Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Hygiene [18 VAC 60 ‑ 25]
Action Continuing education for practice by remote supervision
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 9/5/2018
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9/4/18  8:39 pm
Commenter: Catherine Berard, BSDH, RDH

Continuing Education for Practice By Remote Supervision:

I would like to thank the Board of Dentistry for the opportunity to provide comment regarding the CE requirement for Remote Supervision.  The CE course requirements as outlined by the Board of Dentistry, intended for the clinically experienced Registered Dental Hygienist beyond initial licensure, provide appropriate guidance and information in the specific areas of:

  • Intent and definitions of remote supervision; 
  • Review of dental hygiene scope of practice and delegation of services;
  • Administration of controlled substances;
  • Patient records/documentation/risk management;
  • Remote Supervision laws for dental hygienists and dentists;
  • Written practice protocols; and
  • Settings allowed for remote supervision.

After taking the VDHA Remote Supervision CE, I am well prepared to work together with my dentist to provide dental hygiene services under Remote Supervision.  Thank you for providing the Rules and Regulations to practice under Remote Supervision.


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