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Board Opinion on COVID-19 Testing

At the November 6, 2020 Board of Dentistry meeting, the Board discussed dentists, as healthcare practitioners, performing COVID-19 testing in office.  The Board is of the opinion that COVID-19 testing does fall within the scope of practice for a dentist.


The Georgia Board of Dentistry recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and their patients face during this National Emergency. Our desires are to mitigate transmission of the COVID-19 virus while also supporting care for patients so as to help prevent overwhelming hospital emergency departments through the lifting of the Governor's Public Health State of Emergency.  Under these circumstances, the Board recognizes that patients may be best served when telecommunication technology can be leveraged to support dental care.

Notice of Public Hearing: Examination for Dental Licensure

Notice of Public Hearing: Examination for Dental Licensure