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Verification of a Virginia license to another jurisdiction requires a written request to the Board office with a payment of $35 per verification. Check should be made payable to the “Treasurer of Virginia”. You must provide your full name, license number and the mailing address of the jurisdiction to receive verification.

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Virginia Board of Dentistry

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4538
eFax: (804) 698-4266
Complaints: (800) 533-1560

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Meeting Rescheduled

The Business Meeting of the Virginia Board of Dentistry scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8:30am has been canceled.
All business scheduled for September 14th and October 19th will be discussed on Friday, December 14 , 2018 at 9:00am Perimeter Center - 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 201 in Board Room #4

Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

On November 21, 2016 Governor McAuliffe issued a News Release stating that State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine has declared Virginia’s opioid abuse crisis a Public Health Emergency in the Commonwealth.

Visit the Virginia Department of Health for more information.
Download Commissioner Levine’s message to healthcare practitioners on dispensing Naloxone.

Chapter 291 of the 2017 Acts of the Assembly, which became effective on March 3, 2017, required the Board of Dentistry to adopt regulations for prescribing of opioids. The emergency regulations are attached, along with a conversion chart from the Center for Disease Control to calculate MME equivalency to aid in prescribing in accordance with regulations.

Dental Rule Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to read the FAQ's provided by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for Virginia Dental offices to be compliant with the Dental Rule.

Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings

Read the Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings.

Regulations Effective December 2, 2015

The Board of Dentistry has separated the regulations governing dental practice into four new chapters of regulations:

18 VAC 60‑15  

Regulations Governing the Disciplinary Process in Dentistry

18 VAC 60‑21  

Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry

18 VAC 60‑25  

Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Hygienists

18 VAC 60‑30  

Regulations Governing the Practice of Dental Assistants

These new regulations are available on this website in the “Laws and Regulations” tab. Also available in this tab are Reference Guides for Chapters 21, 25 and 30 which provide a crosswalk between the old and new regulations and notes additions or changes found in the regulations effective on December 2, 2015.

FDA News Release

April 2, 2015 - FDA alerts health care professionals and patients not to use products from the Prescription Center pharmacy in Fayetteville, N.C. - Read the full news release.

Notice of Reporting Requirements for Dispensing

Effective July 1, 2015, all dentists who dispense controlled substances in Schedule II (Percocet, Hydrocodone), Schedule III (Tylenol with Codeine), or Schedule IV (Valium) must be registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program and must begin reporting the drugs dispensed within 7 days of dispensing. If a dentist does not dispense these products he may apply for a waiver from this reporting requirement. There is a box in this year’s dental license renewal forms to report whether you currently do or do not dispense Schedule II, III or IV controlled substances. Detailed information on the action each licensed dentist is required to take to register or to apply for a waiver will be sent out around April 1, 2015. Here are links for more information:

The US Drug Enforcement Administration published a Final Rule in the Federal Register placing hydrocodone combination products into Schedule II effective October 6, 2014. For details, direct questions to your local DEA Field Office and review sections 18VAC110-290 and 18VAC110-310 of the Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy.

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Laws & Regulations

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Guidance Documents

View and download the list of available guidance documents from the Board of Dentistry. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.

Board of Dentistry Calendar

The Board of Dentistry's Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings. 


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Regulatory Town Hall

The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.