Dentists report income dropping May 26, 2009 -- An ADA survey finds many dentists pessimistic about their economic prospects these days; a majority reported a drop in income over the past year. But data from a group of dentists' accountants paints a very different picture. Discuss
Louisiana school dentistry bill stalls May 20, 2009 -- A bill to ban dentistry in Louisiana schools narrowly missed passage last week after an hour of heated debate on the floor of the state House of Representatives. The Legislature agreed to revisit the issue this week. Discuss
Health reformers set sights on dentistry May 19, 2009 -- After years of trying to stay out of government programs, organized dentistry is now working to be included in government healthcare programs. Could dentists finally become part of Medicare? Discuss
Regulators eye link between denture cream and zinc toxicity May 18, 2009 -- Regulatory authorities and dental associations are examining reports that overuse of zinc-based denture adhesives may cause neurological damage. While a direct causal link has not yet been established, dentists are being advised to counsel denture-wearing patients to ensure they aren't using too much adhesive.
Minnesota nears approval of midlevel providers May 13, 2009 -- Minnesota dental professionals and legislators have reached a compromise in their debate over the creation of a dental therapist program that would help improve access to oral care for underserved populations across the state. With the compromise, Minnesota could become the first state in the U.S. to license dental therapists. Discuss