Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Guidance Document Information
Title Delegation of dental polishing-cleaning
Document ID 150-19
Summary Dental polishing and scaling of teeth above the gum line (supragingival) by an unlicensed person may only be delegated by a veterinarian to his/her “properly trained assistant.” The veterinarian is responsible for assuring his/her assistant is properly trained and remains responsible for the health and safety of the animal. Injections involving anesthetic drugs or subgingival scaling shall not be delegated to an assistant.
Effective Date 12/23/2021
pdf View document text     Posted On 12/29/2021                 Document on Town Hall

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[18 VAC 150] Board of Veterinary Medicine
Public Comment Forums / Change History
Proposed Change Register Date Status
Position on delegation of dental polishing and scaling at veterinary establishment 11/22/2021 Forum ended on 12/22/2021 with 0 Comments.

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