Tue, 15 Jan 2013, 8:52am PST
Mid-level practitioners might conceivably help in dentistry, but they haven't in medicine. What would really help is transparency in pricing, and less use of 3rd party payers including especially insurance. People might reasonably want to insure against the risk of a car wreck knocking out all their teeth, but most insurance merely enables the shell game of pricing opacity that makes dentistry and medicine unaffordable.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013, 9:43am PST
My dentist is all the way affordable, but than again, I don't have dental insurance, so he works for cash. I always leave his office feeling like I stole from them,,,,