Showing posts with label Winegarden and Arduin. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Challenge to recent studies on DSO’s by Laffer, Winegarden and Arduin: Put your mouth where your studies are.

October 15, 2012 Sally Pipes, President of Pacific Research Institute, published an op-ed piece at whereby Wayne Winegarden and Donna Arduin had studied Arthur Laffer’s study and yep, they agreed, dental management services organization are simply scrumptious. [cough]

Here is a chance for each of them to put their mouths where their “studies” are.

Here is the challenge to each; Laffer, Pipes,Winegarden and Arduin:

  1. Go to your regular dentist for a check-up. Keep any treatment plan you receive or report on the state of your dental health.
  2. Pick two DSO clinics that treat adults and two that are geared toward children on state insurance programs. I’m sure there are some nearby. It probably won’t cost you a dime, all of them have coupons for free exams and x-rays.
  3. Go for your appointments. Voice record the entire visit or it doesn’t count.
  4. Bring back any treatment plans, credit applications and other paperwork you receive.
  5. Next grab one of your toddlers, better yet, a grandchild, preferably under the age of 5 years old.
  6. Take them to their regular dentist for a check-up. Keep any treatment plans you receive or report on their dental health.
  7. Run them down to each DSO Medicaid clinic you chose for a check-up.
  8. Here too, you must record each visit. Don’t be scared. if you are brave enough to put your name on these “studies”, you should balls enough to send you “child of choice” back there alone.
  9. You must get copies of their treatment plans as well, if any. I say that since chances are good the treatment will already be completed when you get your child back.
  10. Interview the child after each visit.

When you’re done, each of you should have 6 reports, 3 for you and 3 for the “child of choice”.

Now, you have some real life data!

Tell us how it went.