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WSDA's New Initiative Regarding Delta Dental

The Washington State Dental Association is excited to announce an information session that will be held at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Dental Conference to discuss a new Association initiative concerning Washington Dental Service (Delta Dental of Washington). We have heard from many of our members who are also members of Washington Dental Service that Washington Dental Service is taking certain actions that negatively affect patient care and patient access to care in the state, while, at the same time and at the expense of patients, increasing administrative overhead beyond what is necessary. The purpose of this information session is to discuss how these actions are harming patients and how the Association and providers can work with all stakeholders to ensure these problems are solved. The overarching goal of this important initiative is to advance the articulated mission of Washington Dental Service, including:

  • Expanding access to oral healthcare; and
  • Providing access to the highest quality care.

Further, this initiative seeks to more closely align Washington Dental Service with the patients it exists to serve and ensure those members of Washington Dental Service most knowledgeable about oral health and patient care have a voice when it comes to the best interests of patients.

Information Session Details
When: Friday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue
A complimentary lunch will be provided to all meeting attendees.

Please RSVP for the information session by visiting

This information session is open to all WSDA member dentists, as well as non-WSDA member dentists who are Washington Dental Service members. Registration at the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference is not required to attend the information session. Due to the anticipated interest in the event, attendance will be limited to dentists and WSDA-invited guests.

More information about the event, including the room location, will be shared with registered attendees and also online at when it is available.
We hope you attend the information session and support this important initiative.

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