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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  2:36 pm
Commenter: M.Magid


It is important that as a profession we are able to self regulate ourselves. General dentists should not be able to advertise that they have the same skill sets as a person who has spent additional time obtaining specialty certification. If this is not the case then why have advanced educational programs at all. In medicine doctors receive an unresricted license. However; do you want your family practitioner doing your brain surgery? I think the public already has a hard time understanding the differences amongst what a general dentist does and what our specialty trained doctors offer. It would be irresponsible for the board to propogate these issues any further.