Cosmetics
Teledentistry, SmileDirectClub stay in spotlight for good, bad
October 22, 2019 -- Fresh off its filing of a harassment lawsuit against the Dental Board of California, SmileDirectClub finds itself thrust in the news again with investigations into the way it markets it clear aligners and moves to further expand into another country overseas.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub sues Calif. dental board for harassment
October 18, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has filed a lawsuit against the Dental Board of California, alleging it intentionally harassed the direct-to-consumer clear-aligner company's clinics in a planned effort to hinder its growth. The litigation further fans the flames between the burgeoning industry and traditional orthodontics.  Discuss
DTC orthodontics takes hit with new Calif. law requiring x-rays
October 15, 2019 -- California has become the first state in the U.S. to pass a law that aims to better protect patients who undergo direct-to-consumer (DTC) orthodontic treatments, such as those offered by SmileDirectClub, by requiring x-rays and more before moving ahead with care.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub to open Texas manufacturing plant
October 11, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub's manufacturing and distribution affiliate Access Dental Lab will open a dental lab manufacturing plant in Kyle, TX.
SmileDirectClub adds New Zealand locations
October 11, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has opened three retail locations in New Zealand.
ADA duel with SmileDirectClub heats up
October 9, 2019 -- The American Dental Association (ADA) and SmileDirectClub have issued dueling press statements in their ongoing dispute over government regulation of SmileDirectClub's clear-aligner business.  Discuss
Invisalign gives best-selling Australian dentists deep price cuts
October 8, 2019 -- Align Technology's Invisalign Australia has reportedly offered discounts of up to 35% to dentists who sell the most clear aligners to patients, according to a news report in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Misaligned teeth treatments depend on who, where, why
September 23, 2019 -- Patients may wonder why orthodontists chose certain treatments when they fix their misaligned teeth. While each patient's unique dental problems play the largest role in treatment, so do a number of other factors. Doctor and patient demographics also affect their decisions, according to a new study.  Discuss
3D printing firm Voodoo launches clear-aligner service
September 19, 2019 -- 3D printing firm Voodoo Manufacturing of New York City has begun offering a 3D manufacturing service to supply clear aligners for dental applications.
SmileDirectClub hopes to raise $100M in IPO
August 19, 2019 -- Direct-to-consumer teeth-straightening service company SmileDirectClub filed an initial public offering (IPO) on August 16. The company hopes to raise $100 million, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Discuss
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