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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 251
Petition Information
Petition Title Recognition of dental specialty certifying organizations
Date Filed 11/9/2016    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Rodney S. Mayberry, DDS 
Petitioner's Request

To amend 18VAC60-21-80: Publishing an advertisement that contains a false claim of professional superiority, contains a claim to be a specialist, or uses any terms to designate a dental specialty unless he is entitled to such specialty designation under the guidelines or requirements for specialties approved by the American Dental Association (Requirements for Recognition of Dental Specialties and National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists, November 2013), or such guidelines or requirements as subsequently amended.

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published on December 12, 2016 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending January 11, 2017.  The request to amend regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the Board at the first scheduled meeting after close of comment, which will be March 10, 2017.  The petitioner will receive information on the Board’s decision after that date.

Comment Period Ended 1/11/2017
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 3/10/2017
Agency Decision Summary

The petition was considered by the Board at its meeting on March 10, 2017. While its decision was to take no action at this time, the petitioner's comments and suggestions were referred to the Regulatory/Legislative Committee for further review and consideration.  The Board will gather additional information and consider various options relating to its regulations regarding dental specialties.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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