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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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9/5/18  2:27 pm
Commenter: Marcel Lambrechts, Jr. DDS

Strongly opposed to changes

I totally understand the fear of the Board of being sued by the lawyers of the made-up specialties, but to totally delete the requirement and protection of the citizens of Virginia is too much to allow.  The so-called specialties wouldn't even want this.  That would mean anybody could claim to be a specialist for anything and there's not any protection of the citizens of Virginia from an incompetant other than suing after something goes bad.   That would leave this Board in question as well since you are to protect them from the very action you are now going to allow.