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COVID-19 Updates

Read about Extended Health Profession License Expiration Date
Read about COVID-19 Update from WSDA Leadership
Read about COVID-19 from the American Dental Association
Forthcoming Guidance to Postpone Elective Dental Care
Read about COVID-19 Update from WSDA Leadership
Read about COVID-19 from the American Dental Association
Read about Delta Dental of Washington Announces Member Financial Support Due to COVID-19
Read about COVID-19 Delta Dental Updates 4/17/2020
Read about COVID-19 Update from FDA
Read about COVID Webinars, Teledentistry & Emergency Care Guidance, Delta Financial Support
Read about DOSH Respirator Requirement Update and Fit Test Resources

The Governor’s new proclamation issued May 18, 2020 and the Governor’s medium website provides information for Reducing Restrictions on, and Safe Expansion of, Non-Urgent Medical and Dental Procedures.

The ADA, OSHA, and CDC, have published guidelines for healthcare providers. Here are some additional links.
CDC - Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
CDC - Clinical Care Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC - Infection Control Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
DOH – Resources for Healthcare providers

Provider Relief Fund Now Open for Phase 3

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has started Phase 3 of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). Applications are open through Nov. 6, 2020.

Phase 3 will impact:
Newly Eligible: Dentists who began practicing Jan. 1 – March 30, 2020.Add-on Payment: All dentists who previously received, rejected or accepted payment from the PRF can submit more information to become eligible for an additional payment.Corrections: All dentists who previously received, rejected or accepted a PRF payment and did not receive approximately 2% of annual revenues from patient care will now receive this amount, plus their Phase 3 allocation.

INDC Update


After careful consideration and the health and safety of our attendees in mind, Spokane District Dental Society has decided to not reschedule the Inland Northwest Dental Conference this year. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. We will let you know when we have finalized dates for the conference in 2021. Your refund will be sent via original form of payment and you can expect that within the next 30 days. If you have any further questions please email

Thank you,
Spokane District Dental Society
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23403 E Mission Ave, Suite 104
Liberty Lake, WA, 99019

Phone: 509-838-0436
Fax: 509-838-5040

SDDS November 2019 Newsletter HERE
SDDS September 2019 Newsletter HERE

Interested in partnering with SDDS on a special event, general membership meeting or continuing education program? Email

2020 - May 2021 Membership Meetings
SDDS Members Only
Program starts at 6pm
Location: Zoom

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry has banded together to offer all dental providers, staff, students, and friends free continuing dental education.
continuing dental education.

Join us for 10 new, free CE credit-based webinars over the next 30 days. We welcome a global audience of current and future dental professionals.

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
7:00 to 8:00 PM Presentation - Central Time
8:00 to 8:30 PM Q & A Session - Central Time
Courses held via Zoom Webinar
Free, 1.5 CE Credits per Course

Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure Zoom webinar capacity.
Register yourself using an email you will access during each webinar.


Removable Partial Dentures: Updated Treatment Planning & Pro Tips
Tuesday, March 31
7:00 to 8:30 PM
View Course and Register

Launching Cone Beam CT Technology in Your Dental Office: Part 1
Thursday, April 2
7:00 to 8:30 PM
View Course and Register

Got Digital Dentistry FOMO?
Tuesday, April 7
7:00 to 8:30 PM
View Course and Register

Launching Cone Beam CT Technology in Your Dental Office: Part 2
Thursday, April 9
7:00 to 8:30 PM
View Course and Register


Adjunctive Orthodontics
Tuesday, April 14

Treating Transgender Patients: A Personal Narrative
Thursday, April 16
Featured ADA Presenter & Author, Dr. Anne Koch

Let's Sleep on It: Insights on Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Tuesday, April 21

Motivational Interviewing During Patient Care: Supporting Positive Oral Self-care Behaviors
Thursday, April 23

Updates in TMD & Pain
Tuesday, April 28

You = The HPV Vaccine Influencer
Thursday, April 30

Hard And Soft Tissue Deficiencies At Dental ImplantsWhen: Friday, April 17 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Suzuki
Cost: FREE for members 0-9 years out of dental school
CE Credits: 3

Please Note: This WSDA Academy lecture will be held via live webinar and is limited to 100 attendees.

This lecture will expose attendees to the basic concepts of defects associated with planning and already existing dental implants. Common mucogingival and hard tissue defects and treatment strategies will be discussed and demonstrated through clinical case examples.

Learning Objectives:
•  Become familiar with principles of soft and hard tissue defects associated with dental implants
•  Understand etiologic and contributing factors of implant defects
•  Discover common treatment strategies include gingival augmentation, bone augmentation, and biologics

Learn More and Register

Opportunity for FREE CE's - See below for details
Here is some helpful information provided by Zimmer for all Clinicians struggling to stay busy and up to date on education and CE. It's meant to be a helpful tool for offices wanting CE and university based education from non-biased well-known speakers. ALL of the CE IS FREE. The link below is for our ON DEMAND ( can be viewed on smart phones, laptops, pads etc) anytime, anywhere. They cover anything from patient acceptance, implant hygiene, to labs, to restorative, to bone grafting techniques and advanced surgical.
Zimmer Biomet On-Demand Web-Based Programs

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