Keep Washington State's oral health practices safe! Oppose HB 1935/SB5833

  • by: Kim C
  • recipient: Washington State Health Care and Wellness Committe as well as Washington State House and Senate.

A new bill is being proposed that allows dental assistants with limited training (3 hour course) to perform procedures currently allocated to dental hygienists (we have a minimum of 4 years of education/training).  Those bendy instruments we use below your gums are sharp with the sharpened end often referred to as a blade.  The buzy instrument that utilizes water vibrates in the ultrasonic range of 20-45 kHz (i.e. 20,000 to 45,000 times per second).  Do you really want someone with a 3 hour course to cover that and anesthia putting a needle in your mouth?  

Update #24 months ago
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED one way or another! THANK YOU ALL! 6,000+ signatures!
Update #15 months ago
This is amazing; we have over 3000 signatures in less than 24 hours! Thank you everyone. Keep sharing, even on your personal page and feel free to use this petition in any communications with our legislators; again thank you!
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