VACCINE TRAINING MODULES, READY TO VOLUNTEER LIST & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

SKCDS will send out the latest updates on volunteer opportunities to those on this list
Volunteers Completed Vaccine Training Modules

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 2/26/2021 @ 4:30 PM

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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…

  1. Dr. Mark Donaldson on Dental Therapeutics (4 part series on 3/2, 3/9, Break, 3/23. 3/20)
    1. When: Starting Mar 2, 20216:00 PM (All 4 days)
    2. Donaldson - Pharmacology Registration
  2. New Dentists CDE Panel: Study Clubs and What They Can Do For Your Career (2/16)
    1. When: Tuesday March 16, 2021 6:30 PM
    2. Study Club Panel - 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 Ÿ Ÿ 6:00 - 9:00 PMŸ Ÿ 2 CE credits

Special Thanks to our Sponsor: Omni Practice Group

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!

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

  • Donaldson - Session 2: “We Can Do Better Than The White-Knuckle Technique!” - Pharmacology 0f Oral Sedatives

    Tue, Mar 09, 2021 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Mar 09, 2021 | 8:00 PM
    This is a foundational course for all oral healthcare providers to become a better prescribers and a better clinicians in helping dental patients relax. The goal of understanding the different oral medications for inoffice adult minimal sedation will help providers in applying the right drug at the right dose for the right procedure. The tools and protocols presented will help set you up for success with this very large, and growing, population of patients in whom dental fear is one of their greatest challenges.
  • Importance of Study Clubs and what They Can Do for Your Career

    Tue, Mar 16, 2021 | 6:30 PM - Tue, Mar 16, 2021 | 8:30 PM
    We all know that learning does not and should not stop with dental school graduation. "Lifelong student" is an understatement, as most of us spend our entire careers on a journey of learning and exploration. And one of the most valuable resources that we have available to us is the opportunity to join a study club. Not only does it set us on a pathway of learning, growing, and improving as practitioners, but it facilitates a close-knit network of peers and colleagues who care about you and who want to see you succeed.
  • Donaldson - Session 3: Nitrous Oxide and Dental Personnel Concerns: Contamination & Scavenging

    Tue, Mar 23, 2021 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Mar 23, 2021 | 8:00 PM
    Nitrous oxide – oxygen inhalation sedation continues to be the safest modality dentists have in providing in office sedation. As the late Dr. John Yageila is often quoted, “there has never been a death in a dental office, while dentistry is being done and nitrous oxide is the sole sedative being used.” Unfortunately, while we know the drug is safe in the episodic care of patients, some dental staff continue to be erroneously informed that they could suffer health risks from chronic, occupational exposure. This evidence-based program debunks that myth.
  • Donaldson - Session 4: What Needs to Be in Your Medical Emergency Kit and Why

    Tue, Mar 30, 2021 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Mar 30, 2021 | 8:00 PM
    Although uncommon, medical emergencies in the dental setting can range from non-life-threatening conditions to fatal situations and oral healthcare professionals (OHCPs) must be capable of recognizing and managing them appropriately. Since patient safety is always our primary concern, this program reviews the proper use and delivery of the essential emergency medications included in a basic drug emergency kit which should be available in every dental office.

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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