Dental Board Hurt Competition, FTC Judge Says

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT) -- An administrative law judge has ruled that North Carolina's dental board illegally blocked nondentists from offering teeth-whitening services in the state in violation of U.S. antitrust law, the Federal Trade Commission revealed Tuesday.

FTC Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell found Thursday that the agency's staff had proved that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners had limited customer choice and competition by forcing nondentist teeth-whitening service providers off the market and ordered the board — which is made up mainly of professional dentists...
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