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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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8/30/18  12:52 pm
Commenter: Kevin E. Kelleher DMD MSD

VCU Alumni - Strongly Oppose

I strongly oppose any changes to Virginia's current "specialty laws". How can allowing a dentist to advertise as a"specialist" who has not recieved post-doctoral education in that area be in the best interest of the public ?  This proposed change in law would only benefit the few who look to misrepresent themselves and potentially harm many. In addittion this proposed change will undoubtedly lead to confusion in the general public as to who is a "true specialist" with certified training and those who are just adverstising themselves as "specialist".