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Entries in DQAC (33)



Last week, the Dental Quality Assurance Comission (DQAC) released its second quarterly newsletter. The newsletter discusses numerous regulatory topics including rule making updates, continuing education and license renewal information.

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DQAC Update 

Last Friday, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) held a public meeting to discuss ongoing business before the commission. Here are the highlights:

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DQAC To Review Final Dental Anesthesia Assistant Rules

On June 7, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold a public rules hearing on dental anesthesia assistants. The hearing will begin at 8:00 a.m. and be held at the Department of Health Offices in Tumwater. You can view a copy of the proposed rules here. To submit written comments directly to DQAC, visit the policy review page on the Department of Health’s website. The last day to submit written comments is May 31, 2013.

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DQAC Resumes Continuing Education Audits

This year, the Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) resumed audits of dentist’s continuing education. Every month, DQAC staff randomly selects between 10 and 30 dentists who have renewed their dental license that month and asks them for their continuing education documentation from the previous year. Dentists in Washington state are required to complete 21 hours of continuing education each year; more information about the state's continuing education rules can be found here.

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