Here is an interesting debate raging in Arkansas. Read the article at the link below and let me know what you think. Should orthodontists employ hygienists? MJ
As the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners ponders what to do with the
Fort Smith orthodontist who offered dental cleanings to the general
public, the case highlights a division between dentists and
orthodontists. As of Wednesday, the dental board still was considering whether Dr. Ben
Burris’ actions violated the Dental Practice Act, which prohibits
orthodontists and other specialists from practicing outside their
specialty, said the board’s attorney, Kevin O’Dwyer. O’Dwyer, a partner
in the Little Rock law firm of Hope Trice & O’Dwyer, said he didn’t
have a timetable for when a decision will be made.
Read the article.