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Analysis: Working Hard is No Longer a Ticket to Achieving a American Dream

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Working Hard is no Longer a Ticket to Achieving a American Dream

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City Room: Metropolitan Diary: The Upscale Treatment

Dear Diary:

Several years ago, while visiting New York, we motionless to go window-shopping along Madison Avenue while my crony was during a dentist appointment nearby.

I had walked several blocks when a fantastic solid necklace in a window of Ivanka Trump’s boutique stopped me in my tracks. we lingered there, study it, and smiled during a confidence ensure and a lady in black inside, who had beheld my interest.

I was dumbfounded when a doorway non-stop and we was invited into a boutique. Moments later, a necklace we had dignified (worth over 5 times my annual salary) was around my neck,

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Economist Finds Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) More Cost-Effective Than Average Independent Dentists

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — An in-depth study of state reimbursement claims data conducted by economist Arthur Laffer shows that Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) in Texas are providing more cost-efficient and conservative dental care than the average Texas dentist – while providing much-needed services to underserved patients, many of whom are children on Medicaid who have not previously had access to any dental care whatsoever.

The research concluded that DSOs are “filling an important void in dental coverage that Congress has specifically incentivized dentists to fill, and at least in Texas… are actually treating patients more conservatively than non-DSO dentists.”

DSOs are individual companies who provide comprehensive administrative and other support services to dentists or groups of dentists. Through group buying power, electronic medical records, centralization and the use of dental best practices, DSOs create efficiencies that allow dentists to provide cost-effective care to low-income children and families on Medicaid.  Even though Medicaid has increased reimbursement rates in Texas, many DSO and non-DSO dentists still do not accept Medicaid patients, given that reimbursement is much lower than what private insurers pay. Before DSOs were created, this left many families on Medicaid with nowhere to turn for dental care.

This comprehensive study effectively refutes some perceptions that DSOs engage in overuse of high-reimbursement dental procedures, with the goal of maximizing income, when in fact, just the opposite is occurring in Texas.  The data shows that DSOs are actually the more conservative providers of such high-reimbursement procedures, which included tooth extraction (removal), placement of crowns and pulpotomies (removal of infected pulp in a tooth).

Laffer’s Texas analysis found that DSO dentists charge, on average, about $225 less than non-DSO dentists, and perform fewer procedures per patient than the average dental office. While the average DSO patient had about 10 procedures performed, an average non-DSO patient had more than 12 procedures. In addition, the charge per patient in DSOs averaged $483.89 at DSOs, compared with $711.54 for patients in other types of dental practices.

Kool Smiles, the largest Medicaid focused DSO in Texas and largest Medicaid dental provider in the United States, performed more conservatively still, with about 8 procedures per patient and a cost of $345.45, less than half of non-DSO dentists.  This data finding is even more remarkable given many Kool Smiles patients initially present with severe tooth decay and other complications as a result of poor dental hygiene due to lack of access to care and education.

Laffer said the study indicates the DSO model enables the provision of dental services at a lower cost to consumers of all income levels by taking advantage of economies of scale.  He concluded, “Competition, new business models, and increased services are good things.  As consumers and taxpayers, we should embrace innovation.”

Laffer was a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board from 1981 to 1989, and was the first chief economist at the White House Office of Management and Budget. He is the author of the “Laffer Curve,” one of the main theoretical constructs of supply-side economics.

Laffer’s study was sponsored by Kool Smiles, the largest Medicaid focused DSO in Texas. The study of publicly available data of 25.9 million Medicaid procedures in Texas in 2011 is available at : http://www.pacificresearch.org/docLib/20120918_2012.09.19DSOs.pdf. Laffer maintains the independence of the study results and his opinions.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 Dental Offices No Comments

Dental bureau manager charged with passionate assault

NORWALK — A dental bureau manager was arrested over a weekend in a passionate attack of a womanlike worker in July.

Rafael Arias, 39, of 5 Hillwood Ave., Norwalk, was charged Saturday with first-degree passionate attack and expelled over a weekend after posting $200,000 bond.

An worker of a West Avenue dental bureau complained to military Jul 12 that Arias forced himself on her in a corridor of a bureau a prior day.

The woman, 24, told military Arias was forcibly kissing her in a corridor and felt her breasts outward of her shirt and she attempted to get away.

Article source: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Dental-office-manager-charged-with-sexual-assault-3889547.php

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Cosmetic Dentists during The Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Offer 40 Percent Off Veneers in Austin

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Dr. Rudy Izzard, Implant Specialist with Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, and Dr. Robert D'Alfonso, Lakeway Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Rudy Izzard, Implant Specialist with Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, and Dr. Robert D’Alfonso, Lakeway Cosmetic Dentist

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For a singular time, a Lakeway Center for Cosmetic

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Leading Long Island Dentist in Valley Stream Now Offering $89 Exam, X-rays and Professional Cleaning

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West Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Sanaz Khoubnazar, is Now Offering all Patients Effective Treatment Options with …

WEST LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Everyone wishes to have a colourful and true grin that they will be unapproachable to uncover off via a years, though progressing healthy and pleasing teeth can be a tough task, generally with malocclusion.  This misalignment of a teeth will not usually impact a coming of an individual’s smile, it could also lead to a slew of other health issues if it is not treated quickly.  For locals that are now traffic with malocclusion themselves, West Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sanaz Khoubnazar, is now charity effective

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Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Kevin Sands, Revitalizes Patients Smiles

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Patients that are finally prepared to reconstruct their grin mostly have one critical concern: how prolonged a altogether diagnosis will be and how many trips to a dental use they will need to take.  With a bustling lifestyles that people via Southern California have today, this can make veteran dental treatments intensely difficult.  To assistance patients once again grin with confidence, Los Angeles cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin Sands, is now charity discerning and pain-free physic treatments that can be carried out in only a singular outing to a dental office.

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