|Petition Title||Scope of practice for dentistry to include administration of Botox and dermal filler injectables|
|Date Filed||7/31/2020 [Transmittal Sheet]|
The petitioner is requesting amendments to specify that dentists with appropriate training/certification can purchase and administer Botox and dermal filler injectables.
The petition will be published on August 31, 2020 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment ending September 30, 2020. The request to amend regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the Board at the first scheduled meeting after close of comment, which will be December 11, 2020.
|Comment Period||Ended 9/30/2020 141 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The petition was published on August 31, 2020 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov with public comment accepted through September 30, 2020. The Board received copies of all comments on the petition.
At its meeting on December 11, 2020, the Board declined to initiate rulemaking based on the petition. There were concerns addressed about extraoral administration of Botox and fillers and the potential for complications with a patient. There were also concerns about the training and qualifications of general dentists and about a potential need to amend the Code of Virginia similar to the section that authorized certain procedures to be performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The Board encouraged the petitioner and other proponents to provide additional information about training and certification and to respond to the concerns expressed by those who opposed the petition.
|Name / Title:||Sandra Reen / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)367-4437 FAX: (804)527-4428 TDD: ()-|