1. Collaborative Partnership Between SmileDirectClub and CVS Promises to Increase Access to Affordable Orthodontic Care

    SmileDirectClub and CVS Pharmacy just announced a partnership that will bring SmileShops to “hundreds” of CVS retail stores this year. “We believe it’s just a testament to the consumer’s trust in teledentistry and our business model as a leading solution for affordable and convenient smile care,” said Alex Fenkell, SmileDirectClub’s co-founder. The American Teledentistry Association believes that this market innovation will exponentially increase access to safe, affordable, and convenient orthodontic care to…

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  2. Judge Rules That SmileDirectClub Can Retry Antitrust Claims Against Alabama Board of Dental Examiners

    SmileDirect Can Lodge Ala. Antitrust Fight In State Court By Anne Cullen Law360 (April 18, 2019, 6:56 PM EDT) — An Alabama federal judge has cleared the way for SmileDirectClub to retry its antitrust claims against the state’s dental examiners board in state court. U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor on Wednesday agreed with SmileDirectClub LLC that he was wrong to dismiss with prejudice its state and federal allegations that the board…

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  3. ATDA’s Statement on Governor Grisham’s Anti-Competitive Veto of SB241

    Today the American Teledentistry Association expressed disappointment in New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s decision to veto near unanimously-approved state legislation that supports extending access to affordable, quality oral care through teledentistry. “Low income and rural New Mexicans seeking access to oral health care are hurting today,” said Dr. Marc Ackerman, DMD, MBA, Executive Director of the American Teledentistry Association. “According to data for the Centers for Disease Control, New Mexico has…

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