Calif. clinic treats disabled with TLC; study answers orthognathic FAQs

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

A Southern California dental clinic is doing something many practices and practitioners shy away from: providing dental services to disabled and other special-needs patients.

Founded in August 2011 by Dr. Melvyn Glick, who came out of retirement to open the clinic, We Care Dental has already provided free care to almost 600 disabled patients, most of them in dire need of it.

Click here to read about the challenges and rewards of working with these patients and the need for more dental practitioners to do the same in this latest Practice Management Community feature.

Meanwhile, in Cosmetics Community news, when it comes to orthognathic surgery dentists and orthodontists often field a host of questions from concerned patients, ranging from "How much will it cost?" to "How long will I be in the hospital?" A study presented at the recent American Association for Dental Research meeting mined a national database to find statistically based answers to these and other frequently asked questions. Read more.

And Dr. Marty Jablow answers a reader's question about oral cancer screening methods and responsibilities in his latest Ask Marty Q&A.

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