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Entries in Regulatory (43)


Frequently Asked Questions about Continuing Education

All dentists and dental hygienists must complete continuing education hours annually in order to renew their license. Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries, dental asisstants, and other staff providing direct patient care are also required to maintain basic life support certifications. There are numerous regulations surrounding how much, and in what areas, you need to obtain CE, how you need to document it, and how you can obtain it.

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Resources for Questions on Dental X-rays

Recently, there has been coverage in the media regarding dental radiographs.  For those who want more information about dental x-rays, including frequently asked questions, please visit the ADA’s public resource page.

For Patients

For Dentists

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Records Retention

Q: According to WAC 246-817-310, dentists are required to maintain treatment records for patients treated. How long are we required to maintain them?

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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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