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Watch the King 5 story on WDS

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Executive pay soars as one of Washington state's largest non-profits makes cuts.
King 5 Investigative Report - May 10, 2012

Many dentists in Washington are still reeling from big cuts in payments to providers made last year by the state's largest dental insurer. To make up, dentists say they've had to increase the number of patients they see each day to make up for the losses.

"It's the patient that loses," said longtime north Seattle dentist Dr. Chris Pickel. "We basically have to see more patients. It's something we don't like to do. We want to spend time with people. We like to spend time educating them."
Last year, Washington Dental Service, part of the nationwide Delta Dental network, made across-the-board 15 percent cuts to the fees it pays to dentists for all procedures. WDS said the cuts allowed it to reduce the premiums it charges employers for dental insurance, a move that makes its service more competitive in the marketplace.
All Smiles for Top Executives

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King 5 Investigates WDS Tonight

This evening, King 5 News in Seattle will run an investigative piece on exectuive compensation at WDS. The piece will run on the 10 pm news on KONG (Channel 6) and on the 11 pm news on King (Channel 5).

Click here to watch a preview of the piece. The entire story will be posted on the blog once it is made available.



Dr. Derrick Wang won the Grand Prize in the PNDC "Like Us" contest! He and a guest will be spending two nights at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel during the PNDC — and having dinner on us, too!


Rob McKenna Fundraiser - Join us Tonight! 

DentPAC and grassroots dentists invite you to attend a fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna tonight at 6:30 pm. Here are the event dentails:

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