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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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8/21/18  2:06 pm
Commenter: Frank Iuorno

Vehemently Opposed

Unfortunately, fear of litigation is driving the Board's decision to quickly change this law, and when fear acts as an impetus for change, the results are rarely positive.  In light of this, the ADA is taking steps to re-evaluate it's specialty recognition and credentialing processes inclusive of the American Board of Dental Specialists.  Please allow the ADA along with the ABDS to come up with guidelines that protect of all patients and include all those specialties worthy of this recognition.  A knee jerk reaction to the threat of litigation will endanger the public,  increase patient complication rates and result in more work for this Board in the future.