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Pennsylvania Dental Association Responds to Revised DOH Guidelines

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 10:47pm

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After consultation with leaders in organized dentistry, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has released updated guidelines for dental practices in Pennsylvania.

Key Points: 
  • HARRISBURG, Pa., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After consultation with leaders in organized dentistry, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has released updated guidelines for dental practices in Pennsylvania.
  • The newly released document ( REVISED Guidance on COVID-19 for Dental Health Care Personnel in Pennsylvania ) replaces the Guidance on COVID-19 for Dental Health Care Personnel in Pennsylvania issued on March 22, and these updated guidelines are effective immediately.
  • Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 5,200 member dentists.
  • It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest and oldest national dental society in the world.

Teledentistry Embraced by American Association of Dental Boards in New Directive

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 8:15pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmileDirectClub , the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, reports that the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) has issued the first Telehealth Directive to its member dental boards touting the necessity for accessible care through teledentistry.

Key Points: 
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmileDirectClub , the industry pioneer and first direct-to-consumer medtech platform for teeth straightening, reports that the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) has issued the first Telehealth Directive to its member dental boards touting the necessity for accessible care through teledentistry.
  • In response, SmileDirectClub Chief Executive Officer David Katzman made the following statement:
    We are completely aligned with the American Association of Dental Boards aim to ensure people have access to care and applaud the organization for issuing a directive that clearly points to the importance of teledentistry for the industry at large.
  • We look forward to the opportunity to continue working with the AADB, State Dental Boards and Associations, as well as their members, across the country to further strengthen doctor-directed teledentistry and how it benefits both the patient and the provider.
  • Through our cutting-edge teledentistry technology and vertically integrated model, we are revolutionizing the oral care industry, from clear aligner therapy to our affordable, premium oral care product line.

Florida Board of Dentistry Closes Investigation Into Smile Direct Club

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 2:55pm

It is great to have the support of dental boards like the State of Florida Dental Board, who welcome the access to care that todays technology and our platform creates.

Key Points: 
  • It is great to have the support of dental boards like the State of Florida Dental Board, who welcome the access to care that todays technology and our platform creates.
  • SmileDirectClub is a dental service organization (DSO) that provides marketing and administrative support services and a teledentistry platform to state-licensed dentists and orthodontists.
  • SmileDirectClubs mission is to democratize access to affordable and convenient care, unleashing the power of a persons smile to positively impact their place in the world.
  • Available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Hong Kong, SmileDirectClub is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

California Dental Industry Faces New Mandatory Training Requirements In 2020 That Could Cost Business Owners Thousands.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00am

This harassment prevention training course provides (up to 2) California Dental Board CE credits while also meeting the new mandatory requirements for the State of California.

Key Points: 
  • This harassment prevention training course provides (up to 2) California Dental Board CE credits while also meeting the new mandatory requirements for the State of California.
  • California dental offices can purchase this mandatory training for both supervisors and employees at http://www.mycecourse.com and save thousands on training.
  • "MindMeld Studios DBA myCEcourse.com is an approved preferred continuing educational provider by the California Dental Board.
  • MindMeld Studios over the past year has delivered state required prevention training courses to thousands of professionals in the dental industry.

Petition filed by Three Nonprofit Groups Asking FTC to Investigate Maine Dental Board for Antitrust Violation

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:03pm

AUGUSTA, Maine, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Three national nonprofits have petitioned the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the Maine Board of Dental Practice for antitrust violations.According to the petition, https://tinyurl.com/FTC-MEdentalboard ,the dental board refuses to enforce the state's fact sheet law.

Key Points: 
  • AUGUSTA, Maine, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Three national nonprofits have petitioned the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the Maine Board of Dental Practice for antitrust violations.According to the petition, https://tinyurl.com/FTC-MEdentalboard ,the dental board refuses to enforce the state's fact sheet law.
  • As a result, some dentists who still use dental amalgam are withholding information from patients about amalgam's mercury content.
  • "The Maine Dental Board is not above the law," said Katherine Paul of Freeport, Maine, speaking for Organic Consumers Association.
  • If this board doesn't want to fulfill its duty, Maine's Governor should appoint a new dental board."