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Board of Dentistry
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Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]
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7/9/19  12:56 pm
Commenter: Steven J Lindauer

Digital Scans are final impressions
 

I am in agreement with the petition that digital scans are the equivalent of final impressions. Virginia Regulations specify that final impressions are only able to be delegated to a Dental Assistant II under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. If appliances that will be used by a patient are made from the scans that are obtained, then a dentist must be present when they are captured.