Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Training and supervision of digital scan technicians
Action 5600
General Information
Action Summary HB 165 and SB122 of the 2020 General Assembly defined a digital scan technician, as used in teledentistry, and required the Board to promulgate regulations for the training for technicians to practice under the supervision of a dentist licensed in Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006525]
Associated Mandates Requirements for digital scan technicians
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9069 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.
9311 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 05/19/2022 after the comment period had ended.
9629 Revised Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jamie Sacksteder  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4581    FAX: (804)698-4266    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.