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Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 67
Petition Information
Petition Title Additional continuing education provider
Date Filed 12/9/2008   
Petitioner Alden Anderson 
Petitioner's Request

To amend section 50 to allow the Roanoke Valley Dental Society to present continuing education programs without being affiliated with local organizations to be an approved sponsor.

Agency's Plan

The Board is requesting public comment on the petition to amend rules to recognize the Roanoke Valley Dental Society as a CE provider. Comment will be considered and a decision made on the petitioner's request at the Board meeting scheduled for March 13, 2009.

Comment Period Ended 2/4/2009
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date 3/13/2009
Agency Decision Summary


The Board did not choose to establish another category of approved sponsors for continuing education. The Roanoke Valley Dental Society is one among a number of local dental societies and other dental-related organizations, so the Board did not believe it was advisable to recognize one such group in regulation. Continuing education offerings by the RVDS could be approved by the Academy of General Dentistry, the Virginia Dental Association or other such bodies currently recognized as approved sponsors.