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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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9/3/18  3:26 pm
Commenter: Angel K. Ray, DDS, MS

Strongly opposed

I am writing to voice my opposition to the regulation allowing dentists without specialty post-doctoral training to advertise as a specialist.  I believe that this change will result in much confusion for the layperson and ultimately create a public safety crisis.  To essentially allow anyone to state that they are a specialist without benefit of proper training is unimaginable and I cannot think why the Board would even consider such a thing when it's primary job is to establish regulations to ensure the safe practice of Dentistry.  This regulation must not pass and I strongly object to it and appreciate the opportunity to go on record as being opposed.