Welcome to the Seattle-King County Dental Society!
300,000 Masks to almost 6,000 Dentists in Under 48 hours
The Power of Organized Dentistry - Working for You
ADA lobbied FEMA on our profession's behalf to upgrade Dentists to #4 on the priority list for PPE distribution; allowing WSDA & Delta Dental of Washington to coordinate their efforts on Washington's FEMA to release 300,000 desperately needed masks on Friday morning & when word went out about 7:30 AM legions of SKCDS dentists, staff & volunteers dropped what they were doing to give of their time and resources to make the dream of distributing these PPEs to ALL Washington Dentists - before the scheduled start of practices - a reality.
KOMO 4 News ran this story Saturday evening:
Thank you to all of the SKCDS, Delta Dental & WSDA Volunteers who mobilized at the drop of a hat to make this happen in under 48 hours.
Additional 150,000 KN95 Masks Available NOW - Pay only S/H
(DATELINE Friday 5/29 @ 11 AM, Source WSDA EBlast)
We are pleased to announce that we have secured a second wave of 150,000 FDA-approved KN95 masks from the Washington State Emergency Management Division to be shipped directly to dentists by The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC).
>>>While supplies last, one box of 50 KN95 masks is available to any actively practicing licensed Washington dentist (masks provided by the Washington State Emergency Management Division, manufactured by BYD Precision Manufacture Co., Ltd., Model DG3101, an FDA-approved KN95 manufacturer and model). <<<
Mask orders will be fulfilled and shipped directly to dentists by TDSC. The masks themselves are being offered at NO COST, but there will be a $10 shipping and handling fees.
You must place an order through TDSC to receive your masks. To ensure the masks are being distributed only to licensed dentists within the state (regardless of WSDA membership status), dentists will need to establish a FREE TDSC.com account and upload proof of licensure to place an order.
Questions on account set-up or shipping can be directed to TDSC at (888) 253-1223. To learn more about the masks, click here.
Please Note: The model of mask we are able to provide is determined by availability from the Washington State Emergency Management Division and is out of WSDA’s control. While we know these KN95 masks are not ideal for some face shapes, we have heard positive feedback from many dentists regarding these masks.
SKCDS Job Board is Now Live
Want to List an Opening or Availability:
Log in to the Members Only RESOURCE section and follow the instructions on how to post a job listing(s) or an individual's availability to the Job Board.
PPE RESOURCE #1: King County Public Health
All weekly PPE requests must be submitted every Wednesday by 12pm at email@example.com
. Please make sure to put your facility's address on the request because King County will not deliver to residential addresses. Additionally, King County will NOT provide PPE outside of its jurisdiction.
King County Public Health prioritize PPE deliveries based on the State's tiering guideline (per Washing State Dept. of Health, dental facilities are under Tier #2).
(For the APPLICATION FORM) after following the link above
Scroll Down to the paragraph heading...
"Do you need supplies or staff for the COVID-19 response? "
Then click on link for the EXCEL file (tried to attach unsuccessfully, so this is the work around) that will act as the Application Form for requesting supplies
PPE Resource #2: Request PPE From Your Local Health Jurisdiction with Assistance From NWHRN
We want to make you aware of an opportunity for dentists to individually request PPE supplies from their local health jurisdiction with assistance from the Northwest Healthcare Response Network (NWHRN). While NWHRN does not order, store, nor provide PPE directly to facilities, the organization does assist in the resource request process.
Visit nwhrn.org to download the request form and be sure to pay special attention to the instructions for your county on how to individually request PPE from your local health jurisdiction.
Link to NWHRN.org
PPE Resource #3: SKCDS Member Only List of Local Vendors
SKCDS has a list of mainly local vendors whom are listed behind the membership log in that may have PPE supplies that you may purchase.
List updated 5/22 with 4 new VENDORS to help SKCDS's members obtain the PPEs they need
SKCDS Fulfillment of Remaining WSDA/FEMA Masks to End May 29th
IF you are an actively licensed dentist who works in King County or are a member of SKCDS
But missed Saturday's WSDA distribution of masks from FEMA... For those who have not already received their package of masks at Saturday's Drive Through event, SKCDS is processing email requests for Fulfillment (this is a continuation of the WSDA Mask distribution event).
Email SKCDS Executive Director Dr. Randy Ogata; Randy@SKCDS.com
1 Full First & Last Names
2 Practice Name & Address
3 Doctor's email
4 ADA Number (if a member)
If there are more then one doctor in your practice, it is OK to request a second set of Masks; the same information must be supplied for every dentist. This is so we can verify the dentist on the list WSDA has provided SKCDS - to confirm or deny whom has already relieved masks.
Once eligibility is established - those applying for masks will be contacted for pick up instructions at SKCDS headquarters at 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. The Confirmation email will have attachment with instructions on how to execute a NO CONTACT pick up that is not time dependent. (recommend keeping pick up visits between 8 AM and 8 PM for Safety).
UPDATE: due to high demand - it may take up to 24 hours to process requests for masks. SKCDS team of dedicated volunteers will continue to fill requests received through Thursday 5/28; will final fulfillment processed on Friday 5/29.
The Seattle-King County Dental Society
is a membership organization of almost 1,700 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.
During the COVID crisis, SKCDS in an effort to help the WHOLE dental profession is offering CDE courses to all dentists. On SKCDS's Home Page we will post COVID specific information & courses. For a complete listing of upcoming SKCDS sponsored and co-sponsored courses with links to previously recorded presentations - please navigate to the Continuing Education area.
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.
Human Resources - Managing Teams as Practices Reopen
When: Tuesday May 12, 2020 5:30 to 6:30 PM
SKCDS recognizes HR questions are increase as dentists prepare to return to practice. Tonight, Mr. Paul Schaber will present on emerging HR issues. This Presentation is Complimentary & OPEN TO ALL DENTISTS. Please post questions during registration, as Mr. Schaber wants to give less of a presentation and more of an answer to your pressing concerns and specific situations.
Register for Webinar
Dentists Helping Dentists our Patients and Community
SKCDS is looking for member dentists who are willing and able to provide emergent or urgent dental services during the pandemic so that other member dentists who may be high-risk or don’t have necessary PPE can find care for their patients of record.
Unfortunately, the number of patients requiring emergency dental care is increasing every day. SKCDS realizes not all dental offices are equipped or able to help their patients at the current time. A Dental Emergency - treated in a dental office takes 2 or 3 sets of PPEs; the same dental emergency - treated in a hospital emergency room will require at least 6 and up to 9 sets of PPEs and may not provide a definitive treatment.
Dentists wishing to volunteer for this may email
and provide: 1 Name, 2 City of Practice & 3 Email. The List of Volunteers will be compiled and updated in the RESOURCES section - a members only benefit.