AMA Says FTC's Dental Board Case Threatens Public Health

Law360, New York (May 17, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT) -- Allowing the Federal Trade Commission to force North Carolina's dental board to let nondentists offer teeth-whitening services would make it harder for states to regulate medical practices, to the detriment of public health, the American Medical Association told the Fourth Circuit on Thursday.

The AMA and medical societies representing several southeastern states urged the appeals court to overturn the FTC's December decision that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners had violated antitrust law in ruling that only licensed dentists could provide teeth-whitening treatments....
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