Digital Impressions should be equilavent to current final impressions
In the interest of providing the best care for our patients, it is necessary that digital impressions be considered equivalent to the current Final impression definition in the Virginia state dental practice act. Bypassing this will allow procedures to be completed but at what cost? The cost will be a lack of diagnostic information resulting in less then adequate results and missed diagnoses while the patients believe that because it is legal the care they are getting is equivalent to what they are now receiving. This will open the door to procedure based essentially unsupervised dentistry, setting our profession back many years. As of the regulatory body in charge of dentistry for the State of Virginia hi feel it is on incumbent upon you to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth.