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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[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]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  4:45 pm
Commenter: Dr George A Jacobs

Opposition to new regulation

I am opposed the the proposed regulation. We as a profession has made every effort to protect our patients under the safest conditions possible. The existing regulations are some of the strictest in the nation and do a very good job of safeguarding the public. The current regulations concerning the use of sedation in dentistry are new and have addressed the concerns of the Cunha family. I feel there is no need for further regulation at this time as the majority of dentists do not use sedation other than nitrous oxide and local anesthetics. The proposed regulation appears to be an overkill. The health and welfare of our patients has always been and will continue to be paramount to our profession. Again, I would not be in favor of modifying the current regulations.

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