I Am Not an Anti-Dentite

Sometimes dentists offer free clinics in schools to give dental care to low-income kids. (Great.) But sometimes also the management companies that run the school clinics over-prescribe treatments—like braces for kids with baby teeth—ostensibly because more treatments means more money from Medicaid. (Not so great.) Sydney P. Freeburg investigates for Bloomberg.

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Fig. 1 (#632)

I think the key point to be made here is that medical professionals should determine your treatment (as well as you) rather than your insurer/gov’t.

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