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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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8/31/18  2:35 pm
Commenter: Geoffrey Schreiber, DDS

Strongly Opposed

Lying to the public will only sow seeds of distrust for our profession.  If this amendment were to pass, I as  a citizen would question the ability of the dental board to govern the profession.  Going to a residency where you practice day in and day out for years with masters within your profession and the intense didactic studies within that program prepares you adequately for treating patient's within a specialty of dentistry.  If you attend a day, weekend, or even month long CE class; this will not prepare you to handle all aspects of providing care within a specialty.  If a general dentist would like to be an endodontist, periodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pediatric dentist, orthodontist, oral & maxillofacial pathologist, or oral and maxillofacial radiologist; then they should attend the appropriate, accredited residency program.