1. California’s Harshest Critic of Teleorthodontics Evan Low Involved in Fracas Regarding Legislative Transparency

    Four years ago, despite fierce opposition from Democratic politicians, California voters passed Proposition 54, a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to be more transparent. Now, California Assembly Members including Evan Low have put forward Assembly Constitutional Amendment 25 which uses the COVID-19 state of emergency to undercut legislative transparency.

  2. Teledentistry Advances in Ohio: Sub. H.B. No. 679

    After long negotiations with the Ohio Dental Association, HB 679 was amended and passed the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill had originally excluded dentistry and required an in-person visit before using telehealth. The Ohio Senate convenes in September 2020 and will take up this bill.

  3. Wired Magazine: An Evidence-Based Opinion on the In-Person Annual Physical

    “In 2019, the Cochrane Collaboration, an international group of medical researchers who systematically evaluate the world’s biomedical research, took up the topic of routine, general health checkups. Reviewing 17 studies that followed a combined 251,000 people for a median of nine years, they came to the unequivocal conclusion that routine health checkups and their accompanying physical exams had virtually no impact on overall health or longevity.” Dr. Eric Snoey