Viewpoint Balances The Playing Field

Dec. 1, 1995
Thank you for publishing Dr. Jack Kennedy`s Viewpoint. I have spent many days wondering if I am alone in my thoughts regarding government, viruses and individual freedoms. I have spent additional time wondering why organized dentistry has not seen fit to stand up for the individual practitioner. For the ADA to virtually ignore the plight of the soloist going up against various attorneys general is unconscionable. This is especially true when the state has no hard data on which to base their dogm

Thank you for publishing Dr. Jack Kennedy`s Viewpoint. I have spent many days wondering if I am alone in my thoughts regarding government, viruses and individual freedoms. I have spent additional time wondering why organized dentistry has not seen fit to stand up for the individual practitioner. For the ADA to virtually ignore the plight of the soloist going up against various attorneys general is unconscionable. This is especially true when the state has no hard data on which to base their dogma. Dental Economics has shown a great deal of courage in publishing this essay. I`m not sure I would ever expect to read such a treatise in any of the standard national or state-component publications. You have helped balance the playing field in this controversy in a way no other respected national publication has done or has shown any promise of doing. Please, keep up the good work!

Neal P. Swann, DDS

Milpitas, CA

Editor`s Note: Space limitations do not permit us to use all of the letters we have received in reference to Dr. Doherty`s column critical of AGD dues-restructuring and to Dr. Kennedy`s October Viewpoint, "Are We Playing To Win...?" We will publish more reader comments on these emotionally-charged topics in future issues and invite readers to continue to comment through letters. Both Dr. Doherty and Dr. Kennedy have received many letters and phone calls, pro and con, so it is obvious the topics are important to our readers; hence, the discussions will continue.

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