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  • New rule standardizes late fees for Denturists
    ​HLO has filed adopted administrative rules for the Board of Denture Technology regarding delinquent (late) fees, effective July 1, 2015.
    The amendment completes the standardization of current delinquent (late) fees for all Health Licensing Office (HLO) programs. HLO has submitted multiple requests in recent biennia to convert boards from a sliding scale fee for delinquent license renewals to a fixed rate per year up to three years. The reductions complete this process, bringing the Board of Denture Technology into alignment with the rest of the programs administered by HLO.
    If you have questions or need additional information, contact policy analyst Samie Patnode at 503-373-1917 or samie.patnode@state.or.us.
  • Upcoming HLO closures for state holidays

    Mark your calendar and note that the Health Licensing Office (and all State of Oregon agencies) will be closed on the following days:

    • Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents' Day
    • Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day
    • Monday, July 4 for Independence Day
    • Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day
    • Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day
    • Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving
    • Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas

    Examinations will not be offered, and licenses will not be issued on these days.

    Our regular office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Feel free to call 503-378-8667; calls will be returned the next business day. You can also email hlo.info@state.or.us.

  • Denturists Required to Provide Information and Informed Consent for Teeth Whitening

    During the 2011 Legislative Session HB 2145 passed allowing denturists to manufacture non-orthodontic devices. Due to concerns received from stakeholders regarding potential dangers of using caustic teeth-whitening gels without a prescription, the Health Licensing Office (HLO) and the Oregon Board of Dentistry developed informed consent materials.

    As of July 1, 2013 if a denturist constructs repairs, relines, reproduces, duplicates, supplies, fits or alters a teeth whitening tray for a patient the denturist must provide the patient with agency prescribed written and verbal information related to teeth whitening trays and teeth whitening solutions including the procedure, alternatives, risks and questions. The denturist must obtain informed consent from the patient and retain the a copy of the consent in the patient file.

  • Board Adopts Practice Clarification on Non-Orthodontic Dental Appliances
    Based on findings from the Non-orthodontic Appliances Workgroup that met on April 29, 2013, the Board of Denture Technology has adopted a "Practice Clarification" to clarify the role of the denturist in assisting consumers, and when denturists should refer the denturist patient to a physician.
    The board adopted the Practice Clarification at its September 9, 2013, regular board meeting. 
    The workgroup was established and Practice Clarification adopted due to concerns received from stakeholders regarding potential issues of licensed denturists treating sleep apnea, temporomandibular disorders and other medical conditions.
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