The regular session of the 2013 Legislature officially ended on April 28. However, significant work still needs to be done to finalize the 2013-15 biennium operating budget. Governor Inslee has called for a special session to begin on May 13 to complete this budgetary work. A budget update can be found here.
This year, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) resumed audits of dentist’s continuing education. Every month, DQAC staff randomly selects between 10 and 30 dentists who have renewed their dental license that month and asks them for their continuing education documentation from the previous year. Dentists in Washington state are required to complete 21 hours of continuing education each year; more information about the state's continuing education rules can be found here.
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In recognition of their willingness to care, commit, listen and lead, the Dan G. Middaugh Student Leadership Awards were presented to the UW School of Dentistry class officers on April 24, 2013 at a dinner hosted by WOHF and WSDA leadership.