Thursday, October 03, 2013

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.

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