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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 188
Petition Information
Petition Title Mandatory warranty on dental crowns and bridges
Date Filed 7/10/2013    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Vahid Tavakoli 
Petitioner's Request

Require all dentists to give a five-year warranty on crowns and bridges to ensure work is durable and thorough

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published on July 29, 2013 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at 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
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 9/13/2013
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. 

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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