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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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9/4/18  9:38 am
Commenter: Rodney J Klima DDS PC

Amendment to remove advertising restrictions for dental specialists

I would like to comment that I AM STRONGLY  OPPOSED to the removal of advertising restrictions for dental specialists as proposed by the Board of Dentistry. In my opinion this action would amount to an abdication of responsibility of the Board to be in existence to protect the public from false, misleading representations of clinical training and background. With the creation of the new Independent Commision on Dental Specialties created by the ADA the Board should feel reassured that legal challenges to these current restrictions would be frivolous. I believe the public and in turn the politicians would be greatly disturbed to learn that the members of the Board were led to erase a century of progress in raising the clinical standards of the practice of dentistry for fear of a lawsuit challenge.