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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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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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  • Feb 28, 2023

    DQAC Dental Inclusion Committee Meeting – March 29

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) has formed a Dental Inclusion Committee to begin rulemaking to comply with health equity education requirements. The Committee will meet on March 29.
  • Feb 28, 2023

    Apply for the WSDA Leadership Institute by March 31

    The WSDA Leadership Institute is a program designed to foster new leadership in organized dentistry by getting participants involved in a variety of WSDA activities and meetings. Apply by March 31.
  • Feb 24, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 7 (Feb. 20-26)

    Friday, Feb. 24 is fiscal committee cutoff, the second major milestone of the 2023 legislative session. This means that bills that have been sent to a fiscal committee must be voted out in order to stay “alive” and continue along in the legislative process. Read for an update on WSDA’s week seven activities in Olympia.
  • Feb 24, 2023

    DQAC Business Meeting – March 10

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next business meeting in a hybrid format on Friday, March 10 at 10:00 AM.
  • Feb 24, 2023

    Comment on Project to Enhance CDT Codes

    The ADA’S Enhanced CDT Task Force is seeking comment from the entire dental community on the proposed framework of dental procedure code modifiers, which would complement — not replace — the CDT Code’s current “Dxxxx” format. The next Enhanced CDT public comment session will be on Feb. 28 from 5:00-5:30 PM Pacific Time.
  • Feb 22, 2023

    Employment Law Webinars from L&I

    The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has created a series of free webinars for both employers and employees, covering employment law topics including workers’ rights, job posting requirements, overtime rules, and the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act.
  • Feb 22, 2023

    DQAC Dental Continuing Competency Committee Meeting – March 22

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold a Dental Continuing Competency Committee meeting on March 22.
  • Feb 22, 2023

    DQAC Dental Collaboration Committee Meeting – March 6

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold a Dental Collaboration Committee meeting on March 6.
  • Feb 17, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 6 (Feb. 13-19)

    Today is policy committee cutoff, marking the first major milestone of the 2023 legislative session. By 5:00 PM today, bills must be voted out of their policy committee in order to stay “alive” and continue along in the legislative process. Accordingly, this week, the Legislature devoted most of its committee time to executive session work as well as floor action. Read for an update on WSDA’s week six activities in Olympia.
  • Feb 16, 2023

    ADA New Dentist Committee Town Hall on Career Pathways – March 15

    Celebrating the community of dentists across the Tripartite, the ADA New Dentist Committee is thrilled to host a Town Hall on March 15 highlighting the journey of five different dentists with five different career paths.
  • Feb 14, 2023

    N95 Masking Requirements Change with COVID Community Transmission Levels

    With certain exceptions, health care providers are no longer required to wear an N95 respirator, including when performing aerosol generating procedures. Read for more details and exceptions to this updated COVID requirement.
  • Feb 14, 2023

    Practice Owners: Get Refunds on Premiums You Already Pay to L&I

    Sign up for WSDA Retro by March 1 to qualify to receive refunds on the workers' compensation premiums you already pay to the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) and get up to 100% of wages reimbursed when bringing injured employees back to modified duty.
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