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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/15/12  2:30 pm
Commenter: Ron Vranas, DDS


I am opposed to the additional regulations.  Dentists are already trained to manage emergency situations and, if they are using sedation dentistry, are required to obtain regular recertification to keep emergency management skills current. Thousands of sedation cases are performed every day to a successful outcome.  Additionally, whether we are using sedation dentistry or not, emergency situations arise in dentistry and are managed to a successful outcome due to our current standard of emergency care.  While it is devastating to lose someone in any situation, adding regulations to an already sufficient training protocol will not eliminate these rare events.

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