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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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8/28/18  4:34 pm
Commenter: Tegwyn Brickhouse DDS PhD, VCU School of Dentistry


As a Pediatric Dentist who strives to provide optimal oral health care to all children. To do this, I have received additional training to treat young children and adolescents with special needs. Caregivers may receive misleading or ambiguous advertising by providers who claim they are "Kids", "children" dentists yet they do not have the adequate training necessary to successfully treat these patients who have complex dental or behavioral/medical needs. I believe this is an ethical obligation to ensure the safest and best care for this vulnerable population and a valid regulation by the VBD that protects the public. I ask that VBD reconsider this proposal, as it is clearly not in the best interest of our patients.