ADSO Statement on ALEC Study: Overregulation Threatens Market-Driven Solutions in Dentistry

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Hughes
Email: [email protected]

Yesterday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released their study “Overregulation Threatens Market-Driven Solutions in Dentistry,” highlighting the concerns around the anti-competitive, anti-consumer nature of over-regulation in the healthcare industry. The Association of Dental Support Organizations issued the following statement:

“The latest study conducted by ALEC demonstrates the importance of a regulatory climate where healthcare providers are encouraged to adopt market-based solutions that meet ever-growing and changing consumer demand. The Dental Support Organization (DSO) model is one example of innovation that is making a difference.  DSO’s help dentists bring down costs for consumers, while enabling them to increase access and focus on patient care. It is imperative that we recognize the importance of innovation and support legislation that encourages market-based solutions that help meet the needs of providers and their patients.”

About the ADSO

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit international trade association whose members support more than 13,000 dentists worldwide.  ADSO supports its members through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care.