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Episode 109 – Dr. Jane Grover – The ADA’s Alternative to Dental Therapy: Community Dental Health Coordinators

Episode 109 – Dr. Jane Grover – The ADA’s Alternative to Dental Therapy: Community Dental Health Coordinators

On this week’s episode of RTBB Dr. Zeller interviews Dr. Jane Grover. Dr. Grover is currently the Director of Council on Access, Prevention, and Relations at the American Dental Association. Dr. Grover is the expert on the ADA’s program for Community Dental Health Coordinators. This […]

Episode 108 – Jason Faler, MSJ, MHA – Dental Therapy and the Cost of Quality of Care: An Unbiased Perspective

Episode 108 – Jason Faler, MSJ, MHA – Dental Therapy and the Cost of Quality of Care: An Unbiased Perspective

Dental Therapy Part 4 – An Unbiased Perspective On this week’s episode of Removing the Bite Block Dr. Zeller interviews Jason Faler. As the first and only non-dental guest from Season 1, Jason has no skin in the dental therapy game, making his assessments less […]

Episode 107 – Future Supply of Dentists and Whether They Plan to be Self-employed – Dr. Amardeep Bains – Dental Therapy Part 3

Episode 107 – Future Supply of Dentists and Whether They Plan to be Self-employed – Dr. Amardeep Bains – Dental Therapy Part 3

On this week’s episode of Removing the Bite Block Dr. Caroline Zeller discusses future dental trends with her long time friend and colleague, Dr. Amardeep Bains. This episode fits nicely in the Dental Therapy Series, by discussing how the future supply of dentists might affect […]

Dentistry in the News – Case of the Stolen Gold Tooth

Dentistry in the News – Case of the Stolen Gold Tooth

This week the Buffalo News released a story titled: Man Loses Gold Tooth and Pants at Gunpoint The title ALMOST says it all. But to be sure there are no questions left unanswered, two men stole a bunch of stuff from a man in Buffalo, […]

The Dental Community’s Response to Reform: A Deconstruction

The Dental Community’s Response to Reform: A Deconstruction

I met Dr. Vujicic two years ago at a dental conference. I knew about him six months before that. An audio interview of him was sent to me with the caption, “you’re gonna like this.” I did. Marko is articulate and his competence is evident. […]

Response to Dr. Vujicic’s Editorial

Response to Dr. Vujicic’s Editorial

In March of 2018 Dr. Marko Vujicic wrote a guest editorial in JADA. It was titled Our Dental System is Stuck. Below is my response to this thought piece. In the March issue of JADA Dr. Marko Vujicic described the current dental system as “stuck”. […]

Seven States Now Allow Dental Therapists

Seven States Now Allow Dental Therapists

Last week Arizona was officially the seventh state to pass a bill allowing the practice of dental therapists. Dental therapists are midlevel dental providers aimed at addressing the problem of access for many Americans. They have been operating in Alaska since 2004 and in Minnesota since 2011. […]