Dr. David Denton is a veteran dentist, but he’s been a dentist for 17 years.
“I have had a lot of people call and say that I have been an advocate for them,” he said.
Dr. Denton said that the Dentist-Moral Society of America (DMSA) recently sent him an email with the title, “I Love You Guys, You’re the Most Important People in Dentistry.”
It’s a sentiment shared by a majority of the dentists surveyed.
The Dentist Association of the United States (DAAUS), which represents dentists across the country, also wrote a letter to the editor.
It’s time for our dentists to take back the Dentists Moral Rights Act from the DMSA.” “
We know there are plenty of people out there who want to do better.
It’s time for our dentists to take back the Dentists Moral Rights Act from the DMSA.”
But the dentistry community is divided.
Some dentists have begun calling for the DMCA to be repealed, arguing that the act is not about helping patients, but rather about the profession.
Dentists are currently represented by the American Dental Association, which is based in Atlanta.
But the DMAs website says that the DMAS will soon launch a campaign called Dentist #Resist to raise awareness about the law and encourage dental schools and dental residents to speak out against it.
“If you believe in dental equality and equal treatment, and you want to fight for this, it is your right as a dentist to do so,” the DMas website says.
“However, it would be a good idea to first speak up and speak out about this with your peers and family.”
Dr. J.K. Dyson, a member of the American Academy of Dental Hygienists, said in an email that the law is outdated and needs to be replaced with a more modern law that would address the needs of today’s dental professionals.
“The Dentist Moral Rights Amendment Act was passed in 1984 to address the dental profession’s lack of dental education,” Dyson said in the email.
“As the number of dental schools have grown, so has the demand for dental education.
Dentistry education should not only be accessible, but also timely.
The current law was passed at the time that dentists were getting their education and the only way to improve education is through direct, patient-directed dental services.”
Dentists who do not want to see the DMAA repeal, or who support the DMPA, are urging dental schools to cancel classes and send their students to community-based programs to get a good dental education, rather than sending them to medical schools.
“There are a lot more dental programs now that are providing the kinds of care and education that are needed to be in the future, which means that a dental education that is not aligned with the DMRA needs to change,” said Dr. Jennifer Gifford, president of the Dental Education Association of America.
The DMAA says it has sent an email to all dentists, urging them to sign the Dentistry-Mental Rights Amendment in hopes that it will help dentists get back to work.
Dentist, Dentist Memes & the Dentition-Mentality War Dr. Stoltis said that he would support a repeal of the DMFA, but only if the DMBA is replaced with something that addresses the needs and issues facing today’s dentists.
“To me, the DMMA is more than a mouthpiece,” he told ABC News.
“It’s a whole body of work, and it’s the foundation for how we get to the future.
We need to change it, because we are all part of the problem.”
If the DMDA is repealed, the Denticians Moral Rights act would need to be changed, he said, adding that there are many issues that need to come together for the law to be enforced.
“My goal is to get all dentistry organizations to get together, have a conference, and agree to do that,” he explained.
“Otherwise, we’re going to have a dentists-only bill that we’re not going to be able to pass.”
ABC News’ Ryan T. Smith contributed to this report.