WSR 20-03-005
[Filed January 3, 2020, 11:35 a.m.]
This memo serves as notice that the department of health, dental quality assurance commission (commission) is withdrawing the interpretive statement for Dentist scope of practiceUse of botulinum toxin injections. The interpretive statement was filed on August 20, 2013, and published as WSR 13-17-090.
The commission filed an interpretive statement to provide guidance on when botulinum toxin injections or dermal filler treatments are within the scope of practice for dentistry. On October 25, 2019, the commission evaluated the interpretive statement and determined that dental schools are now teaching neurotoxin injections within the curriculum for dentists. Because the definition of dentistry includes "engages in any of the practices included in the curricula of recognized and approved dental schools or colleges," the commission has determined to withdraw the interpretive statement.
Individuals requiring information on this interpretive statement should contact Jennifer Santiago, dental quality assurance commission program manager, by phone 360-236-4893 or email
Tami M. Thompson
Regulatory Affairs Manager