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Squeamish Colorado Dental Patients Get Drilled By Self-Interested Regulators
Date:6/17/2009

Colorado dental patients are being harmed by the very State regulators who are appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to protect them, a newly formed group, Holorado, contends. Self-interested Colorado regulators have "mile-highjacked the process" to place their own financial interests ahead of local citizens. Holorado is encouraging all dentists and their patients to attend a Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners meeting on July 9th to voice their dissatisfaction.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 17, 2009 -- Many Coloradoans who fear going to the dentist go less frequently and pay more than patients in most of the country, according to a group of angry patients and health professionals.

The protest group, Holorado, ranks Colorado near the bottom of the list of U.S. states that allow anxious or fearful patients to visit their preferred dentists and receive affordable, safe, effective oral conscious sedation.

"The Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners (CSBDE) is supposed to provide local residents 'open and safe access' to fear-reducing sedatives. But some self-interested regulators have mile-highjacked the process to redirect patients-in-need to them and other high-priced specialists," says a statement issued by Holorado.

The result is that Colorado residents are among those U.S. patients least able to avail themselves of anxiety-reducing methods that have been used safely by millions of patients outside the state and which conform to American Dental Association recommended guidelines, according to a state-by-state survey conducted by Holorado.

Worse, as Holorado points out, is the fact that some self-interested members of the CSBDE are now trying to push through even stricter regulations that Holorado believes will make it all but imp
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