Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Assistants [18 VAC 60 ‑ 30]
Elimination of direct pulp capping as a delegable task for a Dental Assistant II
Action 5728
General Information
Action Summary The Board has determined that 18VAC60-30-120 should be amended the eliminate the practice of direct pulp capping from the practices for which a dental assistant II can be trained and delegated to perform in a dental office.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7061]
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
9269 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/02/2022.
9645 Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jamie Sacksteder  / Acting Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
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