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Entries in Regulatory (40)

Tuesday
May072013

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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Monday
Apr222013

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY: THE ADA SHOWS YOU HOW TO BE MORE "GREEN"

The ADA wants to help you make a difference in your community — their website is packed with ideas aimed at helping you to be a more responsible steward to the earth by conserving energy and water, reducing waste and pollution, and practicing good Eco-dentistry. And, while green technologies are constantly changing (and improving), there are many, simple changes you can implement immediately that don't cost a lot of money and can significantly improve your eco-worthiness. Your patients (and Mother Earth) will appreciate it!

Tuesday
Dec112012

ADA Updates Dental X-Ray Recommendations

Last week, the American Dental Association announced updated recommendations for dental X-ray examinations.  The ADA's Council on Scientific Affairs collaborated with the FDA on developing the recommendations.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

American Public Health Association Backs The Continued Use Of Dental Amalgam

The American Public Health Association (APHA) recently released a policy statement affirming that dental amalgam is safe and effective in treating dental cavities, remarking “amalgam’s contribution to environmental mercury contamination is minimal, and that limiting or curtailing its availability could have negative health consequences, particularly in low-income areas.”

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