Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
Action Training and supervision of digital scan technicians
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 4/1/2022
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4/1/22  1:55 pm
Commenter: Steven J Lindauer, Chair, VCU Department of Orthodontics

Dental Scan Techs should operate under a licensed dentist

If a dental scan is being used to produce an appliance that will be in the mouth, then the scan should be conducted under the supervision of a licensed dentist and no appliance should be prescribed except by a dentist licensed in Virginia who is treating the patient. No treatment should be provided for a patient unless the treating dentist has examined the patient. This is for the safety of the patient and is common sense.

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