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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[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/19/12  2:49 pm
Commenter: Cathy Garger


In April, 2011 my only child, Jenny Olenick, 17, died during general anesthesia for a wisdom tooth extraction. The case is now under litigation and I can not discuss the particulars of Jenny's case but I can tell you that emergency preparedness measures were not in place.

I can not tell you the loss of our daughter's wonderful presence in this world because there are no words to convey the magnitude of this loss.

I am aghast that everyone is not trying to get stricter regulations to protect our children. I could tell you countless stories of people who have horror stories to share about dental professionals who are not current on latest emergency training practices and actual mandated rehearsals. We must make certain that no more dentists are allowed to perform even "routine" dental procedures without sufficient and excellent training, rehearsals, and supervision.

I urge you to vote for this legislation. I have already lost the thing dearest to me on this planet. Please vote yes for this bill so that other children may live.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Cathy Garger





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