There are many benefits to joining your colleagues as members of the Seattle-King County Dental Society. Not only do you have opportunities to meet your peers through regularly social functions, membership meetings and continuing education events, but we have outlined some of the benefits available to our members below.
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Continuing Dental Education Programs and New Dentist Programs
The Seattle-King County Dental Society sponsors regular continuing dental education programs for its members and for all members of the dental team. Information about programs for the coming year can be found here.
There are also special programs targeted at New Dentists (SKCDS members under 40 and or have been out of dental school for 10 years or less) that are intended to be topics that are of special interest tooth's demographic. This also allows for an opportunity to connect with people going through a similar time of life!
Members keep current on Society activities with the Seattle-King County Dental Society Quarterly, produced four times a year. The annual Membership Guide is published in the fall and serves as a resource to members for the entire year. Both publications are mailed to SKCDS members.
A Weekly Update newsletter is also sent out via email to all current members of SKCDS every Wednesday. This includes news stories, CE registration reminders, and anything necessary to keep our members as "up-to-date" as possible.
Patient Related Services
Patient Referral Service
The Central Office maintains an up-to-date listing of all members, by geographic location and specialty, for referral to the general public. With a computer referral system linked directly with the ADA, we can access a highly detailed database for referrals all Society members. The office also maintains listings for all area clinics, health department services, and other resources for reduced dental care. DSHS referrals are handled by the DSHS Toll Free Line 1.800.562.3022. Please call this number to list your office with the Toll Free Line or for information on how to become a DSHS provider.
Dental Health Month Activities
Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) is a month-long campaign to reach children with a message of good oral health and hygiene practices. Members are encouraged to offer free screenings and services to children in their geographic area. Children may receive x-rays, fillings, cleanings, sealants and restorations and can be identified through their schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and other community groups. Additionally, members are encouraged to speak at school and community groups promoting good oral health and hygiene education. The Society can support members in these educational outreach efforts.
Peer Review Committee
The Society's Peer Review Committee offers, free of charge, to the patient and member dentist, a well-organized system to hear complaints through the Peer Review system as established by the WSDA. This process is available only to patients seeing member dentists. If the dentist is not a member the patient is referred to the Dental Quality Assurance Commission. If you have any questions about Peer Review, please call the Central Office at (206) 448-6620.
Dental Management Resources
The Management Trust
Since January 1, 2003, the Society has offered members assistance with employee relations and human resources services through an arrangement with Paul Schaber, president of The Management Trust. He provides practical advice on how an employer can deal with employee problems and avoid legal jeopardy. Mr. Schaber is not an attorney; therefore for legal answers, members are referred to their attorney. Please email the central office at firstname.lastname@example.org
for contact information.
Insurance Coverage - Liability and Property
SKCDS endorses Professional Liability Coverage through TDIC and WDIA. For information and materials about this excellent coverage, call WDIA at (206) 441-6824 or you can visit their website here
. To contact TDIC, you can either call (800) 733-0633 or use their website to directly access risk management materials and information here
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