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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 
    December 15, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
     
     
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  • Committee Meetings
    Scheduled ​Committee and Workgroup Meetings 

      Licensing, Standards and Competency Committee: December 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
      Dental Implant Safety Workgroup: January 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
      Anesthesia Office Evaluation Workgroup: February 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
      Dental Hygiene Committee: February 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.​
     
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Current Topics Important Information

Anesthesia Office Evaluation Workgroup

At its October 13, 2017 Board Meeting the OBD established an Anesthesia Office Evaluation Workgroup to address the patient safety initiatives identified in the OBD’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.

 

Following are the links for information regarding the Anesthesia Office Evaluation Workgroup and an Interest Form.  Any Oregon licensed dentist or dental hygienist with a sedation permit, who would like to apply to be part of this Workgroup can email the completed form to the OBD’s Executive Director at Stephen.Prisby@state.or.us or contact him if you have any questions.

Anesthesia Office Evaluation Workgroup Interest Form


Board of Pharmacy Proposed Rules

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy (OBP) is adopting Dispensing Practitioner Drug Outlet Rules – Effective December 1, 2017.  Following is the link to review the notification:

           Dispensing Practitioner Drug outlet Interested Parties Memo


Oregon Health Authority - Proposed Rules Common - Credentialing, Telemedicine and Physician Credentialing 

The Oregon Health Authority has requested that the Oregon Board of Dentistry notify our licensees about their proposed rules amending rules relating to Health Care Practitioner Common Credentialing, Telemedicine and Physician Credentialing.  Following is the link to review their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing:

               http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/HPA/Pages/Rulemaking.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.