Lobbying efforts by members of the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA) have scuttled S.B. 887, a measure designed to make it legal for people without Maryland dental licenses to own dental practices.
With recent lawsuits showing some vendors may inflate contract prices for waste disposal and other ancillary services, the American Dental Association is reminding members to carefully review the fine print of any contracts they sign for their offices.
Instruction on how to care for handicapped children and adults -- training some say is missing from traditional dental school curricula -- is being offered by a program sponsored by the Virginia Dental Association during the Virginia Special Olympics.
From a small Kazakhstan mining town, Lyubov Slashcheva came to the U.S. at age five with her family to start kindergarten in the Shenandoah Valley, knowing almost no English but ready to make her mark.