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Entries in Regulatory (44)

Thursday
Nov012012

Department of Ecology - Hazardous Waste Directory

Dental offices throughout Washington state create a wide variety of waste during the course of a normal business day. Hazardous waste can result from the use of amalgam, fluorescent bulbs, X-ray fixer and cleaning and disinfecting solutions. It is important that dentists comply with laws and regulations and dispose of these wastes properly.

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Monday
Sep032012

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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Wednesday
May302012

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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Wednesday
Apr212010

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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