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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Health Professions
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Board of Dentistry
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Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Action Amendment to restriction on advertising dental specialties
Stage NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 9/5/2018
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9/1/18  9:00 am
Commenter: S Patel

Strongly Opposed
 

Advanced Education is a choice dentists pursue to provide the best care possible to our patients and community as a whole. We are depriving the public of being educated in knowing what a speciality means and therefore being able to make their choices appropriately on their needs. I have referred patients to other doctors in my own speciality just to provide the best care possible. Specialists are not even recognized appropriately by insurance companies yet we choose to work with them for the higher purpose of providing care to those in need. I strongly oppose not defining specialists as I foresee less dentists not choosing to specialize in the future and therefore a great loss for not only our patients but also for our profession.