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Stericycle Contracts: Read the Fine Print

Reported by ADA News on June 20, dentists across the country are questioning the business practices of Stericycle, an Illinois-based medical waste disposal company. The ADA has received reports from a number of dentists claiming that the company increased their fees in a way not explicitly stated in their contract, at least one by as much as 250%. 

The company has been involved in a number of lawsuits, one of which is a current class action lawsuit brought by Hagens Berman, a law firm based in Seattle. The firm alleges that the company misled its customers regarding pricing. View the lawsuit here.  

The ADA offers guidance on the Center for Professional Success on how to navigate contracts containing auto renewal provisions. WSDA also provides legal advice pertaining to the practice of dentistry as a benefit of membership; members may call (800) 448-3368 with questions. 

Read the full article from ADA News here.

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