|Petition Title||Mandatory warranty on dental crowns and bridges|
|Date Filed||7/10/2013 [Transmittal Sheet]|
Require all dentists to give a five-year warranty on crowns and bridges to ensure work is durable and thorough
The petition will be published on July 29, 2013 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment ending August 28, 2013. The request to amend regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the Board at its meeting scheduled for September 13, 2013.
|Comment Period||Ended 8/28/2013 53 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The petition and all related comment were considered by the Board at its meeting today. Board members concurred that there are many reasons for the failure rate of a crown or bridge. Clinical studies show that the main reason for the need to replace a dental restoration is often tooth decay, for which there are many risk factors. A warranty requirement would be untenable and virtually impossible to enforce. Therefore, the Board declined to initiate a rule-making process and voted to retain regulations as currently written.
|Name / Title:||Elaine J. Yeatts / Agency Regulatory Coordinator|
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
|Telephone:||(804)367-4688 FAX: (804)527-4434 TDD: ()-|