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WSDA News Issue 3 2023 Featuring President Dr. Nathan Russell

WSDA News | Issue 3, 2023

Featuring 2023-2024 WSDA President Dr. Nathan Russell, members' volunteer experiences and more.

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Washington State Dental Association

The Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) is the voice of dentistry in Washington. With over 4,400 member dentists, WSDA is dedicated to empowering members to advocate for and provide the highest quality oral health care. 

Latest News

  • Mar 28, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 11 (March 20-26)

    On March 21, several dental workforce bills had a public hearing in the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee and subsequently passed out of the Committee on March 23. The Legislature will continue to devote most of its time to Committee work until opposite house policy cutoff on March 29. Read for an update on WSDA’s week 11 activities in Olympia.
  • Mar 22, 2023

    Dental Licensure Fees Increasing June 1

    The Department of Health has filed a CR-103 to increase dental licensure fees. The increase will become effective June 1, 2023.
  • Mar 22, 2023

    ADA Asks FTC To Help Protect Dental Practices From Dishonest, Misleading Online Reviews

    The ADA is asking the Federal Trade Commission to help protect dental practices from dishonest or misleading reviews on social media sites.
  • Mar 22, 2023

    ADA Receives Clarification On No Surprises Act

    Dental providers and facilities are “generally required to provide uninsured patients with a good faith estimate of expected charges” unless the patient is enrolled in an excepted benefit plan or coverage such as a stand-alone dental plan, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid.
  • Mar 21, 2023

    DQAC Newsletter – March 2023

    Read the latest newsletter from the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC).
  • Mar 21, 2023

    Apply to Serve as a DQAC Member by April 15

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) is accepting applications to fill three dentist seats. Apply by April 15.
  • Mar 17, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 10 (March 13-19)

    During week ten, the Legislature returned to Committee to hear and amend bills from the opposite chamber. The Legislature will devote most of their time to Committee work until opposite house policy cutoff on March 29. Read for an update on WSDA’s week ten activities in Olympia.
  • Mar 16, 2023

    Share Your Dental Workforce Challenges

    Share your dental workforce challenges through the Spring 2023 WA Health Sentinel Survey. Survey results will be shared with key policymakers and other stakeholders to inform the policy development and funding decisions impacting our vital health workforce.
  • Mar 11, 2023

    Court Extends Discovery Period in ADA Lawsuit Against Delta Dental

    In 2019, the ADA filed a class action lawsuit against the Delta Dental Plans and the Delta Dental Plans Association, and in January, the federal district court for the Northern District of Illinois amended its scheduling order to allow the parties additional time to conduct discovery.
  • Mar 10, 2023

    2023 Legislative Session Update: Week 9 (March 6-12)

    March 8 was house of origin cutoff, the third major milestone of the 2023 legislative session. This means that bills, with the exception of those necessary to implement the budget, must have been voted out of their respective chamber by March 8 in order to stay “alive” and move forward in the legislative process. Read for an update on WSDA’s week nine activities in Olympia.
  • Mar 10, 2023

    Employment Security Department Newsletter – March 2023

    Review information and resources from the Employment Security Department (ESD) March 2023 newsletter.
  • Mar 10, 2023

    Washington Dental Practices Target of Rest and Meal Period Lawsuits

    WSDA wants you to be aware that dental offices in our state have been the subject of lawsuits concerning rest and meal periods for employees. Please confirm that you are in compliance with all related requirements.