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Board of Dentistry
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/17/12  6:10 pm
Commenter: Albert F. Creal, D.D.S.

Petition Against Increasing Additional Training Requirements

As a practicing dentist, I feel that  with a total formal education of 6 years (4 years at MCV D-76 and 2 years at Naval Postgraduate Dental School- Comprehensive Dentistry Program) I am well versed in handling medical emergencies and have had it instilled in me to protect the patient from any harm.  To that extent, Dentistry has a wonderful record of continuing education to keep our skills honed and up to date. We already have regulations mandating continued formal training that have proved, at large, successful.  As regrettable as any death is, to over-regulate will not ensure that another death is not a possibility.  

I do not practice sedation dentistry and feel that to impose standards similar to Advanced Cardiac Life Support is an over qualification requirement that would only increase the cost of general dentistry to the entire population.  I would ask that this petition be refused and keep the current adequate regulation in place.



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