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Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
[Repealed] Regulations Governing Dental Practice [18 VAC 60 ‑ 20]
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2/19/12  7:26 pm
Commenter: Berkeley Pemberton, DDS

Oppose unnecessary regulation

This organization has obviously found a sympathetic cause and is seeking government intervention to force dentists to invest large sums for training and equipment which will statistically never be used. I have practiced dentistry for 41 years and have never had a medical emergency in my office. I voluntarily had most of the equipment mentioned, took detailed medical histories, and was conservative in treating medically compromised patients. Most dentists already do that.   Unless it can be proven statistically that these measures will be a substantial benefit  in reducing what is already a minimal risk, they should be rejected.  As I see it this outfit is looking for publicity and power which will enable them to line their pockets. If this petition is passed a whole cottage industry will develop to sell equipment  and do the "in office training" , causing an increase in dental fees.

I urge the board to reject this "feel good" petition as over-regulation.

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