Dental therapy nation is just a matter of time

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  Alaska, Arizona, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Washington  /  No Comments

Dental therapy is nearing a tipping point in the United States, whether “Big Dentistry” likes it or not. That’s according to Kristin Mizzi Angelone, a dental policy expert with the Pew Charitable Trusts. “There is an unprecedented level of activity in states across the country and from across the political spectrum, with more and more […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Anchorage’s no-drone zone

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Alaska, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Overzealous politicians and regulators are putting a crimp in the growing market for drones.

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Low-tax economists say taxpayers won major legislative battles in 2016

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Alaska, Budget and Spending, Economy, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Economists for the American Legislative Exchange Council said taxpayers won some significant policy battles — while losing some others — in 2016 legislative sessions.

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Arizona lawmakers ponder dental therapy to address shortage

By   /  December 15, 2016  /  Alaska, Arizona, Health Care, Minnesota, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

Hospital emergency rooms are normally a repository for broken bones, accident traumas and sudden or severe medical complications. In Arizona, ERs were also the go-to treatment option for more than 45,000 people with dental problems from 2010 to 2015. The state’s Medicaid program picked up the tab for 41 percent of these cases — nearly […]

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Oral health care workshop hits nerve of dentists and policymakers

By   /  August 11, 2016  /  Alaska, Arizona, Health Care, Indiana, Issues, Minnesota, National, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

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States want to expand access to oral health care, but the debate over how to do it is provoking strong reactions from many within the dental community.

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Charter school review in the Last Frontier

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Alaska, Education Blog  /  No Comments

Several members of the Fairbanks, Alaska, North Star Borough school board want to conduct a review of the district’s charter school policies, and the board plans a work session for April 4 to discuss “multiple regulations and practices among its handful of charter schools.” the Fairbanks News-Miner reports. “There’s been discussion in the past around what the […]

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