1. Florida Legislature Passes New Telehealth Law and Dentistry Should Follow Their Lead

    The Florida legislature has passed a new law that provides guidelines for the practice of telehealth. The bill is en route to Governor DeSantis’ office where he is expected to sign it. The American Teledentistry Association endorses the language of the bill and in particular the following provisions: Telehealth is defined as the use of synchronous or asynchronous telecommunications technology by a telehealth provider to provide health care services, including, but not limited…

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  2. Smile Direct Club Prevails in Right to Bring Anti-competitive Claims in Georgia

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — “SmileDirectClub is very pleased with the Georgia federal court’s ruling that allows us to continue to pursue federal antitrust and constitutional claims against the individual members of the Georgia Board of Dentistry. The Georgia Board’s attempt to exclude non-dentists from taking 3D images of patients’ mouths is a transparent move to block competition and impede patient-first innovations in teledentistry. We look forward to proving our claims in court and preventing the members of the Georgia Board…

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  3. What Organized Dentistry Can Learn From Poison Control

    It’s 6 pm and your toddler walks into the kitchen, opens the cupboard under the sink, grabs a hold of one of the many brightly colored spray bottles of cleaning fluid, and then squirts a healthy amount of it in their mouth. You find him on the floor next to several bottles strewn across the floor. He has just vomited, is having difficulty breathing, is confused, and is exhibiting other strange behavior….

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