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  1. Self-Administered Treatment: Access to Medical Care For The Underinsured or Uninsured

    If high acuity patients can deliver IV antibiotics at home or dialysis for themselves at a clinic, why can’t patients apply fluoride varnish, administer silver diamine fluoride or straighten their teeth with clear aligners? Harvard Business Review published a paper on this: The Value of Teaching Patients to Administer Their Own Care

  2. ADA Citizen Petition Against SmileDirectClub Denied By FDA

    In a letter of May 30th, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration denied the American Dental Association’s Citizen Petition against SmileDirectClub. “…we are denying your request that FDA initiate enforcement action against the devices and conduct that you have alleged.” Petition_Denial_Letter_from_FDA_CDRH_to_American_Dental_Association

  3. An Overwhelmingly Orwellian Response to Teledentistry

    After attending quite a few meetings of State Dental Boards, State Dental Associations and some National Dental Associations, I am dumbfounded by the unmitigated fury and vitriol coming from so-called practitioners of the healing arts with regard to teledentistry. Almost reflexively naysayers use terms like unethical, substandard, poor quality, and dangerous to describe aspects of teledentistry.  No matter how many epithets are hurled like javelins at the proponents of teledentistry, those who…

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