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  • Authorization Through Military Training or Assignment
    Administrative rules were filed by the Oregon Health Licensing Agency and effective on April 3, 2014
    Certificate and Order for Filing Temporary Administrative Rules​
    Supplemental Application for Authorization to Practice through Military Training or Experience Equivalency WORD | PDF
    Supplemental Application for Authorization to Practice for Military Spouse or Domestic Partner WORD | PDF​
  • Changes in Denture Technology
    The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (agency) and Board of Denture Technology began review of administrative rules in 2012. Following the review several changes and tools have been created to help denturists.

    Important Information and Changes for Denturists​

  • Board of Denture Technology Adopts New Rules

    The Board of Denture Technology filed permanent administrative rules effective July 1, 2013.

    The $200 trainee registration application fee was repealed due to licensure exemptions within the law. An application and license fee was implemented for denture technology temporary license holders.

    More information

  • Denturists Required to Provide Information and Informed Consent for Teeth Whitening

    During the 2011 Legislative Session HB 2145 passed allowing denturists to manufacture non-orthodontic devices. Due to concerns received from stakeholders regarding potential dangers of using caustic teeth-whitening gels without a prescription, the Oregon Health Licensing Agency (Agency) and the Oregon Board of Dentistry developed informed consent materials 

    As of July 1, 2013 if a denturist constructs repairs, relines, reproduces, duplicates, supplies, fits or alters a teeth whitening tray for a patient the denturist must provide the patient with agency prescribed written and verbal information related to teeth whitening trays and teeth whitening solutions including the procedure, alternatives, risks and questions. The denturist must obtain informed consent from the patient and retain the a copy of the consent in the patient file.
     
  • Denturists Specialize in Removable Prosthetic Dental Appliances

    Denturists construct, repair, reline, reproduce, duplicate, supply, fit or alter removable prosthetic dental appliances—otherwise known as dentures 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 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.

  • Board Adopts Practice Clarification on Non-Orthodontic Dental Appliances
    Based on findings from the Non-orthodontic Appliances Workgroup that met on April 29, 2013, the Board of Denture Technology has adopted a "Practice Clarification" to clarify the role of the denturist in assisting consumers, and when denturists should refer the denturist patient to a physician.
     
    The board adopted the Practice Clarification at its September 9, 2013, regular board meeting. 
     
    The workgroup was established and Practice Clarification adopted due to concerns received from stakeholders regarding potential issues of licensed denturists treating sleep apnea, temporomandibular disorders and other medical conditions.
     
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