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.
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.
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:
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;”
The Board will have a
Dental seat vacancy in April 2017. If you would like to serve or have any
questions about any of these updates, please contact the Executive Director,
Stephen Prisby at 971-673-3200 or Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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