The WSDA News is a benefit of membership. Issues are printed eight times a year and are mailed directly to WSDA members. Additionally, they are disseminated electronically via web reader and app versions. Read the magazine online!
WSDA NEWS MAGAZINE
Issue 7 of the WSDA News is chock-full of real news! You'll read in-depth features on the recent Special Information Session on Delta Dental at the PNDC, DSO legislation recently championed by the WSDA and what it means to you, and a careful review of our advocacy efforts in Olympia this past year. All that and 8 pages of PNDC pictures!
ISSUE 6, MAY 2017 ISSUE 6, MAY 2017
In this issue, you'll find part one of a look at dentistry in the year 2040, a special pullout section for the PNDC with lecture times and locations, as well as other pertinent info you'll want to have while onsite at the annual conference, and much more.
ISSUE 5, APRIL 2017 WSDA NEWS ISSUE 5, APRIL 2017 WSDA NEWS
This issue focuses on the PNDC and the programming you'll find at the 2017 conference, and it also covers the opioid epidemic and what dentists can do about it. Think it isn't an issue for dentists? Think again. While family medicine accounts for the lion's share of prescriptions written for the highly addictive prescription drugs, dentists still play a role. Learn what you can do to help stop the flow of opiates to the streets.
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ISSUE 4, MARCH 2017 ISSUE 4, MARCH 2017
This issue has the Legislative Review with current information about bills pertaining to organized dentistry; a cover story about dentists who practice in the prison system; and a pictorial review of this year's successful Dental Action Day.
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Issue 3, January 2017 Issue 3, January 2017
In this issue, you'll meet Matthew French and other staff from the Washington Dentists' Insurance Agency, WSDA's wholly-owned insurance division. Between them there is a rock star (really!), a car enthusiast, a portrait photographer, and a rabid Sounder's fan. Also in this issue: WSDA members working at the national level, WPHP review, and more!
In this issue, you'll find out about what's been happening with the WSDA Foundation (formerly the Washington Oral Health Foundation), read about Sohaib Soliman, national ASDA president, experience the Seattle King County Clinic in words and pictures, and meet the one of the newest writers for the WSDA News, Dr. Julie Kellogg — and much more!
Issue 1, October 2016 Issue 1, October 2016
Read about Dr. Bernard J. Larson, your new WSDA President's intrigue-filled road to dentistry in Issue 1 of the WSDA News. Additionally, catch up on the election and resolution results from the 2016 House of Delegates.
Issue 8, August 2016 Issue 8, August 2016
Meet the WSDA's 2016 Citizen of the Year award winner, Dr. Loree Bolin, who has volunteered in Tanzania, Guatemala, and the Philippines, and recently started her own foundation so that she could control the process and help even more people. Also in this issue: Meet the candidates for state leadership roles and review resolutions that will be voted on at this year's House of Delegates.
Issue 7, July 2016 Issue 7, July 2016
In this issue:
The PNDC in pictures — have a look at the premiere dental conference in the Northwest!
Embezzlement in the dental office - from our partners at Best Card
Pierce County Dental Society takes home an impressive award
Jim DeLizia explores governance and the WSDA
Issue 6, April 2016 Issue 6, April 2016
COVER STORY: In recent years the Washington Oral Health Foundation has struggled under the weight of its own mission statement. Led by Executive Director Bracken Killpack, foundation stakeholders, component society leadership, WSDA members, and key WSDA staff members recently took part in an aggressive strategic planning session for the foundation. Find out what transpired, what the process was, and what's next for WOHF.
Issue 5, April 2016 Issue 5, April 2016
COVER STORY: Washington state is accepting RFPs from Managed Care Organizations and Third Party Administrators interested in administering the state's dental Medicaid benefit. How could this affect you and your practice? The WSDA News looks at four states — Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, and Oregon (where this has already happened) and delves into the pros and cons of handing over the reins.
Issue 4, March 2016 Issue 4, March 2016
Issue 4 of the WSDA News features a cover story on access efforts around the state, a legislative review, a piece on Component Presidents, and a pictorial review of the 2016 Dental Action Day, and much more!
WSDA News · Issue 5 · April 2015 focuses on the member benefit you might know the least about: insurance. Did you know that the WSDA owns WDIA — The Washington Dentists' Insurance Agency — an insurance brokerage, outright, and a percentage stake in NORDIC, one of the premier malpractice companies in the country?
Issue 1 · October 2013 Cover story: The Affordable Care Act and You. Not only is the issue chock full of information you'll need to navigate the ACA both professionally and personally, but it's an award winner, too! Winner of an ADA Golden Apple award.
Issue 8 · August 2013 Cover Story: 2013 Citizen of the Year: Dr. Ray Damazo. Dr. Raymond Damazo recounts his thrilling adventures in Africa, all while bring dentistry to the Masaai people. Damazo and his wife have traveled to Africa for years at their own cost, helping people in remote villages with no access to care.
2015: Platinum Pencil Award Honorable Mention, ICD
2014: ADA Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion
2013: Journalism Award, Platinum Pencil, ICD
2012: Journalism Award, Best Newsletter, Division 1; Platinum Pencil Award Honorable Mention (2), ICD
2008: Best Newsletter, Division 1, ICD
2007: Platinum Pen Award, ICD
2006: Honorable Mention, ICD
2005: Platinum Pencil Award, ICD
2005: Publication Award, ICD