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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Action Training and supervision of digital scan technicians
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 4/1/2022
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3/28/22  9:58 am
Commenter: Herb Hughes

Dental/ Orthodontic Scans need to be actively monitored by a doctor

When an orthodontic scan has been captured with the intent of fabricating an appliance that will alter the position of teeth and/or jaws it is imperative that a licenced dentist/ orthodontist perform an in-person exam to avoid missing data and to make the proper diagnosis to deliver the correct treatment plan. I've witness too many times when a doctor is not an active part of the equation and the result is the wrong diagnosis and irreversible harm to the patient. 



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