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Guidance Documents

The Code of Virginia requires annual publication of lists of guidance documents from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.

Copies of the following documents may be viewed during regular work days from 8:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico Virginia 23233-1463 . Copies may also be downloaded by clicking on the links below or from the Regulatory Townhall at or requested by email at Questions regarding interpretation or implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Sandra Reen, Executive Director of the Board at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4538. Copies are free of charge.

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60-1 Board policy on confidential consent agreements, revised September 13, 2013 (MS Word)

60-2 Sanction reference point instruction manual, revised December 11, 2015 (pdf file)

60-3 Periodic inspections of dental offices for administration of anesthesia and sedation, revised December 11, 2015 (MS Word)

60-4 Questions and answers about sedation, revised December 11, 2015 (MS Word)

60-5 Policy on Auditing Continuing Education and Sanctioning for Failure to Meet the Requirements, revised September 16, 2016 (MS Word)

60-6 Board policy on sanctioning for practicing with an expired license, revised December 11, 2015 (MS Word)

60-7 Delegation to Dental Assistants, adopted December 3, 2010, revised March 9, 2012 (MS Word)

60-8 Educational requirements for Dental Assistant II, revised December 11, 2015 (MS Word)

60-9 Code of Conduct for Board members, adopted June 12, 2009 (MS Word)

60-10 Policy on sanctioning for failure to comply with advertising guidelines, revised December 11, 2015 (MS Word)

60-11  Guidance on treatment of patients if fees are unpaid, September 12, 2008 (MS Word)

60-12 Board guidance on administration of topical oral fluorides by dental hygienists in the Virginia Department of Health, September 7, 2007 (MS Word)

60-13 Practice of a Dental Hygienist under Remote Supervision, adopted September 16, 2016 (MS Word)

60-14 Bylaws of the Board of Dentistry, revised December 11, 2015 (MS Word)

60-15 Standards for Professional Conduct in the Practice of Dentistry, revised September 16, 2016 (MS Word)

60-17 Policy on recovery of disciplinary costs, revised September 16, 2016 (MSWord)

60-18 Dental laboratory work order, revised December 11, 2015 (MSWord)

60-19 Dental Laboratory Subcontractor Work Order Form, December 7, 2012 (MSWord)

60-20 Guidance on radiation certification, revised December 11, 2015 (MSWord)

60-21 Policy on Sanctioning for failure to report to the Prescription Monitoring Program, adopted June 10, 2016 (MS Word)

60-22 Policy on Sanctioning for Failure to Comply with Insurance and Billing Practices, revised December 11, 2015 (MS Word)

60-23 Policy on Teledentistry, adopted December 11, 2015 (MS Word)

60-24 Compilation of Provisions in Law and Regulation Addressing Dental Practice, Practice of Dentistry by Professional Business Entities, and Practice Locations and the Duties Restricted to Dentists, adopted March 11, 2016 (MS Word)