California bill requires dentists to review X-rays before patients undergo treatment

A new bill that has landed on California Governor Gavin Newsom's desk would require dentists to review patients' X-rays before they undergo treatment, according to Politico's Oct. 7 Morning eHealth newsletter.

Startups including SmileDirectClub and others are against the bill, as it goes against their business models. SmileDirectClub and others say that the bill will eliminate competition. These companies are also arguing their services are cheaper and successful.

Along with requiring dentists to review X-rays, the bill also prevents companies from forcing customers to waive their rights to file complaints to state dental boards.

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