Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
Training in pulp capping for dental assistants II
General Information
Action Summary According to regulations for registration of dental assistants II (DAII) which became effective March 2, 2011, pulp capping procedures are among the duties that a dentist may delegate to a DAII. However, training in pulp capping as part of training in amalgam or composite resin restorations was inadvertently omitted in the educational requirements for DAII’s set forth in Section 61 of the regulation. The Board has acted to include the topic of pulp capping in Section 61 without adding to the number of hours of training required for each area of practice.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002758]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5825 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/22/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4538    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.