Vol. 33 Iss. 8 - December 12, 2016



Initial Agency Notice

Title of Regulation: 18VAC60-21. Regulations Governing the Practice of Dentistry.

Statutory Authority: ยง 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Name of Petitioner: Rodney S. Mayberry, DDS.

Nature of Petitioner's Request: To amend 18VAC60-21-80. Publishing an advertisement that contains a false claim of professional superiority, contains a claim to be a specialist, or uses any terms to designate a dental specialty unless he is entitled to such specialty designation under the guidelines or requirements for specialties approved by the American Dental Association (Requirements for Recognition of Dental Specialties and National Certifying Boards for Dental Specialists, November 2013), or such guidelines or requirements as subsequently amended.

Agency Plan for Disposition of Request: The petition will be published on December 12, 2016, in the Virginia Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment ending January 11, 2017. The request to amend regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the board at the first scheduled meeting after close of comment, which will be March 10, 2017. The petitioner will receive information on the board's decision after that date.

Public Comment Deadline: January 11, 2017.

Agency Contact: Sandra Reen, Executive Director, Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-4437, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R17-07; Filed November 9, 2016, 4:58 p.m.