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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  9:42 am
Commenter: Robert A Miller DMD

Strongly oppose to reduce confusion
In this era of DIY, big budget TV advertising, we must protect our public, not just as dental specialists but also general dentists. We should be clear in advertising our practice types (if specialists, state what we do.) If a general dentist does a specialty without attending a formal residency, it confuses the public when they read an ad and conclude "my dentist does both" (pick any specialty!)