VACCINE TRAINING MODULES, READY TO VOLUNTEER LIST & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Online Training Modules
WA State Dentists COVID Vaccine Training Recommendations.docx
*Dentists are Responsible to Keep Records of their Own Trainings

Complete initial trainings above, take this “add on” training module for Janssen/J&J vaccine
https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/covid19/janssen/10000.asp

SKCDS will send out the latest updates on volunteer opportunities to those on this list
Volunteers Completed Vaccine Training Modules
SKCDS Dentists who have completed the Initial Online Trainings
Do not re-register after completing the J&J or other subsequent trainings

HANDS ON TRAINING – IN PERSON - PILOT (Saturday April 3 @ SKCDS)
SKCDS & UWSOD are offering a pilot Hands on Training Course – In Person – for dentists to meets the requirements set out by DQAC
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F4AA5A92DA2FA7-seattle
Please review this video prior to attending the Hands On Training 4/3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4cljgrkfy9tidin/Covid%20Vaccinator%20Training.mp4?dl=0

SKCDS is working with many partners trying to find volunteer portals for those of you whom are trained to give vaccines. Currently the shortage of vaccine is the rate limiting step. Attached are links to documents which have future volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunities - 2/12/21 
    Note: Swedish/SU clinic is closing (see next link); MTI can still use volunteers
2021-02.26_LumenFieldUpdate.docx
     Lumen Field Clinic is set to "replace" the Swedish/SU clinic
     Dentists when signing up through this link - please note or request HANDS ON TRAINING   

Updated 3/26/2021 @ 4:30 PM

PROPOSED BYLAWS UPDATES - Posted 3/26/21

Proposed 2021 Bylaw Changes

To be voted on at the April 27, 2021 Member Meeting

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Welcome to the Seattle-King County Dental Society!

The Seattle-King County Dental Society is a membership organization of over 1,800 dentists practicing in King County, Washington. We are a component society of the Washington State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.  If you would like to learn more about the dental society, please click here.

Our dentists enjoy numerous member benefits from their tripartite membership. To apply for membership, visit our Membership Application page or contact us for more information.


SKCDS CDE courses every Tuesday in MARCH…

Donaldson - Pharmacology Registration     

About Dr. Donaldson’s Course on Pharmacology
Welcome to this four-part lecture series designed to illustrate how uniting the medical, dental, and pharmaceutical fields ultimately leads to “Better Medicine, Better Dentistry - The Art and Science of Dental Therapeutics”

   (3/2) Session 1: “Pharmacology 101: Interesting and Useful Pharmacology!”
   (3/9) Session 2: “We Can Do Better Than The White-Knuckle Technique!” - Pharmacology of Oral Sedatives
   (3/16) New Dentists CDE Panel: Study Clubs and What They Can Do For Your Career 
   (3/23) Session 3: Nitrous Oxide and Dental Personnel Concerns: Contamination & Scavenging 
 
  (3/30) Session 4: What Needs to Be in Your Medical Emergency Kit and Why

ONE REGISTRATION for all 4 Sessions (Donaldson); Complimentary to Members – just use the registration portal. Non-members or members wishing to register their team please contact SKCDS first:  $500 for Non-Members and $150 for all other WSDA members. Please contact Sandra at Sandra@skcds.com or 206.448.6620.

Installation of Officers & Member Recognition Meeting
Featuring WSDA President Dr. Denny Bradshaw

Tuesday, April  27, 2021  6:00 - 9:00 PM  2 CE credits

Proposed Bylaw Changes (posted 3/26/21)
Proposed 2021 Bylaw Changes

Special Thanks to our Sponsor: Omni Practice

We live in extraordinary times and the role of organized dentistry is more important than ever before.  Unity as a profession is vital as we navigate the influence of government and the insurance industry upon the practice of dentistry.  Dr. Bradshaw will share up-dates on what is happening legislatively, as well as what the WSDA is doing regarding the pandemic, workforce and dental benefits. Additionally, we will honor our Life Members and our newest elected Society Officers. In addition, we will vote to approve the proposed bylaws amendments. Join us for a virtual celebration of organized dentistry!

About Our Presenter: Dr. Denny Bradshaw is an active restorative dentist with a practice in Pasco, Washington.  He originally went into practice with his father, with whom he worked alongside for 23 years before the elder Dr. Bradshaw retired. Dr. Bradshaw attended Loma Linda University for his dental training where, like today, he was very involved in leadership. In addition to his 6 years on the WSDA Board of Directors, Dr. Bradshaw has been working to plan and manage the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference for more than 10 years. Amidst these challenging times, Dr. Bradshaw has taken the role of WSDA President for an unprecedented second term.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdOiqrjojG9cq5fY1FSrt0mGOI00JfBWo

