1. FTC and DOJ File Amicus Brief in SmileDirectClub v. Alabama

    Teledentistry has been a prime target of many state dental boards. In the case of the Alabama’s Board of Dental Examiners, they have attempted to shut down SmileDirectClub’s SmileShop operations in the state arguing that digital scans taken by employees constitute the practice of dentistry. The American Teledentistry Association in its white paper on teleorthodontics has explained that digital scans of the oral cavity are nothing more than three-dimensional topographic photographs and…

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  2. Teleorthodontic Standards White Paper Released

    The ATDA Clinical Care Working Group has just released a white paper on Teleorthodontic Standards for Remote Treatment with Clear Aligners. The Teleorthodontic Standard for Remote Treatment with Clear Aligners_Final

  3. Consumer Alert: Pending CA Legislation Requires Unnecessary Dental X-Rays

    California Assemblymember Evan Low has introduced Assembly Bill 1519 (Amended) requiring orthodontists to expose unnecessary dental x-rays. In spite of the recommendations in the American Association of Orthodontist’s Clinical Practice Guidelines (Page 6, Paragraph 2) and the British Orthodontic Society’s Guidelines for the Use of Radiographs in Clinical Orthodontics (P. 27) regarding limited orthodontic treatment or limited tooth movement, Assemblymember Low’s bill will deem any type of orthodontic treatment that does not…

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