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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  3:18 pm
Commenter: Peter Murchie DDS

Opposition to requirements for Dental Assistants

Board of Dentistry,

I am writing in opposition to requirements that dental assistants receive separeate training and certification regarding infection control. The additional training would be redundant and unnecessary as it is already included in OSHA and CDC guidelines. 

In addition to my knowledge the state of Virginia has not had any reported cases of infection contraction due to exposure in a dental office. 

Thank you for your consideration. 

Peter Murchie dds



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