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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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9/1/18  3:25 am
Commenter: D. Eric Redmon, DDS

Strongly Oppose

I find it odd, when the public is already so naive concerning both the qualifications of their Dentist/Specialist or what they do, that the Board of Dentistry would seemingly go out of their way to blur those distinctions further. Instead of virtually erasing major ADA approved specialties of their unique status in regards to caliber of education, it is my opinion that advertising that implies expertise of a non certified person should be required to post a disclaimer, ie public warning: *** Doctor/Practice is not affiliated or certified by any specialty recognized by the American Dental Association.