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Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
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7/10/19  10:34 am
Commenter: Mike Catoggio, D.D.S. Virginia Family Dentistry

Strongly Agree!!
 

There is no question that the use of a digital scanner, rather than impression material, to translate information to a dental laboratory for the purpose of fabricating an oral appliance constitutes a "final impression." Any tool, whether it be impression material or digital images, when used to fabricate materials that can permanently alter or potentially harm another human being should require the oversight of a qualified dental professional.