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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[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]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  12:13 am
Commenter: Lorraine Perez

With current so called regulations...deaths are still occuring.

For those who are opposing the new regulations...mostly D.D.S personel I might add...if what you say was true and dentists are sufficiently trained in C.P.R. then why would these deaths still occur. It is obvious that in the reform of current health care regulations there is a need for dental regulations as well. The Dental Community has failed to address the continuous problems sufficiently and because of this organizations such as RMBF have had no choice but to step up and advocate for the families and friends of the deceased. Those who accuse RMBF of less than noble intentions are those who do not want to be bothered with the extra effort to ensure the safety of their patients. It is a crying shame. I would be willing to pay more than double in dental costs so long as the safety of my child was ensured and I am confident that most families would feel the same.

The individual who claimed there have been "only 2 deaths" in the last year seems to not understand that 2 deaths is far too many and is not considering the fact that the 2 occured within the last 2 months. The actual number of the previous year is more than a dozen. Do we honestly need more than that to see there is a legitimate problem. Is costs and inconvenience really all there is to fight against?

I not only require but expect those who care of my children and the children of others to do what is necessary and then some. For all those who oppose this regulation on the basis of costs and inconvenience...shame on you!

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