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  1. FTC and DOJ File Amicus Brief in SmileDirectClub, LLC v. Battle, et al.(Georgia Dental Board Members)

    As was reported in an earlier post by the ATDA, teledentistry has been a prime target of many state dental boards. In the case of the Georgia’s Board of Dentistry much like the case of Alabama’s Board of Dental Examiners, they have attempted to shut down SmileDirectClub’s SmileShop operations in the state arguing that digital scans taken by employees constitute the practice of dentistry and require direct supervision by a dentist. The…

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  2. FTC and DOJ File Amicus Brief in SmileDirectClub v. Alabama

    Teledentistry has been a prime target of many state dental boards. In the case of the Alabama’s Board of Dental Examiners, they have attempted to shut down SmileDirectClub’s SmileShop operations in the state arguing that digital scans taken by employees constitute the practice of dentistry. The American Teledentistry Association in its white paper on teleorthodontics has explained that digital scans of the oral cavity are nothing more than three-dimensional topographic photographs and…

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  3. Teleorthodontic Standards White Paper Released

    The ATDA Clinical Care Working Group has just released a white paper on Teleorthodontic Standards for Remote Treatment with Clear Aligners. The Teleorthodontic Standard for Remote Treatment with Clear Aligners_Final