AAO Advocates on Behalf of Canadian Orthodontists

The AAO has and continues to work diligently to advocate on Canadian members’ and orthodontic patients’ behalves. Through the AAO Component Legal Support Fund, money was devoted to hire the Toronto law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. The firm worked with the AAO’s Sean Murphy to reach out to The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) to communicate concerns regarding stores in Ontario that appear to be providing patients with orthodontic treatment absent any in-person evaluation or in-person supervision by a licensed dentist.

It is hoped that the Royal College will take the necessary steps to enforce the laws.  Of course, you are entitled to exercise your rights as a citizen and individually, and independently, contact the Royal College regarding your own thoughts about any public health and safety matter as it pertains to dentistry.  Contact information for Canada’s Dental Regulatory Authorities can be found here, http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/reg_authorities.asp

Other legal and advocacy updates:

Court Grants AAO’s Motion to File Brief in Support of Alabama Dental Board in Lawsuit Brought by SmileDirectClub
New Jersey Dental Association Files Lawsuit Against SmileDirectClub
North Carolina Dental Board Adopts AAO-Proposed Policy Wording for Specialty Advertising
– AAO Addresses SmileDirectClub Efforts in Georgia
– Georgia Dental Board Defends Itself against SmileDirectClub Lawsuit
– Alabama Dental Board Defends Itself against SmileDirectClub Lawsuit
– AAO Responds To SmileDirectClub’s Efforts in Arkansas