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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  9:49 pm
Commenter: Tiffany F Kessler DDS London Bridge Smiles A Division of Atlantic Dental Ca

Opposition to required addirional infection control training for dental assistants

I oppose additional separate certification and training of dental assistants in infection control practices. I find it redundant in the fact we are required to train according to CDC and OSHA standards and spend many hours training annually to comply.

To date there are no reported cases in the state of infection due to pathogen exposure in a dental office.

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