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Welcome to the Seattle-King County Dental Society!

 

WSDA Secures N95 & Surgical Masks for WA Dentists (6/23)

WSDA, the ADA and Delta Dental of Washington — has secured critical PPE for dentists. We have secured 340,000 NIOSH-approved N95 masks and 560,000 surgical masks from the Washington State Emergency Management Division to be shipped directly to dentists by The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC). As a benefit of membership, WSDA member dentists are hearing about this offer first and have a head-start on placing their orders.

What you need to know:

  • One free PPE kit is available to each actively practicing licensed Washington dentist. 

  • 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 cost.

  • 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 have a FREE TDSC.com account and upload proof of licensure to place an order. 

  • Click here to see tips on how to create a new account and reset your password. If you already have a TDSC.com account, you don’t need to create a new one.

  • For fastest processing time, please place a separate order for any other products you may need. 

Order Your PPE Kit

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.

The Shape of Things to Come - Maximizing Your Dental Practice In a Post Covid-19 World

Omni Practice Group's Leadership Through Crisis Webinar Series - Thursday June 17th @ 6 PM

​Come hear from industry leaders in the dental field to present their expertise and opinions on how to best help your dental practice navigate through these new conditions. We will have a panel of marketing and practice management experts to answer questions and talk about strategies available for dental practice owners to help them with reopening and managing through the COVID-19 crisis in the short term.

Topics:
• Proactive Patient Communication Tools…patients need to hear from their dentist
• Opening back up with Financial Benchmarks
• Controlling Your Spending as your production gets back to normal
• Scheduling Strategies to keep your patient, team and office SAFE
• POST COVID- Financial Arrangements for patients to increase case acceptance
• Maximizing the Value of the practice -Post Pandemic
• Impact of COVID on practice values
• Current practice sales market
• Will Financing be accessible for Buyers - POST COVID 19

Speaker Panel
Rod Johnston -Omni Practice Group
Michael Dinsio – Next Level Consulting
Mike Shoun-Affordable Image Marketing
Ingrid Snow - Affordable Image Marketing
Kevin Brady – Omni Practice Group 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7415895831115/WN_WzaLGLfRQEa3QQhfnU80gQ 

FREE PPE RESOURCE: King County Public Health

Certain PPEs are in Short Supply everywhere, another source that has been "partially" working is King County Public Health - would recommend dentists apply for PPEs from this resource with an understanding that you will probably not receive everything you request.

All weekly PPE requests must be submitted every Wednesday by 12pm at rcecc.logs@kingcounty.gov. 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 prioritizes PPE deliveries based on the State's tiering guideline (per Washing State Dept. of Health, dental facilities were Tier #2 at time of this posting last week of May). 
 
https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/emergency-management.aspx

(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 that will act as the Application Form for requesting supplies
Submit as instructed

Update 6/5: Submitted test order week of May 5/27, received confirmation email 9 day later on 6/5 - for partial fulfillment of that order - with an estimated delivery window of 5-6 days from confirmation. So a net total of 14-16 days. 





SKCDS Member Only Vendors List


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 ​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. 



Second Allotment: 150,000 KN95 Masks Available NOW - Pay only S/H

(​DATELINE Friday 5/29 @ 11 AM, Source WSDA EBlast)

WSDA & Delta Dental 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 feess

TO ORDER:
https://www.tdsc.com/All-Categories/Dental-Supplies/Infection-Control/Personal-Protective-Equipment-%28PPE%29/Face-Masks/KN95-Surgical-Masks/p/242338-1

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.

Drs. Baruffi, Christianl. Trembly, Kennedy, Skigaki and many more working for our dentists and profession
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.


    

Volunteers Sought 

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
Randy@SKCDS.com
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. 

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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.


Washington AGD presents "WAGD Stay Home, Stay Healthy CE"! Complimentary for all Dental Professionals.


SKCDS would like to thank EVERYONE at the WAGD for CDE during the shut down.

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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