Spokane County dentist suspended on allegations of multiple sanitation and infection control requirements

For immediate release: June 22, 2022   (22-090)

Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications   360-549-6471

OLYMPIA – The Dental Quality Assurance Commission suspended the license of Spokane County dentist Sandy Montano (DE.60486669) pending further legal action.

Charges state that Montano violated multiple sanitation and infection control requirements. A Department of Health investigator attempted to conduct an infection control inspection at Montano’s clinic on December 1, 2021. Montano allegedly refused to allow the inspection.

Montano cannot practice in Washington until the charges are resolved.  He has 20 days to respond to the charges and ask for a hearing.

The legal documents on this case can be seen online by clicking the link on Provider Credential Search on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call this number and report their complaint.

The Department of Health protects and promotes public health, safety, and welfare in Washington by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers. The agency establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms, and discipline. Rules, policies, and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to people in Washington.

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