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PNDC 2023 June 15-17 in Seattle

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Register for PNDC 2023, June 15-17 in Seattle, to earn 20+ CE credits for one low price!

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Continuing Education at PNDC 2023

Earn 20+ CE Credits

Earn 20+ dental CE credits at PNDC 2023! Choose from 130 lectures for no additional charge.

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PNDC 2023 Member Discounts

WSDA & ADA Discounts

PNDC 2023 offers exclusive discounts for both WSDA and ADA members. Become a member to save!

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PNDC 2023 Exhibit Hall June 15-17

3 Days of Dental Exhibits

Visit the PNDC Exhibit Hall to shop all things dentistry. NEW in 2023: The Exhibit Hall is now open on Saturday!

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PNDC 2023 Special Events

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The fun isn't over when CE sessions end! Connect with colleagues and friends at PNDC 2023 special events.

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WSDA News 2023 Issue 1

WSDA News | Issue 1, 2023

Featuring the UW School of Dentistry RIDE Program and its plans for expansion, an update on the WSDA/DDWA MOU 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. 

Latest News

  • Mar 31, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 12 (March 27-April 2)

    By March 29, bills must have been voted out of their opposite house policy committee to stay “alive” and continue along in the legislative process. Bills that have been sent to a fiscal committee in the opposite house have until April 4 to pass out of committee. Read for an update of WSDA’s week 12 activities in Olympia.
  • Mar 31, 2023

    Reminder: The Statewide Face Covering Order Will 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), long-term care, and adult correctional facilities.
  • Mar 31, 2023

    Federal Public Health Emergency to End May 11

    Earlier this year, the White House announced its intention to end the federal public health emergency (PHE) on May 11. Learn more about what this means for dental providers and patients.
  • Mar 28, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 11 (March 20-26)

    On March 21, several dental workforce bills had a public hearing in the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee and subsequently passed out of the Committee on March 23. The Legislature will continue to devote most of its time to Committee work until opposite house policy cutoff on March 29. Read for an update on WSDA’s week 11 activities in Olympia.
  • Mar 22, 2023

    Dental Licensure Fees Increasing June 1

    The Department of Health has filed a CR-103 to increase dental licensure fees. The increase will become effective June 1, 2023.
  • Mar 22, 2023

    ADA Asks FTC To Help Protect Dental Practices From Dishonest, Misleading Online Reviews

    The ADA is asking the Federal Trade Commission to help protect dental practices from dishonest or misleading reviews on social media sites.
  • Mar 22, 2023

    ADA Receives Clarification On No Surprises Act

    Dental providers and facilities are “generally required to provide uninsured patients with a good faith estimate of expected charges” unless the patient is enrolled in an excepted benefit plan or coverage such as a stand-alone dental plan, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid.
  • Mar 21, 2023

    DQAC Newsletter – March 2023

    Read the latest newsletter from the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC).
  • Mar 21, 2023

    Apply to Serve as a DQAC Member by April 15

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) is accepting applications to fill three dentist seats. Apply by April 15.
  • Mar 17, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 10 (March 13-19)

    During week ten, the Legislature returned to Committee to hear and amend bills from the opposite chamber. The Legislature will devote most of their time to Committee work until opposite house policy cutoff on March 29. Read for an update on WSDA’s week ten activities in Olympia.
  • Mar 16, 2023

    Share Your Dental Workforce Challenges

    Share your dental workforce challenges through the Spring 2023 WA Health Sentinel Survey. Survey results will be shared with key policymakers and other stakeholders to inform the policy development and funding decisions impacting our vital health workforce.
  • Mar 11, 2023

    Court Extends Discovery Period in ADA Lawsuit Against Delta Dental

    In 2019, the ADA filed a class action lawsuit against the Delta Dental Plans and the Delta Dental Plans Association, and in January, the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois amended its scheduling order to allow the parties additional time to conduct discovery.