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22WinTerItisofcourseanempiricalquestionofwhetherfreestand-ingdentalschoolsthatareconceivedofimplicitlyorexplicitlyasfor-profitinstitutionsorthatareembeddedinuniversitiesthatareframedbyaprofitmo-tivecanprovidethebroadedu-cationthatIhavealludedtobutIhavemydoubts.Mydoubtsstemfromasuspicionthatthereisadeepclashbetweentheval-uesthatinformthechoicesoffor-profitinstitutionsandthemarketplacemoregenerallyandthevaluesofthoseinstitutionsthatseethemselvesasservingabroadlydefinedpublicgood.JusticeThisleadsmetomyfinalpoint.InboththeBertolamiandFormicolaessaysthereareallusionstodentalinequitiesthatistheextenttowhichaccesstodentalservicesisaffectedbyso-cialclass.TheUnitedStatesasweknowtoowellistheonlyadvancedindustrialdemocracythatdoesnotguaranteeaccesstohealthcaretoallitscitizens.FiftymillionAmericanshavenohealthinsurancemanymorearecoveredbyinadequatein-surance.Fordecadesreformerssoughttoaddressthisglaringinequity.WiththepassageoftheAffordableCareActanditsgrad-ualimplementationtherewillbeextraordinaryprogress.Butsomewillbeleftbehind.WhatisthestorywithdentalcareHowmanycannotgetthecaretheyneedHowmanymustpayout-of-pocketchargesthatareveryburdensomeorsoburden-somethatneededcareisdelayedThesearequestionsthatwell-educateddentistsandthedentalprofessionasawholeneedtoaddress.Theyarequestionsthatcannotberesolvedbyappealstocharitycareorpublicclinicsforthepoor.Theyrequireaneffortbytheprofessiontoargueandpressforaguaranteedrighttodentalcareaspartofabroaderrighttohealthcareservices.Raisingthisquestioninasystematicwayrequiresun-derstandingthesocialforcesthatmayfosterorimpedethepathtodentaljustice.ThisoughttobeacoremissionofdentaleducationintheUnitedStates.Itisofcourseanempiricalquestionofwhetherfreestandingdentalschoolsthatareconceivedofimplicitlyorexplicitlyasfor-protinstitutionsorthatareembeddedinuniversitiesthatareframedbyaprotmotivecanprovidethebroadeducationthatIhavealludedtobutIhavemydoubts.