1. Florida Legislature Passes New Telehealth Law and Dentistry Should Follow Their Lead

    The Florida legislature has passed a new law that provides guidelines for the practice of telehealth. The bill is en route to Governor DeSantis’ office where he is expected to sign it. The American Teledentistry Association endorses the language of the bill and in particular the following provisions: Telehealth is defined as the use of synchronous or asynchronous telecommunications technology by a telehealth provider to provide health care services, including, but not limited…

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  2. ATDA’s Statement on Governor Grisham’s Anti-Competitive Veto of SB241

    Today the American Teledentistry Association expressed disappointment in New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s decision to veto near unanimously-approved state legislation that supports extending access to affordable, quality oral care through teledentistry. “Low income and rural New Mexicans seeking access to oral health care are hurting today,” said Dr. Marc Ackerman, DMD, MBA, Executive Director of the American Teledentistry Association. “According to data for the Centers for Disease Control, New Mexico has…

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  3. Smilelove

    “We at Smilelove understand the AAO concerns with direct to consumer aligners. And want to thank them for their efforts to protect the consumer and to “do no harm”. However, the article is clearly biased and uses scare tactics rather than attempting to give the customer a good understanding of how our service works or any attempt to understand it. Medical costs have tripled since 2001 without the same multiplier in care…

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