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Ownership: It's not for everyone anymore
March 25, 2019 -- As practice ownership models change in dentistry, understanding if you are more comfortable as an owner or a nonowner is crucial. Joseph Jordan of JPA Dental Transitions offers a practical look at the advantages and disadvantages of both to aid in your decision-making process.  Discuss
Infographic: Top 5 small cities for new dentists
January 14, 2019 -- If you're a newly minted dentist, you're probably excited to start practicing the skills you worked so hard to master in school. But doing so may be easier in some cities than others, especially if you have quite a bit of student loan debt.  Discuss
Mich. governor signs dental therapist bill
January 2, 2019 -- Michigan has become the eighth U.S. state to allow dental therapists to practice.  Discuss
The dentist will see you now: Primary care at the dental clinic
December 20, 2018 -- Could the dental office become a one-stop shop for oral and primary healthcare? The ADA Health Policy Institute evaluated the feasibility of incorporating some primary care tasks at the dental office. The idea may be more popular than you might think.  Discuss
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
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