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March 11, 2015

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Sugar companies played a large role in shaping early federal research policy on dental care in ways that still hinder American public health, according to an analysis of hundreds of documents tracing an industry advisor's correspondence from the late 1960s. The documents show a clear link between the industry's suggested research priorities and those adopted by a federal program created to research tooth decay prevention.

March 05, 2015

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Check out this CBS News story on a new toothpaste...no "dental gel". http://www.cbsnews.com/news/toothpaste-startup-livionex-gel-could-redefine-dental-care/

March 03, 2015

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February 25, 2015

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Law360, New York (February 25, 2015, 10:14 AM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that state professional boards controlled by active market participants must be supervised by state governments to avoid federal antitrust scrutiny, siding with the Federal Trade Commission in a dispute with North Carolina's dental board.

In a 6-3 ruling, the justices concluded that the state action doctrine does not protect the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners from the FTC's challenge to its policy blocking nondentists from offering teeth-whitening services.

February 25, 2015

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BISMARCK – House lawmakers overwhelmingly defeated a bill Monday aimed at addressing North Dakota’s shortage of dentists by allowing certified “advanced practice dental hygienists” to perform certain procedures under a dentist’s supervision.

February 23, 2015

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VDA Dentists Will Conduct Quick Screenings at 16 West Marketplace

A crowded market full of people coming, going and eating lunch. Suddenly, people stop and notice a dental chair in the middle of the action and a dentist ready to offer oral cancer screenings. What’s going on?

February 10, 2015

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February 04, 2015

With your help, we can end the free ride that the health insurance industry has enjoyed for nearly 65 years, and make health care insurers accountable to the principles of fair competition.

Please click here to write your Representative and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 494, The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, a bill that would eliminate the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption granted to the health insurance industry nearly 65 years ago.

February 04, 2015

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The State Corporation Commission has received inquiries recently about unsolicited mailings directed to Virginia corporations from "Virginia Council for Corporations", 7330 Staples Mill Road, #402, Richmond, VA 23228-4122.  

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