Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 358
Petition Information
Petition Title Requirements for reinstatement of dental hygienist license
Date Filed 1/27/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Joyce Turcotte 
Petitioner's Request

To accept a refresher course that is a dental hygiene program recognized by the ADA and AADH for license reinstatement for experienced dental hygienists.

Agency's Plan


The petition will be published on February 28, 2022 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending March 30, 2022.  The request to amend regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the Board at the next meeting scheduled for June 10, 2022.  The petitioner will receive information on the Board’s decision after that date.




Comment Period Began 2/28/2022    Ended 3/30/2022
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 1/27/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 2/28/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 14
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 7/13/2022
Decision Publication Date Published on: 8/15/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 26
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered this issue at its meeting on June 10, 2022. The Board decided to initiate a a rulemaking to implement this requested change, as well as similar changes to the regulations governing dentists and dental assistants II. 

Associated regulatory action Expansion and clarification of refresher courses required for reinstatement of a license
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jamie Sacksteder  / Acting Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
Email Address:
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