On August 28, the New York Times published an article describing recent cuts in adult dental coverage through Medicaid. The article told the story of nationwide reductions in dental services offered by states through their Medicaid programs. The focus was on the latest state to cut adult dental benefits, Illinois, and another state that recently… Read more »
Lamar Odom, who is famous for chowing down on sugary snacks with Rob Kardashian, may appear in shape, but his oral health is not. On “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, Lamar went to the dentist and spent 7 hours under general anesthesia to get all of his dental needs taken care of. This included 8… Read more »
If you’re anywhere in the world right now, your eyes have most likely (and rightfully should) been glued to the Olympics. This is the once-in-every-four-years chance to wear red, white, and blue for three weeks straight. Despite the internet spoiling almost every primetime event I want to watch, this Olympic season has proved to be… Read more »
WASHINGTON: As an ASDA national health policy extern in the ADA’s Washington, D.C. offices this summer, I was able to attend the Friday session of the ADPAC Board meeting in Annapolis, and had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with several members of the Board.
Dentists are mandatory reporters for children and vulnerable adult abuse. Are you aware of the signs of abuse? Do you know how to report it? And who qualifies as a “vulnerable adult”? An article by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime states that research indicates most injuries from abuse are found… Read more »
Happy July 2nd to all of our dental students starting residency today! Now that you’re moving on with your dental education, I bet you’re all wondering, “What happens to all of my student loans while in residency?” …
On May 25, 2012 an article was published on Dr. Bicuspid titled “Do electronic records pose new ethics challenges?” This article opened up the idea that electronic health records are causing students to face more technical ethics issues in addition to the long standing academic ethical pressures.