Dentistry is no stranger to controversy. When news about the profession breaks into the mainstream media, our commentators fearlessly offer their opinions. Here are the Top 10 Blogs of 2019, based upon traffic at dentistrytoday.com.
The sensational documentary was based on questionable science, prompting many questions among the mainstream public. Dr. Manor Haas breaks down the film’s flaws and explains how you can best address your patients’ concerns.
After the death of a child at an Arizona clinic and a settlement with the Department of Justice, the dental service organization began a rebranding process. Dr. Michael W. Davis tracks down the clues behind the new monikers.
Eleven antitrust class action lawsuits have been filed against various Delta Dental insurance entities, alleging market allocation, price fixing, and revenue restriction conspiracies. Dr. Michael W. Davis sorts through the claims.
Recent fee schedule increases prompted many Massachusetts dentists to drop out of the Delta Dental program. The company then sent its patients a letter informing them about these withdrawls, though local dental groups took issue with its tone. Dr. Michael W. Davis explores the controversy.
The noted orthodontist allegedly “hired” an elected official to push for legislation that would have benefitted him as well as expedite the Medicaid credentialing approval process. Dr. Michael W. Davis reviews the history of the case and the problematic nature of Medicaid itself.
Evolution has left us with a jaw that’s too small for the number of teeth we have, causing malocclusion. Dr. Martin N. Gorman describes how Advanced Lightweight Functionals can expand the jaw to achieve bite between the upper and lower front teeth.
Krista and John Szewczyk were hit with a 52-count criminal indictment in addition to accusations that they fraudulently billed insurance companies for care provided by unlicensed personnel, among other charges. Dr. Michael W. Davis reviews the complex case.
Dr. Martin N. Gorman explains how insurance companies, patients who are insurance-driven, and a lack of collaboration with MDs have affected the profession—and what needs to change for things to improve.
In December 2018, the Boynton Beach Employees’ Pension Plan launched a claim against the company and various corporate officers and directors, alleging Securities and Exchange Act violations. Dr. Michael W. Davis explains the case as well as larger industry trends at play.
While consumer media pounced upon stories of wrongdoing involving Conduent, Dr. John Roger Lund, and Cleveland’s MetroHealth, these injustices never would have come to light without the bravery of dental professionals who risked their reputations to come forward. Dr. Michael W. Davis salutes their sacrifices.