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Court reviews limits on teeth-whitening

Connecticut rules permit dentists, block salons

By Stephen Singer
Associated Press / November 17, 2011

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A lawsuit filed yesterday seeks to block Connecticut’s rules that only a dentist can provide certain teeth-whitening services. The Institute for Justice sued in US District Court in Hartford to block the dental regulations. The Arlington, Va.-based law firm said the state Dental Commission’s regulations promote a monopoly for dentists by banning certain teeth whitening at salons and shopping malls.

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