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2024 Issue 2 News

WSDA News | Issue 2, 2024

Featuring how the Association is developing new revenue streams to reduce members' dues, profiles in public health dentistry and more.

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PNDC 2025

Save the Date for PNDC 2025!

PNDC 2025 returns May 8-10 to Summit - Seattle Convention Center. Join us to earn 20+ CE credits, shop the Exhibit Hall and more.

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Washington State Dental Association

The Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) is the voice of dentistry in Washington. With over 4,400 member dentists, WSDA is dedicated to empowering members to advocate for and provide the highest quality oral health care. 

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  • Mar 4, 2023

    Review DQAC's Proposed Anesthesia Rules

    For more than three years, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) has been working to update Washington state’s dental anesthesia rules. WSDA encourages members to review the proposed rules and submit questions or concerns via email or virtually at DQAC's March 10 business meeting.
  • Mar 4, 2023

    Apply by April 25 for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

    Eligible dentists are able to apply for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program now through April 25, 2023.
  • Mar 4, 2023

    Secretary of Health Mask Order to End April 3

    Effective April 3, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) will end the Secretary of Health Statewide Face Covering Order currently in effect for health care (including dental).
  • Mar 2, 2023

    Reminder: Dental Infection Control Requirements

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) previously finalized dental infection control rules in December 2020, and the majority of these rules became effective January 2021. The rules apply to settings wherever dentistry is provided in Washington and include several requirements that dentists must comply with.
  • Mar 2, 2023

    Reminder: ASL Interpreter Provider Obligations

    A dental office is considered to be a place of public accommodation and thus is prohibited from discriminating for any reason due to a disability. Accordingly, dental offices are required to provide an interpreter if one is needed to effectively communicate with a hearing-impaired patient.
  • Mar 2, 2023

    RSVP for the WSDA Mentor Program Virtual Networking Session

    WSDA members interested in pursuing or offering professional mentorship are invited to attend the WSDA Mentor Program Virtual Networking Session on Thursday, March 30!
  • Mar 2, 2023

    Registration is Open for PNDC 2023!

    Registration is open now for the 2023 Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, June 15-17 in Seattle! Earn 20+ CE credits, shop the Exhibit Hall (now open on Saturday), enjoy special events and more all for one low price.
  • Mar 1, 2023

    Free Virtual CE from WSDA – March 16 & April 26

    Members can register now for two upcoming free virtual CE courses from WSDA and Columbia Bank: "Essential Steps When Selling or Buying a Dental Practice" on March 16 and "Protecting Your Practice Through Adversity" on April 26.
  • Mar 1, 2023

    Volunteer at the Seattle/King County Clinic

    Dental professionals looking for a volunteer opportunity can sign up to volunteer for the 2023 Seattle/King County Clinic, held April 27-30 at Seattle Center.
  • Mar 1, 2023

    Apply for WSDA & ADA Elected Positions

    Apply by June 23 to run for WSDA and ADA leadership positions up for election at the 2023 WSDA House of Delegates.
  • Feb 28, 2023

    UW Ernest M. Jones Memorial Lecture – March 24

    Register for the UW Ernest M. Jones Memorial Lecture – Thriving in a Time of Uncertainty: Key Trends and Opportunities Coming to the Dental Care Sector on Friday, March 24.
  • Feb 28, 2023

    Are Credit Card Fees Affecting Your Bottom Line?

    Without a vigilant management strategy, credit card processing fees can add up and affect your bottom line. Review tips for minimizing fees from WSDA and ADA endorsed company Best Card.