WVBOD Functions #1 Protect the Public Propose rules to govern the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene that must receive Legislative approval after a designated public comment period. Issue and regulate dental and dental hygiene licenses. All actions are with protection of the public in mind.
C. Richard Gerber, DDS, President June 30, 2015 George D. Conard, Jr., DDS, Secretary June 30, 2016 L. Edward Eckley, DDSJune 30, 2016 Beverly Stevens, COMSAJune 30, 2016 MaryBeth Shea, RDH, BAJune 30, 2017 William E. Ford, III, Citizen Member June 30, 2017 Charles L. Smith, DDSJune 30, 2017 Stanley W. Kaczkowski, DDSJune 30, 2018 David G. Edwards, DDSJune 30, 2014 WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF DENTISTRY
Board Make Up Six Dentists One Dental Hygienist One Certified Dental Assistant One Citizen Member Governor appointed for 5 year terms. May serve 2 consecutive terms and be off the Board for one year to be eligible to serve additional terms.
Legal Counsel Attorney General’s Office James Casey, Esq. Assistant Attorney General
BOARD STAFF Susan M. Combs, Interim Executive Secretary Carolyn A. Brewer, Office Manager John C. Dixon, DDS, Investigator Dina A. Vaughan, BSDH, MS, Investigator
Meetings Quarterly around the state for accessibility Thursday PM - Complaint Committees Review Friday - Agenda open to the public unless executive session is called Saturday AM - Law exams/Interview out of state candidates seeking WV licensure
Meetings Continued Subject to Open Meeting Laws – Posted on website Agency of the State - Required Auditor’s training, reporting and review New Members – Orientation and training by State Auditor’s Office, The Council for Licensure, Enforcement and Training (CLEAR)
Complaints Assigned to a committee Confidential Legal Counsel May order an investigation Subpoena client records Opportunity to respond obtain legal counsel Once settled if sanctioned becomes public information Do not handle billing disputes
WVBOD Associations American Association of Dental Boards West Virginia Association of Licensing Boards American Board of Dental Examiners North East Regional Board Southern Regional Testing Agency The Council of Interstate Testing Agencies Central Regional Dental Testing Service Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards The Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners.
WV Board of Dentistry Visits The Mid- Ohio Valley Health Department
WVBOD Updates Name change July 1, 2013 Formerly WV Board of Dental Examiners DPA updated language 2012 Dental Anesthesia Rules Dental Recovery Network http://www.wvdrn.com/ http://www.wvdrn.com/ Amicus Brief filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey WVBOD in search of new Executive Director
WVBOD Updates Continued Legislative Rule Making Review Committee- Formation of PLLC, Dental Corp and Dental Practice Mobile/Portable Dental Unit Rules Updated Computers New Computer Software – Approved Pending State Purchasing WV Workforce Survey
The Dental Workforce Infrastructure in WV __ Dental School-accepting __/year __ Dental Hygiene Schools
Workforce Survey DDS- 53%, DH-57% 37% of dentists in West Virginia plan to retire in the next ten years. According to the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, only 12.5% of the 2011 graduates remained in West Virginia upon graduation, compared to 27.5% in 2010 and 42% in 2009.
22% DH said that they were looking but could not find full- time employment 15% DH were looking but could not find part-time employment.
WVBOD Contact Information West Virginia Board of Dentistry 1319 Robert C. Byrd Drive PO Box 1447 Crab Orchard, WV 25827 Phone: 1-877-914-8266 Fax: (304)253-9454 Office Hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm email@example.com