Membership Benefits


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. The office also maintains listings for all area clinics, health department servies, and other resources for reduced-cost dental care.


National Children's Dental Health Month

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. Additionally, members are encouraged to speak at school and community groups to promote this message. The Society is happy to provide members with giveaway materials to support these educational outreach efforts.

The Society itself partners with the KidsQuest Children's Museum in Bellevue for the month of February to provide free programs to all museum visitors with a dental theme. Additionally, members are encouraged to take part in offering simple oral exams at the museum during the designated times once a week and provide parents/guardians with notes and referrals to local dentists as needed. Keep an eye on your Weekly Update and the Volunteer Opportunities page to take part!


Peer Review Committee

The Society's Peer Review Committee offers, free of charge, to the patient and member dentist, a system to hear complaints through the Peer Review system as established by the WSDA. This process if available only to patients seeing members dentists. If the dentist is not a member, the patient will be referred to the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC).

Educational Benefits


Continuing Dental Education Programs and New Dentist Programs

SKCDS organizes regular continuing dental education programs for our members and for all members of the dental team. Information about upcoming programs can always be found on the Events page of our website.


Publications

Members keep current on Society activities with the Membership Quarterly, published and sent directly to each member's primary address four times a year. The annual Resource Guide is also sent in the beginning of the calendar year to serve as a resource for members for the entire year.

The Weekly Update e-newsletter is sent out to members every Wednesday. This includes news stories, CE program registration reminders, and anything necessary to keep our members as "up-to-date" as possible.


Legislative Benefits


Make your voice heard! To find your legislator, visit the Washington State Legislature and enter your address.

Dental Management Resources


The Management Trust

Members are able to reach out to Paul Schaber, President of The Management Trust, for assistance with employee relations and human resource services. 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 skcds@skcds.com 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 visit their website. To contact TDIC, you can either call (800) 733-0633 or use their website to directly access risk management materials and information.


Bank of America - Practice Solutions


When you need financing for your dental practice, you want to work with someone who understands your industry. For over twenty years, Bank of America Practice Solutions has helped dentists across the nation reach their goals through smart financial solutions1 and expert guidance. Whit you onw a practice or are just getting started, we can provide customized financial help for your short-term needs and long-term aspirations.


Expert Guidance. Personal Attention. Real Solutions.

Association members receive 50% reduction in loan administration fees2. To learn more, you can either contact them via their toll free number at (800) 497-6076 or contact your local representative, Matt Muller, at (206) 743-6568 or matthew.muller@bofa.com. You can also visit their website for additional information.

1 All programs are subject to credit approval and loan amounts are subject to credit worthiness. Some restrictions may apply. 
2 To be eligible for this reduction, applicants must provide association name and membership number at time of approval.

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