The Department of Health (DOH) has released the draft of its Denturist Scope of Practice Sunrise Review on expanding the scope of practice of licensed denturists to include “making, placing, constructing, altering, reproducing, or repairing all other nonorthodontic removable oral devices” and “teeth whitening using bleaching solutions of twenty percent or less."
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The Department of Health recently announced that dental assistants, dental hygienists, and expanded function dental auxiliaries (EFDAs) can now renew their licenses and registrations online. Initial licensure/registration applications for these health professions still need to be completed by mail. DOH will charge a $2 convenience fee to process all online renewals.
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.