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Monday
May162011

WDS's Letter Announcing Reduction in Reimbursement Rates

Click here to view a copy of the letter, dated May 6, from WDS to patients, announcing reduction in reimbursement rates to dentists.

Monday
May162011

What's the Future for Dental Insurance? John Barrett, DDS

In other posts I have said that I think dental insurance is becoming irrelevant but I have not said what I think that means for the future. I don’t think dental insurance should or will go away completely. I believe in the future, the value of dental insurance will be to make it easy for people to get preventive care thus providing for fundamental hygiene and diagnostic procedures. Most care beyond that will be purchased out of pocket by the patients. Getting them in the chair provides them with the opportunity to learn what is happening in their mouths and what ought to and can be done about it.

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Monday
May162011

Eric Olendorf: 2011 Congressional Intern

What hasn’t this guy done? NCAA athlete, Naval Academy graduate, submarine officer, 2014 class president; Eric Olendorf’s resume reads like a movie script.

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Wednesday
May112011

To Mr. James Dwyer and the WDS Board of Directors - Dr. Robert L. Odegard DDS, MAGD

This is a letter in response to the recent letter I received from the WDS board of directors dated April 4th 2011. The letter states that WDS is considering restructuring its dental fees effective June 15th by lowering fees for most providers because employers are demanding lower premium rates from WDS. I contend that not only is this unnecessary but that it is not in the best interest of WDS.

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