From the ivory tower: Changing times for dentists and teeth

Rossomando, Edward F.; Moura, Mathew
January 2008
Proofs;Jan2008, Vol. 91 Issue 1, p64
Trade Publication
The author talks about enhancing oral health care access to underserved populations. He offers information on MinuteClinic, a medical service that operates inside CVS drugstores, and VitalDent, which offers dental services and share many similarities to MinuteClinic. According to the author, the benefit of such services is that many without health insurance are able to gain access to routine procedures. He asserts that greater efficiency and new technologies can allow dental practices to see more patients and offer a different kind of care.


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