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Corporate Health Care Determinants

An article in The Wall Street Journal details plans by a number of large corporations to choose the physicians to be included in their health care plans with the stated goals of improving patient outcomes and reducing health care costs.

Controversy Over Genetic Engineering

Not long ago, He Jiankui, PhD, an assistant professor at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzen, China, made headlines after announcing he had used CRISPR-Cas9 technology for in vivo genetic modification of human…

The Impact of Student Loan Debt

An article in The Wall Street Journal about student debt recounts the story of a 37-year-old orthodontist who accrued more than $1 million in student loans for his dental and orthodontic education.

Fake News and Conflicts of Interest

Our society is inundated with misinformation, much of it frivolous and of no consequence — hence the term “fake news.” Unfortunately, some of it comes from individuals or organizations with ulterior motives. As a result, we have learned to…

Peri-implant Classifications Revisited

This is a continuation of my September Editor’s Note comments about the new classifications for periodontal and peri-implant diseases issued by the American Academy of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology.