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The following regulated profession is overseen by the Board of Denture Technology; click the link below to learn about applying for a license, find laws and rules,fees and more:

About the board

The Oregon Board of Denture Technology oversees the practice of denturists. Denturists construct, repair, reline, reproduce, duplicate, supply, fit or alter removable prosthetic dental appliances, otherwise known as dentures. In the fitting process, denturists also take impressions, bite registrations, try-ins or insertions. Denturists provide full dentures to replace complete sets of original teeth that are missing in the upper, lower or both sections of the mouth, or partial dentures, which fit sections of the mouth in which some of the original teeth remain.

The Board of Denture Technology consists of seven members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate:

  • four active licensed denturists
  • one Oregon licensed dentist in active practice
  • two public members who do not possess the professional qualifications of other members and who are not a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of an active licensed denturist or dentist

The term of office of each member is three years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the governor.

Board members

Nels Hvass

Term: 2nd Full
Term end: 2/29/2020

Nels Hvass is a licensed denturist working with Natural Dentures, in Eugene, Oregon. He has served as a board member, president, and vice president of the Oregon State Denturist Association.
Kismet Mayo

Kismet Mayo

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 11/19/2018

​Kismet Mayo is a practicing Denturist in Brookings, Oregon. Kismet grew up on the Southern Oregon Coast. She holds a license in Nursing and Denturism, studying Nursing at College of the Redwoods in Crescent City California and Denturism at Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Washington. In 2011 she opened her own practice, Mayo Denture Center, in Brookings, Oregon. Kismet maintains her continuing education and licenses in both Nursing and Denturism.

DeWayne Bremer

DeWayne Bremer

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 11/19/2018
Lincoln County

​DeWayne Bremer was born in Salem and was among the first group of denturists to be licensed in the United States. He has been practicing in Lincoln County, Oregon, since 1978. He says he has accepted his appointment by the Governor to the Board of Denture Technology as a means of “giving back” to the people of Oregon.

Christopher Chapman

Term: 1st Full
Term end: 9/25/2019
Hood River

​Bio to come

The Board of Denture Technology currently has an opening for a Public Member. To apply, fill out the Application form.

The Board of Denture Technology currently has an opening for a Dentist. To apply, fill out the Application form.

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For policy questions, contact Policy Analyst Samie Patnode at (503) 373-1917 or

For licensing qualification questions, contact Qualifications Specialist Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or

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