|Action||Amendment to restriction on advertising dental specialties|
|Comment Period||Ends 9/5/2018|
It would be misleading to the public to allow general dentists to advertise as a specialist, without having successfully completed an ADA CODA approved specialty training program. Specialists earn their certification and develop their expertise from YEARS of clinical and didactic training, most of which is barely even taught in dental school. Most specialists also complete an additional, rigorous certification process in order to attain board certification. We do all that we can, to be the best that we can be in our area of expertise for our patients. I truly believe this can only harm our patients and create distrust, in the eyes of the public, of dentistry as a whole. Thank you for your consideration.