Lake Washington Dental Hygiene Society
To cultivate, promote, sustain and elevate the art and science of dental hygiene; represent and safeguard the common interests of the members of the dental hygiene profession; and contribute to the improvement of the health of the public.
LWDHS Officers, Chairs, Flossline Staff, and Webmaster
LWDHS UPCOMING EVENTS
ALL MEETINGS UNLESS NOTED ARE HELD AT ESC BUILDING IN BELLEVUE (Upstairs Boardroom) ON THE THIRD THURSDAY AT 7:00-9:00 pm (except June, July, August, and December) at 12111 NE 1st St. Bellevue, WA, 98005
Business Meeting at 7-8 pm
CE Speaker at 8-9 pm ***1 credit CE***
(see Component Newsletter for map and directions)
(for more information on each topic and speaker, see WSDHA/LWDHS Newsletter)
MAY 15, 2014 – Marilynn Rothen, RDH, MS—Probiotics and Oral Health
JUNE 2014 – Installation Meeting/no speaker
SAVE THE DATES for 2014!
April 25-26 for the WSDHA Symposium for Oral Health Professionals Bellevue Embassy Suites
*** See facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lwdhs and Like us!
Component Notes and News to Use
LWDHS Free Kids Dental Day/Sealant Day 2014
Thank you to everyone that came out to volunteer for our annual Free Kids' Dental Day! We made a difference for so many children on this day. We had wonderful reviews from the parents and patients we saw. I've listed the average cost for uninsured patients for the services in the parentheses.Together, we saw 74 children for initial exams ($97), placed 324 sealants, ($59) applied 70 fluoride varnishes ($53), and took 155 BW films ($53), 3 PA's ($31). In addition to our usual Sealant Day services, we also had 2 extractions ($185), 3 fillings ($270) and 1 stainless steel crown ($290) for a total value of treatment provided: $35,582 this figure does not include the valuable services of all the volunteers.
Related CE Course
Each spring our dental hygiene component prepared itself for our Sealant Day by completing a CE Course Online. This year we will be working with Special Care: An Oral Health Professional’s Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center | Georgetown University at http://18.104.22.168/OHRC_main/SpecialCare/index.htm This 5 module course is monitored by ADHA who will be sending the course credits of 4 hours by email one month after completing. Registration is necessary for completion.
2014 LWDHS Restorative Day
Another successful Restorative Day is under our belts! We saw 34 children and did the following treatment:
Exams ($97): 2 = $194
Prophy-child ($86): 7 = $602
Sealants ($59): 13 = $767
Fluoride ($46): 10 = $460
1 surface composite ($207): 10 = $2,070
2 surface composite($270): 30 = $8,100
3 surface composite ($332): 5 = $1,660
4+ surface Composite ($385): 2 = $770
Pulpotomy ($187): 2 = $374
4 BWX ($70): 1 = $70
Extraction ($185): 7 $1,295
SSC ($290): 1 = $290
TOTAL: $16, 652
In a span of 5 hours we provided $16,652 worth of dental care. Every single volunteer helping out was absolutely incredible and extremely helpful! Each one of you played a crucial role in the success of this event. Between Kids Free Dental Day on Feb 8th and Restorative Day March 1st, we provided $52,234 worth of care! Thank you to the following volunteers:
Dr. Princeton Co (Thank you for the doughnuts!!!)
Dr. Robert White with assistant Jordan
Dr. Emma Etemadi with assistant Melissa
Angela Coplay- Thank you for confirming all the patients!!
Student Dental Hygienists: Sue Huber, Mallory Stocker, Shayla Larson, Sylvia Aupiu, Vikki Poltroon, and Megan Shaver
Dental Assisting Students: Jackie Michkowski, Siobhan Owen-Ryseff, Stephanie Eadie, Neda Aghdasi, Jaimee Wond, Ailssa Jeske, Kareena Dumbach, Megan Arrington, Kelci Ranniger, Angela Bassen, and Darien Lighthart
Please visit www.facebook.com/lwdhs to see pictures from this event (soon!) and previous events.
Adisa Salaka, RDH
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