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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  3:57 pm
Commenter: Dr Stephan Tisseront

Strongly opposed. Dangerous to the public

The public is already mislead by unethical dentists that give our profession a bad name. By allowing these dentists to claim they are specialists we endanger the public. Today's specialists have a thourough 2-3 year full time post graduate training, which trains them to be the experts in their fields. Dentists that are trained in weekend courses or short duration courses will never achieve the same expertice and knowledge that true specialists have. In this logic of removing specialities why not let your general physician proceed with your heart surgery - understood that you are less likely to die from a truth but doesn't the public deserve the best care that they can receive?

Stephan Tisseront, DDS, MS