Stay up to date on ​rules and requirements affecting Washington dentists.

Recent Regulatory News

  • Jul 13, 2023

    Dental Laboratory Registration Reminder

    As a reminder, all dental laboratories operating in Washington that provide services for outside dental offices must be registered with the Department of Health (DOH) prior to July 31.
  • Jun 6, 2023

    Reminder: LTSS Trust Program Withholding Will Begin July 1

    The LTSS Trust Program is on track for implementation on July 1, 2023 and will be funded by a .58 percent premium assessment on employee wages. Learn more about how this program will affect employers, employees, and self-employed individuals.
  • Jun 6, 2023

    Changes to WA Hygiene Licensure Become Effective July 23

    Effective July 23, hygienists seeking an initial limited license in Washington state will no longer be required to be currently engaged in active practice in order to apply. Additionally, the name of the initial and renewed limited license for hygienists is changed to an initial and renewed temporary license, and the expiration of the license is extended from 18 months to five years.
  • Jun 6, 2023

    DQAC Business Meeting – June 16

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next business meeting in a hybrid format on Friday, June 16 at 10:00 AM.
  • May 26, 2023

    CE Options to Meet New June 27 DEA Requirement

    Effective June 27, 2023, prescribers of controlled substances, including dentists, must complete eight hours of one-time training on safely prescribing controlled substances (Schedules II, III, IV, and/or V) in order to receive or renew their registration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). See CE options at PNDC, from UW Continuing Dental Education, and from the ADA to meet the requirement.
  • May 24, 2023

    DQAC Dental Collaboration Committee Meeting – June 6

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold a Dental Collaboration Committee meeting on June 6.
  • May 18, 2023

    DQAC Recruiting Dentist Members Living & Practicing East of the Cascades

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) is currently recruiting dentists for two upcoming vacancies who reside and engage in the active practice of dentistry east of the summit of the Cascade mountain range. Apply by May 26.
  • May 18, 2023

    DQAC Dental Educational Outreach Committee Meeting – June 1

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next Dental Educational Outreach Committee meeting on Thursday, June 1 at 12:00 PM.
  • May 10, 2023

    DQAC Dental Inclusion Committee Meeting – May 18

    The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) Dental Inclusion Committee will meet on May 18 at 12 PM.
  • May 10, 2023

    Submit Public Comment on the Military Family Leave Act by June 9

    The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has released a draft administrative policy to provide guidance on the Military Family Leave Act requirements for employers. L&I is holding a public feedback session on Tuesday, May 23, and the draft policy will be open for public comment until Friday, June 9.

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