You may call the Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission office at (360) 236-4700 to find out if a formal complaint has been filed against any dentist or use the Department of Health’s Provider Credential Search. How do I obtain my dental records? Call your current dentist and ask for them.
How do I find out if a dentist is licensed in Washington?
- We suggest to check out the state dental board website as they may now offer online services such as filing a complaint, to see if a licensee needs to renew a license or make a name or address change, to see if an applicant is seeking a permit or license or if a consumer is trying to find out information about an Washington licensed dentist.
What is a dental grievance?
Any member not satisfied with any aspect of Dedicated Dental may file a written complaint/grievance. The member, or a person acting on the member’s behalf, must file a complaint/grievance within 180 days following the incident (s) or action(s) that is(are) the subject(s) of the enrollee’s dissatisfaction.
How do I report a health code violation?
How to File a Safety and Health Complaint
- Online – Use the Online Complaint Form.
- Fax/Mail/Email – Complete the OSHA Complaint Form [En Español], or Send a Letter Describing Your Complaint.
- Telephone – Call Your Local OSHA Office or 800-321-6742 (OSHA)
- In Person – Visit Your Local OSHA Office.
What can I do if I am not happy with my dental treatment?
If you are unhappy with the treatment you have received, it is usually best to:
- speak directly to the dental professional concerned, or the practice that provided the treatment.
- explain why you are unhappy with the treatment.
- state how you would like the matter resolved.
Who regulates the dental industry?
In the U.S., licensure requirements are set by the state board of dentistry, also known as the board of dental examiners or licensing board.
What happens when you file an OSHA complaint?
If you file a complaint, OSHA will contact you to determine whether to conduct an investigation. You must respond to OSHA’s follow-up contact or your complaint will be dismissed. A whistleblower complaint filed with OSHA cannot be filed anonymously.
What are examples of critical violations?
Examples of critical violations include:
- Absence of a knowledgeable person-in-charge during hours of operation.
- Failure to restrict ill employees from handling food.
- Failure of food employees to wash their hands when required.
- Food employees touching foods that are ready-to-eat with their bare hands.
What is classed as dental negligence?
Dental negligence occurs when a healthcare professional has failed to provide adequate care for you. This can include any instances involving incorrect, delayed or poor treatment that has led to further injury or suffering.
How often do dentists make mistakes?
Even very experienced dentists make mistakes. While roughly thirteen percent of all malpractice claims are against dentists, it is not unfair to say that many more instances of dental malpractice exist that go unreported. This is because many people are hesitant to sue.
How is dentistry regulated?
Two main bodies, the GDC and the CQC, regulate dentistry. The GDC is responsible for the professional and the CQC responsible for the regulation of the practice.
Do HIPAA laws apply to dentists?
Although many dental offices are self-contained entities, the HIPAA rules for dentists apply to any dental office that may send claims, eligibility requests, pre-determinations, claim status inquiries or treatment authorization requests electronically.
Are dentists covered by HIPAA?
Even if they use a third party such as a clearinghouse to submit the claim on their behalf, the dentist is still covered under HIPAA. At the other end of the scale, a dentist employed by a dental firm is not covered under HIPAA – it is the dental firm that is the HIPAA Covered Entity.