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Entries in WSDA News (66)

Friday
Nov012013

PARRISH OR PERISH: Geezerly musings and some advice

By Dr. Jeffrey Parrish
This column has wandered into dangerous waters in the past, and I’m sure I have offended an occasional reader with my ramblings on sensitive topics. Well, I’m heading back into the deep end of the pool this month. To my millennial readers especially, take no personal offense. I’m here merely for discussion and thought provocation.

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Thursday
Oct102013

A WEEK BEFORE IT HITS YOUR MAILBOX: WSDA NEWS, ISSUE 1, 2013

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Thursday
Sep052013

DR. MARY JENNINGS: EXAMINING CORPORATE PRACTICES

My Mama’s small Oklahoma town does not have a Starbucks but it has a “corporate” dental practice. Corporate practices are on the rise. The ADA chose corporate dentistry as a hot issue for last year’s ADA Mega Topic forum for our House of Delegates. Frontline and the news are all over it. Rumors of poor quality, overtreatment and lack of consequences for the corporation’s role in adverse patient outcomes cause grave concerns for dentists and the public.

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Thursday
Aug292013

GUEST EDITORIAL: YOUR PRACTICE'S FUTURE — HOW TO KEEP IT YOURS

By Dr. Gregory C. Yen
Fircrest Children’s Dentistry

The reliance on dental insurance to bring patients into the practice is a dead-end street for dentistry as we know it. We’ve all heard the beating drums - traditional indemnity insurance is dying, giving way to the PPO plans that dictate the type of care you can provide - if patients have any coverage at all. Turn away from these plans and all people accustomed to having dental insurance will go elsewhere or not come at all. This is total nonsense and you, Doctors, have the solution right under your nose, but are too reliant on the insurance model to see. Until now.

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