On June 26, Frontline, the popular PBS newsmagazine program, will air a story that focuses on access to care disparities and the "business of dentistry." A preview of Dollars and Dentists Preview is available.
According to the producers, the show will examine all aspects of oral health disparities in America.
I will comment after the episode airs but we wanted to give notice to the dental community.
Using photography and reviewing esthetics, structure, function and biology, as well as, the benefits of treatment and the consequences of going without, will help your patients to make their own decisions about whether to accept or deny treatment. This is important to remember if this program follows others from the past, which painted dentistry in a poor light.
Let us hope this is not the case because it would be a disservice to our patients as well as to the profession.