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Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/18/12  9:02 pm
Commenter: Sarah E. Allen, DDS


I agree with the numerous arguments put forth by other dentists that, while the apparent motivation for this petition is well-intentioned, in the end, it provides one more hoop to jump through and may or may not actually make a difference in terms of medical emergency outcomes.  While I agree that dentists should ensure that both they and their staff feel comfortable handling emergencies (as they are indeed both ethically and legally responsible to be), I don’t see a need to further dictate how this preparation should be carried out.  Lastly, as a dentist whose office actually uses the IMEP program to help prepare for medical emergencies, I think its main utility is in simply providing a framework, but I absolutely do not think such training should be mandated above and beyond the regulations currently in place.

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