DQAC Business Meeting - October 27

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission (DQAC) will hold its next business meeting in a hybrid format on Friday, October 27 at 10:00 AM.

DQAC Business Meeting

Friday, October 27
10:00 AM
Webinar or In-Person

In-Person Location:
Labor and Industries
7273 Linderson Way SW
Room S117
Tumwater, WA 98501

See Agenda
Webinar Registration

The Dental Quality Assurance Commission will hold their next Business meeting on October 27, 2023, which will include a rule hearing on the proposed health equity CE rules

As a reminder, the health equity CE rule language proposes that dentists must take 2 hours of health equity CE every 3 years, in alignment with the dental CE cycle, and this CE will count toward the 63-hour requirement. The language also proposes that dental anesthesia assistants must take 2 hours of health equity CE every 3 years; however, this will be in addition to the 12 hours of CE anesthesia assistants are currently required to obtain.

Aside from the public hearing, the Commission will consider non-substantive changes to the anesthesia rule. Also, the Commission will review EFDA program applications, receive updates from the Dental Therapy Committee and Educational Outreach Committee, and discuss correspondence from a representative from Anesthesia Mobile asking for an exception for dental anesthesia assistants to be supervised by board-certified physician anesthesiologists.

Finally, the Commission will hear a report for the annual American Association of Dental Boards meeting and discuss signing up for hearing panels.

For questions or comments please contact dental@doh.wa.gov.