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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 - Still Open for Late Renewals

You can still log into your licensing portal to renew your dental hygiene license with a September 30, 2023 expiration date. You can renew until October 11, 2023 without a late fee. Please note is in a violation of the DPA to practice dental hygiene with an expired license. 

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 

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