California Voters Reject Proposition 46
Voters rejected Proposition 46, the proposed law that would increase the $250,000 pain/suffering cap in medical negligence lawsuits to adjust for inflation. To read more about how California voted on all ballot propositions yesterday, click here.
Virtual Dental Home bill signed in California
On September 27, 2014 California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that expands the Virtual Dental Home project to community settings throughout the state.
The Virtual Dental Home uses technology to allow dental hygienists and assistants to provide care to people in the community with oversight and input from a dentist working remotely.
To learn more about the bill passed in California, click here.
To learn more about the Virtual Dental Home, click here.
Misinformation on Water Fluoridation
A 2014 review paper in The Lancet Neurology identified a number of potential development neurotoxins in children. Fluoride was one of them.
This paper has fueled debate as some U.S. municipalities are reassessing the amount of fluoride in their water sources.
Be prepared to answer questions from patients by reading more about the public health misinformation presented on water fluoridation here.