1. Smile Direct Club Provides Dental Community Tools to Maintain Patient Contact During Social Distancing

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmileDirectClub, the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, today announced it is opening its proprietary teledentistry platform to any licensed dentist or orthodontist in the United States to help them communicate with their patients while their physical offices are closed or limited to emergency procedures. As the American Dental Association and state dental boards and associations mandate the postponement of all non-essential dentist appointments and procedures amid…

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  2. Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Blocks Teledentistry

    The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners has posted on their site: Dentists in Texas are not authorized to practice teledentistry because of established legal requirements such as Rule 108.8(c)(2)(C), which requires “documentation of the findings of a tactile and visual examination of the soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.”  Remember, teledentistry is regulated by state statute and board rule, not associational recommendations.  Please note – Texas currently does not…

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  3. byte Donates 3D Labs to Make Masks, Face Shields & Ventilator Parts to Fight Coronavirus

    March 30, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–byte (http://www.byteme.com), the fastest growing teledentistry company for at-home invisible aligners, has stepped up to do their part in the fight against COVID-19. On Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, byte President Neeraj Gunsagar announced today that it will offer up its 3D specialty lab to make masks, face shields and ventilator parts to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. “Every day, we…

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