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Denture Technology: Education, Exam & Licensure

Application Process - Qualifying by Pathway One

An individual applying for a denture technology license by qualifying pathway one must complete an application form, meet application requirements pursuant to OAR 331-030-0000 and pay required fees.

PATHWAY ONE- Qualification through Associate's Degree Program or equivalent education with 1,000 hours supervised clinical practice in denture technology included in the education program. The applicant must submit:

(a) Official transcript as defined in OAR 331-405-0020, demonstrating attainment of an agency approved Associate's degree in denture technology or equivalent education showing completion of the Board's approved Denture Technology Curriculum Objectives and 103 specific credit hours including 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice; 
 
(b) Proof of having completed and passed a Board approved practical examination within two years before the date of application; and
 
(c) Proof of having completed and passed a Board approved written examination within two years before the date of application.
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Application Process - Qualifying by Pathway Two

An individual applying for a denture technology license by qualifying pathway two must complete an application form, meet application requirements pursuant to OAR 331-030-0000 and pay required fees.
PATHWAY TWO– Qualification through Associate's Degree Program or Equivalent Education with 1,000 Hours Supervised Clinical Practice in Denture Technology under an approved supervisor. The applicant must submit:

(a) Official transcript as defined in OAR 331-405-0020, demonstrating attainment of an agency approved Associate's degree in denture technology or equivalent education showing completion of the Board's approved Denture Technology Curriculum Objectives and 103 specific credit hours including 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice; 

(b) Documentation of 1,000 hours supervised clinical practice, 400 hours of which are direct patient care and construction of a minimum of 40 removable dentures, under an approved supervisor (Please see Supervisor Application Form for qualifcations and requirements of supervisor);
 
(c) Proof of having completed and passed a Board approved practical examination within two years before the date of application; and
 
(d) Proof of having completed and passed a Board approved written examination within two years before the date of application.
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Application Process - Qualifying by Pathway Three

An individual applying for a denture technology license by qualifying pathway three must complete an application form, meet application requirements pursuant to OAR 331-030-0000 and pay required fees.
 
 
PATHWAY THREE– Licensed by reciprocity. The applicant must submit:
 
(a) Official transcript or transcripts as defined in OAR 331-405-0020 demonstrating attainment of qualifying Associate’s degree or equivalent education, as described in OAR 331-410-0010;
 
(b) An affidavit of licensure pursuant to OAR 331-405-0020(1), demonstrating proof of current licensure as a denturist, which is active with no current or pending disciplinary action.  The license must have been issued by a another state, the District of Columbia, a United States Territory, or Canada, and that jurisdiction’s denturist licensing standards must be substantially equivalent to those of Oregon, as determined by the Agency;
 
(c) Documentation of having successfully passed both written and practical denturist examinations, which are substantially equivalent to those  required for licensure in Oregon, as determined by the Agency; and
 
(d) Documentation of having engaged in full-time denturist practice in the applicant’s reciprocal licensure jurisdiction for at least two years immediately before the date of application for licensure in Oregon, on a from prescribed by the Agency.
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Written Examination Information

 
 
National Licensing Examination Study Guide
 
Other Approved Written Examinations
  • Washington State
  • College of Alberta Denturists/Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • College of Denturists of Ontario/George Brown College 
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Practical Examination Information

HLO Administered Practical Examination
  • applicant must meet education and supervised clinical practice requirements listed above
  • involves a demonstration of skills
  • scored on a pass/fail basis
  • administered once a year between June 15 and August 15 in Portland
  • appointment necessary
Retake Requirements
 
Practical Portion Failed ​Additional Training Requirements
​Final impression and model ​50 hours direct patient care and laboratory training consisting of construction of 10 removable dentures
​Trial denture centric relation
150 hours direct patient care and laboratory training consisting of 16 removable dentures
​Trial denture vertical relation
150 hours direct patient care and laboratory training consisting of 16 removable dentures
*Note: Individuals retaking practical examination must qualify and obtain a Temporary Denture Technology License.
 
 
2014 Practical Examination Date and Location 
  • Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 
  • Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, June 8, 2014 
  • Location: Natural Dentures, Salem, OR
  • Driving directions
Other Approved Practical Examinations
 
  • Washington State
  • College of Alberta Denturists/Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • College of Denturists of Ontario/George Brown College
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Application Process - Qualifying for Temporary License

The purpose of a temporary denture technology license is to allow an individual to continue training under an approved supervisor while waiting to take a board approved practical examination.
 
An individual applying for a temporary denture technology license by qualifying pathway one or pathway two must complete an application form, meet application requirements pursuant to OAR 331-030-0000 and pay required fees.
 
PATHWAY ONE- Qualification through Associate's Degree Program or equivalent education with 1,000 hours supervised clinical practice in denture technology included in the education program. The applicant must submit:
 
(a) Official transcript as defined in OAR 331-405-0020, demonstrating attainment of an agency approved Associate's degree in denture technology or equivalent education showing completion of the Board's approved Denture Technology Curriculum Objectives and 103 specific credit hours including 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. 
  
(b) Proof of having completed and passed a Board approved written examination within two years before the date of application.
 
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PATHWAY TWO– Qualification through Associate's Degree Program or Equivalent Education with 1,000 Hours Supervised Clinical Practice in Denture Technology under an approved supervisor. The applicant must submit:

(a) Official transcript as defined in OAR 331-405-0020, demonstrating attainment of an agency approved Associate's degree in denture technology or equivalent education listed under OAR 331-407-0000;

(b) Documentation of 1,000 hours supervised clinical practice, 400 hours of which are direct patient care and construction of a minimum of 40 removable dentures, under an approved supervisor (Please see Supervisor Application Form for qualifcations and requirements of supervisor);
  
(c) Proof of having completed and passed a Board approved written examination within two years before the date of application.
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Resources; Forms; Laws and Rules

To access forms click here.
 
To access denture technology laws and rules click here.
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