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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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3/30/21  9:44 pm
Commenter: Edward Joseph Weisberg

I am Opposed to Additional Certification in Infection Control for Dental Assistants.

I am opposed to additional certification in infection control for Dental Assistants.  Dental offices adhering to OSHA  and CDC guidelines train all of their staff (hygienists, dental assistants and administrative staff) on a regular basis how to protect themselves and their patients.  This certification process would be a costly  and unnecessary.  I have not heard of any problems in dental offices with the current training requirements.

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