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Letter writer: Why don’t dentists share tooth tip?

“Dentists, as well as the other mainstream health professionals, focus on those aspects of medicine that are the most profitable: those being diagnoses and treatment. They largely neglect prevention and aren’t that strong on cure, either. I see this as being due not to the integrity of the dentist, but to structural biases within the professions that make practitioners confine themselves to only those things they are trained in.”

TAKING A STAND: Diane DeWitt, left, and Cathy Holt participate in an Asheville protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. In her commentary below, Holt suggests another form of protest: Moving money out of the big banks that are financing the pipeline.

Divestitur­e could help halt Dakota Access pipeline

“Those seeking to profit from extracting the dirtiest of fuels are using their money and power to try to lock in a fossil fuel infrastructure, with no regard for cataclysmic climate change. But we don’t have to let them. Starting right here in Asheville, we can derail those plans by moving our money out of the big banks that are financing the pipeline!”