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WAC 246-814-040

Training and the provision of services.

(1) The "Washington state department of health sealant/fluoride varnish program guidelines" (sealant/fluoride varnish program guidelines) have been developed, maintained and distributed by the department in partnership with the oral health community and health care practitioners. To obtain copies of the sealant/fluoride varnish program guidelines contact the department.
(2) The sealant/fluoride varnish program guidelines are designed to assist the local public health jurisdictions and oral health care communities in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of school-based dental sealant and fluoride varnish programs. Every school-based dental sealant and fluoride varnish program should design their program to provide, at minimum, for the following:
(a) Assessing and targeting the population.
(b) Establishing community capacity and infrastructure.
(c) Determining staffing needs and training.
(d) Securing equipment and supplies.
(e) Developing policies, procedures and data collection forms.
(f) Scheduling schools/sites.
(g) Preparing sites for implementation.
(h) Providing services.
(i) Evaluating the process and outcomes.
(3) The sealant/fluoride varnish program guidelines also provides the training required for dental hygienists and dental assistants providing services under this chapter. Applicants for endorsement must obtain training as contained in these specific guidelines, which can be met through any one of the following methods:
(a) Graduation from a dental assisting, dental hygiene or dental educational program, accredited by the commission on dental accreditation (CODA), which has incorporated the sealant/fluoride varnish program guidelines.
(b) Continuing education courses which teach the sealant/fluoride varnish program guidelines.
(c) Individual training provided by a Washington licensed dentist, which has incorporated the sealant/fluoride varnish program guidelines.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.29.210, 18.29.220, and 18.29.226. WSR 18-21-048, § 246-814-040, filed 10/8/18, effective 11/8/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.650. WSR 02-21-128, § 246-814-040, filed 10/23/02, effective 11/23/02.]
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