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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Assistants [18 VAC 60 ‑ 30]
Action Training in infection control
Comment Period Ends 3/31/2021
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3/29/21  12:40 pm
Commenter: K. Vaughan, DDS

New regulatory requirement issue

I tried to find statistics that support the need for this additional training but was not successful.  This is already an annual requirement.  All new assistants are trained in this when they get their certification and annually thereafter.  If they are unaware of the infection control protocols and are having measurable issues with infection control, it is not due to a lack of training.  Adding another redundant training requirement will not solve this perceived problem. 

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