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Issue 4 2022

WSDA News | Issue 4, 2022

Featuring 2022 Citizen of the Year Dr. Burt Goodman, the new hygiene program at Peninsula College 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 4,000 member dentists, WSDA is dedicated to empowering members to advocate for and provide the highest quality oral health care. 

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  • Oct 25, 2022

    Board of Denturists Webinar Meeting – Oct. 28

    The Board of Denturists will meet Friday, Oct. 28 at 12:00 PM and will hear an update regarding rule language for the placement of prefabricated abutments, which may include deciding on proposed language from the rules workshops that have been conducted.
  • Oct 19, 2022

    Apply for a Teaching Health Center Planning and Development (THCPD) Program Grant by Dec. 12

    Learn more about a funding opportunity available from HRSA with the purpose of establishing new accredited community-based medical or dental residency programs in rural and underserved communities.
  • Oct 18, 2022

    Nominate a New Dentist for the 2023 ADA 10 Under 10 Award

    Nominate a dentist today for the ADA 10 Under 10 award, which celebrates new dentists who demonstrate excellence and inspire others in science, research & education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy.
  • Oct 18, 2022

    Washington’s Own Dr. Linda Edgar Elected as ADA’s 160th President

    Dr. Edgar will become president-elect at the conclusion of this year’s House of Delegates and become president of the ADA in October 2023.
  • Oct 15, 2022

    DQAC Business Meeting – Oct. 21

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next business meeting in a hybrid format on Friday, Oct. 21.
  • Oct 13, 2022

    WSDA’s Endorsement for Delta Board Election

    WSDA endorses Dr. Dennis Bradshaw for election to the Delta Board of Directors.
  • Oct 13, 2022

    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, overtime rules, and the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, among others.
  • Oct 12, 2022

    Share Your COVID-19 Experience with L&I

    The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) would like to hear about your experience with COVID-19 and infection control practices through a brief survey. We encourage all members to complete the survey to ensure that dentists’ experiences are well represented in survey results.
  • Oct 10, 2022

    2023 Minimum Wage Increase

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, the state minimum wage will increase to $15.74 per hour, up from the current $14.49 per hour rate.
  • Oct 10, 2022

    Updated Apple Health Billing Guides

    Attention Medicaid Providers: The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) recently published updates to the Dental Fee Schedule as well as to the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD), Dental-related Services, and Orthodontic Services billing guides.
  • Oct 7, 2022

    Hands-On Workshops at PNDC 2022

    Looking for hands-on CE courses this fall? Check out hands-on workshops available at PNDC 2022, November 10-12 in Seattle.
  • Oct 4, 2022

    2022-23 WSDA President Dr. John Gibbons

    One thing is clear when you meet Dr. John Gibbons, the incoming WSDA president: He lives life to the fullest. But the one thing he’s most passionate about doesn’t involve wild animals, exotic travel or fast engines. It’s something far more complex and unpredictable. It’s dental advocacy.