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Entries in Department of Health (22)

Tuesday
Sep172013

DOH/DQAC Update

Last week, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) held several public meetings to discuss ongoing business before the commission. Here are the highlights:

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Wednesday
Aug212013

DQAC RELEASES INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT REGARDING BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTIONS AND DERMAL FILLERS 

Today, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) released an interpretive statement regarding the use of botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) injections and dermal fillers. The interpretive statement was approved by DQAC at their July 26, 2013 meeting and filed by the Code Reviser’s office on August 20, 2013.

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Thursday
Aug152013

DQAC NEWS: PROPOSED FEE REDUCTION FAQs


The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is currently in the process of writing rule on dental license fees. Over the last few weeks, WSDA staff have received inquiries about the proposed fee reduction. We compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions and answers below to provide WSDA members with more guidance on this issue.

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Monday
Jul292013

WSDA Advocacy Efforts Will Save Washington Dentists Over $1 Million a Year in Licensing Renewal Fees

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has proposed lowering dental license renewal fees by $176. The current license renewal fee of $576 is the second highest dental license renewal fee in the nation. Initial dental license fees are also expected to drop $175. The current initial dental license fee is $700.

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