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Whenever you are submitting a form or application that requires payment it must be sent to our cashiering facility as we are not allowed to process payments in our office. The address to mail all forms that have payment is as follows:
Oregon Board of Dentistry
PO Box 4395
Portland, OR 97201-4395
If you do not send your forms/applications with the required payment to this address, we will return them to you for resubmission to the correct address and that will delay your application process. Examples of forms that require payment would be application for licensure, anesthesia.*
*Please note this is not a complete list, just and example of the most common forms.
The Oregon Dental Association has some great resources available for dental offices.
The Oregon Dental Association has material regarding the Amalgam Separator Law.
Oral Health Screening Policy
2003 House Bill 3157, which was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, allowed the Oregon Board of Dentistry (OBD) to develope written training and screening protocols so dental hygientists and dental assistants could independently perform Oral Health Screenings in Oregon.
The OBD on January 23, 2004 determined that no additional training was necessary for Oregon Dental Hygienists or Oregon Dental Assistants.
The OBD adopted specific language that must be on any Oral Health Screening Form that would be given to individuals or parents or guardians of minors who would be screened.
The following is the language and would need to be on any Oral Health Screening Form that would be used by any Oregon Dental Hygienist or Oregon Dental Assistant in compliance with Oregon Law.
This language was revised on March 1, 2006.
This is an oral health screening for ______________________________.
A screening is just a quick look and does not take the place of a thorough examination by a dentist. Serious oral health problems may be missed in a screening. The person doing the screening may or may not have any dental training. [Dental Hygienists or Dental Assistants may omit the previous sentence.]
The Board encourages others who may do Oral Health Screenings to use this language on their screening forms.
Pursuant to ORS 419B.005(3) Dentists are mandatory reporters and are required to report child or elder abuse. That being said, all citizens in Oregon have the responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves and should report any case of suspected child or elder abuse.
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