Monthly Archives: August 2016

Doctor’s decisions have most impact on drug addiction epidemic

Recent federal and state laws aimed at reducing the devastating effects of drug dependency and addictions are a step in the right direction. The scope of the problem is daunting, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers (OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.) and an estimated 467,000 addicted to heroin, according to a 2013 study by the department of health and human services.

Dangerous dental therapist programs spread across the country

As published in the Burlington County Times For the last several years, legislators in several states have been pushing for the addition of a “new” dental practitioner called the dental therapist. The purported goal of the program is to increase dental care in poor and rural communities, especially for
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Dental do-it-yourselfers beware

As published in the Buck’s County Courier Times The Internet has revolutionized the fast access to information and research to the benefit of countless people around the globe. The only problem with the Internet is that there is little or no proof of the validity of the information obtained
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Dental x-rays safe, effective and needed

As published in the Buck’s County Courier Times Dr. Jerry Gordon A recent article in the New York Times casts doubt and raises unnecessary fears about the need and safety of dental X-rays. The highly publicized article by author Austin Frakt, “You Probably Don’t Need Dental X-Rays Every Year,”
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