The Registration number has to be on all forms of communication between the dentist and the Lab. For example; Rx forms, invoices, and statements.
The owner or an employee must complete 12-hours of NBC-approved continuing education annually
The owner or CDT must work a minimum of 30 hours a week, on site, in which the registration number is issued.
The Lab must disclose to the dentist materials used in the device and the city, state and country where the device was made.
By January 31, 2025: The owner or an employee must be a Certified Dental Technician in good standing with the National Board for Certification.
The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:
Late renewal penalty $125.00
Expired registration reissuance $125.00
Registration verification $25.00
Duplicate registration $15.00
The WA registration renewal period for dental laboratories will run from August 1st – July 31st with renewal materials due July 31st of each year moving forward.
DOH Frequently Asked Questions:
How early can I renew my dental laboratories registration?
You may renew your registration no earlier than 90 days prior to July 31st.
How much does it cost to renew my dental laboratory registration?
The renewal fee for dental laboratories is $250.
How long do I need to keep my application and renewal documentation?
Four years (WAC 246-12-200).
When does a dental laboratories registration need to be renewed?
Dental laboratory registrations must be renewed every year, no later than July 31.
Additional Clarifying Questions from WSDLA to DOH:
For those that registered with DOH by 1/31/2021, will they need to repay the registration fee on 7/31/2021 or just send proof of CE?
Both. They will need to pay the fee and submit their proof of CE’s. They are allowed to use the same CE’s that they used for the initial registration, when they renew in July. As long as they were taken within the 12 months prior to renewal.
For those that did NOT register with DOH by 1/31/2021, should they go ahead and register now and if so, would they send just the registration fee or both registration fee and proof of CE? Then would they need to do this again on 7/31/2021?
Yes, they should apply for their registration right away per law and then renew in July.
Should dental labs to send both their registration fees and proof at CE at the same time moving forward so that it’s easier for the DOH to keep track of?
They can take the CE’s anytime that’s convenient for them. All we will be checking is that they are approved CE’s and that they were taken within 12 months from 07/31. They can renew up to 90 days early. The goal would be for them to send in the renewal paperwork at least 30 days early so that we have time to process the renewals. We don’t want their registrations going into expired status if they renew to close to the cutoff date.
Can labs register early with both renewal fees and CE?
Yes up to 90 days prior to July 31st
Have Additional Questions? Contact DOH directly at:
Bruce Bronoske,Jr., Program Manager, DOH
Phone: 360-236-4843 Deaf or hard of hearing call 711
DOH Website for Dental Laboratories: