One year into operations, and they’re just about up to speed at the UW’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry, a joint operation between the UWSoD and Seattle Children’s hospital, located in the old Navy base at Magnuson Park.
For years, Dr. Frederick “Ric” Prael was the embodiment of selfless giving, donating time and money to causes in his Whidbey Island community and beyond.
I believe it would be appropriate for WSDA’s legal counsil to cite the law with specific references to the extent to which dentist may speak to one another and (or) with practice consultants regarding fees and fee structures. In this instance misunderstanding of the law could result in prosecution or alternatively a major change in the practice of dentistry as we know it. I don’t understand how simply speaking about ones fee structure to a college could violate anti-trust law. That sounds like freedom of speech to me, not necsicarily price fixing. Some clarity from our leadership would be appreciated.
“This was a tremendous struggle for us to accommodate within our internal processes,” said Inge. “One of the issues that we had, was that Washington Dental Service was paying higher fees for services than some of our competitors.”