EVENTS

  • New Dentists Boot Camp: Re-Imagined

    Sat, Apr 24, 2021 | 9:30 AM - Sat, Apr 24, 2021 | 11:59 PM
    Join the SKCDS and New Dentist Business Club as they present a 1/2+ day workshop focused on the business side of dentistry! Get the tools and resources you need; to acquire or start a practice, hire your advisory team, understand leases and more. Learn from other new dentists on their associateship, ownership and practice search experience. Network and mingle with mentors and friends in the PNW area who can support you in your journey after dental school. If you are a dental student or new dentist, you don't want to miss this!
  • Installation of Officers & Member Recognition Meeting

    Tue, Apr 27, 2021 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Apr 27, 2021 | 9:00 PM
    We live in extraordinary times and the role of organized dentistry is more important than ever before. Unity as a profession is vital as we navigate the influence of government and the insurance industry upon the practice of dentistry. Dr. Bradshaw will share up-dates on what is happening legislatively, as well as what the WSDA is doing regarding the pandemic, and the status of the Delta Dental law suite that was settled in 2020. Additionally, we will honor our Life Members and our newest elected Society Officers. Join us for a virtual celebration of organized dentistry!
  • Foreign Trained Dentists: Opportunities and Life after DDS - A Panel Discussion amongst UW IDDS graduates and faculty

    Sun, May 16, 2021 | 5:30 PM - Tue, May 18, 2021 | 11:59 PM
    Are you one of several foreign trained dentists based in the PNW? Do you have questions like, 'Will I lose my job if I don't get an H1-B sponsorship?', 'How do I ensure I am getting the right market pay compared to other graduates?' and 'What are my options for acquiring a practice after a DDS?' Attend this panel discussion amongst UW IDDS graduates, to have your questions answered. SKCDS’s panel of presenters will also address the importance of networking, mentorship, associateship positions and contractual obligations. Whether you are a fellow Husky or not, this discussion will point you to important resources in the area. Not a foreign trained dentist but would like to understand some of our concerns? We encourage you to join us and support our inclusive community of foreign educated dentists!
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Wed, Jun 02, 2021 | 6:30 PM - Wed, Jun 02, 2021 | 11:59 PM
    Tune in for the “Good, Bad, and Ugly” stories of real-life victories and disasters in dental practice + how they resolved them. Hear shared experiences that will help you navigate practice ownership, associateships and more. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, we have the inside scoop on what things are really like as a practicing dentist. Due to the subject nature of this presentation – it will not be recorded. So the only way to learn from these dentists shared experiences is to attend their presentation.

NEWS

  • Jan 13, 2021

    Department of Health Vaccine Prioritization Guidance

    The Washington State Department of Health has developed this guidance for COVID-19 vaccine allocation and prioritization to facilitate harmonized planning for distribution across Washington State. GOAL: To reduce severe morbidity and mortality and negative societal impact due to the transmission of SARS-CoV-2
  • Nov 3, 2020

    Learn How to Mitigate Risk in your Practice and Save 5% on Insurance!

    Calibrate Your Risk Radar: Recognizing potential risks in patient care and case selection will help you identify the warning signs of a problem patient or adverse outcome

MEMBER BENEFIT - PPE Supplier List

Your Success fuels SKCDS Success - Under the Member Login drop down menu - go to RESOURCES and SKCDS has compiled a list of vendors with PPE supplies for your offices. Our Members requested this information, SKCDS Leadership ​listened and we are providing ​dentists the resources to help protect our patients, the public, your team and yourself. We are better - together.
Drs. Baruffi, Christianl. Trembly, Kennedy, Skigaki and many more working for our dentists and profession

Fit Testing for PPE is Underway!

SKCDS in ​partnership with WSDA, has gathered, and trained, a group of volunteers to provide Fit Tests to King County dental offices. This service is FREE to members. For non-members, we request a donation of $100, per office, to purchase supplies so the program may continue. To schedule a fit test for your office, go to the "Members Login" ​Drop Down Tab - select "Resources", there members will find ​a list of volunteers. Contact 1-2 volunteers located geographically closest to your office. Volunteers will schedule their own testing visits based upon availability. Non-member dental offices can contact SKCDS to make a donation and ​gain access to the names of Fit Test volunteers. We ask that dental offices coordinate with their Fit Test volunteers to mitigate risks. Depending on the number of people needing to be fit tested, the test fit process takes about 1 hour to complete. For more information or if a non-member dentist, please contact Sandra at sandra@skcds.com or call 206-448-6620.

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COVID-19  Resources for Members

See below ​for a regularly updated list of upcoming COVID-19 related classes

**Please see our "Continuing Education" section for a full list of past webinars**

    
Human Resource Questions?

Mr. Paul Schaber ​of The Management Trust can answer 20-30 minutes of HR questions for SKCDS members. To access th​is ​MEMBER BENEFIT - log into SKCDS's Resources "Home Page" for contact information.

ADA Continues to Fight the Opioid Epidemic 

• National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

•The ADA addresses the opioid crisis -  Read the statement 
• ADA.org/opioids
• MouthHealthy.org/Opioids.

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