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ADA: New rule would drive up dental care costs
Updated: 4/7/2009 5:00:23 PM

ADA: New rule would drive up dental care costs The American Dental Association is urging the Federal Trade Commission to not include dentists in a new rule and says that if it is implemented, it would drive up dental care costs for the consumer.

The FTC rule, which is set to go into effect on May 1, will require financial institutions and creditors to have a written plan to prevent and detect identity theft. Within that rule, the FTC has placed dentists and physicians as creditors when they don't receive a full payment from patients at the time of treatment, according to the ADA.

Last fall, ADA president John S. Findley requested the FTC exempt dentists from the above rule.

"Identity theft is generally not a problem in dental offices," Findley told the FTC. "In these circumstances, enforcing the rule would have very little benefit but would add significant costs to the delivery of dental care, particularly for dentists who are already feeling the effects of the bad economy."

It has been recently reported that because of the poor economy, some Americans are forgoing dental checkups in an effort to save on medical costs, which the ADA says can lead to serious dental health problems.

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