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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Monday
Apr152013

DR. MARY JENNINGS: WDS - WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

   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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Wednesday
Dec052012

WHAT WOULD HORACE DO?

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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Tuesday
Nov272012

WSDA NEWS ISSUE 2 Available online today!

Click on the image to go to Issue 2 of the WSDA News