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
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3/31/21  11:23 pm
Commenter: Michael Berard

Support Infection Prevention and Control for Dental Assistants I

As a patient, I trust that the dental office where I receive care is maintained in a clean and safe manner.  It is shocking to me that there is discussion against training Dental Assistants in the basic principles of Infection Prevention and Control.

I support and encourage the Board of Dentistry to require training in Infection Prevention and Control for Dental Assistant I.  

Successful completion of a CE course in Infection Prevention and Control offered by the sponsors recognized by the BOD would provide a MINIMAL standard for these important clinical team members to uphold so that they can help protect both dental patients AND dental team members.

Thank you.

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