Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Hygiene [18 VAC 60 ‑ 25]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Conforming to Code on remote supervision
Action 4857
General Information
Action Summary The Board has amended its regulations to conform regulations regarding remote supervision of the practice of dental hygienists to changes in the Code pursuant to Chapter 410 of the 2017 General Assembly. The changes are: 1) an amendment to the definition of “remote supervision” to delete the requirement for the supervision to be provided by the employing dentist; and 2) an amendment to documentation in the patient record to require confirmation that the patient does not have another dentist of record whom he is seeing regularly.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 60-25 Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Hygiene Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 60 - 21 Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [005207]
Associated Mandates Remote supervision
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7980 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/04/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jamie Sacksteder  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4581    FAX: (804)698-4266    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.