N.C. Dental Board creates a stir

Dec. 7, 2011
FTC says N.C. Dental Board voted to stop teeth whitening competition

The Federal Trade Commission has concluded the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners illegally thwarted competition by working to bar nondentist providers of teeth-whitening products and services from selling their products to consumers.

According to a unanimous opinion and final order issued by the FTC on Dec. 2, the Dental Board's conduct constituted concerted action and the board had failed to provide a legitimate pro-competitive justification for its conduct.

Read more about the ramifications of this action and what the FTC had to say about its conclusion at the Wall Street Journal online.