FTC Staff Comment Before the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners Concerning Proposed 22 TEX ADMIN CODE §§ 108.70, 108.74 That Would Restrict the Ability of Texas Dentists to Enter into Agreements with Non-Dentists for the Provision of Admin Services

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FTC staff, in response to a notice requesting public comments, filed a comment urging the TSBDE to reject two proposed rules that would impose new restrictions on the ability of Texas dentists to enter into contracts with non-dentists, such as dental service organizations, for the provision of nonclinical, administrative services. The comment explained that such restrictions may reduce competition, likely resulting in higher prices and reduced access to dental services, especially for underserved populations.