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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
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3/29/21  2:37 pm
Commenter: Ellis Family Dentistry - Jonathan Ellis DDS

Against new regulation regarding dental assistants

The proposed new regulations requiring additional infection control training for dental assistants creates an unnecessary hurdle to becoming a dental assistant, especially in a COVID-19 world.  Dental employers have always been responsible for this training and adhering to OSHA and CDC guidelines.  We have done an exceptional job at this type of training and have had no issues with transmission.  We do not need additional regulation with red tape making it more difficult to hire and maintain employees.  

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