Out-of-state dental management companies may face stricter rules in North Carolina.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Dental care (Utilization)
Dental care (Laws, regulations and rules)
Author: Wineinger, Joanne
Pub Date: 05/01/2012
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: May-June, 2012 Source Volume: 81 Source Issue: 3
Topic: Event Code: 930 Government regulation; 940 Government regulation (cont); 980 Legal issues & crime; 970 Government domestic functions Advertising Code: 94 Legal/Government Regulation Computer Subject: Government regulation
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Name: North Carolina Geographic Code: 1U5NC North Carolina; 1USA United States
Accession Number: 303073612
Full Text: North Carolina lawmakers are considering tougher rules for oversight of out-of-state dental management companies. SB 655 would give the state dental board more control over contracts between dentists and such chains to prevent situations such as those that occurred in Texas (see TSBDE story above). Some major out-of-state dental corporations are spending large amounts of money on lobbying, media campaigns and political contributions trying to sway lawmakers against such legislation. Ken Burgess, the attorney for the NC State Board of Dental Examiners, has said, "They have made it clear that North Carolina is their battleground, and they Hill do whatever it takes to prevail here."

by Joanne Wineinger, RDA, Ninth District Trustee
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