Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 09 June 2011 09:22
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley may soon end a dispute between dentists and nonprofit groups.
A bill waiting for Bentley to sign will require nonprofit groups that treat low-income dental patients to register with the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners. It also stipulates that the nonprofit groups would be allowed to perform dental treatment.
The dispute arose because the nonprofit corporation grew larger than ever could have been expected. One nonprofit group in particular, Sarrell Dental Centers, was at odds with the dental community. This group, which has 52 dentists, 11 clinics, and a mobile unit could as much as $15 million this year.