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Board of Dentistry
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/9/12  7:21 pm
Commenter: Stan Dameron

Dentists handling of medical emergencies

I am opposed to this new regulation.while it is very unfortunate these 2 deaths occurred,I do not believe they are necessary nor would they change future unfortunate deaths.  Every dentist I know already is prepared to handle these situations.  I believe it is already the standard of care to be trained and equipped to handle these emergencies in a limited way until EMS is onsite. Even one death is too much, but I don't.think a regulation will prevent future deaths.  To have two deaths in what has to be millions of office visits shows it is less likely for someone to die in a dental office than many ordinary daily activities.

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