|Action||Amendment to restriction on advertising dental specialties|
|Comment Period||Ends 9/5/2018|
As a board-certified pediatric dental specialist, I am strongly opposed to this change. This will evoke signficant confusion for our patients as they seek the most appropriate care for their children. Patients should understand the level of credentials of the provider they are seeking care from so they can make an informed decision. A dentist who limits their pratice to children but lacks adeqaute training will be unable to care for children with more complex issues that are outside the scope of a general dentists. We risk the oral health of our patients and their overall health in terms of advance behavior guidance techniques such as sedation and general anesthesia that may be used inappropriately by those without proper training.