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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PNDC 2023 June 15-17 in Seattle

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Continuing Education at PNDC 2023

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Seattle-King County Dental Society

The Seattle-King County Dental Society is a membership organization of over 1,700 dentists practicing in King County, Washington. We are a component society of the Washington State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Latest News

  • May 26, 2023

    CE Options to Meet New June 27 DEA Requirement

    Effective June 27, 2023, prescribers of controlled substances, including dentists, must complete eight hours of one-time training on safely prescribing controlled substances (Schedules II, III, IV, and/or V) in order to receive or renew their registration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). See CE options at PNDC, from UW Continuing Dental Education, and from the ADA to meet the requirement.
  • May 24, 2023

    DQAC Dental Collaboration Committee Meeting – June 6

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold a Dental Collaboration Committee meeting on June 6.
  • May 19, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Summary

    During the 2023 legislative session, WSDA successfully advocated for the passage of three important dental workforce bills that reduce barriers to hygiene licensure in our state and increase licensure portability for dentists and hygienists. In addition to advocating for important workforce legislation, WSDA also supported or opposed several bills this session concerning dental-related issues, insurance, small business issues, employer/employee matters, and much more.
  • May 18, 2023

    5-Minute Dental Infection Prevention Survey

    The Washington State Department of Health, Healthcare-Associated Infections, and Antimicrobial Resistance Section is asking for you to fill out a 5-minute survey about infection prevention in your dental facility.
  • May 18, 2023

    DQAC Recruiting Dentist Members Living & Practicing East of the Cascades

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) is currently recruiting dentists for two upcoming vacancies who reside and engage in the active practice of dentistry east of the summit of the Cascade mountain range. Apply by May 26.
  • May 18, 2023

    Dental Laboratory Registration Renewal Reminder/Updated Renewal Forms

    RCW 70.352.060 requires all dental laboratory registrations be renewed yearly prior to July 31st. It is recommended that renewal requirements be submitted early, as it takes time for the department to process renewals.

Human Resource Questions?

HR QuestionsMr. Paul Schaber of The Management Trust can answer 20-30 minutes of Human Resource questions for SKCDS members. To access this benefit, log into SKCDS's Resources "Home Page" for contact information.