Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]    (Repealed)
Periodic review changes; requirements for anesthesia and sedation
Action 965
General Information
Action Summary Amendments to update certain requirements and terminology, to clarify the Board’s requirements, and to expand accessibility to Virginia licensure for persons who are licensed in other states and hold board certification in a specialty area of dentistry approved by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Board will consider modifying and adding requirements for administration of various forms of analgesia, sedation and anesthesia as minimally necessary to ensure public safety. It will also consider an amendment to specify that dental education must be in an accredited program of at least 24 months in duration. During the development of regulations, the Board will also consider any other issues raised during public comment on the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Additional provider for continuing education
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
1505 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/19/2002.
2255 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/27/2004.
2823 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/28/2005.
3155 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/29/2005.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4538    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.