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What can a Denturist do?

Denture Technology 
Denturists construct, repair, reline, reproduce, duplicate, supply, fit or alter removable prosthetic dental appliances or other removable nonorthodontic dental appliances as defined in Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 680.500​ (scroll down to find the correct ORS reference). In the fitting process, denturists also take impressions, bite registrations, try-ins or insertions. 

Denturists may 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. 
Denturists may also provide removable nonorthodontic dental appliances such as teeth whitening trays and snore guards.

Denturists provide services independently and directly to the public in their own offices, in dental laboratories and businesses that specialize in denture services, and work in collaboration with dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons to provide comprehensive dental services to patients. 


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Step-by-Step Process/How to Submit a Question

MeetingTo more effectively and efficiently respond to stakeholder questions, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) has developed a step-by-step process. Below are documents to assist stakeholders (i.e. customers, licensees, business owners) in requesting clarification regarding licensing and regulatory issues.
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More information

For more information, please contact HLO policy analyst Samie Patnode at 503-373-1917 or samie.patnode@state.or.us.
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