Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 13
Petition Information
Petition Title Temporary license
Date Filed 2/3/2004   
Petitioner Stephanie D. Sawyer 
Petitioner's Request

To amend section 90 on temporary licensure to allow a person who has not passed the licensing examination to continue practice with a temporary license provided he continues to work for a non-profit organization.

Agency's Plan

The Board will consider the petition and any comment received at its meeting on April 9, 2004.

Comment Period Ended 4/1/2004
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date 4/20/2004
Agency Decision Summary

The Board voted to deny the petition because the temporary permit holder may never have been licensed to practice dentistry by any jurisdiction and may never have passed an examination testing minimal competency. To allow a person to continue practicing dentistry without licensure or passage of an examination does not provide adequate protection for the public health and safety. According to the Code of Virginia, the temporary license is valid for two years to give the application sufficient time to take and pass the required examination.