Illegal teeth-whitening cases rise 26% in U.K. February 11, 2020 -- Reports of illegal teeth whitening, which can leave patients with burns, blisters, and tooth loss, soared by 26% in the U.K. in 2019. That percentage may be higher since the data are based on customers' reports, according to an article published on February 10 by the BBC. Discuss
Calif. bill aims to clamp down harder on teledentistry February 4, 2020 -- California is taking a deeper stab at controlling companies that offer teledentistry services, such as clear-aligner company SmileDirectClub, by introducing a new bill that would require dentists to conduct in-person visits with patients before they receive any services remotely. Discuss
U.S. lawmakers want SmileDirectClub investigated January 29, 2020 -- Nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate SmileDirectClub to ensure that the clear-aligner company is not misleading consumers and harming patients. Discuss
Israeli court investigates Colgate distributor January 9, 2020 -- The Israeli government is investigating one of the country's largest distributors of Colgate-Palmolive toothpaste and other products in its antitrust court, according to news reports.
Another dentist sues Delta Dental, following ADA's lead December 17, 2019 -- A dentist in Mississippi has filed a class-action suit against Delta Dental plans and the Delta Dental Plans Association, accusing the largest dental insurer in the U.S. of fixing prices and conspiring to reduce the amounts paid to clinicians. Discuss
Philips wins IP infringement disputes in Europe November 27, 2019 -- Royal Philips has announced the successful outcome of several intellectual property (IP) infringement disputes with manufacturers and sellers of power toothbrushes and brush heads following targeted legal actions in Europe.