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Thursday
Feb282013

SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS: WSDA CREATES TASK FORCE ON DENTAL BENEFITS

The WSDA Board of Directors has created a new task force to review dental benefit opportunities for members. Several member dentists have reported increases in claim denial, down coding and delays in claim processing. The task force meets for the first time this evening, covering a broad range of topics from dental insurance alternatives to fee negotiation. 

The task force is made up of seven WSDA dentists from all regions of the state: Dr. Katie Hakes (Spokane), Dr. Brady McDonald (Olympia), Dr. Scott Williams (Yakima), Dr. Chris Pickel (Seattle), Dr. Kim Nordberg (Puyallup), Dr. Spence Jilek (Tri-Cities), and Dr. Mark Germack (Issaquah).

Look for follow-up blog posts and articles in the WSDA News as the task force moves forward. For questions about the task force, please call or email Michael Walsh at 800-448-3368 or michael@wsda.org.

Wednesday
Feb272013

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DENTAL CONFERENCE MOBILE APP RELEASE!

 Quick! Download the new PNDC mobile app — it’s one of the most powerful tools we’ve ever offered Conference attendees (it’s free, of course), and you’re going to love it! PNDC Committee Chair Robin Henderson raves about its functionality and says it’s better than apps at some of the biggest shows in the nation.

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Tuesday
Feb262013

IT'S HERE · ISSUE 4 OF THE WSDA NEWS · ONE WEEK BEFORE IT HITS YOUR OFFICE

Click on the image to read the newest issue of the WSDA NewsIN THIS ISSUE:

Giving Back: Stories from around the state about member dentists giving back in their communities · 2013 PNDC Preview · 2013 Legislative Session Update · DAD Pictorial · Dr. Mary Jennings on "The deliciousness of giving" · and much more!

 

Monday
Feb252013

2013 Legislative Session Update

The Washington State Legislature is nearly two months into its 105-day session. This session has been a very active one for organized dentistry. WSDA has been tracking more than 30 bills related to dental workforce, loan repayment, dental access, dental insurance, licensure, and several other issues. The 2013 legislative session is scheduled to end in late April. 

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