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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  1:28 pm
Commenter: Ralph L Howell, Jr., DDS, MAGD

Against new regulation

As a dentist that has practiced in the Commonwealth for over 30 years, I find this additional regulation to redundant in nature and it could have an adverse effect on access to care in a profession that currently has a shortage of providers in underserved communities.  Current regulations and requirements on the practice of dentistry in the Commonwealth  require adherence to OSHA and CDC guidelines.  Any additional regulation is unnecessary.


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