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WSDA's News Release Regarding WDS Fee Reduction

On Wednesday, April 27, the WSDA released a statement regarding the Washington Dental Service's planned reduction in reimbursement rates to participating dentists. Click here to view.


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WDS Documents

WDS Fee Reduction Letter

Click here to download a copy of the Washington Dental Service (WDS) bylaws.

Click here to view the 2010 WDS management’s discussion and analysis provided to the department of insurance.


Washington Dental Service to cut reimbursement fees 15%

“The true beneficiary from this is going to be the patient because it does reduce the major barrier to access to care, which is cost,” Dr. Inge said. “Dentists need to evaluate their business from more than just the aspect of needing to increase their fees to address the economic crisis we are having right now. That 15% does not necessarily directly affect their bottom line — there are many other variables that influence that final number, such as how many patients you see, what services you provide, and your business practices.”

-Ron Inge, DDS, dental director and vice president of professional services for WDS.”
-From’s article on April 26, 2011, titled “Washington Dental Service to cut reimbursement fees 15%” written by Kathy Kincade, Editor in Chief