1. Legislative Alert: Access to Care Limiting Montana HB 343 Tabled

    The Montana House Human Services Committee, upon the urging of ATDA and other stakeholders, voted to “table” (i.e. dismiss) House Bill 343 last week. This legislation would have significantly limited access to care and would have been detrimental to the practice of teledentistry in the state. The bill included: An unconstitutional residency requirement which forbid a provider from practicing in Montana – regardless of licensure – unless they lived in the state;…

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  2. NAD Finds One American Association of Orthodontists Video Puffery; Recommends Discontinuation of Unsupported Implied Claims About Competitor’s Platform

    New York, NY – March 2, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) supported its implied claim that SmileDirectClub, LLC’s retail stores lack on-site medical professionals. However, NAD has recommended that AAO discontinue implied claims, and certain videos containing such claims, that SmileDirectClub’s direct-to-consumer: Teledentistry platform is risky, dangerous and ineffective, and that medical professionals are not involved throughout SmileDirectClub’s…

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  3. ATDA Supports the American Association of Dental Boards Mid-Year Meeting 2021

    The ATDA is a sponsor of this year’s AADB mid-year meeting. The AADB Meeting provides an excellent forum for keeping up to date with state board concerns. Programs are designed to allow opportunities for interaction among all participants, including board members, dentists, therapists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, educators, board attorneys, and dental specialty associations. Panels and small discussion groups exchange ideas and information. Participants take away valuable information on current issues and…

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