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Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Dentistry


chapter
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for the licensure, and renewal and the standards of practice for dentists and dental hygienists
State Authority Chapter 27 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve a reduction in the number of cases of unprofessional conduct for advertising by guidelines on permissible practices.
2) Achieve positive ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licenses.
Meetings See all meetings (16) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: sandra.reen@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4538    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/02/2015.
Recognition of Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/28/2016.
Periodic review; reorganizing chapter 20 into four new chapters: 15, 21, 25 and 30 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/02/2015.
Sedation and anesthesia permits for dentists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/07/2014.
Correction of renewal deadline for faculty licenses
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/12/2014.
Corrections to section 220
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/08/2013.
Addition of AAHD to approved continuing education providers Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/26/2013.
Remote supervision of dental hygienists in public health clinics
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Changes to temporary and faculty licensure
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Radiation certification Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/06/2012.
Registration of mobile clinics Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/04/2012.
Recovery of disciplinary costs Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Training in pulp capping for dental assistants II Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/22/2012.
Board-approved courses for radiation certification
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/11/2011.
Unauthorized disclosure from PMP
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/04/2010.
Registration and practice of dental assistants Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/02/2011.
Address of record/public address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2009.
Correction to non-delegable duties
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/13/2009.
Inspection fee Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/24/2008.
Administration of anesthesia or analgesia by hygienists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/16/2008.
Rule on delegation of scaling and/or root planing Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/10/2008.
Delegation to an agency subordinate Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/29/2007.
Conformity to change in the Code
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/22/2007.
Correction of dates in documents incorporated by reference
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/02/2007.
Extension of time limit for general supervision Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/25/2007.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/10/2007.
Monitoring of nitrous oxide Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/18/2006.
Implementation of 2005 Legislation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/23/2006.
Increase in returned check fee
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/03/2006.
Changes to application requirements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2006.
Periodic review changes; requirements for anesthesia and sedation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/29/2005.
Delegation to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/29/2005.
Temporary resident license Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/29/2005.
General supervision of dental hygienists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/16/2003.
Volunteer practice and temporary permits Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/18/2003.
Registration and certification of oral and maxillofacial surgeons to perform cosmetic procedures Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/26/2003.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/26/2003.
Revision to guidelines of the ADA
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/24/2000.
Deletion of examination fee
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/24/2000.
Volunteer restricted license Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/19/2000.
Renewal date for teacher's license or temporary permit
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/05/1999.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Requirement for jurisprudence examination NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 03/11/2016 after the comment period had ended.
Expansion of duties to dental assistants NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 03/31/2008 after the comment period had ended.
Requirements for informed consent NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 03/07/2008 after the comment period had ended.
Limitation of number of home study hours of continuing education Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 03/01/2004 during the public comment period.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
9/10/2007 Amend
9/10/2007 Amend
9/1/2001 Retain As Is