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Texas Dentists Warn Legislative Proposals Will Create Unnecessary Regulatory Schemes

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 27, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Stressing the need for Texas dentists to work together to help public officials curb Medicaid fraud and expand access to affordable, high-quality dental care, dentists from throughout Texas recently sent a letter to the Texas Dental Association (TDA) concerning its recent testimony before the Texas House Public Health Committee, according to the Sacramento Bee, citing the Texas Coalition of Dental Support Organizations.

The letter, signed by more than 60 Texas dentists from across the state, takes issue with the October 15th testimony of Dr. Richard Black before the committee. Dr. Black, on behalf of TDA, made what the dentists characterized as "troubling" and "unsubstantiated statements" pertaining to Texas dentists' 30-year history of utilizing non-clinical administrative support services that enable them to spend more time with patients and less time on administrative tasks.

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