Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 301
Petition Information
Petition Title Requirements for doctor/patient relationship and use of digital scans
Date Filed 6/4/2019    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Dagoberto Zapatero 
Petitioner's Request

Amendments to clarify that a digital scan is the equivalent of a final impression if used to fabricate an appliance to be inserted into a patient’s mouth and to specify that a patient/doctor relationship should be established in a face-to-face encounter.

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published on June 24, 2019 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending July 23, 2019.  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 September 13, 2019.  The petitioner will receive information on the Board’s decision after that date.

Comment Period Ended 7/23/2019
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 9/4/2019
Agency Decision Summary

On August 28, 2019, the Board received a request from the petitioner to withdraw his petition. Therefore, the Board will not take action on this petition.



Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
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