American Dental Association’s Greed Creates Need for Borrowed Dentures

The fact that it is a denture doesn’t lessen the severity of being without a functional prosthesis. The idea that a woman had to wear her “dead sister’s teeth”, was the story told by New York Rep. Louise Slaughter at President Obama’s health care summit (please see following youtube link) and is just one story of many that involves the critical state of our health and dental care system in our nation. People shouldn’t have to do without a functional prosthesis, whether it being an arm, leg, or denture.

We’ve been dealing with healthcare being controlled by the American Medical Association, American Dental Association, Big Pharma Corporations and the Insurance companies leaving us with little or no money to meet our day to day expenses. I know lots of people that went to their grave sick and broke, paying for healthcare expenses. Just visit one of your neighborhood convalescent centers and take a look at our people and where our current healthcare system is getting us. Look at the healthcare, dental care and financial situation that the residents and their families are in. Some don’t have dentures or a sister to borrow from. It’s no joke and a serious situation. Health and dental care is unaffordable for most American families leaving people with no choice but to do without.

If corporate ADA would quit squeezing out competition it would free up more chairtime for children, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dental procedures but instead, corporate ADA’s self-serving political agenda is hurting consumers by suppressing qualified competitors that provide oral health care services, especially those with disparities. The American Dental Association works against its own vision and mission statement by suppressing competition that has been trained and educated in providing oral health care services to those that are unable to pay the high prices charged by dentist leaving Americans without needed dental care. Midlevel oral healthcare providers include denturists, dental health aide therapists, and independent practice for dental hygienists.

The American Dental Association uses money to fight Dental Hygienists from having independent practices, the ADA fights and prevents Denturists from having independent practices and funnels money to state dental associations to prosecute Denturists so they can’t provide affordable denture care to people. The ADA, waste money fighting Alaska, to prevent Dental Health Aide Therapists from providing dental services to Natives of Alaska living in remote areas.

Healthcare reform can not be about greed. A good number of Americans can’t afford to pay for dental work. Most aren’t on Medicaid and they have no dental insurance. The American Dental Association needs to reduce your prices, guarantee your work, and be more competitive.

Gary W. Vollan L.D.
State Coordinator, Wyoming State Denturist Association
http://www.wysda.org

References:
Denturists: Alternative healthcare providers for oral health screenings and referrals
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dc/2010/02/conservatives-mock-slaughters.html#ixzz0giMEIUlr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkJByadebXY&feature=player_ embedded#

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2 Responses to “American Dental Association’s Greed Creates Need for Borrowed Dentures”

  1. Marketing for Dental Specialists Says:

    The health care system is going through some changes but to where your dead sisters teeth is really going far.

  2. Western Dental Says:

    Its nice to see someone standing up for what they believe in

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