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Oregon Board of Dentistry’s Dental Implant Safety Workgroup

The OBD will establish an ad hoc Committee named the “Dental Implant Safety Workgroup” per ORS 679.280, to research, review and discuss dental implants, complications and the resulting investigations with the goal of advising the OBD on what should be the most effective action in protecting the public and educating dentists regarding dental implants.

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Oregon licensed dentists who are familiar with placing implants are invited to participate. The Chair/Co-Chair of this Workgroup shall consult with the OBD’s Executive Director in approving additional members to this Workgroup from those interested dentists that are not ODA appointees. The Workgroup shall not exceed 12 members. All Workgroup members will be assigned voting rights on relevant work, and a simple majority of those present at a meeting, will approve Workgroup actions.

 

Following are the links to additional information regarding the Dental Implant Safety Workgroup and the Interest Form.


Any Oregon licensed dentist who would like to be part of this workgroup can email the completed form to the OBD’s Executive Director at Stephen.Prisby@state.or.us or contact him if you have any questions.​


 

2017-2019 Dental Renewal Information


Dental renewal postcards were mailed January 18, 2017. Your postcard is not required to renew your license.  

 

The Board has moved to an online renewal process. You will not need any special codes to access your online renewal. Once you have accessed your online renewal application, you will be able to complete the process entirely online. If you should need to stop in the middle of the process, your information up to that point will be saved and you can return at a later date to complete the process. You will be able to pay online with a credit card (Visa or Master Card) or you can choose to print your completed renewal and mail it to the PO Box with a check or money order.


There will be no exception for the online process. If you do not have access to a computer, you can visit the local public library, a family member or friend, or even visit the Board office.

 

If you are ready to renew, please follow the link below.


 

2017-2019 ONLINE DENTAL RENEWAL LINK

  

If you do not intend to renew your dental license please email us at information@oregondentistry.org​


  

Rule Changes & Other News


The Board held a public rulemaking hearing on October 20, 2016. At its regular Board meeting on October 21, 2016, the Board voted on to adopt a new rule to be effective November 1, 2016. The Board also voted on to adopt 4 other new rules, amended 26 other rules and chose to repeal 8 existing rules - all of these changes are effective March 1, 2017.


 

The information regarding the new rule - OAR 818-001-0083 Relief from Public Disclosure, which is effective Nov. 1st, can be viewed at this link OAR 818-001-0083.  Any Licensee that is interested in taking advantage of this new rule should contact the Executive Director, Stephen Prisby. Your request will be submitted and considered by the full Board at its next Board Meeting.


 

The information regarding the other rule changes, which are effective March 1, 2017, can be viewed at this link All Rules – Effective March 1- 2017​​​.

 

Oregon Dental Association (ODA) Best Management Practices (BMP)- UPDATE

All Oregon dentists should be aware that the ODA’s BMP has implemented a new rule effective October 24, 2016, that prohibits the use of oxidizing line cleaners used in conjunction with Amalgam Separators. Line cleansers with bleach can dissolve mercury from amalgam particles in dental wastewater.  The rule has been updated in the ODA’s Best Management Practices (BMP) to reflect the following addition: “Line cleansers with bleach can dissolve mercury from amalgam particles in dental wastewater. Use line cleansers that do not contain bleach or chlorine”.

For a list of safe line cleansers can be view at this link:  http://www.oregondental.org/government-affairs/regulatory-information/amalgam.​

 

 “ORS 679.520 Treatment of dental waste materials containing mercury. (1) A dentist who places in or removes from the human oral cavity dental materials containing mercury shall:

      (a) Implement and maintain best management practices of dental wastes as developed by the Oregon Dental Association to prevent amalgam waste and mercury from entering the air, sewage systems, waterways and garbage;”


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DENTAL ASSISTANTS


 

Effective July 1, 2016 the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) will be processing all of Oregon’s dental assisting certifications including Certification by Credentials.

 

For information on becoming certified by Credential in Oregon, please contact DANB after July 1 to obtain application forms.  All other pathways to obtain certification in Oregon are available on DANB’s website at http://www.danb.org/Home/Meet%20State%20Requirements/State-Specific-Information/Oregon.aspx

 

If you have any questions, regarding obtaining an Oregon certification, please call 1-800-367-3262 or email danbmail@danb.org

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Verification of Oregon Dental Assistant Certifications

 

Following is the link to verify if a dental assistant is certified in Oregon:

http://www.danb.org/home/The-Dental-Community/Credential-Verification.aspx.

 
 
Reminder

      *Effective January 1, 2015 all Licensees must maintain at a minimum a current BLS for Healthcare Providers certificate or its equivalent.