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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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3/30/22  11:38 am
Commenter: David Jones

digital scan technician

The taking of a digital scan (3D scan/iTero scan), if used for the purpose of creating an orthodontic appliance, is the practice of dentistry. Any appliance created from a digital scan taken by a digital scan technician should be inspected by the dentist before being dispensed to the patient. Any patient treated with an appliance created from a digital scan should be seen in-person by a dentist within six months of the scan.

Thank you for your support,

Dr. David L. Jones

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