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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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9/4/18  10:14 am
Commenter: Mala Britto DDS,MS

Strongly OPPOSE

I strongly oppose this change. The board has a commitment to the public and the profession and this step will set you back in this goal  

The public are guided in thier selection of a dentist by the advertisement by the dentist and this should be accurate and based on education and skills and Not based on the dentists self assessment of his/her abilities. This would be a gross misrepresentation of the facts and therefore a risk to patient care  

Specialty training is intense resulting in dentists with advanced knowledge and skills which is NOT equal to a weekend course

Please be the strength and the beacon that the dental profession has placed in you the board and fight the dilution of our esteemed profession