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(Daily Finance) — When times get tough, teeth just aren’t on the top of the “take care of this now” list. And that’s nothing to smile about. The 2011 Survey of Dental Care Affordability and Accessibility conducted for Brighter.com by Empirica Research in conjunction with Dr. David Neal, professor at the University of Southern California, shows that approximately 50% of Americans lack dental insurance, and in 2010, dental premiums increased at a higher rate than medical insurance premiums. ”The recession and high unemployment rates have put more of the burden of dental care on the shoulders of already strained budgets,” says Jake Winebaum, founder and CEO of Brighter.com.
We already knew that healthcare was a stable industry; nurses, doctors and administrators usually don’t have to worry about layoffs or the recessionary effects on their careers. Now there’s even more reason to want to go into the healthcare field. According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics‘ annual Occupational Employment and Wages report, eight of the top ten highest paying jobs in the country are in the healthcare sector.
Average annual wages: $167,610
Median hourly wages: $80.58
Number of employees with occupation: 22,690
(NPR) — In a historic move, the American Dental Association has apologized for not taking a stand against discriminatory membership practices. In an open letter, Dr. Raymond Gist, who became the ADA’s first African-American president in October, said the dentist group should have done a better job in making sure minorities could join affiliated state and local organizations before the mid-1960s. ”[I]n looking forward, we must also look back,” Gist wrote. “Along with acknowledging past mistakes and to build a stronger, collaborative platform for future accomplishments, the ADA apologizes to dentists for not strongly enforcing non-discriminatory membership practices prior to 1965.”
There’s nothing worse than an amazing gift with one small glitch. Kind of like a good man with bad breath. It sucks. But have no fear Madame Noire is here…along with some well-respected dentists, to give tips on keeping ‘kissing breath’ fresh.