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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[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]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  6:07 pm
Commenter: Todd Wynkoop, VDA member

Oppose petition

While I feel the petition is noble in nature, it is flawed in logic.  The petition states that the recommended training will prevent loss of life and uses the example of two children who died during dental care.  One of those two died while being treated at the dental school where several of the dentists already have the  training being proposed.  Unfortunately this training did not prevent the tragic loss of life thereby undermining their petition.  Currently, BCLS with AED training is required for licensure.  Dentists receive emergency medical training in dental school and local dental societies and national meetings offer courses on these topics on a regular basis.  Individuals who administer IV sedation or oral sedation are required to be ACLS certified and have the appropriate equipment/supplies to deal with adverse outcomes.  I do not feel there is evidence to support this petition and I believe the current regulations are adequate for the public's safety.  I would urge the Board of Dentistry to reject the petition. 

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