Teeth Whitening Lawsuit; Certification Plaques
By Rebecca Pray
We in the indoor tanning world are always looking for a little good news. That came this week in the form of a legislative victory out of New Jersey. James Oliver, CEO of Beach Bum Tanning, informed LookingFit.com that his salons defeated the New Jersey Dental Association in its attempt to block them from selling teeth whitening products. Alleging unfair competition on behalf of its members, the association argued that Beach Bum salons were practicing dentistry without a license. The judge not only disagreed and ruled in favor of the defendant, the association’s ensuing motion to reconsider the case was also denied.
The New Jersey win sets an important precedent for salons nationwide, as various dental groups have begun pursuing legal action in order to prevent tanning professionals from offering the popular ancillary product. Kudos to Oliver for taking on the opposition – and many thanks to him for investing the necessary time and resources to obtain the legal win. Only time will tell how this affects the proceedings in other states – as well as the likelihood of similar cases cropping up. However, with this solid win under our belt, the odds on our side have been strengthened.
While we’re on the subject of dentistry … I can’t help but mention the hottest plaque in town! The National Tanning Training Institute (NTTI) offers basic salon certification training 24/7 online. No matter if you train with us today, or you earned your NTTI certification five years ago, any salon professional who has completed our certification course can order one of our beautiful wall-mounted plaques to display in their salon.
The plaque is a special upgrade opportunity available as you checkout of the online store. If you completed NTTI certification in the past and would like information about our professional plaque display, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Pray is the Program Administrator for the National Tanning Training Institute (NTTI), which provides online tanning certification 24/7 with no membership fee.