NU Online News Service, July 7, 2003, 5:15 p.m. EDT – Western Dental Services Inc., Orange, Calif., a large provider of dental health maintenance organization coverage, has hired Wayne Butts to be its chief sales officer.

Butts has been a national sales director and senior vice president at Safeguard Health Enterprises Inc., Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Butts has a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. He is vice chairman of the membership committee at the National Association of Dental Plans, Dallas, Texas.