With 2014 behind us, DrBicuspid.com is reviewing the year's most popular articles (by page views).
In part 1, we looked at articles six through 10, which touched on dental radiography, a new bone repair device, and the dental needs of NHL players, among other topics. Check out the links below for the news that made the top five:
EPA proposes rule requiring dentists to install amalgam separators, September 25, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule under the Clean Water Act that requires dentists to install amalgam separators to help cut discharges of dental amalgam to the environment.
Dentist places own implant, posts video on YouTube, January 9, 2014
When an endodontically treated tooth continued to prove troublesome, Daniel Hatch, DDS, decided it was time to extract and replace it. But the Colorado dentist used a remarkable approach: He extracted his own tooth and placed the implant himself. He also filmed the procedure and put it on YouTube.
Report: Colo. dental school investigates minority student discrimination, May 16, 2014
An internal review committee at the University of Colorado found several critical issues regarding how racial-ethnic minority students and other underrepresented groups are treated in the School of Dental Medicine, and wrote in its final report that these findings "warrant immediate attention."
Fla. dentist sues Heartland Dental over sale of practice, April 21, 2014
A Florida dentist sued the Heartland Dental chain, claiming the company fired him after illegally taking over his practice through a complicated series of transactions and employment agreements. The suit is similar to a 2011 case in which a North Carolina dentist illegally sold his practice to Heartland.
Small Smiles owner excluded from Medicare, Medicaid programs, March 12, 2014
CSHM, which owns 53 Small Smiles dental clinics in 19 states and the District of Columbia, was excluded from participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs for a minimum of five years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.