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Board of Dentistry
Petition 329
Petition Information
Petition Title Scope of practice for dentistry to include administration of Botox and dermal filler injectables
Date Filed 7/31/2020    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Lily Nejadian 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner is requesting amendments to specify that dentists with appropriate training/certification can purchase and administer Botox and dermal filler injectables.  

 
Agency's Plan

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]    
Response Date 12/12/2020
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.

 


Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
Email Address: sandra.reen@dhp.virginia.gov
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