New Albany Cosmetic Dental Treatment Expert Dr. Ronald Receveur Concerned about Louisville Cost of Teeth Whitening in Lieu of Supreme Court Case

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New Albany cosmetic dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur will be closely watching a case that begins today before the nation’s highest court, and not just because it involves a state dental board against the federal government. Dr. Receveur is watching the case closely because he knows the damage that non-professional teeth whitening can do.

Dr. Ronald Receveur, provides services including crowns, dental implants, IV sedation, and teeth whitening and other Aesthetic dentistry.

Dr. Ronald Receveur, provides services including crowns, dental implants, IV sedation, and teeth whitening and other Aesthetic dentistry.

Without the right training or supervision, a teeth-whitening provider could do permanent damage to your teeth, making them very sensitive and possibly damaging your gums,” Dr. Receveur said.

New Albany cosmetic dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur will be closely watching a case that begins today before the nation’s highest court, and not just because it involves a state dental board against the federal government.

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear arguments today in a case (case number 12-1172, docket number 13-534) that could determine how much authority state regulatory boards for professions including dentistry, medicine and law have to regulate the practice of those outside those industries.

The case began seven years ago when the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners sent cease-and-desist letters to non-dental businesses offering teeth-whitening services, according to court documents. The Federal Trade Commission ruled that the board engaged in unfair trade practices and didn’t have the authority to stop unlicensed businesses from offering teeth whitening, according to court records.

The N.C. Board of Dentistry sued the FTC, saying that offering products including advice, dental trays and whitening solutions, mouthpieces and LED light is practicing dentistry, which the state legislature authorized it to regulate, according to court documents.

Dr. Receveur is watching the case closely because he knows the damage that non-professional teeth whitening can do.

“Without the right training or supervision, a teeth-whitening provider could do permanent damage to your teeth, making them very sensitive and possibly damaging your gums,” Dr. Receveur said.

So while the cost of professional teeth whitening at a dentist may be more than at a spa or mall kiosk, the long-term costs to your health could be even higher, he said.

The American Medical Association has sided with the N.C. Board of Dental Examiners, which is made up of dentists.

Dr. Receveur, who practices in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., offers Louisville cosmetic dentistry services and general dentistry such as teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers.

Dr. Receveur also has vast experience with All on 4 dental implants, All on Six dental implants, mini dental implants, One Day Smile Solution, dental implants in one hour, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry. He has been restoring implants with prosthetics and complex dentistry for 25 years and surgically placing implants since 2008 at his dental implant clinic.

Dr. Receveur offers a five-year warranty on all cosmetic and prosthetic work.

Dr. Receveur, a New Albany native, has been the family dentist of choice for Southern Indiana and Louisville since 1981.

Dr. Receveur was born with a partial cleft palate that left him with a missing front tooth. As a child he “wore an awful removable partial.” As a teenager, Dr. Receveur received a permanent bridge, but his dentist destroyed one of his healthy, natural teeth in the process. These dental experiences helped drive him to find better dental solutions for his patients.

Dr. Receveur graduated from Indiana University Southeast with honors in chemistry, after which he earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Dr. Receveur has attended more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training and even gone to Portugal to study with the best dentists in the world. He has been awarded numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Sedation, Comprehensive, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry so he may provide the most current dental techniques to his Louisville and New Albany dental patients.

Dr. Receveur’s associate, Dr. Frederick, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He has received additional training in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics (root canals), orthodontics and dental implants at the Midwest Implant Institute, and has completed dental sedation training.

Dr. Frederick was a dental lab technician before receiving his DMD. That gives him unique knowledge in cosmetic dentistry elements like crowns, bridges, veneers and smile design.

Dr. Frederick is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the men’s soccer team and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated high school from St. Xavier in Louisville.

Those looking for the Louisville cost of teeth whitening and other cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry should go to NewAlbanyImplants.com for more information.

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