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  1. ATDA Weighs in on the Conflation of DTC Remote Aligner Treatment and DIY Dentistry

    A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Dental Association conflated DTC remote clear aligner treatment and DIY dentistry. ATDA Executive Director, Dr. Marc Ackerman, weighed in with a letter to the Editor setting the record straight.

  2. ATDA Welcomes New Advisory Board Member- Sarah Sharfstein

    Sarah Sharfstein joined Aspen Dental Management, Inc. in October of 2018 in the newly-created role of Vice President of Category Development and Strategy, with a focus on developing a non-existent Orthodontic business from the ground up. In an already consumer-centric company, she has focused on leveraging technology to optimize the consumer experience and help dentists and team educate their patients about the benefits of clear aligner therapy, with the ultimate goal of…

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  3. Disruptive Innovation: Sam’s Club

    Sam’s Club offers telemedicine visits for $1.  Sam’s Club has just partnered with 98point6 to offer its members unlimited, text-based health visits for a dollar a visit. Sam’s Club is the membership-only retail warehouse club with millions of members, while 98point6 offers text-based no-appointment, round-the clock consultations. Just type “Do I have poison ivy?” along with a photograph and press “send.” Your text is received by a doctor, and soon you’ll receive a diagnosis…

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