1. Alabama Board of Dental Examiners Agrees to Settle FTC Charges that It Unreasonably Excluded Lower Cost Online and Teledentistry Providers from Competition

    To settle FTC charges that its actions violated the antitrust laws, the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama has agreed to stop requiring on-site supervision by licensed dentists of alignment scans of prospective patients’ mouths seeking to address misaligned teeth or gaps between teeth. These scans are routinely administered by dental hygienists and other non-dentist practitioners; the Dental Board’s decision limited consumer choice and excluded new providers in the state of Alabama. The American…

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  2. Governor Reynolds Signs House File 685 Bolstering Access to Teleorthodontic Care for All Iowans

    The American Teledentistry Association applauds the Iowa legislature and Governor Reynolds for the passage and signing of House File 685 – a bill relating to the requirements for dentists and orthodontists using telehealth to deliver remote orthodontia services to Iowa residents. This legislation accomplishes the dual goals of ensuring that Iowans continue to have access to needed remote orthodontic treatment while simultaneously ensuring that pertinent patient protections are in place that uphold the standard of care.  Specifically,…

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  3. ATDA Welcomes New Advisory Board Member- Kim Chin

    Kim Chin is the Founder and CEO of McChin Health Solutions where he advises health service, product and research clients across the U.S., Asia Pacific and Europe.  Kim has extensive experience leading client teams in national and international strategies in market positioning and growth, including strategic partnerships and acquisitions.  In addition to consulting for providers, Kim provides healthcare sector contextual intelligence, market insight and due diligence to private equity, venture capital and…

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