3rd Quarter - September 2019 | Contact Newsletter
Your Quarterly News & Updates
Greetings Washington State Dental Laboratory members and friends! Our 2019 3rd Quarter Contact Newsletter is filled with information about our upcoming 2019 Roundtable Retreat, SCDL Grant Winner, Volunteer Information and much more!
President's Message - Megan Nakanishi
The laboratory registration bill has passed ........ now what?! 
Come to the WSDLA Roundtable Retreat on Friday October 11 th , 2019 to stay up-to-date on the new bill that requires us to register with the Department of Health and disclose materials and point-of-origin to our dental clients. You do NOT want to miss this meeting. Washington State has made waves nationally with the passage of this bill; let’s continue to raise the bar in the industry and continue to show that high-quality dentistry is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest.
Forward this information to all the labs you know! Whether you are a WSDLA member or not, you will be required to comply. 
Register for the 2019 Roundtable Retreat HERE .
Megan Nakanishi
2019 Roundtable Retreat
2019 Roundtable Retreat
Friday, October 11, 2019
Tulalip Resort Casino
Tulalip, WA

Hotel Information
Thursday night: $149.00
Friday night: $189.00

September 20, 2019

To make reservations, contact the hotel directly at 866-716-7162.
Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, W A
2020 Northwest Laboratory Forum
Embassy Suites Seattle-Bellevue


2020 NW Laboratory Forum
March 6 - 8, 2020

Hotel Information:
Embassy Suites - Seattle/Bellevue
325 158th Ave SE - Bellevue, WA
(425) 644-2500

Stay tuned for more information about the
2020 NW Laboratory Forum!

Classified Ads
Free Classified Ads! - WSDLA Member Benefit

Post your FREE classified ads for equipment, job openings, etc on the WSDLA website. As a member benefit, all WSDLA members receive free classified ad posting for up to 30 days. For more information and to send a request for a classified ad, please visit www.wsdla.com .
Industry News
WSDLA Wins 2019 SCDL Grant
WSDLA is excited to announce that we have WON the 2019 SCDL Component Business Education Grant!

The Foundation of Dental Laboratories provides financial support in the form of grants and scholarships for advanced education and to various qualifying organizations. The grant is designed to award $2000.00 to a state and regional and laboratory association to help fund business management continuing education offerings.

Congratulations WSDLA!
Business Management
The Finance Factor: Digital Security in the Age of Human Capital
ADP Spark Team, Data Security
Digital security is paramount in a connected world where the human attack surface outpaces traditional network risks.

The "human attack surface," defined as hackers who now attack people instead of devices, is on the rise. Why does it matter for finance leaders? Because any staff member with access to corporate networks — effectively everyone — represents potential threat, and potential loss.

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Volunteer Opportunity
Seattle/King County Clinic Needs YOU! February 13-16, 2020
Looking to make a difference in your community?
The largest free health clinic in Washington State is returning to KeyArena at Seattle Center. The clinic is offering free medical, vision and dental care at the Seattle/King County Clinic February 13-16, 2020.

Looking to make a difference in your community? Volunteer dental technicians are needed! They provide meals and parking, as well as most equipment and supplies. You contribute expertise, skills and compassion!
Volunteer registration for Seattle/King County Clinic is now open, click here to register.
For more information about this event, please click here .
For questions regarding volunteering, please contact Seattle/King County Clinic to register to volunteer or if you have additional questions: SKCClinic@seattlecenter.org or (206) 615-1835. 
Marketing Article
Do you educate your Dentists?
by John Marshall
In working with dental labs, as well as, professionals in over 30 industries, very successful practices embrace this highly underutilized skill.

They educate their clients.

They share their experience. They share their wisdom. They share their expertise gathered over numerous years.

Do you?

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John Marshall