Dentistry & politics: spring Mouth preview

UPDATE: the issue is now live. Check it out here!

The spring issue of Mouth will be hitting mailboxes in a couple weeks and should be live online even sooner. This issue is all about dentistry & politics.

The articles include a piece from Timothy Kyger (Louisville ’15) about the current presidential candidates and how their election could affect your dental practice. Diane Lee (Harvard ’14) wrote about the cost of dental school and legislation that could impact your financial future. And Tener Huang (Columbia ’13) tackled the ever confusing differences between Medicaid and Medicare.

One of my favorite pieces showed up on the opinion pages. Kallie Law (Alabama ’12) and Zachary Levin (Tufts ’14) sound off about whether a PGY-1 should be mandatory. Levin argues that a mandatory PGY-1 could solve barriers to care issues while Law holds to ASDA policy and argues that a PGY-1 should be a choice. What do you think? Answer the poll below! If you answered “what’s a PGY-1?” go here for more information! If you need more than a yes or a no to explain yourself, tell us why in the comments section.

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Regardless of your stance on a mandatory PGY-1, you’re going to love the spring issue of Mouth. Stay tuned to MO for an update with a link to the digital version.

~Kim Schneider, communications editor

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