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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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8/24/18  4:52 am
Commenter: Elena Black, Appalachian Orthodontics of Lynchburg

Very strongly opposed

This change in regulation is tremendously damaging to the health of our nation. Are you going to allow next any MD who graduated from medical school and just WATCHED one or two heart surgeries to perform one such surgery on your mother? Or will you look for the most specialized and experienced heart surgeon you can find in the world for your dear one needing such surgery? And how are you to find him or her if there would be no difference between how the specialist and non specialist can advertise? Basically this change would allow lying to the public- plain and simple. Legalizing a lie is not the direction our country should go. It's doesn't help anyone. The health of our mouth mirrors the health of our entire bodies. There is tremendous evidence of the relationship between the health of our mouth and general diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. Why would we then allow non-specialists to hurt the most precious gift we have - our general health?