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  • DC Dental Society Opposes BL21-0415 Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015

    The 460 members of the District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS) oppose BL21-0415 the current proposal for Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015. We have member dentists practicing in all 8 wards of our city. Not only do these practices provide needed health care to the residents of our city, but they are a source of economic support for their employees and the businesses in their surrounding neighborhoods.
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  • Universal Paid Leave Act - Legislative Action Request

    The proposed act would provide 8 weeks paid leave for family care such as a sick child or parent, and 11 weeks paid parental leave. The wage replacement rate will be 90% for the lowest paid workers (earning below 150% of the minimum wage). For everyone else, the benefit is capped at $1,000 per week. The benefits will be funded entirely by a new 0.62% payroll tax on employers.
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  • DC Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

    October 3, 2016 – Notices have been sent out to dentists to inform ​them that the District of Columbia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has officially opened registration as of September 22, 2016. Data request shall begin on October 19, 2016.
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  • DCDS September CE Meeting: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

    August 18, 2016 – The next DC Dental Society monthly meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Stephen Wilson titled "Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office" on Tuesday, September 13th at the Westin Georgetown. Regular, complimentary CE programming is a benefit that we offer to our members.
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  • Pennsylvania Dental Association Joins 2016 Mid-Atlantic Dental Meeting

    Feb 18, 2016 Washington, D.C. – The District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS) announced today that the Pennsylvania Dental Association has joined on to participate in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Dental Meeting being held in Washington, D.C. March 24-26 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
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  • Local Dentists Volunteer to Give Smiles to Elementary Students

    February 4, 2015 Washington, D.C. – The District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS), in conjunction with the American Dental Association (ADA), is partnering with Howard University College of Dentistry and the District of Columbia Public School System to host Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, February 6.
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