California takes another shot at separating telehealth and dentistry

Less than a year after enacting legislation that restricts the use of telehealth for dental services, California lawmakers are once again looking to curb its use.

California Assemblyman Evan Low introduced AB 1998, the Dental Practice Act, which would require dentists in the state to conduct an in-person visit with a patient before using telehealth. The bill takes specific aim at online companies like SmileDirectClub that prescribe aligners and offer certain other services.

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