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Federal denture crime

Federal denture crime

Posted Jan 9, 2010 0:01 UTC (Sat) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
In reply to: GSM encryption crack made public by njs
Parent article: GSM encryption crack made public

That would be -- tadaa! -- the Federal Denture Act (18 USC 1821, enacted in 1942 and amended in 1996 and 2002). You may be relieved to hear that the penalty of a fine and/or one year in the federal pen applies not to your granddad crossing a state line with his dentures but specifically to people who market unlicensed dentures in interstate commerce -- where »unlicensed« means »not manufactured or legally approved by a dentist licensed to practice in the state where the dentures are being sent«. So, no false teeth on the cheap over the Internet.

Some very few US states allow »denturists« to sell dentures to the general public without the involvement of dentists, and denturists have been campaigning to be allowed to do so in other states. Dentists aren't too keen on the idea, insisting that denturists are not properly trained to diagnose (let alone treat) various diseases and complications in the mouths of their patients that would prevent dentures from being properly fitted. Considering that, in the states where it is legal, you can become a denturist after usually a mere two-year degree and a licensing exam, plus possibly an internship with another denturist, they may have a point.

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Federal denture crime

Posted Jan 9, 2010 2:05 UTC (Sat) by njs (guest, #40338) [Link]

Oh, okay, so it's a license-to-practice restriction; that makes much more sense. Thanks for the clear and informed answer!

One could certainly argue about the fine points of profession legislation, but alas for the original poster, I don't see how this proves that the laws in the USA are "so massively out of control a normal executive violates criminal federal [law] a minimal of several times a year just doing normal business". (I can see how this might be true for copyright law, which is a particular portion of the law that is indeed massively out of control -- though even then, *criminal* violation is not *that* trivial -- but I am not sure there are any other examples.)

Federal denture crime

Posted Apr 19, 2010 7:43 UTC (Mon) by Denture (guest, #65465) [Link]

Fortunatly Denturist are far more trained and educated in the specialty of removable prosthetics(dentures) Denturist undergo a more thorough and vigorous educational curriculum dealing in the specialty of dentures only, therefore making Denturist the best health care provider to treat, provide and fabricate dentures for edentolous or partially edentolous patients. Most present Dentist college denture curriculums are being elimated or are providing only a couple of weeks of their entire four year dental curriculum due to the lack of time to teach a general dentist all the phases of dentistry and also most dentist are not interested for the lack of money in dentures when compare to the more lucrative root canals, veneers, crown and brigdge procedures. This statement comes from their own American Dental Association Journals. So if you need root canal see your Dentist, if you need a denture see your Denturist.

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