FTC stays enforcement of decision against North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Dental personnel (Laws, regulations and rules)
Antitrust law
Author: Wineinger, Joanne
Pub Date: 03/01/2012
Publication: Name: The Dental Assistant Publisher: American Dental Assistants Association Audience: Academic; Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 American Dental Assistants Association ISSN: 1088-3886
Issue: Date: March-April, 2012 Source Volume: 81 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 930 Government regulation; 940 Government regulation (cont); 980 Legal issues & crime Advertising Code: 94 Legal/Government Regulation Computer Subject: Antitrust issue; Government regulation
Product: Product Code: 9108640 Antitrust Law; 8043800 Dental Auxiliaries NAICS Code: 92615 Regulation, Licensing, and Inspection of Miscellaneous Commercial Sectors; 62121 Offices of Dentists
Organization: Government Agency: United States. Federal Trade Commission
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 288536191
Full Text: On February 15, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agreed to stay enforcement of its finding that North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners' (NCSBDE) efforts to block non-dentists from providing tooth whitening service violate antitrust laws. This stay was granted to allow the NCSBDE to have its case heard by the appellate court. The NCSBDE maintains that providing the tooth whitening procedure without a dental license is practicing dentistry without a license.

by Joanne Wineinger, RDA, Ninth District Trustee

Joanne Wineinger, RDA, is the Ninth District Trustee for ADAA. She is a resident of Denton, TX, and was a practicing dental assistant for 45 years. Ms. Wineinger has been an ADAA member since 1962 and currently serves as the Texas Dental Assistants Association (TDAA) Chairman of the Past President's Council and TDAA Executive Secretary.
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