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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[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/17/12  4:33 pm
Commenter: Steven J Barbieri

Oppose additional requirements

I write in opposition to the proposed additional requirements for licensure. Dentists and our staff members are trained to respond to emergencies in the office. This training includes Basic Life Support and use of the Automated External Defibrillator. Many of us practice conscious sedation and are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. This training is administered by the American Heart  Association. In addition dentists are equipped to treat respiratory and diabetic emergencies.  Patients are at a much higher risk driving to their dental appointment than being at their dental appointment. Dentists are already well prepared to treat any medical emergencies which may remotely arise. Additional regulation is unnessary and unwarranted. 

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