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  1. ADA Citizen Petition Against SmileDirectClub Denied By FDA

    In a letter of May 30th, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration denied the American Dental Association’s Citizen Petition against SmileDirectClub. “…we are denying your request that FDA initiate enforcement action against the devices and conduct that you have alleged.” Petition_Denial_Letter_from_FDA_CDRH_to_American_Dental_Association

  2. An Overwhelmingly Orwellian Response to Teledentistry

    After attending quite a few meetings of State Dental Boards, State Dental Associations and some National Dental Associations, I am dumbfounded by the unmitigated fury and vitriol coming from so-called practitioners of the healing arts with regard to teledentistry. Almost reflexively naysayers use terms like unethical, substandard, poor quality, and dangerous to describe aspects of teledentistry.  No matter how many epithets are hurled like javelins at the proponents of teledentistry, those who…

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  3. Teledentistry is crucial, improves access to care

    California has made significant progress in improving access to dental care services to many Californians who have limited resources or who live in communities with few providers. For example, five years ago the state passed legislation that further encouraged the advancement of teledentistry paving the way for more children living in underserved communities to receive quality dental care. As a part of this progress and innovation, there has been a rise of…

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