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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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8/13/18  8:18 pm
Commenter: Sorin Uram-Tuculescu, DDS, MS, PhD, VCU School of Dentistry


Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion.

It appears to me that the Amendment to Restriction on Advertising Dental Specialties would introduce the risk to de-quantify the effort spent in order to become a specialist. It is likely that the amount of sacrifice - including time, effort, expenses, declined opportunities - currently paid by a resident in one of the recognized specialties is in danger to dissipate as soon as one can call themselves a specialist after attending a less regulated program. The gain in knowledge and skills over a number of years, that currently characterizes a formal specialty training program cannot be matched by expedited training, regardless of the granting agency. For the best interest of the public, please reject the Amendment to Restriction on Advertising Dental Specialties.