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  1. California’s Slippery Slope of Legislating Health Care

    This would be first law in the nation to replace a treating dentist or doctor’s health care decisions with that of legislators By Michael Guirguis, July 21, 2020 2:29 pm, California Globe. Dr. Michael Guirguis is a licensed California dentist. He has been practicing dentistry since 1993. Few of us today were alive during the New Deal Era when the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis spoke about states being the laboratories of…

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  2. There’s No Such Thing as a Routine Dental X-Ray. Here’s Why:

    ALARA is an acronym used in radiation safety for “As Low As Reasonably Achievable.” The ALARA radiation safety principle is followed to minimize patient exposure to radiation doses. Dentist’s should only take radiographs if they are going to materially change the diagnosis or treatment plan.

  3. Radiographs and Orthodontics: What Does the Scientific Literature Say?

    There has been much legislating by States and rule-making by State Dental Boards about requiring mandatory radiographs in teleorthodontic treatment. The ATDA has reviewed the literature and would like to share it with the public at large: