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Antitrust Alert: Board of Dental Examiners - Teeth Whitening Goods and Services

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a long history of challenging state licensing boards’ restrictions on non-professionals whose business poses a competitive threat to that of the boards’ members. On December 2, 2011, the FTC concluded, in a unanimous opinion, that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners illegally thwarted competition by barring non-dentist providers of teeth whitening goods and services from selling their products to consumers.

For further information, please follow this link to Mintz Levin's  Health Care Antitrust Alert.


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M. Daria Niewenhous is a Mintz Member with a well-established health care practice. National and local providers rely on Daria’s experience to navigate capital projects, mergers & acquisitions, integration, and other strategic initiatives; adverse events; and licensing, contracting, patient care/risk management, and other complex legal matters.