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6 tips for when a team member is sick
July 19, 2016 -- When your phone rings at 6 a.m., it's generally not good. What do you do when the call is from a key team member who is sick and won't be in the office that day? As Dr. Lisa Knowles writes, having a plan in place is crucial. She offers six ideas for how to handle these situations.  Discuss
Dental students eligible for loan repayment program
July 15, 2016 -- The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) will accept applications from dental students for its Students to Service Loan Repayment Program beginning August 16 for the 2016-2017 school year.  Discuss
Mich. considers midlevel provider bill
July 1, 2016 -- Michigan has become the latest state to consider a bill to allow midlevel providers known as dental therapists.  Discuss
Delta Dental Foundation gives $125K to 5 recent grads
June 24, 2016 -- The Delta Dental Foundation has awarded five new dentists for committing to practice in underserved communities.  Discuss
Ohio considers dental therapists
June 16, 2016 -- Ohio is the latest state to introduce legislation to license dental therapists.  Discuss
Vt. governor signs dental therapist bill
June 14, 2016 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill that allows dental therapists to practice in Vermont.  Discuss
Indian Health Service: MLPs would increase access to care
June 7, 2016 -- The U.S. Indian Health Service wants to add midlevel providers (MLPs) to increase access to dental care for American Indians and Alaska Natives. A proposal to add dental health therapists seeks to expand the community health aide program serving tribal communities.  Discuss
Mass. Senate approves budget amendment for MLPs
May 27, 2016 -- The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a budget amendment that would allow dentists to hire midlevel providers (MLPs) known as dental hygiene practitioners.  Discuss
Second Opinion: The importance of volunteerism on career decisions
May 19, 2016 -- Alex Pierre-Bez, a third-year dental student, writes about the impact a recent Veterans Dental Care Day had for the patients involved and for her career going forward. In this Second Opinion, she focuses on the importance that volunteering can have on patients and for practitioners.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Georgians need more than new campaign
April 25, 2016 -- In this Second Opinion, Suzanne Newkirk, RDH, advocates for better oral healthcare for all Georgians. She points out the difficulties many rural and poor Georgians face in trying to access oral healthcare and urges the Georgia Dental Association to work to increase access to care.  Discuss
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