April 29, 2015
The Department of Health and Human Services released its final Public Health Service recommendation for the optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay. The recommended ratio of fluoride to water is 0.7 parts per million (ppm), which results from years of scientific analysis of the amount of fluoride people receive from all sources. This recommendation replaces the previous recommended range of 0.7 to 1.2 ppm issued in 1962.
March 16, 2015
By April 2015, dental practices that renew x-ray certification labels will see a $10 increase on label fees. Most dental offices renew certification labels once every three years. You will see this $10 increase the next time your labels are renewed. There is no change in the renewal schedule. In early April, the state will also send out invoices for a new annual $50 radiation machine facility registration fee. Dentists will be required to pay this fee and update facility information every year.