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Entries in DQAC (28)


Online Renewals Now Available for Dental Assistants, Hygienists, and EFDAs

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.

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Regulatory FAQ on Dental Anesthesia Assistants

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.

For more information contact Michael Walsh at

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. 

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DQAC Changing Defibrillator Requirement  

At its December 11 meeting DQAC began the process to modify the rules requiring AEDs in dental offices. When the rule process is finished (likely in March 2010) AEDS

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DQAC rescinds repeal of AED rule, and other news

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) has rescinded the repeal of its new rule requiring automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in dental offices. At its May 1 meeting, DQAC reversed the decision made on March 19 to repeal the rule...

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