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    The Mission of the Oregon Board of Dentistry is to protect the public by assuring that the citizens of Oregon receive the highest possible quality oral health care.
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    The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will take place on August 28, 2015.
     
     
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    Scheduled ​Committee Meetings 
    The Anesthesia Committee will meet August 18th at 6:30pm
     
     
Current Topics Important Information
2015-2017 Dental Hygiene Renewal
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 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.
 
Public Rulemaking Hearing August 27, 2015
At its June 26, 2015 meeting, the Board approved holding a public rulemaking hearing on August 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to review 22 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 pm. on August 27th. The notice and proposed rule changes can be viewed at this link
 
The Board will be voting on amending the rules at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on August 28th. 
 
Temporary Rules Implemented June 26, 2015
At its June 26, 2015 meeting, the Board approved the following temporary rule regarding a fee increase to be effective July 1, 2015. This fee increase was approved with the governor signing HB 5014. The fee increase is for the OBD to add one new Full Time Dental Investigator. The investigative case backlog and the complexity of the cases are such that the only way the OBD will reduce the time to resolve a case in a reasonable timeframe, is to hire an additional investigator.

 

Temporary Rules Implemented April 17, 2015

At its April 17, 2015 meeting, the Board approved the following temporary rules regarding adding prescriptive authority for dental hygienists back to the Dental Hygiene rules. These temporary rules are in effect now, and will remain in effect until permanent rules can be implemented. The Board is planning on having a public rulemaking hearing on permanently implementing this rule and a number of other rule changes on August 27, 2015. More information on these future proposed rule changes will be forthcoming.

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