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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 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, effective November 10, 2022

60-2 Sanction reference point instruction manual, revised September 2019

60-4 Questions and answers about sedation, effective February 6, 2020

60-5 Policy on Auditing Continuing Education and Sanctioning for Failure to Meet the Requirements, effective August 5, 2021

60-6 Guidance on Death or Retirement of a Dentist or Selling or Closing of a Dental Practice, effective November 11, 2021

60-7 Delegation to Dental Assistants, effective February 3, 2022

60-8 Educational requirements for Dental Assistant II, effective November 11, 2021

60-9 Policy on Sanctioning for Practicing with an Expired License, effective August 4, 2022

60-10 Policy on sanctioning for failure to comply with advertising guidelines, effective August 5, 2021

60-11 Policy Regarding Delegation of Pulp-Capping Procedures to a Dental Assistant II, effective August 4, 2022

60-12 Clinical Competency Requirements for Applicants for Licensure, Reactivation, or Reinstatement, effective February 2, 2023

60-13 Practice of a Dental Hygienist under Remote Supervision, effective February 6, 2020

60-14 Bylaws of the Board of Dentistry, effective November 10, 2022

60-18 Dental laboratory work order, effective August 5, 2021 

60-19 Dental Laboratory Subcontractor Work Order Form, effective August 5, 2021 

60-20 Guidance on radiation certification, reaffirmed September 10, 2021 

60-22 Policy on Sanctioning for Failure to Comply with Insurance and Billing Practices, effective August 5, 2021

60-23 Policy on Teledentistry, effective December 13, 2019

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, effective November 11, 2021

60-25 Guidance on Dental Clinical Competency Examination Requirements for Licensure, effective February 15, 2024

60-26 Guidance on Dental Hygiene Clinical Competency Examination Requirements for Licensure, effective February 15, 2024

60-27 Guidance on Sedation Permits, effective May 11, 2023

Virginia Board of Dentistry | Contact the Board
Jamie C. Sacksteder, Executive Director
Margaret F. Lemaster, RDH, Board President