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Entries in Dentistry in the Media (14)

May312012 Runs Story on Dental Management Legislation and the FTC

The attached story on dental management legislation and the Federal Trade Commission was published today on The entire story is posted below or can be read at

FTC opposes NC dental management legislation
By Kathy Kincade, Editor in Chief

May 31, 2012 -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a letter to the North Carolina General Assembly stating its opposition to pending legislation that would give the state dental board more control over contracts between dentists and out-of-state dental management chains.

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King 5 Reports on WSDA Letter to WDS Directors

Last night, King 5 news reported on WSDA's letter to the WDS Board of Directors. The story is attached below or can be found on the King 5 website.

Dentists question 'fitness' of CEO to lead insurance company
by CHRIS INGALLS / KING 5 Investigators

Washington dentists are calling for action against the CEO of the state's largest dental insurer.

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Bloomberg: Dental Abuse Seen Driven by Private Equity Investments

Attached is a piece that ran on last week on corporate dental practices in other states. The entire story is included below or can be found here.

Dental Abuse Seen Driven by Private Equity Investments
Bloomberg News - May 16, 2012

Isaac Gagnon stepped off the school bus sobbing last October and opened his mouth to show his mother where it hurt.

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May172012 runs story on Dwyer's Comments

WSDA President Dr. Rod Wentworth was interviewed in a story that was published today on In the piece, Dr. Wentworth dicusses WDS CEO James Dwyer's comments about dentists only working 3.5 to 4 days a week. The entire story is posted below or can be read at

Dentists up in arms over WDS CEO comments
By Donna Domino, Features Editor

May 17, 2012 -- Washington Dental Service's (WDS) CEO James Dwyer has offered a qualified apology for saying that dentists should work more to make up for deep reimbursement cuts the company made last year to some 4,000 dentists in the plan's network.

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