This arrived in my PO Box. I’ve asked to be removed from their mailing list many times, but this is a big deal for the American Dental Association (ADA), so I get this issue:
Licensure exams are a huge source of corruption, graft & bureaucratic waste. Every dentist has to submit to the unfair practices of each state or regional board, who define clinical competency on their own terms. Basically many state licensure exams (Florida in particular) are a blatant pay-offs to the good ‘ol boy network & connected cronies. Hence the ‘skeptics’ who are assured their graft is protected, as this be be a only be a suggested model (available by 2020) according to the ADA at the very end of the article:
One of the most powerful figures in dentistry is the Howard Farran, DDS (photo below, bottom middle). He is the creator of Dentaltown, which became THE social media forum for dental professionals, so no surprise that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is speaking at their annual ‘Townie’ meeting:
Many years ago I visited Dentaltown frequently, but never posted. Handle: DocEric. I was there to learn, and I learned a lot– on many, many facets of dentistry. That is the power of the Internet and content sharing.
Dentaltown’s archive is massive and pretty much complete, meaning that every issue that has ever come up in modern dentistry has probably been discussed there. Farran’s specialty is business, but each clinical forum has expert moderators. It’s the best place for professionals to go for current, real-world answers to dental problems.
For the rest, this mp3 (above) should do.