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The Department of Health (DOH) has released their final recommendations for the Denturist Scope of Practice Sunrise Review. Last session, the legislature had asked DOH to review a potential expansion of the scope of practice of licensed denturists to include “making, placing, constructing, altering, reproducing, or repairing all other “non-orthodontic removable devices” and “teeth whitening using bleaching solutions of twenty percent or less." A complete copy of the DOH findings and original report can be found here.
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.
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.