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INFORMATION FOR DENTISTS
You invested an immense amount of time and money to become a board-certified dental professional, but things aren’t exactly as you thought they would be. Likely, there’s even more you don’t know that is hindering your rights as a dentist.
Concerned Dentists of Texas provides information resources for dentists who are in contracted or employee positions, dental associates, private practice or desire to be in private practice in the future.
We address current advocacy issues, such as oversupply of dentists in Texas, high-interest student loans, lack of enforcement of existing laws, restoring Texas sovereignty in dental licensure and other issues affecting the doctor/patient relationship.
What’s happening, and what do you need to know?
- Is it fair others who did not faithfully commit to the same level of education are allowed to get a dental license?
- Do you fully understand the employment contracts you are signing and the consequences?
- Is the lack of employment opportunities affecting the location or the way you practice?
- Are you being represented?
- Are insurance companies interfering with your dentist/patient relationship?
- Are you frustrated because you entered a corporate-owned practice that takes most of your income and disallows continuity of care for your patients?
These questions drive our mission and are the reason we are here to support you as fellow dental professionals. So what can you do?
- Commit to becoming educated about the issues critical to our profession and to our patients by signing up for our emails at the top or bottom of this page.
- Make your Texas representative and senator aware of your concerns. They do want to hear from you, so let us know how we can help you. It is always best to meet in person with your legislators, but just remember that during the legislative session (140 days every two years), they are usually busier than during an off year. Calling, emailing, or writing your legislator is also effective. Here’s how you can find out who
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- Support CDOT in our efforts by becoming a member.
If you’re a dental practitioner you can:
- Educate your colleagues and students about business model choices and how they affect their livelihood.
- Send CDOT information at firstname.lastname@example.org with your personal experiences, write an article or guest post or volunteer to help. Become a member and let your voice be heard. Make a difference.