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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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8/16/18  8:22 am
Commenter: Dr. Justin Hughes DDS, Hughes Orthodontics

Strongly Opposed. Protect the Public

This ammendment allows for the deception of the public into thinking they are in the hands of a specialist when in reality they may be seeing someone who took a weekend class at a Holiday Inn. The standard and quality of care delivered to the public will be lowered by this ammendment as anyone and everyone can claim a "specialty" designation without proper credentialing and training. Please vote NO to this ammendment.