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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  3:54 pm
Commenter: Scott H Francis DDS

Opposition to additional training

Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants have already "stepped up to the plate" to deliver safe, quality dental care to the citizens of the Commonwealth by using OSHA and CDC guidelines to add to dentistry's already robust infection control procedures.  Acquisition or spread of Coronavirus in the dental setting has not been shown to be a problem.  Requiring "training" of dental assistants would be a redundant and unnecessary burden and have the unintended consequence of adding to the cost of dental care in the midst of a pandemic which is sapping the financial resources of both dental practices and patients.  

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