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PDFWAC 246-817-420

Specialty representation.

(1) It shall be misleading, deceptive or improper conduct for a dentist to represent or imply that he/she is a specialist or use any of the terms to designate a dental specialty such as:
(a) Endodontist
(b) Oral or maxillofacial surgeon
(c) Oral pathologist
(d) Orthodontist
(e) Pediatric dentist
(f) Periodontist
(g) Prosthodontist
(h) Public health
or any derivation of these specialties unless he/she is entitled to such specialty designation under the guidelines or requirements for specialties approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association, or such guidelines or requirements as subsequently amended and approved by the DQAC, or other such organization recognized by the DQAC.
(2) A dentist not currently entitled to such specialty designation shall not represent that his/her practice is limited to providing services in a specialty area without clearly disclosing in the representation that he/she is a general dentist. A specialist who represents services in areas other than his/her specialty is considered a general dentist.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.035. WSR 95-21-041, ยง 246-817-420, filed 10/10/95, effective 11/10/95.]
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