Practice Management
Are periodontists where they're needed? Yes and no
December 13, 2018 -- Where are the periodontists? As the number of people with periodontitis continues to increase in the U.S., are periodontal specialists located where they're most needed? To find out, researchers examined the geographic proximity of periodontal offices throughout the U.S. to the homes of the people who need their care.  Discuss
JAMA: Nearly a quarter of U.S. dentists were born abroad
December 4, 2018 -- The need for healthcare professionals is expected to grow as the U.S. population ages, so researchers explored the current field of U.S. health professions, including dentistry, and how country of origin and citizen status vary among them. Almost a quarter of U.S. dentists were born in other countries, they reported in a new research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Infographic: Hygienist income stays flat
October 10, 2018 -- While the median income of dentists is rising, the median income of hygienists has stayed about the same, according to a new data analysis by personal finance website Finder. The analysis found median pay for hygienists decreased by 0.10% from 2016 to 2017.  Discuss
Infographic: Dentist income up from 2016
October 8, 2018 -- The median income of dentists rose nearly 3% from 2016 to 2017, according to a new data analysis by personal finance website Finder. However, the increase in dentist income varied greatly by practice setting.  Discuss
Dental groups urge revamp of licensing process
October 2, 2018 -- Three dental organizations have joined forces to urge state dental boards to eliminate single-encounter, procedure-based examinations on patients during the dental licensure examination and to make other reforms in the licensing process.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Fla. dental group emphasizes access to care
August 23, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jolene Paramore, president of the Florida Dental Association, responds to a recent Journal of Public Health Dentistry study focusing on access to care. Dr. Paramore focuses on the association's advocacy of dentist participation in Florida's Medicaid program.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Dental therapists, teledentistry, and the ultimate win-win
August 15, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Patti DiGangi, RDH, tackles the issues surrounding the recent approval of dental therapists in Arizona. DiGangi considers the arguments made against dental therapists and addresses them with a focus on access to care and practice profitability.  Discuss
Report: Hawaii, Mass. top states with most dentists per capita
August 9, 2018 -- Which U.S. state has the most dentists per capita? Which state has the highest percentage of adults who have not seen a dentist in the past year? A personal finance website gathered the data, and the per-capita results might surprise you.  Discuss
U.S. government commissions new report on oral health
August 1, 2018 -- The U.S. government has commissioned a new surgeon general's report on oral health. The new report will be the first update since the original, landmark report was published in 2000.  Discuss
Dentistry is becoming more diverse -- Here's why that matters
July 24, 2018 -- In 2018, the majority of dental school applicants were women and nonwhite. American Dental Education Association President and CEO Dr. Richard Valachovic spoke with about what the changing demographics of dentistry could mean for the profession.  Discuss
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