A Checkup on Dental Care (Chip Taulbee Associate Publisher's Note)

by Chip Taulbee  on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 12:00 am  

The Arkansas State Dental Association said the State Dental Board of Examiners is currently considering the issue. The ASDA should be an advocate.

Finally, the ASDA should also back off its opposition to midlevel oral health care providers, who could be the nurse practitioners of dentistry, offering basic services like teeth extractions and fillings. Dentists cite safety as a concern.

But with Arkansas’ current oral health epidemic, it would seem they could do much less harm than good.

(Chip Taulbee, associate publisher of Arkansas Business and the victim of only one cavity ever, can be reached at CTaulbee@ABPG.com.)



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