Nancy Alleman, RDH, BS, WSDHA past president, attributes the success of the Washington Dental Access Campaign to WSDHA's existing partnership with WSOHC.
The Dental Access Campaign has been able to engage rural hospitals and Native American health associations as a direct result from WSDHA acting as a liaison in multiple coalitions.
WSDHA representatives and Lynch had the opportunity to speak with Senator David Frockt and Representative Eileen Cody, the senate and house authors of the current bills creating a mid-level Dental Hygiene Practitioner.
"WSDHA and Children's Alliance were terrific hosts!
The legislation supported by WSDHA
would establish two new providers: "a two-year educated dental practitioner and a dental hygiene practitioner who is a licensed dental hygienist that has completed a one-year post-baccalaureate advanced dental hygiene therapy education program."
She has served twice as a president of WSDHA
and has, in the past, received the association's highest honor for service and leadership.