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Department of Health Professions
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Board of Dentistry
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Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Action Amendment to restriction on advertising dental specialties
Stage NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 9/5/2018
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8/17/18  11:10 am
Commenter: David Burns

Inaccurate promotion of specialty status is deceiving and harmful to the public
 

Allowing dentists to promote themselves as having specialty training when they have not completed rigorous, multiyear, full-time didactic and clinical training in that specialty area will deceive the public and could prove harmful to public safety.  The Board must protect the public and a decision to allow dentists to promote specialty recognition without adequate specialty training will jeopardize public safety.