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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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    Public Rulemaking Notice


    Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 7 p.m.


    The public notice and proposed rule changes are posted on the OBD web site:

    Notice of Public  Rulemaking Hearing


    If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Director, Stephen Prisby at 971-673-3200 or Stephen.prisby@state.or.us 
    The next regularly scheduled Board Meeting is on 
    October 21, 2016 at 7:30 a.m.
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Public Rulemaking Hearing October 20, 2016


At its August 19, 2016 meeting, the Board approved holding a public rulemaking hearing on October 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. to review proposed rule changes. The Board welcomes feedback and comments from all interested parties, whether in person at the public rulemaking hearing or through correspondence. You may submit your comments to information@oregondentistry.org or mail them to the Board’s mailing address. The latest we can accept your feedback by correspondence, is at 4 p.m. on October 20th.  The notice and proposed rule changes can be viewed at the following link:   Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing and Proposed Rule Changes


The Board will be voting on changing the rules at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on October 21st 


2016-2018 Dental Hygiene Renewal Information


Dental Hygiene renewal postcards were mailed July 18, 2016. 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.






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





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




Verification of Oregon Dental Assistant Certifications


Following is the link to verify if a dental assistant is certified in Oregon:


New Rules
The Board held a public rulemaking hearing on August 27, 2015. At its regular Board meeting on August 28th the Board voted to amend 20 administrative rules.
Effective October 1, 2015
The Board voted to make these 13 rule changes effective October 1, 2015.  These rule changes can be viewed here  2015101RuleChanges.pdf
Effective January 1, 2016
The Board voted to make these 7 rule changes effective January 1, 2016.  These rule changes can be viewed here  20160101RuleChanges.pdf
Please note that the new rules effective January 1, 2016 require all dentists who hold a Moderate Sedation, Deep Sedation or a General Anesthesia Permit in addition to having an Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate and/or a Pediatric Advanced Life Support certificate to also have a current BLS for Healthcare Providers certificate or its equivalent.

      *Effective January 1, 2015 all Licensees must maintain at a minimum a current BLS for Healthcare Providers certificate or its equivalent.