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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Action Amendment to restriction on advertising dental specialties
Comment Period Ends 9/5/2018
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8/8/18  9:04 am
Commenter: Elizabeth A. Alcorn, DDS

Advertising of Dental Specialities

I do not support changing the current regulation for advertising of dental specialties.  There is too much financial pressure on dentists that is leading too many to push the limits of their training to perform treatments that should be performed by a specialist.

Patients have no way of knowing the skills of the dentist they see and by keeping the current regulation as it is allow a small but important protection to the patient.