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 of Dentistry from taking any unlawful and unconstitutional action that will ultimately harm consumers.
As doctor-directed, remote clear aligner therapy enabled by SmileDirectClub’s teledentistry platform gains acceptance with millions of consumers, retail partners, insurance providers, and a growing network of state-licensed dentists and orthodontists, organized dentistry has been ratcheting up its attempts to block competition. We will continue to educate these organizations and other stakeholders to correct misconceptions of our model that have been falsely perpetuated to further their anti-competitive goals. We will not give up the fight to democratize access to affordable, convenient, and safe oral care solutions for millions of Americans.”