1. Digital Health Literacy: A Social Determinant of Health

  2. Legislative Alert: Access to Care Limiting Montana HB 343 Tabled

    The Montana House Human Services Committee, upon the urging of ATDA and other stakeholders, voted to “table” (i.e. dismiss) House Bill 343 last week. This legislation would have significantly limited access to care and would have been detrimental to the practice of teledentistry in the state. The bill included: An unconstitutional residency requirement which forbid a provider from practicing in Montana – regardless of licensure – unless they lived in the state;…

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  3. NAD Finds One American Association of Orthodontists Video Puffery; Recommends Discontinuation of Unsupported Implied Claims About Competitor’s Platform

    New York, NY – March 2, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) supported its implied claim that SmileDirectClub, LLC’s retail stores lack on-site medical professionals. However, NAD has recommended that AAO discontinue implied claims, and certain videos containing such claims, that SmileDirectClub’s direct-to-consumer: Teledentistry platform is risky, dangerous and ineffective, and that medical professionals are not involved throughout SmileDirectClub’s…

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