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Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for the licensure, and renewal and the standards of practice for dentists and dental hygienists
State Authority Chapter 27 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve a reduction in the number of cases of unprofessional conduct for advertising by guidelines on permissible practices.
2) Achieve positive ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licenses.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: sandra.reen@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4538    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Periodic review; reorganizing chapter 20 into four new chapters: 15, 21, 25 and 30 Final Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Sedation and anesthesia permits for dentists Final Final Adoption period is underway and will end on 5/7/2014.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Correction of renewal deadline for faculty licenses Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/12/2014.
Corrections to section 220 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/8/2013.
Addition of AAHD to approved continuing education providers Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2013.
Remote supervision of dental hygienists in public health clinics Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Changes to temporary and faculty licensure Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Radiation certification Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/6/2012.
Registration of mobile clinics Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/4/2012.
Recovery of disciplinary costs Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
Training in pulp capping for dental assistants II Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/22/2012.
Board-approved courses for radiation certification Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/11/2011.
Unauthorized disclosure from PMP Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/4/2010.
Registration and practice of dental assistants Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/2/2011.
Address of record/public address Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2009.
Correction to non-delegable duties Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/13/2009.
Inspection fee Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/24/2008.
Administration of anesthesia or analgesia by hygienists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/16/2008.
Rule on delegation of scaling and/or root planing Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/10/2008.
Delegation to an agency subordinate Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/29/2007.
Conformity to change in the Code Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/22/2007.
Correction of dates in documents incorporated by reference Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
Extension of time limit for general supervision Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/25/2007.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/10/2007.
Monitoring of nitrous oxide Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/18/2006.
Implementation of 2005 Legislation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/23/2006.
Increase in returned check fee Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/3/2006.
Changes to application requirements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2006.
Periodic review changes; requirements for anesthesia and sedation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/29/2005.
Delegation to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/29/2005.
Temporary resident license Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/29/2005.
General supervision of dental hygienists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/16/2003.
Volunteer practice and temporary permits Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/18/2003.
Registration and certification of oral and maxillofacial surgeons to perform cosmetic procedures Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/26/2003.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/26/2003.
Revision to guidelines of the ADA Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/24/2000.
Deletion of examination fee Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/24/2000.
Volunteer restricted license Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/19/2000.
Renewal date for teacher's license or temporary permit Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/5/1999.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Expansion of duties to dental assistants NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 3/31/2008 after the comment period had ended.
Requirements for informed consent NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 3/7/2008 after the comment period had ended.
Limitation of number of home study hours of continuing education Fast-Track Stage withdrawn during the public comment period