On March 7, Governor Gregoire signed Senate Bill 5620, requiring the certification of dental anesthesia assistants. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
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Q: When will this law take effect?
A: The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) has begun the rule making process. This process will take approximately one year.
Q: What do you have to do to become certified?
A: To become certified as a CDAA, applicants must complete a DQAC-approved dental anesthesia assistant training course, and providing proof that the office where the CDAA will work possesses a valid general anesthesia permit.