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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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8/29/18  2:48 pm
Commenter: Mary Foley, Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic

Strongly Oppose

PRDC works with predominantlhy underserved, low income patients.  Our patients don't have the knowledge and sophistication to understand the difference between a general dentist that treats children and the care that can be provided by a board certified pediatric dentist. The existing regulations protect our patient base by prohibiting advertising that seeks to blur the distinction and fool patients into thinking it is 'all the same'.

If we have specialists in dental practice we need to be able to communicate the benefits of being treated by those specialists.This proposal confuses the message and, by extention,  the patient.  Strongly oppose.