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Tuesday
Sep062011

Insurer's cuts leave dentists nursing $60 million toothache

WDS Fee Decrease Makes Front Page of Seattle Times

Washington Dental Service, the state’s largest dental insurer, has slashed payments to dentists for the first time in its history, saying it needs to make dental insurance more affordable for businesses. But dentists say the cuts may force compromises in patient care.

Friday
Sep022011

In the news: Edgar, Hemion and Sledge assume posts

Two long-time members of the WSDA recently awarded prestigious posts in the health and dental communities. We’re proud of their accomplishments in the name of organized dentistry!

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Friday
Sep022011

Reflections of an Olympia dentist · Dr. John Weaver

We’ve been asking for your opinion, and we’re committed to publishing them as space allows. Here, Dr. John Weaver of Olympia, a dentist with 33 years’ experience, shares his views on WDS’ 15-22 percent fee cut.

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Friday
Sep022011

Dr. Mary Jennings' Editorial · Dear Santa:

All I really want for Christmas is for the midlevel provider issue to curl up and die. I am tired of hearing about it and tired of writing about it! In September, our House of Delegates will meet, and it will once again be time to review our game plan.

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