Agencies | Governor
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
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
3/14/21  8:16 am
Commenter: Matthew Stephens

Against Certification Requirement

The responsibility for proper infection control policies and training lies with the dentist or practice owner solely.  A certification for dental assistants will be an extraneous requirement. Further, the targeting of the dental assistant community by the hygiene community is condescending and misplaced: if it is important for one portion of the profession it is important for everyone. This certification will duplicate the annual OSHA training, CDC guidelines, and place an undue burden on the dentist or practice owner.


CommentID: 97299