The Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next Dental Infection Control Committee Meeting on Friday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m. Please consider attending the meeting or submit comments on proposed dental infection control rules by Monday, January 8.
Dental Infection Control Committee Meeting
Friday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Department of Health Kent Regional Office
20425 72nd Avenue South, Building 2, Suite 310
Kent, WA 98032
The committee will consider draft rule amendments that have the potential to significantly impact your practice. Some of the proposed rule amendments include:
- Requiring the sterilization of low-speed hand piece motors
- Requiring the use of HVE in all clinical situations reasonably expected to produce large amounts of aerosol splatter, such as using ultrasonic or sonic scalers, air-polishing, high-speed hand pieces, or lasers
- Requiring that water delivery systems be tested on each side of the unit at the three-way syringe or at the high speed location
Please consider attending the meeting or provide comments on the proposed rules by email to Jennifer Santiago by Monday, January 8.