In October of 2018, the Ohio State Dental Board referred amendments to its “Dental Specialties Recognition and Advertising Rules” to the Ohio Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI).
Federal Court Dismisses a Majority of SmileDirectClub’s Claims, and Finds that SmileDirectClub’s Digital Scans Constitute the “Practice of Dentistry”
On May 8, 2019, the Court entered an Order dismissing a majority of SmileDirectClub’s claims in the lawsuit. The Court dismissed all of the claims against the Board as an entity, as well as any claims against the Board’s individual members seeking monetary damages.
We are pleased to share an important update out of the State of New Mexico, thanks to the quick work of AAO staff and members.
The AAO’s involvement as an amicus party, in the interests of the health, safety, and well-being of patients seeking orthodontic care, did not go unnoticed by the Court, which specifically referenced the American Association of Orthodontists in its Memorandum Opinion.
The 2019 Professional Advocacy Conference took place in Washington, D.C. with 118 members advocating for the specialty on Capitol Hill and a Washington insiders’ publication, Politico Influence, reporting on the conference.