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 Ended on 3/31/2021
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
3/31/21  10:23 pm
Commenter: Sheila B. Sheats, RDH

DA certification

I am in favor of infection control certification of dental assistants, They are on the fore front of keeping patients as well as staff safe. Many assistants have on the job training and, therefore, not getting enough instruction. One DDS I worked for hired a person that was soliciting for advertising! The rest of the staff doesn't really have time to do extra training. It is hard enough moving from office to office to incorporate procedures without some standardization. Thank you. 

CommentID: 97683