Regulations & Laws Guide

Virginia Board of Dentistry

The Virginia Board of Dentistry uses email to update Virginia licensed dentists.  Have you recently provided the VA Board of Dentistry with a current email address?  If not, we suggest that you contact them at 804-367-4538 or with your information and be sure to check your email regularly for their emails.

 •     The Virginia Board of Dentistry’s regulations pertaining to sedation and anesthesia permits were published on April 7, 2014.  They will become effective on May 7, 2014.  If you administer anesthesia, it is your responsibility to review these regulations to ensure that you abide them as a licensed dentist in the state of Virginia.  You can find a copy of the regulations in the Virginia Register of Regulations by Clicking HERE .

·       Revisions and changes to the arrangement of the current regulations have been approved by the Board of Dentistry and we anticipate publication in the coming months.  We suggest that all VDA members frequently visit their website and be prepared to review this information.  It is the responsibility of each licensee to educate themselves and stay current on dental regulations.  The VDA is of course here to assist members with finding regulatory information.

·       Find the below important information on the VA Board of Dentistry’s website by clicking on the following links.

o   Board of Dentistry Regulations

o   Board of Dentistry Guidance Documents

o   Board of Dentistry Applications and Forms

o   Board of Dentistry Meetings and Minutes

o   Board of Dentistry Members and Staff


Dental Assistant Radiation Certification CODA Accredited Programs in Virginia

VA Board of Dentistry Radiation Certification Regulations and Guidance Document.

According to the Virginia Board of Dentistry Regulations, in order for a dental assistant to be qualified to place or expose dental x-ray film, he/she must have completed a course or examination through a program recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA). The following schools are CODA accredited in Virginia as of October 2012:

Fortis College

Germanna Community College

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

You may also find information from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) website.

Health Information Privacy (HIPAA)

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Resources Website with HIPAA Information on HIPAA Laws

ADA Online HIPAA Training

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA Laws and Regulations

Virginia OSHA Plan Information

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

DEQ Laws and Regulations

DEQ Resources for Businesses

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

DEA Registration Information