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WSDA Testifies to Protect the DECOD Clinic and other Safety Net Programs

WSDA Past President Dr. Jeff Parrish and WSDA members Dr. Glenn Govin and Dr. Nicole Murray testified in front of the Senate Ways & Means committee on December 6 to support continued funding for the Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) prorgram at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. During his testimony, Dr. Parrish also advocated for the adult dental Medicaid program and continued funding for the Volunteer/Retired Provider Malpractice Insurance Program (VRP) which covers the licensure and malpractice insurance costs for dentists that only provide uncompenstated care. WSDA will continue to advocate for these vital dental safety net programs.

For more information please contact Bracken Killpack, Director of Government Affairs, at bracken@wsda.org or 800-448-3368.

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