Dentist, Tooth Aligner Co. Hit Ala. Board With Antitrust Suit

By Matt Bernardini (October 15, 2018, 7:27 PM EDT) -- A licensed dentist in Alabama and a company that makes teeth aligners have hit the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama with an antitrust suit alleging it exceeded its authority and practiced protectionism when it ruled that the dentist and the company could not practice in the state.

Dr. D. Blaine Leeds and SmileDirectClub LLC said in a complaint filed Friday that the board discriminated against them by ruling that Leeds, who is an out-of-state dentist and contracts with SmileDirectClub to provide aligner therapy treatments, could not practice in Alabama unless he is physically present in the state and that SmileDirect could...

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