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Dental Assistant Workforce Shortage Advisory Committee (DAWSAC)

At the August 25, 2023 Board Meeting the Oregon Board of Dentistry (OBD) established a new standing Advisory Committee named the “Dental Assistant Workforce Shortage Advisory Committee (DAWSAC)” per ORS 679.280, to review, discuss and make recommendations to the Board on addressing workforce shortages in accordance with HB 3223 (2023). We are looking for interested Oregon dental assistant to join the committee. Please email us at if you are interested in joining the committee.

Public Comment Period Open - Closes at 12:00p.m. October 13, 2023

2023 Dental Hygiene Renewal Period Open

You can log into your licensing portal to renew your dental hygiene license with a September 30, 2023 expiration date. If you are having issues logging in or renewing, see below before contacting the Board office.

17 Rule Changes Effective July 1, 2023

Dental Implant Rule Changes (Effective January 1, 2024) Guidance Document

At its June 17, 2022 meeting, the Board voted to change the effective date of the dental implant rules from July 1, 2022 to January 1, 2024.

Communications and Timeline for Dental Implant Rule Changes 

Beware of Scammers

The DEA and the OBD are aware of various scammers claiming to be Board staff to gain confidential information and possibly extort Licensees for money or information. The OBD will never ask for payment by phone or email. 

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