State Dental Board Asks 4th Circuit To Reconsider State- Action Test In FTC Action

RICHMOND, Va. - The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners on July 15 filed a petition seeking rehearing and rehearing en banc of a Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling declining to review the Federal Trade Commission's holding that dentists in North Carolina, through the board, are conspiring to exclude non-dentists from providing teeth-whitening services in violation of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, No. 12-1172, 4th Cir.).

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