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Board of Dentistry
Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry [18 VAC 60 ‑ 21]


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10/11/19  11:40 am
Commenter: Americans for Prosperity

Great policy proposal!

Thank you for considering this policy reform to increase the capabilities of dental care providers to serve more Virginians. With that in mind, states like Minnesota have seen tremendous improvements to access, lower wait times, and satisfaction with dental care because of the good policy reforms enabling dental teams to appropriately delegate responsibilities and skills of their teammates to serve those in need of dental care where it doesn’t serve the care outcome for a dentist to be there. We support this reform and hope to see care providers innovate to serve more of the populace through innovative thinking like this.

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10/11/19  11:55 am
Commenter: Jacob Fish

Great way to increase number of providers

This is a great policy reform that would better help utilize the number of existing dental providers by giving more power to members on the dental team that are just as qualified by currently require additional oversight. This will increase access to dental care and reduce wait times by allowing teams to delegate responsibility to better serve their customers and solve shortages of current providers, especially in SW Virginia. Exactly the type of innovation that should continue in Virginia. 

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10/11/19  12:00 pm
Commenter: Meagan Stroud

Rural SWVA Resident Supports 100%

As a resident of rural SWVA, I completely support this. This will allow for increased access to care, which our region’s individuals and families so desperately need. 

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