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Entries in Department of Health (20)


Prescription Monitoring Program Available for Dentists

Washington state’s new Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is fully operational and available online for licensed health care professionals to use. The Department of Health is encouraging providers to use this new system to provide improved patient care and help prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse.

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Department of Health Eliminates Oral Health Program

The Oral Health Program is the latest dental program to be cut as a result of the economic recession. Earlier this week, the Department of Health announced that the Oral Health Program had been eliminated.

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DOH Introduces Online Renewal Program for Dental Practitioners

On August 16th, the Department of Health added ten additional professions to their online renewal program including Dentists, Dental Residents, Dentist General Anesthesia (DEAP), UW Dental Faculty, Dentist Moderate Sedation (DEMP), Dentist Moderate Sedation with Parenteral Agents (DESP) and Postdoctoral Dental Residents.

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WSDA and DOH revise new dental x-ray rules

In January 2009, the Department of Health notified Washington-licensed dentists that weekly film processing tests would be required on all non-digital x-ray machines beginning Jan. 1, 2010. Under the rule, processing tests would need to be documented and kept for review...

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