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    The Mission of the Oregon Board of Dentistry is to promote high quality oral health care in the State of Oregon by equitably regulating dental professionals.
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    The next regularly scheduled Board Meeting is on 
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2017-2019 Dental Hygiene Renewal Information

Dental Hygiene renewal postcards were mailed July 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 HYGIENE RENEWAL -

https://hrlb.oregon.gov/obd/renewals/login.asp

 

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


Oregon Health Authority - Proposed Rule Changes

The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to permanently adopt, amend, or repeal administrative rules within chapter 333, divisions 017, 018, 019, and 022: to adopt national infection control standards (333-019-0061); to align with national definitions (333-017-0000); to align with the recently enacted House Bill 2301 (333-018-0130); to correct errors or to amend disease names (333-018-0015, 333-019-0010); to add new disease reporting requirements (333-018-0015); to impose restrictions on patients during the communicable stage of hepatitis E (333-019-0010); and to repeal 333-022-0400 through 333-022-0460 due to limited utility and questionable statutory authorization.


You are invited to review these proposed rules and to comment on them. If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1C, on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. Alternatively, you may file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on December 8, 2017 with the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the

following address:


OHA, Public Health Division

Brittany Hall, Administrative Rules Coordinator

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930

Portland, Oregon 97232


For more details, please see the Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of the

proposed rules at:

​http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/PH/DiseasesConditions/CommunicableDisease/ReportingCommunica

bleDisease/Pages/proposedrules.aspx



Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: 

At its August 18, 2017 Board Meeting, the Board of Dentistry voted to endorse the Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines as directed by HB 2114.  Following are the links to the Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines as well as HB 2114:


Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

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.