NC Dental Board Stifled Competition: FTC

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 3:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday ruled that North Carolina's dental board illegally thwarted competition by blocking nondentists from offering teeth-whitening services and ordered the board to stop trying to prevent nondentists from providing these services.

The FTC's determination that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners' actions violated of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act upholds an initial decision by Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell, who ruled in July that the board's concerted action to exclude nondentist-provided teeth whitening...
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