Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Assistants [18 VAC 60 ‑ 30]
Education and training for dental assistants II
General Information
Action Summary At its meeting on September 15, 2017, the Board voted to initiate rulemaking to modify the educational qualifications for registration of a dental assistant II by moving to a competency-based program in which basic didactic course work is followed by clinical training under the direction and supervision of a dentist who has successfully completed a calibration exercise on evaluating the clinical skills of a student. The intent is to make entry into the profession more accessible to students and ensure greater consistency in their training and assurance of competency.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005287]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8069 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 9/5/2018.
8508 Proposed DPB review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4437    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.